14 April 2009
A message to all of the 40th WorldSkills Competition Competitors from the Mayor of Calgary
From Dave Bronconnier, Mayor of Calgary
On behalf of Calgary City Council and all Calgarians it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to WorldSkills 2009 in Calgary, Canada.
The City of Calgary is proud to host this global event and celebrate excellence in skills with young talent, dignitaries and guests from around the world. We are committed to making this event a tremendous experience for all.
The important role of trades and skills for economies throughout the world can never be stressed enough. WorldSkills brings together the best of the best from around the globe to showcase your talents. Your hard work and commitment to excellence has brought you here, and your participation will inspire many others to make the skilled trades their calling.
Calgary is a proud host city and we are looking forward to making sure your experience is unforgettable.
Our city offers a wide variety of attractions to meet everyone’s tastiest interests. During your stay in Calgary, I encourage you to explore our thriving metropolitan city, embrace our warm and friendly brand of hospitality and take in our majestic surroundings.
Congratulations to all of the competitors, officials and guests. We wish you the experience of a lifetime.
For more information about WorldSkills Calgary 2009: www.worldskills2009.com