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10-29-2013, 11:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Dubnykov View Post
The mayor at the time I think said that the citizens of Edmonton were Champions for rallying together and their efforts after the disaster
On July 31, 1987, a devastating tornado (ranked F4 on the Fujita scale) hit the city and killed 27 people. The storm hit the areas of Beaumont, Mill Woods, Bannerman, Fraser, and Evergreen. The day became known as "Black Friday." Then-mayor Laurence Decore cited the community's response to the tornado as evidence that Edmonton was a "city of champions," which later became the city's official slogan.

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