I think we can all collectively agree that 2016 was a wild year for Calgary. While we weren't wild enough to elect Donald Trump, we were wild enough to have broken our own weather records, had winds that caused massive chaos, and oh so much more.
Calgary has been far from boring this year with tons of events that just had us shocked, jumping for joy, or simply just wondering how and why... Looking back on the year, we can definitely see why we love this city so much.
The good, the bad and the wild - 2016 was definitely the year of OMG for Calgary. Here are 20 of the city's biggest 2016 'OMG' moments:
When Calgary Transit played us all with the "TransitNap" service.
When we broke our 119-year-old weather record.
Hitting a crazy 27.2 degrees in May. Who would've thought?
When it rained for 10 days straight in July.
Being the wettest Calgary has been in 90 years.
Trespassing is against the law. You really don't gotta catch 'em all...
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo Cred - Metro News[/caption]
Always check your Halloween candy for pins, needles and razor blades!
Rest easy, penguin friends.
When the Calgary Police Service did the chilling mannequin challenge.
The Machete incident at Marlborough...
(because sometimes we care about American politics more than our own.)
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Photo Cred - CBC News[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo Cred - Calgary Sun[/caption]
[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="600"] Photo Cred - CBC News[/caption]
It's back and it's better.
Colder than the North Pole. Although, we're not surprised.
We can't wait to see what kind of craziness 2017 brings!