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    After almost two decades leading Alberta’s largest and fastest growing community college, Sharon Carry will be retiring from her position as president and CEO of Bow Valley College. Such a magnificent milestone is reason to say thanks and that is precisely what scores of guests did at the Hyatt Nov 24. In 1997, Carry was […]

    120416-Cal_1210_Carry_5.JPG-Cal_1210_Carry_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1210 Carry 1 Pictured at the retirement celebration of Sharon Carry, outgoing president and CEO of Bow Valley College, are former Bow Valley College board chair Joanne Stalinski and Bow Valley Credit Union president and CEO Larry Bohn. Carry joined Bow Valley College in 1997 and under hear leadership, the college doubled enrolment.Cal 1210 Carry 2 Bow Valley College board chair Dave Collyer (right) and Boyden Calgary partner Kevin Gregor were among the scores of supporters who gathered at the Hyatt Nov 24 to salute retiring Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry.Cal 1210 Carry 3 Pictured at the retirement celebration for outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry are Corporate Director Bonnie DuPont with Barry Bultz, professor and head division of psychosocial oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.Cal 1210 Carry 4 Joining outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry (centre) at her retirement celebration held Nov 24 at the Hyatt are Trico Homes' Eleanor Chiu (left) and her husband Wayne Chiu. Scores of supporters gathered to thank Carry for her years of outstanding leadership.Cal 1210 Carry 6 Well known Calgarians John and Bobbie Currie were among the scores of guests who gathered at the Hyatt Nov 24 to salute outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry. John Currie was the very first Bow Valley College board chair.Cal 1210 Carry 7 There are not many people who know their way around the political arena as well as brothers Tom Olsen( left) and Gordon Olsen. The political consultants were among those who attended the Sharon Carry retirement celebration.120416-Cal_1210_Carry_5.JPG-Cal_1210_Carry_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1210 Carry 1 Pictured at the retirement celebration of Sharon Carry, outgoing president and CEO of Bow Valley College, are former Bow Valley College board chair Joanne Stalinski and Bow Valley Credit Union president and CEO Larry Bohn. Carry joined Bow Valley College in 1997 and under hear leadership, the college doubled enrolment.Cal 1210 Carry 2 Bow Valley College board chair Dave Collyer (right) and Boyden Calgary partner Kevin Gregor were among the scores of supporters who gathered at the Hyatt Nov 24 to salute retiring Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry.Cal 1210 Carry 3 Pictured at the retirement celebration for outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry are Corporate Director Bonnie DuPont with Barry Bultz, professor and head division of psychosocial oncology at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary.Cal 1210 Carry 4 Joining outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry (centre) at her retirement celebration held Nov 24 at the Hyatt are Trico Homes' Eleanor Chiu (left) and her husband Wayne Chiu. Scores of supporters gathered to thank Carry for her years of outstanding leadership.Cal 1210 Carry 6 Well known Calgarians John and Bobbie Currie were among the scores of guests who gathered at the Hyatt Nov 24 to salute outgoing Bow Valley College president and CEO Sharon Carry. John Currie was the very first Bow Valley College board chair.Cal 1210 Carry 7 There are not many people who know their way around the political arena as well as brothers Tom Olsen( left) and Gordon Olsen. The political consultants were among those who attended the Sharon Carry retirement celebration.

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    Surely the best way to get into the Christmas spirit is by attending the annual Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala. This year, the 10th annual held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park, was an SRO success.  The Star Wars inspired theme saw 1600 guests attend the fab fundraiser-all the […]

    121216-Cal_1017_Cane_2.JPG-Cal_1017_Cane_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1217 Cane 1 Pictured, from left, at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are ACHF's Meghan Kociuba, vice-president Liz Ballendine and Melanie Dekker. More than 1600 guests attended the event and succeeded in raising an incredible $600,000 (net) for the beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 3 Among the more than 1600 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park were Mistras' Spencer Lunn and his wife Lisa Brunet-Lunn with their adorable children Emily Lunn (7), Braden Lunn (11) and Madison Lunn (2). The SRO gala netted $600,000.Cal 1217 Cane 4 Pictured at the Star Wars themed Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Dr. Jaime Blackwood, Charlotte Robitaille, Taylor Robitaille and Petrogas' Noel Robitaille.Cal 1217 Cane 5 Amy Davidson and her husband BDP's Fred Davidson pose for the lens with their children Isla Davidson (6) and Chloe Davidson (9) at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. The SRO event was attended by more than 1600 guests.Cal 1217 Cane 6 Pictured with reason to smile at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are gala co-chair Tara Shaw (left) with ACHF president and CEO Saifa Koonar. The SRO event was attended by more than 1600 guests and raised $600,000 to support the leading edge equipment, training and programs at the beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 7 Dressed in their Christmas best at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are, from left, Payton Langenau, Mya Keeping and Easton Langenau.Cal 1217 Cane 8 Pictured at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are gala sponsors Scott and Suzanne Henuset with their adorable children, twins 4-year old Jourdan and Harper, 7-year old Charlie and 5-year old Hudson.Cal 1217 Cane 9 Pictured at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park is 10-year committee member Lori Moch (centre) with her daughter-in-law Rachel Moch (left) and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Gail Medley.Cal 1217 Cane 10 Dr. Marli Robertson and Dr. David Johnson were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park . The fabulous fundraised raised $600,000 for our beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 11 Among the 1600 guests in attendance at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park were, from left, Margaret Fullerton, senior operating officer, Alberta ChildrenÕs Hospital, Dr. Verna Yui, AHS president and CEO and Brenda Huband, vice-president & Chief Health Operations Officer (Central & Southern Alberta).Cal 1217 Cane 12 Pictured with Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) board chair Karen Radford at the ACHF Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Dr. Brent Scott, director of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (left) and Dr. Jim Kellner, head of paediatrics at the Alberta Children's Hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 13 Cutting an elegant swath at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan and his wife Katie. The gala raised an impressive $600,000 in support of the leading-edge equipment, training and programs at our beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 14 Shaw Communications CEO Brad Shaw and his wife Michelle pose for the lens at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park . Shaw was one of the gala's invaluable gold sponsors.Cal 1217 Cane 15 The annual Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala would not be the success it is were it not for the support of myriad families. Pictured at the 10th annual, held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are, from left, Rich Waller and his wife Jane McCaig and their son Anthony with-121216-Cal_1017_Cane_2.JPG-Cal_1017_Cane_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1217 Cane 1 Pictured, from left, at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are ACHF's Meghan Kociuba, vice-president Liz Ballendine and Melanie Dekker. More than 1600 guests attended the event and succeeded in raising an incredible $600,000 (net) for the beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 3 Among the more than 1600 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park were Mistras' Spencer Lunn and his wife Lisa Brunet-Lunn with their adorable children Emily Lunn (7), Braden Lunn (11) and Madison Lunn (2). The SRO gala netted $600,000.Cal 1217 Cane 4 Pictured at the Star Wars themed Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Dr. Jaime Blackwood, Charlotte Robitaille, Taylor Robitaille and Petrogas' Noel Robitaille.Cal 1217 Cane 5 Amy Davidson and her husband BDP's Fred Davidson pose for the lens with their children Isla Davidson (6) and Chloe Davidson (9) at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park. The SRO event was attended by more than 1600 guests.Cal 1217 Cane 6 Pictured with reason to smile at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are gala co-chair Tara Shaw (left) with ACHF president and CEO Saifa Koonar. The SRO event was attended by more than 1600 guests and raised $600,000 to support the leading edge equipment, training and programs at the beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 7 Dressed in their Christmas best at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are, from left, Payton Langenau, Mya Keeping and Easton Langenau.Cal 1217 Cane 8 Pictured at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are gala sponsors Scott and Suzanne Henuset with their adorable children, twins 4-year old Jourdan and Harper, 7-year old Charlie and 5-year old Hudson.Cal 1217 Cane 9 Pictured at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park is 10-year committee member Lori Moch (centre) with her daughter-in-law Rachel Moch (left) and soon-to-be daughter-in-law Gail Medley.Cal 1217 Cane 10 Dr. Marli Robertson and Dr. David Johnson were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park . The fabulous fundraised raised $600,000 for our beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 11 Among the 1600 guests in attendance at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park were, from left, Margaret Fullerton, senior operating officer, Alberta ChildrenÕs Hospital, Dr. Verna Yui, AHS president and CEO and Brenda Huband, vice-president & Chief Health Operations Officer (Central & Southern Alberta).Cal 1217 Cane 12 Pictured with Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) board chair Karen Radford at the ACHF Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Dr. Brent Scott, director of the Alberta Children's Hospital Research Institute (left) and Dr. Jim Kellner, head of paediatrics at the Alberta Children's Hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 13 Cutting an elegant swath at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are Calgary Flames' Matt Stajan and his wife Katie. The gala raised an impressive $600,000 in support of the leading-edge equipment, training and programs at our beloved hospital.Cal 1217 Cane 14 Shaw Communications CEO Brad Shaw and his wife Michelle pose for the lens at the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park . Shaw was one of the gala's invaluable gold sponsors.Cal 1217 Cane 15 The annual Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala would not be the success it is were it not for the support of myriad families. Pictured at the 10th annual, held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are, from left, Rich Waller and his wife Jane McCaig and their son Anthony with-"Granny"- philanthropist and community leader Ann McCaig.Cal 1217 Cane 16 Pictured, from left, at the hugely successful Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation (ACHF) Candy Cane Gala held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre at Stampede Park are, gala co-chair Jean-Ann Rooney with TD Wealth's Jon Cornish and Kiran Seetal.

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    One of your faithful social scribe’s favourite events of the Christmas season is the Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Annual Holiday Luncheon. Sure, it’s great to be one of a handful of guys amongst hundreds of appreciative ladies,  but it’s the charitable work the incredible CHAS ladies do that really resonates. Since 1908, CHAS has […]

    121916-Cal_1224_Chas_5.JPG-Cal_1224_Chas_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1224 Chas 4 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, was an SRO success and was attended by hundreds of ladies. Pictured, from left, are Donna Remington, CHAS president Toshimi Sembo and past CHAS president Dorothy Woolstencroft. In 2015, CHAS supported 23 child-centric agencies and distributed $433,280.Cal 1224 Chas 3 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon owes much of its success thanks to the invaluable support from RBC. Pictured,, from left, are RBC wives Debra Law, Jennifer King, Christina Heath and Carrie Ferguson.Cal 1224 Chas 6 Cathy Whitehead (left) and Byblos Bakery's Cristina Daklala were among the hundreds of ladies in attendance at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held Dec 5 at the BMO Centre.Cal 1224 Chas 7 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held this year Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, was an SRO success and was attended by hundreds of ladies. Luncheon committee members Linda Vogt (left) and Linda Middlemiss had a great time a the fun and philanthropic fete.Cal 1224 Chas 8 Pictured with Calgary Herald uber business columnist Deborah Yedlin (left) at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held this year Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, is luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre. The centre has been providing compassionate, professional and affordable counselling services in our community since 1962.Cal 1224 Chas 2 Pictured, from left, at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon held Dec 5 in the BMO Centre, are Betsy Hickey, Linda Shaw and Suzanne Devonshire Baker. The SRO luncheon featured an address from keynote speaker Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre.Cal 1224 Chas 1 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon is a must attend event. Since 1908, CHAS has been raising significant funds for the children of Calgary and has been a supporters of the Alberta Children's Hospital since CHAS' inception. Pictured at the luncheon, held Dec 5 in the BMO Centre, are luncheon co-chairs Jan Bellis (left) and Susan Jull.121916-Cal_1224_Chas_5.JPG-Cal_1224_Chas_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1224 Chas 4 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, was an SRO success and was attended by hundreds of ladies. Pictured, from left, are Donna Remington, CHAS president Toshimi Sembo and past CHAS president Dorothy Woolstencroft. In 2015, CHAS supported 23 child-centric agencies and distributed $433,280.Cal 1224 Chas 3 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon owes much of its success thanks to the invaluable support from RBC. Pictured,, from left, are RBC wives Debra Law, Jennifer King, Christina Heath and Carrie Ferguson.Cal 1224 Chas 6 Cathy Whitehead (left) and Byblos Bakery's Cristina Daklala were among the hundreds of ladies in attendance at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held Dec 5 at the BMO Centre.Cal 1224 Chas 7 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held this year Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, was an SRO success and was attended by hundreds of ladies. Luncheon committee members Linda Vogt (left) and Linda Middlemiss had a great time a the fun and philanthropic fete.Cal 1224 Chas 8 Pictured with Calgary Herald uber business columnist Deborah Yedlin (left) at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon, held this year Dec 5 at the BMO Centre, is luncheon keynote speaker Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre. The centre has been providing compassionate, professional and affordable counselling services in our community since 1962.Cal 1224 Chas 2 Pictured, from left, at the annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon held Dec 5 in the BMO Centre, are Betsy Hickey, Linda Shaw and Suzanne Devonshire Baker. The SRO luncheon featured an address from keynote speaker Dr. Robbie Babins-Wagner, CEO, Calgary Counselling Centre.Cal 1224 Chas 1 The annual Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) Holiday luncheon is a must attend event. Since 1908, CHAS has been raising significant funds for the children of Calgary and has been a supporters of the Alberta Children's Hospital since CHAS' inception. Pictured at the luncheon, held Dec 5 in the BMO Centre, are luncheon co-chairs Jan Bellis (left) and Susan Jull.

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    There’s no doubt 2016 has proved challenging for the not-for-profit sector. So too the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC)  which relies solely on donor dollars and events in order to provide the invaluable services it does. The Centre receives no government funding. So Santa, what I would like under the tree this year is a […]

    121916-Cal_1224_Prostate_7.JPG-Cal_1224_Prostate_7-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1224 Prostate 1 The Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre was attended by scores of volunteers, staff and donors. Pictured are invaluable volunteers John and Trish Radermacher.Cal 1224 Prostate 2 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are research coordinator Cody Deman, renowned urologist and researcher Dr. Eric Hyndman, Alberta Health Services' Derek Bley and urologist Dr. Geoff Gotto.Cal 1224 Prostate 3 All smiles at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are PCC121916-Cal_1224_Prostate_7.JPG-Cal_1224_Prostate_7-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1224 Prostate 1 The Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre was attended by scores of volunteers, staff and donors. Pictured are invaluable volunteers John and Trish Radermacher.Cal 1224 Prostate 2 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are research coordinator Cody Deman, renowned urologist and researcher Dr. Eric Hyndman, Alberta Health Services' Derek Bley and urologist Dr. Geoff Gotto.Cal 1224 Prostate 3 All smiles at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are PCC"s Shannon de Vall (left) and RAC 4 Clinical coordinator Candace Frey, R.N.Cal 1224 Prostate 4 Joining Man Van program manager Ken Rabb at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are PCC volunteer Elaine Ori (left) and PCC communications manager Kathleen Langner.Cal 1224 Prostate 5 Pictured at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are PCC director of finance Roby Brar (left) with past PCC board member Jim Conroy.Cal 1224 Prostate 6 All smiles at the Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre (PCC) Christmas celebration held Dec 8 at the centre are PCC board members Andrew Abbott (left) and Jim Peplinski.Cal 1224 Prostate 8 Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre owes it's success to myriad donors and volunteers. The centre, the only one of its kind in the country, relies solely on donor dollars to fund the services provided to thousands of men and their families. Pictured at the centre's seasonal celebration held Dec 8 are invaluable volunteer Art Bosch with Pam Heard, executive director of the centre.

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    Two things became strikingly evident as your faithful social scribe poured through hundreds of pictures to select a handful for these Year in Review pages.  One: I know now why I am always tired (some might say tiresome!). And two: What amazing people we are truly blessed to have in our fair city. There is […]

    121916-Bill_Brooks_1-Bill_Brooks_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1231 Brooks year 2 Pictured, from left at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are Alexandria Sham, HKCBA national chair, immediate past president Tim Onyett and Bonita Wong Paquette, HKCBA , Calgary president. More than 600 guests attended the celebration of the Year of the Fire Monkey.Cal 1231 Brooks year 3 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honourees Beth Hamilton-Keen, director, investment counselling, Mawer Investment Management and Cynthia Hansen, senior vice-president, operations, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines.Cal 1231 Brooks year 4 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are legendary producer Bob Ezrin, multiple Juno Award winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Buffy Sainte-Marie, legendary performer and multiple Juno Award winner Burton Cummings and fellow rocker Tom Cochrane. Cummings was inducted into the new home of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Studio Bell this night.Cal 1231 Brooks year 5 MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2 featured wearable technology from a team of 48 artists, designers and engineers from around the world.Cal 1231 Brooks year 6 Broadview Homes won the coveted Builder of the Year Award at the 29th annual SAM Awards held this past Saturday in the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are Broadview Homes' vice-president Peter-John Woolf and his proud wife Delle.Cal 1231 Brooks year 7 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are special guests Yvan 121916-Bill_Brooks_1-Bill_Brooks_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 1231 Brooks year 2 Pictured, from left at The Hong Kong-Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Annual Chinese New Year Gala held Feb 19 at Regency Palace Restaurant are Alexandria Sham, HKCBA national chair, immediate past president Tim Onyett and Bonita Wong Paquette, HKCBA , Calgary president. More than 600 guests attended the celebration of the Year of the Fire Monkey.Cal 1231 Brooks year 3 Pictured, from left, at Canada's Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Calgary Leadership Summit and Awards held Mar 2 at The Westin are Calgary honourees Beth Hamilton-Keen, director, investment counselling, Mawer Investment Management and Cynthia Hansen, senior vice-president, operations, Enbridge Liquids Pipelines.Cal 1231 Brooks year 4 Pictured, from left, at the Chairman's Reception held Apr 1 in the fabulous National Music Centre (NMC) are legendary producer Bob Ezrin, multiple Juno Award winner and Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Buffy Sainte-Marie, legendary performer and multiple Juno Award winner Burton Cummings and fellow rocker Tom Cochrane. Cummings was inducted into the new home of the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at Studio Bell this night.Cal 1231 Brooks year 5 MakeFashion held at Telus Spark Science Centre Apr 2 featured wearable technology from a team of 48 artists, designers and engineers from around the world.Cal 1231 Brooks year 6 Broadview Homes won the coveted Builder of the Year Award at the 29th annual SAM Awards held this past Saturday in the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are Broadview Homes' vice-president Peter-John Woolf and his proud wife Delle.Cal 1231 Brooks year 7 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howes C.A.R.E.S. Luncheon held Apr 15 at the Westin Calgary are special guests Yvan "The Roadrunner" Cournoyer and Paul Henderson with chairman Allan Klassen and committee member and NHL alumnus Perry Berezan.Cal 1231 Brooks year 8 Calgary Opera chorus leader Karen Shippey-Heilman and Calgary Opera chorus member Joshua Bagby ham it up for the lens at the Calgary Opera Gala held at the Jube Apr.23.Cal 1231 Brooks year 10 Pictured with reason to smile at the University of Calgary's 50th anniversary celebration held Apr 29 are U of C president and vice-chancellor Elizabeth Cannon (left) with (the then) board of governors chair Bonnie DuPont.Cal 1231 Brooks year 9 The 22nd annual Turning Points Gala held Apr 28 at the TELUS Convention Centre was an enormous success raising $559,644. Such a magnificent milestone is due in large part to gala co-chairs Sherri Logel and Shelly Norris. Logel was unable to attend this night but her husband Tim Logel, Cardel Lifestyles president and co-founder (left) was proud to attend on her behalf. Joining Logel are gala co-chair Shelly Norris and her husband Brookfield's Alan Norris.Cal 1231 Brooks year 11 Pictured at an Intimate Evening with Sarah McLachlan held May 14 at Theatre Junction Grand is the super star herself, Sarah McLachlan. Funds raised at the fabulous concert were directed to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta.Cal 1231 Brooks year 12 Pictured with reason to smile at Children's Wish Gala, Celebrating 30 Years of Wishes held May 25 at the Telus Convention Centre are gala chair Michele Boyd and her husband, RBC Regional president Jeff Boyd.Cal 1231 Brooks year 13 There is nothing like an original. Pictured, from left, at the opening night of DJD's New Universe held in the organizations amazing new $26 million space are DJD's Hannah Stilwell, Vicki Adams Willis and Michele Moss. Stilwell and Moss were day one dancers with the company while Willis was the company's first artistic director.Cal 1231 Brooks year 14 Pictured, from left, at the June 18 official opening of Enmax Park on the banks of the Elbow River at Stampede Park are Stampede president and board chair Bill Gray, Stampede Foundation board chair Steve Allen, Blackfoot elder Ed Calf Robe and Gianna Manes, Enmax president and CEO.Cal 1231 Brooks year 15 The Calgary premiere of Swift Current was an enormous success and raised considerable funds for the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. Pictured at the SRO event are Kennedy and event chair Ann McCaig.Cal 1231 Brooks year 16 Stampede would not be the same were it not for the annual Hays Breakfast held this year July 10 at Heritage Park. Organizers estimate that more than 3,000 people attended the see and be seen event. Pictured are hosts with the most Dan Hays and Heritage Park's Alida Visbach.Cal 1231 Brooks year 17 Willow Park Wines & Spirits' Peggy Perry and her husband, Secure Energy's Brien Perry pose for the lens at the Amadeus Cork & Canvas Gala held recently at the Fairmont Palliser. More than $100,000 was raised and an additional $100,000 in Gifts in Kind were donated - all in support of our beloved CPO.Cal 1231 Brooks year 18 The annual annual W. Brett Wilson Garden Party is not only a ton of fun but philanthropic as well and this year's fete, held recently on the grounds of Wilson's Mt. Royal estate, raised more than $500,000 for myriad charities with a focus on mental health. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard, host with the most Wilson, renowned urologist Dr. Jay Lee and musical great Jake Mathews.Cal 1231 Brooks year 19 Looking fabulous at the 37th Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Midsummer Ball Weekend held July 22-24 are, from left, Madam Justice Charlene Anderson and her husband , Banff Centre board chair David Weyant, Q.C. and Anna Weyant who is currently studying at the Rhode Island School of Design. The fab weekend raised more than $1 million for our beloved Banff Centre.Cal 1231 Brooks year 20 Pictured, from left, at the Unicef Canada Water for Life Gala held Oct 1 at the Hyatt are Unicef Canada president and CEO David Morley, keynote speaker this night Rwanda refugee and Unicef Canada ambassador John Nsabimana, Unicef Patron's Council's Penny Whitlock and her husband, Bennett Jones' Wayne Whitlock, Q.C.Cal 1231 Brooks year end 21 Pictured with Fraser Institute Founders' Award honouree Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall (right) is Alberta Premier hopeful Jason Kenney.Cal 1231 Brooks year 22 The 2016 Bob Edwards Award Gala held Nov 4 at the Fairmont Palliser was an SRO success. Pictured are this year's honouree Bret "Hitman" Hart and his wife Stephanie Washington-Hart.Cal 1231 Brooks year 23 Pictured at Amped for the Junos MusiCounts Charity Shopping Event held at Holt Renfrew Mar 9 are Holt Renfrew's Deb Kerr (centre) with 2016 Juno Nominee Dear Rouge. Dear Rouge is nominated for Breakthrough Group of the Year. The husband and wife duo now live in Vancouver and recently made it to #2 on Canadian billboards.Cal 1231 Brooks year 24 The 19th annual AARC Gala Benefit Dinner held May 26 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success thanks in large part to day-one presenting sponsor Remington Development Corporation. Pictured are founder Randy Remington and his wife Donna.

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    The annual Owen Hart Foundation fundraiser has seen comedic greats the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Howie Mandel, Bob Newhart,  Robin Williams, David Steinberg, Steve Martin, Dane Cook and Martin Short, to name but a few, take to the stage much to the delight of audiences for the past 16 years. And this year, the foundation’s […]

    011617-Cal_0121_Elvis_4.JPG-Cal_0121_Elvis_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0121 Elvis 1 Pictured at the Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are event producers The Event Group with president Dave Howard and colleagues Jacqueline Joyce (left) and Kaitlin Knoll. The SRO concert raised funds for the Owen Hart Foundation.Cal 0121 Elvis 2 Among those in attendance at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube were Dr. Nicole Letourneau, ACHF chair in parent-infant mental health and Dr. Dean Mullin, vice-president, oil and gas, Stance.Cal 0121 Elvis 3 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are LAR Business Concepts' Mary Ann Steen and Linna Morgan with Shoe Muse's Dani Izzo. Both LAR and Shoe Muse were among the invaluable corporate sponsors of the fab fundraiser in support of the Owen Hart Foundation.Cal 0121 Elvis 5 Global New anchor Linda Olsen (right) and 403 Selects Volleyball Club president Shauna Denney (left) strike a glamorous pose at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube. aCal 0121 Elvis 6 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are avid foundation supporters Billy Osler, Denver Broncos' John and Kerry Bowlen, journalist Tammi Christopher and Bennett Jones' Will Osler.Cal 0121 Elvis 7 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are foundation member Virginia Xavier, ConocoPhillips' Barbara Simic, Air Canada's Lisa Jarvis and Brookfield's Gisele Danis.Cal 0121 Elvis 8 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are WestJet's Pino Mancuso (left) and Jereme Kincaid (right) with foundation member Virginia Xavier.011617-Cal_0121_Elvis_4.JPG-Cal_0121_Elvis_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0121 Elvis 1 Pictured at the Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are event producers The Event Group with president Dave Howard and colleagues Jacqueline Joyce (left) and Kaitlin Knoll. The SRO concert raised funds for the Owen Hart Foundation.Cal 0121 Elvis 2 Among those in attendance at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube were Dr. Nicole Letourneau, ACHF chair in parent-infant mental health and Dr. Dean Mullin, vice-president, oil and gas, Stance.Cal 0121 Elvis 3 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are LAR Business Concepts' Mary Ann Steen and Linna Morgan with Shoe Muse's Dani Izzo. Both LAR and Shoe Muse were among the invaluable corporate sponsors of the fab fundraiser in support of the Owen Hart Foundation.Cal 0121 Elvis 5 Global New anchor Linda Olsen (right) and 403 Selects Volleyball Club president Shauna Denney (left) strike a glamorous pose at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube. aCal 0121 Elvis 6 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are avid foundation supporters Billy Osler, Denver Broncos' John and Kerry Bowlen, journalist Tammi Christopher and Bennett Jones' Will Osler.Cal 0121 Elvis 7 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are foundation member Virginia Xavier, ConocoPhillips' Barbara Simic, Air Canada's Lisa Jarvis and Brookfield's Gisele Danis.Cal 0121 Elvis 8 Pictured, from left, at the SRO Owen Hart Foundation's An Evening With Elvis Costello Detour Solo at the Jube are WestJet's Pino Mancuso (left) and Jereme Kincaid (right) with foundation member Virginia Xavier.

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    For your faithful social scribe, there can be no better place on earth in which to live than our beloved city. Sure, if I had a ton of dough, I would love to spend summers in the south of France and winters in Phuket, but  end of the day, there’s no place like home. Our […]

    012317-Cal_0128_Tourism_3.JPG-Cal_0128_Tourism_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0128 Tourism 1 Pictured at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House held this year Jan 19 at the Grey Eagle Casino are, from left, back row, James Starlight, Bruce Starlight Jr., Faith Starlight. Bison Starlight and Terrance Starlight. Pictured front row, from left are Charm Fox, Leo Starlight and Wild Manywounds.Cal 0128 Tourism 2 MLA Richard Gotfried (left) joins Calgary Airport Authority's Mammen Tharakan (centre) and Air Canada's Serge Corbiel (right) at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House held this year Jan 19 at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 4 Pictured, from left, at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19 are Luke Azevedo, Calgary Economic Development Commissioner, Film, Television and Creative Industries, Tourism Calgary's Cassandra McAuley and WestJet's Robert Palmer.Cal 0128 Tourism 5 CBI president and CEO Catherine Brownlee and Strategic Group COO Randy Ferguson were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19. This year's event, the perfect way to kick off the new year, was held at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 6 Postmedia's Mike Slimm and Leanne Northwood had a great time at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19. This year's event was held at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 7 Angie Shilliday, Miss Canada 2014 (centre) poses for the lens at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House with, from left, CTV's Donavon Fuessel, Delta Lodge's Lona Johnson, CTV's Brigette Rothe and CTV's Bob Sumner.Cal 0128 Tourism 8 All smiles at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino are Air Canada's Chase Myhill and Caroline Johnson with Hilton Garden Inn's Mark Nichols. Air Canada was a major sponsor of the annual event that was attended by hundreds of guests.Cal 0128 Tourism 10 Nexus Exhibits' Milena Radakovic (left) and Kristal Ball (right) join Inland Audio Visual's Brian Ymbang at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. Hundreds of guests attended the event-the perfect way to kick off the new year.Cal 0128 Tourism 9 Joining Tourism Calgary board chair Rod McKay (right) at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino is Fairmont Pallliser director of sales and marketing David Woodward.Cal 0128 Tourism 11 Royalty were front and centre at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Stampede 2017 Princess Brittany Lloyd, 2017 Stampede Queen Meagan Peters and 2017 Princess Lizzie Ryman.Cal 0128 Tourism 12 Tourism Calgary's Shelley Zucht-Shorter joins Someplace Ranch's Mac Makenny at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. The annual open house is the perfect opportunity for supporters of our beloved industry to gather early in the new year and share in good cheer.012317-Cal_0128_Tourism_3.JPG-Cal_0128_Tourism_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0128 Tourism 1 Pictured at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House held this year Jan 19 at the Grey Eagle Casino are, from left, back row, James Starlight, Bruce Starlight Jr., Faith Starlight. Bison Starlight and Terrance Starlight. Pictured front row, from left are Charm Fox, Leo Starlight and Wild Manywounds.Cal 0128 Tourism 2 MLA Richard Gotfried (left) joins Calgary Airport Authority's Mammen Tharakan (centre) and Air Canada's Serge Corbiel (right) at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House held this year Jan 19 at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 4 Pictured, from left, at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19 are Luke Azevedo, Calgary Economic Development Commissioner, Film, Television and Creative Industries, Tourism Calgary's Cassandra McAuley and WestJet's Robert Palmer.Cal 0128 Tourism 5 CBI president and CEO Catherine Brownlee and Strategic Group COO Randy Ferguson were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19. This year's event, the perfect way to kick off the new year, was held at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 6 Postmedia's Mike Slimm and Leanne Northwood had a great time at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House Jan 19. This year's event was held at the Grey Eagle Casino.Cal 0128 Tourism 7 Angie Shilliday, Miss Canada 2014 (centre) poses for the lens at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House with, from left, CTV's Donavon Fuessel, Delta Lodge's Lona Johnson, CTV's Brigette Rothe and CTV's Bob Sumner.Cal 0128 Tourism 8 All smiles at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino are Air Canada's Chase Myhill and Caroline Johnson with Hilton Garden Inn's Mark Nichols. Air Canada was a major sponsor of the annual event that was attended by hundreds of guests.Cal 0128 Tourism 10 Nexus Exhibits' Milena Radakovic (left) and Kristal Ball (right) join Inland Audio Visual's Brian Ymbang at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. Hundreds of guests attended the event-the perfect way to kick off the new year.Cal 0128 Tourism 9 Joining Tourism Calgary board chair Rod McKay (right) at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino is Fairmont Pallliser director of sales and marketing David Woodward.Cal 0128 Tourism 11 Royalty were front and centre at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. Pictured, from left, are Calgary Stampede 2017 Princess Brittany Lloyd, 2017 Stampede Queen Meagan Peters and 2017 Princess Lizzie Ryman.Cal 0128 Tourism 12 Tourism Calgary's Shelley Zucht-Shorter joins Someplace Ranch's Mac Makenny at Tourism Calgary's annual Open House -held this year Jan 18 at Grey Eagle Casino. The annual open house is the perfect opportunity for supporters of our beloved industry to gather early in the new year and share in good cheer.

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    The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) proudly held its 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala Jan 21 at the BMO Centre. The gala has raised more than $13 million for the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) since its inception. This is the longest-running- and largest fundraiser in Alberta, with this year’s gala raising […]

    021317-Cal_0218_Stars_1.jpg-Cal_0218_Stars_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0218 Stars 2 Pictured, from left, at the 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre are Mark Salkeld, president and CEO, PSAC and Dave Yager, 2017 Honourary Patron Award recipient.Cal0218 Stars 3 The 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre was a great success raising more than $717,000 for STARS. Pictured is headliner this night, multi Juno Award winner and platinum selling artist George Canyon.Cal0218 Stars 4 Pictured, from left, at the 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre are Ron Pasieka, STARS flight paramedic, Patricia Jeffery, STARS flight nurse and STARS Very Important Patient (VIP) Hank Postma.021317-Cal_0218_Stars_1.jpg-Cal_0218_Stars_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0218 Stars 2 Pictured, from left, at the 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre are Mark Salkeld, president and CEO, PSAC and Dave Yager, 2017 Honourary Patron Award recipient.Cal0218 Stars 3 The 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre was a great success raising more than $717,000 for STARS. Pictured is headliner this night, multi Juno Award winner and platinum selling artist George Canyon.Cal0218 Stars 4 Pictured, from left, at the 23rd annual STARS & SPURS Gala held Jan 21 at the BMO Centre are Ron Pasieka, STARS flight paramedic, Patricia Jeffery, STARS flight nurse and STARS Very Important Patient (VIP) Hank Postma.

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    Christmas came twice for 12 invaluable charities. December 25, of course, and then again Jan 31 as proceeds raised through the 2016 Herald Christmas Fund were given out at a mid-morning reception held at the Calgary Herald. The 2016 fund raised nearly $1 million thanks to the outstanding generosity of scores of individuals and corporations. […]

    021317-Cal_0218_Xmas_Fund_6.JPG-Cal_0218_Xmas_Fund_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0218 Xmas Fund 1 The 2016 Herald Christmas Fund was an enormous success and raised nearly $1 million for 12 invaluable charities. Each charitable organization received a cheque in the amount of $80,466.25 at a reception held the morning of Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald. Pictured representing recipient Silvera for Seniors are board chair Kelly Ogle and CEO Arlene Adamson.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 2 Pictured, from left, with more than 80,000 reasons to smile are Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre's (SKAC) Alex Davoli, CEO Bonnie Johnston and Emily Synnott. The SKAC was one of 12 invaluable charitable organizations sharing in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Herald Christmas FundCal0218 Xmas Fund 3 The 2016 Herald Christmas Fund raised an impressive $965,595 which was shared equally between 12 charitable organizations. Pictured, from left, representing recipient organization Calgary Catholic Immigration Society are Patricia Gallagher, CEO Fariborz Birjandian, Sunny Delaney-Clark and Rachel Fowler. The Fund has, in its 26 year history, raised more than $25 million for myriad organizations thanks to the invaluable support of scores of individuals and corporations who have given so generously over the years.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 4 Pictured at the 2016 Herald Christmas Fund cheque presentation reception held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Calgary Region's Debbie Wiebe and Laureen MacNeil. CMHA was one of 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Fund.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 5 Christmas came twice for 12 charitable organizations that shared equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the cheque presentation reception held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are CUPS' Mina Demian and Darryn Werth. CUPS was one of the 12 organizations presented with a cheque in the amount of $80,466.25Cal0218 Xmas Fund 7 Distress Centre Calgary was one of the 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the Fund cheque presentation held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are Distress Centre's Leslie Weeks and Diane Jones Konihowski. Since 1991, the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund has raised more than $25 million for myriad charitable organizations.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 8 YWCA of Calgary was one of the 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the Fund cheque presentation held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are YWCA of Calgary's Jan Damery, Joanne Domes and Tonia Rodgers. Since 1991, the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund has raised more than $25 million for myriad charitable organizations.021317-Cal_0218_Xmas_Fund_6.JPG-Cal_0218_Xmas_Fund_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0218 Xmas Fund 1 The 2016 Herald Christmas Fund was an enormous success and raised nearly $1 million for 12 invaluable charities. Each charitable organization received a cheque in the amount of $80,466.25 at a reception held the morning of Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald. Pictured representing recipient Silvera for Seniors are board chair Kelly Ogle and CEO Arlene Adamson.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 2 Pictured, from left, with more than 80,000 reasons to smile are Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre's (SKAC) Alex Davoli, CEO Bonnie Johnston and Emily Synnott. The SKAC was one of 12 invaluable charitable organizations sharing in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Herald Christmas FundCal0218 Xmas Fund 3 The 2016 Herald Christmas Fund raised an impressive $965,595 which was shared equally between 12 charitable organizations. Pictured, from left, representing recipient organization Calgary Catholic Immigration Society are Patricia Gallagher, CEO Fariborz Birjandian, Sunny Delaney-Clark and Rachel Fowler. The Fund has, in its 26 year history, raised more than $25 million for myriad organizations thanks to the invaluable support of scores of individuals and corporations who have given so generously over the years.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 4 Pictured at the 2016 Herald Christmas Fund cheque presentation reception held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)-Calgary Region's Debbie Wiebe and Laureen MacNeil. CMHA was one of 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Fund.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 5 Christmas came twice for 12 charitable organizations that shared equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the cheque presentation reception held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are CUPS' Mina Demian and Darryn Werth. CUPS was one of the 12 organizations presented with a cheque in the amount of $80,466.25Cal0218 Xmas Fund 7 Distress Centre Calgary was one of the 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the Fund cheque presentation held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are Distress Centre's Leslie Weeks and Diane Jones Konihowski. Since 1991, the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund has raised more than $25 million for myriad charitable organizations.Cal0218 Xmas Fund 8 YWCA of Calgary was one of the 12 charitable organizations sharing equally in the $965,595 raised through the 2016 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund. Pictured at the Fund cheque presentation held Jan 31 at the Calgary Herald are YWCA of Calgary's Jan Damery, Joanne Domes and Tonia Rodgers. Since 1991, the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund has raised more than $25 million for myriad charitable organizations.

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    A nasty winter storm certainly didn’t dampen the attendance-nor enthusiasm- as hundreds of guests attended the opening night gala of Telus Spark’s Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. Highlights of the SRO gala were numerous, but for many of the guests, top of the list was the opportunity to meet and have a photo taken […]

    021917-Cal_0225_Trek_1.JPG-Cal_0225_Trek_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0225 Trek 2 Joining TELUS Spark board chairman Brent Allison at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience are Alison Pidskalny (left) and Allison's wife, Fairview School's Laura Allison. The must-see exhibit runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 3 Philanthropist Jane Savage (left) and TELUS Spark board member Theresa Redburn were among the hundreds of 021917-Cal_0225_Trek_1.JPG-Cal_0225_Trek_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal0225 Trek 2 Joining TELUS Spark board chairman Brent Allison at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience are Alison Pidskalny (left) and Allison's wife, Fairview School's Laura Allison. The must-see exhibit runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 3 Philanthropist Jane Savage (left) and TELUS Spark board member Theresa Redburn were among the hundreds of "Trekkies" in attendance at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience.Cal0225 Trek 4 TELUS Spark board member Martin Kratz and his wife Christina Kratz were among the hundreds of "Trekkies" in attendance at the SRO Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience.Cal0225 Trek 5 TELUS Spark board member Alex Bolton (centre) is pictured with Romulan ale sipping artists Micaela Blondin (left) and Teigan Blondin at the SRO Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The must see exhibit runs at TELUS Spark through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 6 The Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience was an SRO success with guests lining up for hours to be the first in attendance. Pictured, from left, are Sid Leggett and his wife, TELUS Spark board member Sheila Leggett with their daughter, U of C's Laura Dowsett and her husband, Husky geologist Adrian Dowsett.Cal0225 Trek 7 The Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience was an SRO success. Pictured are TELUS Spark past board chair Brent Poohkay and Tammy Lowther. The exhibit runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 8 Getting into full Trekkie mode at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark are Simon and Crystal Tusek. The fabulous exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 9 Past Chamber of Commerce president Murray Mikulak (centre) is a huge Star Trek fan. So too his sons Sean (left) and Kevin. The dad and lads had a great time at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.Cal0225 Trek 10 Preventous' Nalini and Rohan Bissoondath were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the SRO Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark.Cal0225 Trek 11 Ashley Shaw strikes at pose for the lens at the SRO Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark. The fantastic exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 12 Huffington Post writer Amber Rehman and Telus' partnership manager Shadi Sakr were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the SRO Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark. The fantastic exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 13 Trekkies were in nirvana Feb 3 as the gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark took the city by storm. Pictured are Klingons Cindy Burkheolder and Jaymz Smith. The dynamic duo are members of IKV Swifthawk- a Sci-Fi/Star Trek fan club with a special twist. They volunteer for community events.Cal0225 Trek 14 CBC Radio host Russell Bowers had a great time at the Feb 3 gala opening of Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience at TELUS Spark. The amazing exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 15 And you think you are a Star Trek fan? Nothing compared to Martin Netter, pictured, who has the largest collection of Star Trek memorabilia on earth-more than 150,000 pieces at last count. Netter was front and centre at the Feb 3 gala opening of TELUS Spark's Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 16 The Bolt Supply House's Noel Schroeder and Sector Energy's Kathleen Schroeder were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the Feb 3 gala opening of TELUS Spark's Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. The exhibition runs through June 4.Cal0225 Trek 17 It was a family affair for the Sherwin's at the Feb 3 gala opening of TELUS Spark's Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience. Pictured, from left, are Alberta Children's Hospital's Tiffany Sherwin, U of C's Kelsey Sherwin, TELUS Spark's Glenn Sherwin and South Health Campus' Christie Sherwin.

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    Celebration was the order of the evening as Calgary’s Chinese community gathered with friends and colleagues at the Regency Palace Restaurant to welcome the Year of the Rooster. The Year of the Rooster, according to Sun Lee Chang of the Northwest Asian Weekly, will see “Boisterous periods (should be) followed by what appears to be […]

    022717-Cal_0304_Chinese_4.JPG-Cal_0304_Chinese_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0304 Chinese 1 The annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant was a feast for the senses. More than 550 guests attended the Year of the Rooster celebration. Pictured are HKCBA president Manford Quan and his sister Scotia Wealth Management's Audrey Kwan.Cal 0304 Chinese 2 Among the dignitaries in attendance at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant were Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) principal consultant, Western Canada Catherine Yuen (left) and colleague Kathy Chan, HKETO Toronto director.Cal 0304 Chinese 3 Looking fashionably fabulous at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant are, from left, HKCBA board members Lourdes Juan, Lisa Liao and Jenny Yu. The Year of the Rooster celebration was attended by more than 550 guests.Cal 0304 Chinese 5 Among the guests in attendance at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant were Perma Insurance agent/owner Raymond Kan (left) and RBC Wealth Management vice-president Kent Parlee.Cal 0304 Chinese 6 BedRock principal John Savard and his wife Savard Properties' Mercedes Savard had a great time at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant. The SRO gala celebrated the Year of the Rooster.Cal 0304 Chinese 7 Calgary Police Service's Tracey Lowey (left) and Bow Valley College's Stacey Smith were among the more than 550 guests in attendance at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 8 Pictured, from left, at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant are Trico Homes founder Wayne Chiu, Patricia Hopfner and her husband Chris Hopfner, director, The Trico Group.Cal 0304 Chinese 9 Alberta Party's Greg Clark (left) and Mayor Naheed Nenshi were among the dignitaries in attendance at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 10 BILD Calgary Region CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina Huntingford had a great time at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 11 Pictured, from left, at the HKCBA Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Gala are Deloitte managing partner Chris Lee, Calgary Zoo's Melody Song, Canadian Natural vice-president Chris Grayston and his wife Lynn Grayston.Cal 0304 Chinese 12 Pictured, from left, at the HKCBA Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Gala are The Core director of property management, Domenic Mazzocchi, The Core's Allison Onyett, Birks general manager Susanne Ventura and Brooks Brothers assistant general manager Ron Fetter. Guests in attendance received surprise gifts from The Core and Holt Renfrew while Birks provided the featured auction item of a stunning maple leaf broach valued at over $5000.022717-Cal_0304_Chinese_4.JPG-Cal_0304_Chinese_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0304 Chinese 1 The annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant was a feast for the senses. More than 550 guests attended the Year of the Rooster celebration. Pictured are HKCBA president Manford Quan and his sister Scotia Wealth Management's Audrey Kwan.Cal 0304 Chinese 2 Among the dignitaries in attendance at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant were Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office (HKETO) principal consultant, Western Canada Catherine Yuen (left) and colleague Kathy Chan, HKETO Toronto director.Cal 0304 Chinese 3 Looking fashionably fabulous at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant are, from left, HKCBA board members Lourdes Juan, Lisa Liao and Jenny Yu. The Year of the Rooster celebration was attended by more than 550 guests.Cal 0304 Chinese 5 Among the guests in attendance at the annual Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant were Perma Insurance agent/owner Raymond Kan (left) and RBC Wealth Management vice-president Kent Parlee.Cal 0304 Chinese 6 BedRock principal John Savard and his wife Savard Properties' Mercedes Savard had a great time at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant. The SRO gala celebrated the Year of the Rooster.Cal 0304 Chinese 7 Calgary Police Service's Tracey Lowey (left) and Bow Valley College's Stacey Smith were among the more than 550 guests in attendance at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 8 Pictured, from left, at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant are Trico Homes founder Wayne Chiu, Patricia Hopfner and her husband Chris Hopfner, director, The Trico Group.Cal 0304 Chinese 9 Alberta Party's Greg Clark (left) and Mayor Naheed Nenshi were among the dignitaries in attendance at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 10 BILD Calgary Region CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina Huntingford had a great time at the Hong Kong Canada Business Association (HKCBA) Calgary Section Chinese New Year Gala held at the Regency Palace Restaurant.Cal 0304 Chinese 11 Pictured, from left, at the HKCBA Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Gala are Deloitte managing partner Chris Lee, Calgary Zoo's Melody Song, Canadian Natural vice-president Chris Grayston and his wife Lynn Grayston.Cal 0304 Chinese 12 Pictured, from left, at the HKCBA Year of the Rooster Chinese New Year Gala are The Core director of property management, Domenic Mazzocchi, The Core's Allison Onyett, Birks general manager Susanne Ventura and Brooks Brothers assistant general manager Ron Fetter. Guests in attendance received surprise gifts from The Core and Holt Renfrew while Birks provided the featured auction item of a stunning maple leaf broach valued at over $5000.

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    Economic challenges certainly didn’t dampen the attendance-nor dollars raised at The Calgary Flames Ambassadors 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held recently at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino. An impressive $415,000 was raised this day for the Calgary Flames Foundation bringing the cumulative total raised since inception to $4.3 million. In the 2015-2016 […]

    022717-Cal_0304_Flames_poker_5.JPG-Cal_0304_Flames_poker_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0304 Flames poker 1 The Calgary Flames Ambassadors and the Calgary Flames 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino raised an impressive $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation bringing the total raised through the poker event to $4.3 million in 12 years. Pictured at the tournament are Brian Burke (left) , president hockey operations Ken King, president and CEO.Cal 0304 Flames poker 2 Pictured at the 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino are Life Psychology's Leanne Edwards and her father, Lyle Edwards, past chair, Calgary Flames Ambassadors. The tournament raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation.Cal 0304 Flames poker 3 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Pictured are poker commentator Beesley (left) and emcee Jaimie Macoun.Cal 0304 Flames poker 6 Artist Chris Tutty (left) and That Don Cherry Guy Clarke Robertson had a great time at the 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino. The tournament raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation.Cal 0304 Flames poker 7 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino was a great success and raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Pictured at the SRO tournament are Flames right winger Michael Frolic (left) with tournament volunteer committee member David Zaleschuk.Cal 0304 Flames poker 8 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino was a great success and raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Such phenomenal success is thanks in part to the terrific live and silent auction items up for grabs. Pictured, from left, are Elevate Auctions' John Murray, Renee Rothzen and legendary auctioneer Bill Brown.022717-Cal_0304_Flames_poker_5.JPG-Cal_0304_Flames_poker_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0304 Flames poker 1 The Calgary Flames Ambassadors and the Calgary Flames 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino raised an impressive $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation bringing the total raised through the poker event to $4.3 million in 12 years. Pictured at the tournament are Brian Burke (left) , president hockey operations Ken King, president and CEO.Cal 0304 Flames poker 2 Pictured at the 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino are Life Psychology's Leanne Edwards and her father, Lyle Edwards, past chair, Calgary Flames Ambassadors. The tournament raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation.Cal 0304 Flames poker 3 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Pictured are poker commentator Beesley (left) and emcee Jaimie Macoun.Cal 0304 Flames poker 6 Artist Chris Tutty (left) and That Don Cherry Guy Clarke Robertson had a great time at the 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino. The tournament raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation.Cal 0304 Flames poker 7 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino was a great success and raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Pictured at the SRO tournament are Flames right winger Michael Frolic (left) with tournament volunteer committee member David Zaleschuk.Cal 0304 Flames poker 8 The 12th annual Flames Ambassadors Celebrity Poker Tournament held at the Grey Eagle Casino was a great success and raised $415,000 for the Calgary Flames Foundation. Such phenomenal success is thanks in part to the terrific live and silent auction items up for grabs. Pictured, from left, are Elevate Auctions' John Murray, Renee Rothzen and legendary auctioneer Bill Brown.

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    Here’s a fact I suspect many of you do not know. Women are more likely than men to die of a heart attack or stroke. The good news is that if women put their own health first by making lifestyle changes, they can reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as […]

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    Love was the theme of Calgary Opera’s Valentine Ball held Feb 11 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Palliser. As Calgary Opera general director and CEO Bob McPhee noted ” It is often said that opera is the ultimate art from. It includes music, singing, dancing, acting, costuming, lighting and scenery-on a grand scale. […]

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      The 68th Grand Highland Military Ball-held Feb 25 at the Calgary Hyatt Regency-was the most successful in the Regiment’s history. Since 1910, the Regiment of The Calgary Highlanders has served in Calgary, sending soldiers overseas during both World Wars, on numerous UN peacekeeping and NATO missions since the end of the Second World War, […]

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    He’s one of the most gregarious chaps you could ever hope to meet. And funny. A great raconteur. And a community leader and philanthropist extraordinaire. George Brookman, founder of West Canadian Industries, could probably win any political position he so chooses. Mr. Calgary, as I affectionately refer to him, was the keynote speaker at the […]

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    Celebration was the order of the evening Mar 10 as hundreds of guests gathered at the Westin to honour the incredible achievements of Calgary-based immigrants. The Immigrants of Distinction Awards also served to celebrate two momentous anniversaries; Immigrant Services Calgary’s 40th anniversary of delivering quality settlement services to Calgary’s newcomers, and Canada’s 150th anniversary of […]

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    If you think Canada is awash (pardon the pun) in clean, fresh water, think again. Unabated development over the years coupled with foolish policies (Montreal dumping tons of sewage into the St. Lawrence springs to mind), have put a strain on  Canada’s freshwater ecosystems and their coldwater resources.  Thank goodness for organizations the likes of […]

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    Let’s face it. We can all use a bit of good cheer these days. Thanks to the super folks at Boyden Calgary, the preeminent executive search firm chose to bring back its legendary Guinness & Green St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Scores of guests gathered at the P Club Mar 17 for a wee bit of […]

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    For lovers of shiny new cars and trucks, beautiful music and awesome auction items- all the while supporting invaluable not-for-profit organizations, An Evening of Vehicles and Violins Gala ticks all the boxes. The gala is also the perfect preview of the Calgary International Auto & Truck Show-now in its 37th year. Hundreds of guests gathered […]

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