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Encyclopedia > International Avenue, Calgary

International Avenue is a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) in Calgary, Alberta. The district is centered on 17th Avenue S. in the neighbourhood of Forest Lawn in the east of the city. The district was created in 1993 to celebrate the rich cultural diversity that exists in east central Calgary. The area has since become an apex for ethnic restaurants and shopping. The city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada has over 180 neighbourhoods. ... Motto: Heart of the new west Area: 712. ... Motto: Fortis et liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Flower Wild rose Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area Total  - Land  - Water    (% of total)  Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 642,317 km² 19... An ethnic group is a group of people who identify with one another, or are so identified by others, on the basis of a boundary that distinguishes them from other groups. ...


The BRZ was also established to help revitalize the former town of Forest Lawn, which was annexed by the city in 1961. The neighbourhood has long had a reputation (perhaps unfairly) for being a haven for crime and drugs. In recent years, however, the area has been recognized for its multi-culturalism and has been slowly developing into a major destination for both Calgary residents and tourists. The city and the BRZ are currently in the process of implementing new urban design and redevelopment initiatives.


Since 2003, International Avenue has played host to Calgary's large multi-cultural event, GlobalFest. GlobalFest combines both a celebration of diversity known as One World Festival and an International Fireworks Competition at Elliston Park. The event takes place annually in late August. Several colourful bursts at the 2003 GlobalFest fireworks competition. ...


External links

  • International Avenue BRZ Website

ForestLawn is a multicultural inner city neighbourhood of Calgary Alberta although it has been know for its high rate of drug and sex related crimes the neighbourhood has tried to improve its imiage its effectiveness has been question by many for Forestlawn has continued to be a haven for crack dealers and other criminal activity. The population has increased in latinos and Blacks over the recent years they have become prominent in the Calgary neighboorhood. If you are in the area and need a haircut its recomended you visit brotha cuts its legendary for its designs. That is if you are not intimidated by its 98 percent of custumer being non white


 
 

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