Calgary International Airport

White Hat Ceremony

The White Hat Ceremony has solid roots within Calgary’s community. It is a tradition that originated in the 1950s when Mayor Don MacKay welcomed visiting dignitaries with white hats. Today the White Hat Ceremony has come to symbolize the warmth of western hospitality and is performed at Calgary International Airport by White Hat Volunteers.

If you have guests arriving to Calgary and wish to have them welcomed with a White Hat Ceremony, please complete the attached reservation form and return it to WesternHospitality@yyc.com For more information, contact:

403 717 3452