Who is Calgaryism and what is it all about?
My name is Cody Battershill and I am a born and raised Calgarian and local realtor who absolutely loves my city. I started Calgaryism as way to showcase all of the amazing people, places, things, activities, smells and sounds that permeate this awesome city I call home.
@Calgaryism is a blog, is on Twitter, on Instagram, on Google + and of course is on Facebook where the page has grown to over 11,000 like minded fans of Calgary and enjoys a huge amount of engagement. Calgaryism reflects upon the greatness of Calgary, putting the city on a stage for the rest of the world to see.
I truly feel blessed and lucky to have been born in not only the greatest country on the planet but in my opinion the greatest city in the greatest country on the planet. Calgary is full of health, happiness and opportunity; you can truly accomplish anything you set your mind to in this great place we call home.
Calgary is home to many records most people aren’t aware of and is a very diverse city. We welcome people from all cultures, all cities, all languages and all religions from all over the world into our city with open arms.
Calgaryism represents the drive to succeed, the will to lend a helping hand to someone in need and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives the successful small and large businesses and the self-employed all across this great city. Calgaryism is the desire and ingenuity to create and export the know-how and knowledge to improve this world and solve problems. Calgaryism is a movement to always be giving back to the community and the city that we love so much.
Calgary has been named by the Economist the world’s fifth best city to live in two years in a row (2010 and 2011) and is garnering more accolades and recognition than any Canadian city over the last several years. Calgary is a consistent beacon for those across the world looking for a place that they would feel safe and comfortable raising a family and where they too can enjoy freedom and opportunity. Calgary is freedom of expression, freedom of religion, quality healthcare, quality of living, quality of education and of course, opportunity.
I have so much to thank Calgary for and I too am now trying to share the amazing and inspiring stories of the success of its people, its culture and our accepting and diverse cultures.
I’m Cody Battershill and I love my city.
Thank you for supporting Calgary, thank you for following Calgaryism and thank you for reading this. I leave you with this final thought; we already live in such an amazing city, imagine what would happen if each and every one of us gave an extra five minutes out of each and every day to go out there and put a smile on someone’s face and do something unexpected for someone in need. How much better could we still make this city?
…that’s what Calgaryism is all about.