Calgary’s crazy economic growth resulted in an equally crazy population explosion that has drawn new Calgarians to the city from around the world. Regardless of where you live, there’s a good chance that you’ll know somebody who lives in Calgary.
A large proportion of my graduating class from my hometown — a city near Calgary — moved to the closest big city right after graduation, so using my high school friends would be a bad illustration of how many people from all over the place move to Calgary.
Instead, I’ll talk about Taiwan. I moved to a smaller city in southern Taiwan for several years after finishing University. Now, three of my friends from that city in Taiwan live in Calgary.
If three of my friends from a small city in Taiwan moved to Calgary, odds are you also know a few transplants too.
To find out if any of your Facebook friends live in Calgary, just type this into the Facebook search, “My friends who live in Calgary, Alberta”.
I just did it one moment ago and found a number of old friends who I didn’t know were living in Calgary, including one more friend from Taiwan.
That makes four.