Category: Events

May 11, 2017

The importance of volunteering

Recently my partner Sharon and I volunteered for a neat nonprofit, Food for Peace, at Ronald McDonald House. Food For Peace describes themselves as a group of volunteers that enjoy bringing FREE healthy, environmentally friendly meals to the masses to enjoy, educate and improve their strength of community, recognizing everybody’s right to clean, healthy, sustainable, […]

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February 16, 2017

The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th

It is hard to believe that Canada is turning 150 years old! The Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will activate a breathtaking array of initiatives and activities that will bring out the best Canada has to offer for the sesquicentennial. The Fund will provide communities with thousands of small grants to support local projects, distributed […]

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April 15, 2016

Get out there!

You might be wondering who starts a Blog post with this type of energy – “Get out there!”? These words come to my mind when I think about my move to Toronto in the mid-80’s when the economy was pretty tough in Alberta and I was working for a large real estate company there. A […]

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October 21, 2015

We’re going Topless

On Thursday November 19, 2015 the Epilepsy Association of Calgary will be ‘taking it off’ at their 8th annual, “Bare Naked Noggins Head Shave – Razing Awareness for Epilepsy” at Bankers Hall in the main atrium from noon to 1pm. Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Seizures can take many forms, from […]

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September 22, 2015

100 Men Who Give A Damn!

On Tuesday evening, September 15, 2015, I had the distinct pleasure of taking in a meeting that I heard of through an Executive Director, Kathy Fyfe, that I work with at the Epilepsy Association of Calgary who saw it on twitter. Kathy asked me if I would go to learn more about it in hopes […]

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August 18, 2015

INVITATION TO SPONSOR The Annual Green Regs & Ham Breakfast Event 2015

We invite your organization to participate as a special and valued sponsor of the Environmental Law Centre (ELC)’s Green Regs & Ham 2015 breakfast event in Calgary, Alberta this October 6th, 2015. For this year’s Green Regs & Ham event in Calgary, ELC is excited to host a timely and very important discussion on what […]

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July 6, 2015

Epilepsy Association 60 Year Anniversary Stampede Party!

The Epilepsy Association of Calgary is a charitable social service agency established to address community, individual and family needs related to epilepsy. For 60 years it has been delivering its mission to Calgary and area to support independence, quality of life and community participation for those with and affected by epilepsy. For those people who […]

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April 21, 2015

Do you know of anyone doing any third-party fundraisers that are looking for a deserving nonprofit to support?

Well, spring has definitely sprung and it is time for many of us to dust off the clubs, bicycles, etc. This is also a time when many nonprofits put on various outdoor fundraisers, such as golf tournaments, bike races, etc. Quite often, smaller and medium size nonprofits are unable to put on their own fundraisers […]

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November 5, 2014

BARE NAKED NOGGINS HEAD SHAVE

WE’RE GOING TOPLESS! And if you’d like to join us for our 7th “Bare Naked Noggins Head Shave” on Thursday November 13 at 12 noon at Bankers Hall, you can register at http://www.epilepsycalgary.com/head-shave And if you don’t want to lose your hair on your head, you can visit our website https://securegs.com/eac/bnn/pledge.php and pledge one of […]

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September 9, 2014

The Ice Bucket Challenge Won’t Solve Charity’s Biggest Problem

I love the Ice Bucket Challenge. Period. It’s a collective expression of love in a world with far too little of it. It has generated public tears in an age with far too few of them. It restores faith. It connects. And, as of last week, it raised more than $100 million for the Amyotrophic […]

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