They say that only in times of adversity that the character of a community is truly shown.

If this is the case, then Calgary must be admired for the way its communities have come together to help people quickly get back on their feet after the devastating floods that occurred only a few weeks ago. In fact, taking in the spectacle that is the Calgary Stampede last week, visitors would have been hard pressed to see any evidence that the area had recently been under feet of water.

Curtis Anderson of Argus Media with Aiman El-Ramely, ZE Chief Strategy Officer. Source: ZE.

Curtis Anderson of Argus Media and Aiman El-Ramely, ZE Chief Strategy Officer, at the Calgary Stampede Reception. Source: ZE

With this amazing story as the backdrop, ZE PowerGroup Inc (ZE) and Argus Media hosted our wonderful Calgary Stampede Reception under clear blue skies on the rooftop patio at West’s Bar and Restaurant on Thursday last week. We were delighted to see more than 150 people turning out for this occasion.

Aiman El-Ramly at the ZE PowerGroup welcome desk at West' Restaurant and Bar in downtown Calgary. Source: ZE.
Aiman El-Ramly at the ZE welcome desk at ZE and Argus Media Calgary Stampede Reception. Source: ZE

Hundreds of attendees from organizations across the full spectrum of the energy and commodity markets joined us to network, share ideas and stories and soak up the excitement of the stampede. Everyone was determined that, “come hell or high water,” nothing was going to deter them from carrying on and making the stampede a success.

'Crowd-shot' at the ZE and Argus Media Calgary Stampede Reception. Source: ZE

‘Crowd-shot’ at the ZE and Argus Media Calgary Stampede Reception. Source: ZE

Calgary is second in importance only to Houston as an energy business hub, but during the past few weeks it showed it plays second fiddle to no-one when it comes to getting back to business and helping people in need.

Bruce Colquhoun, Business Development Manager (third from left), with guests including our friends from CME Group. Source: ZE

Bruce Colquhoun, ZE Business Development Manager (3rd from left), with guests including our friends from CME Group. Source: ZE

ZE and Argus Media would like to thank everyone who turned out at our event and look forward to hosting another enjoyable get-together at next year’s event.