In Calgary, Mud is the New Black

Police tweet

Hi friends. Just wanted to pop in quick and let you know all is well – we in Ramsay are luckily safe, our house behind the biggest berm in Calgary – Scotsmans’ Hill. We’re surrounded by evacuated areas – the Stampede grounds, Inglewood (who has now been let back in) and downtown, which is still a mess. I’m trying to help out as much as I can… so am keeping this brief and will report back soon with news and photos. Meanwhile, I’ll share a little bit of awesome that happened here this weekend. Yay whomever tweets for the Calgary City Police. This city -and everyone in it- is making me proud.

And thanks to whomever took this screen shot. 🙂


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17 comments on “In Calgary, Mud is the New Black

  1. Angie
    June 24, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Glad to hear that your family is safe! This has shown us all what an amazing city we live in!

  2. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)
    June 24, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Julie you are doing an amazing job of covering this terrible situation. Thanks for all your updates and so glad you are safe. What an awesome community that has come together in such a time of crisis. Stay safe XO

  3. Mia
    June 24, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Julie 🙂 Glad to hear you are safe and sound. I wish all our fellow Calgarians a speedy recovery.

  4. Carolyn
    June 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    I’ve thought of you many times as we’ve been following the news of the floods from afar. I’m so thankful that you and your family are safe. Take care.

  5. Erica B.
    June 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    You & your family have been in my thoughts a lot over the past few days. Glad to hear everyone is safe & sound. Looks like your community-mindedness is hereditary. Way to go Van Rosendaal family & everyone who has and continues to pitch in! ?

  6. Erica B.
    June 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    dang it the ? should have been a heart… not sure what went wrong there. oops.

  7. bellini
    June 24, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I watched many a Stampede from Scotsmans Hill. Glad to hear Calgary is slowly but surely returning to normalcy.

  8. Laurie from Burnaby
    June 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    It’s so awful. My kid’s stepmother decided to visit a friend the night before. She tweeted from the airport that she’d arrived, then nothing. Eventually it turned out he friends had to leave in a hurry and went (with Gwen) to another friend who they thought would be safe,then they had to be rescued from there. We’ll be very, very glad to get her back.
    Plus my son (a truck driver) tweeted that the road had washed out behind him, then in a few minutes the road washed out in front of him. He managed to get out of Calgary and go back to Golden. He couldn’t sleep, so he decided to drive up to Edmonton, and had barely left when the road he’d been on to Golden washed out.
    He’s home now.
    I’m very glad you’re safe, Julie, and your house isn’t touched.

  9. Jan @ Family Bites
    June 25, 2013 at 4:38 am

    Gosh, I’m in awe of all you’re doing to help your community, although I’m not at all surprised. 🙂 Thinking of you during this time, and thank you for keeping us all up to date on what’s happening.

  10. Diane
    June 25, 2013 at 7:31 am

    Julie, you have been like a lighthouse of information and hope the past few days. You have worked as tirelessly as the first responders. Your compassionate tweets have helped people stay focused on what’s important – each other. Thank you.

  11. Nicole Boyhouse
    June 25, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Love this city. You’re doing an amazing job, helping and posting updates. I echo Diane’s sentiments above.

  12. Lana
    June 25, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you for the updates everywhere that you post them. I have been thinking of you constantly and happy that you and your family are safe and home. I wish I lived closer so I could come and HELP!
    Great screen shot!

  13. Linda C
    June 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for all your great tweets, and you are an incredible example of the amazing people who live in our fair city. So glad you’re OK, and your mom is cool.

  14. Jacqueline
    June 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Glad to know you and the family are doing well and were spared the worst of the damage. Keeping all of Calgary in my thoughts.

  15. kickpleat
    June 27, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Such a great tweet!!! And I’ve been in awe of your community spirit and helpfulness during this crazy situation. I love your tweets and your posts and I’m glad you’re all doing well.

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