Calgary Midnapore is 3,465 km from Parliament Hill, which would take approximately 36 hours to drive.
Most residents use automobiles as their primary mode of transportation, but many rely on public transit. The red line of the C-Train, Calgary’s light rail, stops in Calgary Midnapore.
This riding is primarily residential and encompasses the city’s south-central portion. It is bordered by the Bow River in the east and includes several man-made lakes, including Lake Bonavista, Lake Midnapore, and Lake Chaparral.
Calgary is the sunniest of all of Canada’s big cities, with an average of 2,300 hours of sunlight per year.
About 26% of the riding’s population are immigrants, with some of the largest populations born in the Philippines, the United Kingdom, and China.
Tagalog, Spanish, and Mandarin are the most common non-official mother tongues in the riding.
Approximately 3% of the riding’s population identify as Aboriginal.
Average individual income is $67,099.
Fish Creek Provincial Park allows for walking and hiking, biking, swimming and other beach activities, and a look at artisan gardens. Bird watchers can rejoice since over 200 species have been spotted in the park — including the great blue heron.
Golf is also a popular pastime here, with a choice of nearby golf clubs including Calgary Midnapore, Blue Devil and Mackenzie Meadows, just across the Bow River.
Calgary Midnapore, formerly Calgary Southeast, was represented in the House of Commons by Conservative MP and cabinet minister Jason Kenney for 19 years.
Olympic gold-medal swimmer Mark Tewksbury went to Lord Beaverbrook High School.
Fish Creek Provincial Park is one of the largest urban parks in Canada.
Almost a quarter of the population works in the retail industry. Calgary’s high income levels have created a thriving retail industry in the city. With two major malls, Southcentre Mall and Shawnessy Shopping Centre, as well as smaller retail areas such as the Lakeside Promenade, retail is vital to the economy of Calgary Midnapore.
Calgary Midnapore is home to many small businesses specializing in a range of activities from finance to media to law. Almost 20% of the population works as business professionals, and Calgary is home to more small businesses than any other Canadian city.
Fish Creek Provincial Park is not only a recreational hub of the riding, but also a protected area and home to many animals and wildlife. The park’s wildlife is under threat from invasive species such as zebra mussels and weeds. The park uses sniffer dogs to find the invasive species for removal before damage is done.
The City of Calgary has implemented a biodiesel project that it hopes will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its fleet of 4,000 vehicles. Biodiesel is a cleaner-burning fuel produced from renewable sources. The project was started by the Calgary Fire Department.
In 1967, Lake Bonavista was the first community in Canada to be built around a man-made lake, leading to the creation of more lake communities in Calgary Midnapore. Many residents live in or near one the riding’s lake communities, like Lake Midnapore, the riding’s namesake.