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Highlights from the Alberta flood relief concert

Jann Arden and Tom Cochrane were among the artists who performed at a fundraising concert for Alberta flood relief Thursday

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper gets a hug from a girl in the crowd as he attends the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013. Harper was a surprise guest at the event and spent the evening in the stands along with Alberta Premier Alison Redford.

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The downtown city skyline in the distance during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013. Organizers of the event said a cheque of $1.4-million was going to be written after the concert but it was hoped the final total would be around $2-million.

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Tom Cochrane performs during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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You know what this show is about to me?” said Jann Arden during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary. “It’s about good neighbours. I’ve got good neighbours and I’ve met tens of thousands of neighbours I didn’t even know I had.”

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In honour of the work of volunteers and those who were forced to clean out mud and garbage from water-soaked homes in the severe flooding that devastated southern Alberta, many of the 32,000 people on hand were wearing rubber boots during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Colin James performs during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Comedian Brent Butt entertains the crowd between acts at the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Abby Dupont, 10, and Cindy Dupont, wait to get into the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Mike Reno, lead singer of Loverboy, performs during the Alberta Flood Aid concert in Calgary, Aug. 15, 2013.

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