In June 2013, Calgary experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding — the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history¹. However, in Mayor Naheed Nenshi’s own words “2013 was a year of tribulation, a year of tragedy, but ultimately a year of triumph for our community.”
Surreal images of the destruction and inspiring accounts of the subsequent cleanup (by City of Calgary employees and volunteers alike) shaped the 2013 Annual Report: A Community Pulling Together. High contrast black and white images were juxtaposed with striking highlights to accent the achievements.
In the end, the document also became a valued historical record of the compassion that defined a city for years to come.