The biggest surprise about Calgary...
Name: Tara Nelson
Title: Anchor and Executive Editor
Company: CTV Calgary
Previous home: London, England
Three years ago, Tara Nelson made the move to Calgary from London, England where she was working as a foreign correspondent. Now, she works with CTV Calgary as an anchor and executive editor.
What surprised you most about our city?
The generosity. I don’t know that I’ve ever lived in a city with so many financially successful business people - who are so willing to give it away. The philanthropy here is mind blowing. There seems to be a culture of generosity and a genuine belief that paying it forward is the right thing to do.
What is your favourite thing about Calgary?
The energy – there is an attitude in the city –I think based on the knowledge that it’s such a driving force in the country’s economy and success. I love that confidence.
What do you do for fun in Calgary?
Explore the neighbourhoods. Poke around the shops in Inglewood, enjoy the restaurants on 17th Ave, have coffee in Marda Loop. Go to the zoo, go to the farmer’s market, and walk, run or ride the fantastic path system. And enjoy the mountains! We feel so lucky to live this close to Banff and Canmore.
Enjoy the mountains! We feel so lucky to live this close to Banff and Canmore.