Both BILD Calgary Region and The City of Calgary share in our sadness about Kathy Dietrich’s passing.

In honour of Kathy, and the service being scheduled, we are jointly declaring Tuesday, August 08, a day where we have the space and time to think about Kathy, the memorable occasions we had working with her, and attend the afternoon service.

To support this day, we encourage you to re-schedule meetings between our building and development industry members and City of Calgary staff, to another day.

We believe this is an appropriate demonstration of our support for Kathy, her family, and in particular Kathy’s dedication and commitment to growing and building our great city.

A memorial service to honor the life of Kathy Dietrich will be held on Tuesday, August 8 at 2:00 p.m. at the National Music Centre, 850 4th Street SE. There will be a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Calgary Foundation online. Please choose the Kathy Dietrich Memorial Fund from the drop down menu.

In addition, for those who are interested, Kathy’s family will be running a casual 5km run/walk/ride along the Bow River pathway on the morning of Monday, August 7 at 10 a.m. and they are welcoming anyone who would like to join them. Kathy was fond of running and every time she ran along the Bow River it made her feel grateful to live in such a beautiful city. The run will start and end at Eau Claire Market outside of the Running Room.

Kathy’s family thanks you for your kind words over these past days and weeks, and they look forward to seeing everyone and celebrating Kathy’s life with you.