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March 14, 2014

Calgary: Gen Next is here!

Gen Next co-chairs Joe Connors and Megan MarshallCalgarians in their 20s and 30s gathered at The Kahanoff Centre on March 13 to see BeCause complete its evolution into Gen Next! The group was treated to inspiring words from James Boettcher of YYC Food Trucks and Fiasco Gelato. Boettcher encouraged the crowd to, "Find people that believe what you believe...to accomplish great things. If it's something you want to do, just do it."

Calgarians reacted to Gen Next with positivity. The new @GenNextCgy handle saw dozens of new followers as the conversation continued on twitter.

“Never prouder of my city than when learning about things like #GenNextIsHere.”
- @Steph_Ridge

“So excited for @GenNextCgy great event tonight! Big things to come!”
- @JerricaG
 "If you are not engaged in making this a great city for everyone, then it won't be...you are our future, but you are also our present."
- @UWCALucyMiller

 Before the night was done, #GenNextisHere was trending in Calgary.

In case you’re wondering - why Gen Next? - that can be explained. Gen Next tells you what we’re about – the next generation. It also reflects a new focus on building the next leaders of tomorrow.

Find more photos from the event on Facebook.com/GenNextCalgary and look for upcoming Gen Next experiences on twitter.com/GenNextCgy and calgaryunitedway.org/gennext.