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    Raise the Bar Leadership Roundtable focuses on healthier lifestyles

    112314-Cal1129_Cardel_2_.jpg-Cal1129_Cardel_2_-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Cardel 1  Premier Jim Prentice was among the industry leaders who presented at the recent Cardel Place hosted Raise the Bar Leadership Roundtable. The event focused on how to create healthy lifestyles for not only individuals, but communities as well.112314-Cal1129_Cardel_2_.jpg-Cal1129_Cardel_2_-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Cardel 1 Premier Jim Prentice was among the industry leaders who presented at the recent Cardel Place hosted Raise the Bar Leadership Roundtable. The event focused on how to create healthy lifestyles for not only individuals, but communities as well.

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    Third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign held Nov 6 salutes 25 Calgarians with style.

    112314-Cal1129_Portrait_7jpeg.jpeg-Cal1129_Portrait_7jpeg.-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Portrait 3  Anna and Gerry Maiert were among the hundreds of guests who attended the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 1  Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett  were among the hundreds of guests who attended the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby. The dynamic couple was among 25 individuals chosen as Cultural Ambassadors.Cal1129 Portrait 2  Jason Dewling , vice-president of academics and research at Olds College and  Heather Dewling   pose for the lens at  the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 5 Pictured, from left, at  the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby are cultural ambassador Jane McCaig, Fashion Calgary founder Ania Basak and Rich Waller, proud husband of Jane McCaig and a cultural ambassador in his own right.Cal1129 Portrait 4 Alberta Film Commissioner Luke Azevedo and his daughter XXXXXX had a great time at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 6 Cyndi and  Allistair Elliott cut an elegant swath at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.112314-Cal1129_Portrait_7jpeg.jpeg-Cal1129_Portrait_7jpeg.-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Portrait 3 Anna and Gerry Maiert were among the hundreds of guests who attended the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 1 Bart Habermiller and Emily Barnett were among the hundreds of guests who attended the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby. The dynamic couple was among 25 individuals chosen as Cultural Ambassadors.Cal1129 Portrait 2 Jason Dewling , vice-president of academics and research at Olds College and Heather Dewling pose for the lens at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 5 Pictured, from left, at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby are cultural ambassador Jane McCaig, Fashion Calgary founder Ania Basak and Rich Waller, proud husband of Jane McCaig and a cultural ambassador in his own right.Cal1129 Portrait 4 Alberta Film Commissioner Luke Azevedo and his daughter XXXXXX had a great time at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.Cal1129 Portrait 6 Cyndi and Allistair Elliott cut an elegant swath at the third annual Fashion Calgary Portrait Campaign Gala held Nov 6 in the Jack Singer Concert Hall lobby.

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    Hundreds of guests gathered at the BMO Centre Nov 14 to celebrate the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon.

    112314-Cal_1129_Philanthropy_3.JPG-Cal_1129_Philanthropy_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Philanthropy 5 Kathleen MacPherson, left, and Mira Boucher co-chaired the hugely successful  18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 6 Lorie Abernethy, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Calgary and Area Chapter, poses for the lens at the  18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 8  Imperial president and CEO Rich Kruger and Lorna Carlson, vice-president, Imperial Oil Foundation pictured at  the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Imperial was the platinum sponsor of Philanthropy Awareness Week which culminated with the luncheon.Cal1129 Philanthropy 7 RBC regional operating officer Mike Maloney and colleague Jerilynn Daniels were among the hundreds of guests who attended  the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. RBC was the presenting sponsor of the luncheon.Cal1129 Philanthropy 2 The Horbachewski family were presented with the Outstanding Philanthropic Family Award at the  18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Pictured, from left, are Neil, Aubrey, Lee and Taryn (front) Horbachewski.Cal1129 Philanthropy 1  Alberta Party Leader   Greg Clark and executive director Catherine Brownlee were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BME Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 4 Nicki Perkins was presented with the prestigious Doc Seaman Individual Philanthropist Award at the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Perkins is a tireless cystic fibrosis advocate-a disease she has had all her life.112314-Cal_1129_Philanthropy_3.JPG-Cal_1129_Philanthropy_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1129 Philanthropy 5 Kathleen MacPherson, left, and Mira Boucher co-chaired the hugely successful 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 6 Lorie Abernethy, president of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Calgary and Area Chapter, poses for the lens at the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 8 Imperial president and CEO Rich Kruger and Lorna Carlson, vice-president, Imperial Oil Foundation pictured at the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Imperial was the platinum sponsor of Philanthropy Awareness Week which culminated with the luncheon.Cal1129 Philanthropy 7 RBC regional operating officer Mike Maloney and colleague Jerilynn Daniels were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. RBC was the presenting sponsor of the luncheon.Cal1129 Philanthropy 2 The Horbachewski family were presented with the Outstanding Philanthropic Family Award at the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Pictured, from left, are Neil, Aubrey, Lee and Taryn (front) Horbachewski.Cal1129 Philanthropy 1 Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark and executive director Catherine Brownlee were among the hundreds of guests who attended the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BME Centre.Cal1129 Philanthropy 4 Nicki Perkins was presented with the prestigious Doc Seaman Individual Philanthropist Award at the 18th annual National Philanthropy Day Luncheon held Nov 14 at the BMO Centre. Perkins is a tireless cystic fibrosis advocate-a disease she has had all her life.

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    Lovers of all things fashionable gathered at Devonian Gardens recently to support our beloved Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. The fab fashion show-featuring Chanel and other top designs from Holt Renfrew, raised an impressive $100,000. The Paris-themed show was timed to accompany the CPO’s  J’aime Paris Festival, which closed to rave reviews  with the final concert on Dec 4.  Lock into […]

    113014-Cal1206_Paris_1.JPG-Cal1206_Paris_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1206 Paris 2   Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard and her daughter Katie Ruddy with KPMG were among the more than 370 guests who attended Lock into Paris, a fabulous fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.Cal1206 Paris 3   Holt Renfrew's Deb Kerr is joined by Scott Land & Lease's Ryan Scott (left) and his dad Gregg Scott at  Lock into Paris, a fabulous fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.  The latest Chanel fashions were showcased at this night.Cal1206 Paris 4   De Novo Group's Rob Barrett and his wife Anastasia looked super glam at  Lock into Paris, a fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO. The latest Chanel fashions were showcased at this night.Cal1206 Paris 5   Style Guys Jason Krell (left)  and Alykhan Velji are joined by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Jessica Sale at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.Cal1206 Paris 7   Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are famed designer Paul Hardy,Western Living Magazine city editor Karen Ashbee, life coach Penny Smith and sprinter Ricardo Charles.Cal1206 Paris 8   Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are  Susan Billington, Q.C. and her daughter, CPO's Cathy Billington.Cal1206 Paris 6   Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are CPO board member Joan Simmins, Stephanie Ridge, Encana's Katherine Crerar and CPO board chair Letha MacLachlan, Q.C.Cal1206 Paris 9   Glamour gals Deniz Basibuyuk (left) and Melissa Best were among the more than 370 people in attendance at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.113014-Cal1206_Paris_1.JPG-Cal1206_Paris_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1206 Paris 2 Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard and her daughter Katie Ruddy with KPMG were among the more than 370 guests who attended Lock into Paris, a fabulous fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.Cal1206 Paris 3 Holt Renfrew's Deb Kerr is joined by Scott Land & Lease's Ryan Scott (left) and his dad Gregg Scott at Lock into Paris, a fabulous fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO. The latest Chanel fashions were showcased at this night.Cal1206 Paris 4 De Novo Group's Rob Barrett and his wife Anastasia looked super glam at Lock into Paris, a fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO. The latest Chanel fashions were showcased at this night.Cal1206 Paris 5 Style Guys Jason Krell (left) and Alykhan Velji are joined by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Jessica Sale at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.Cal1206 Paris 7 Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are famed designer Paul Hardy,Western Living Magazine city editor Karen Ashbee, life coach Penny Smith and sprinter Ricardo Charles.Cal1206 Paris 8 Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are Susan Billington, Q.C. and her daughter, CPO's Cathy Billington.Cal1206 Paris 6 Pictured, from left, at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO are CPO board member Joan Simmins, Stephanie Ridge, Encana's Katherine Crerar and CPO board chair Letha MacLachlan, Q.C.Cal1206 Paris 9 Glamour gals Deniz Basibuyuk (left) and Melissa Best were among the more than 370 people in attendance at Lock into Paris, a Chanel-themed fashion show held in Devonian Gardens in support of the CPO.

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    The biggest thing to hit the media world in decades took place Nov 25 as the Calgary Herald launched its ‘new’ paper. The re-imagined Calgary Herald features more insight in its print format, newly designed web delivery, redesigned smartphone content and the revolutionary new tablet content. New logo. New colour. New sections.  New font. Yes […]

    113014-Cal1206_Reimagine_5.JPG-Cal1206_Reimagine_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1206 Reimagine 13 All smiles at the  Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's Lisa Krasnov (left) and Kathy Glenn, Postmedia manager marketing & audience development.Cal1206 Reimagine 1 Pictured at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand are Spruce Meadows' Marg Southern and Heritage Pointe's Carol Oxtoby. Several hundred guests gathered to toast the Nov 25 launch of the new Calgary Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 3  Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis and Bryan Hurson were all smiles at  the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 2 Canadian Tire Country Hills' Mark and Christina Caldwell were among those who attended  the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand.  Scores of guests attended the fab fete to toast the  Nov 25 launch of the new Calgary Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 6  Telus' Chris Gerritsen and Calgary Herald's Licia Corbella had a great time at the  Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand. Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 4 The Calgary Foundation was well represented at the  Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand.  Pictured, from left, are Janice Francey, Kerry Longpre and Taylor Barrie.Cal1206 Reimagine 7  Pictured, from left, at  the  Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's Amanda Blais, Den Williams, Kayla Redekopp and Kaila Maddalo. Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 9  Calgary Herald columnist Don Briad shares a laugh with Calgary Health president and CEO Jill Olynyk at  the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand.  Scores of guests gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 8  Pictured, from left, at  the  Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's  Lilian Jourieh with Calgary Economic Development's Karen Garrick and Bruce Graham, president and CEO.  Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 11  Calgary Herald's Sean Sandhurst and Telus Spark president and CEO Jennifer Martin pose for the lens at  the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 10 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Gran are Calgary Herald ad director Dodi Kozak with Calgary Herald media sales managers Dean Jager and Laura Linnell.Cal1206 Reimagine 12  Calgary Herald editor Lorne Motley (centre) is joined by Mayor Nenshi's Chief of Staff Chima Nkemdirim (left) and communications advisor Daorcey LeBray at  the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 14 Among the scores of guests who gathered at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand were, from left, Mawer Investments' Jason Brown and Imperial's Belinda de Wolde and Leanne Dohy.113014-Cal1206_Reimagine_5.JPG-Cal1206_Reimagine_5-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1206 Reimagine 13 All smiles at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's Lisa Krasnov (left) and Kathy Glenn, Postmedia manager marketing & audience development.Cal1206 Reimagine 1 Pictured at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand are Spruce Meadows' Marg Southern and Heritage Pointe's Carol Oxtoby. Several hundred guests gathered to toast the Nov 25 launch of the new Calgary Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 3 Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis and Bryan Hurson were all smiles at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 2 Canadian Tire Country Hills' Mark and Christina Caldwell were among those who attended the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand. Scores of guests attended the fab fete to toast the Nov 25 launch of the new Calgary Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 6 Telus' Chris Gerritsen and Calgary Herald's Licia Corbella had a great time at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand. Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 4 The Calgary Foundation was well represented at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 in the Theatre Junction Grand. Pictured, from left, are Janice Francey, Kerry Longpre and Taylor Barrie.Cal1206 Reimagine 7 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's Amanda Blais, Den Williams, Kayla Redekopp and Kaila Maddalo. Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 9 Calgary Herald columnist Don Briad shares a laugh with Calgary Health president and CEO Jill Olynyk at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand. Scores of guests gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 8 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand are Calgary Herald's Lilian Jourieh with Calgary Economic Development's Karen Garrick and Bruce Graham, president and CEO. Scores of guest gathered to celebrate the success of the Nov 25 launch of the new Herald.Cal1206 Reimagine 11 Calgary Herald's Sean Sandhurst and Telus Spark president and CEO Jennifer Martin pose for the lens at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 10 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Gran are Calgary Herald ad director Dodi Kozak with Calgary Herald media sales managers Dean Jager and Laura Linnell.Cal1206 Reimagine 12 Calgary Herald editor Lorne Motley (centre) is joined by Mayor Nenshi's Chief of Staff Chima Nkemdirim (left) and communications advisor Daorcey LeBray at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand.Cal1206 Reimagine 14 Among the scores of guests who gathered at the Calgary Herald Reimagined Gala held Nov 27 at the Theatre Junction Grand were, from left, Mawer Investments' Jason Brown and Imperial's Belinda de Wolde and Leanne Dohy.

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    Family violence-especially against women, is a scourge on our community with  seemingly  no end in sight. Witness the following: in Canada, over 1.14 million people reported they had been either physically or sexually assaulted by their partner or spouse in the last five years; the percentage of self-reported spousal violence in Alberta was 7.6 per cent, […]

    113014-Cal1213_Whisper_2.JPG-Cal1213_Whisper_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1213 Whisper 1 The YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, was an enormous success and raised half a million dollars for the Y. Keynote speaker Erin Brockovich (left) added greatly to  the gala's  success. Pictured with the famous environmental activist  is YWCA president and CEO Sue Tomney.Cal1213 Whisper 3 Famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich (centre) was the keynote speaker at the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20. Joining Brockovich are gala founding chair Jane McCaig (left) and her sister Roxanne McCaig.Cal1213 Whisper 4 YWCA board chair Patty McLeod (left) has reason to smile. The recent  YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, raised $500,000 for the YWCA. Joining McLeod is legal counsel Celeste Evancio.Cal1213 Whisper 6  Among the VIP's who attended the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, were, from left, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, MLA Sandra Jansen and ConocoPhillips' Barbara Simic and Kim Berjian. ConocoPhillips was a silver sponsor of the SRO event.Cal1213 Whisper 5 Pictured, from left, at  the  YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, are ATB's Laura Robinson, Liz Stretch, Douglas Smith and Sandra Huculak. The SRO gala raised $500,000 for the YWCA thanks in large part to corporate sponsorship provided by ATB.Cal1213 Whisper 7 Renfrew Educational Services board member Michelle McKenna (left) and Downtown Sports Clinics' Samara Felesky-Hunt were among the hundreds of guests who attended  the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20.Cal1213 Whisper 8  The  YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20 featuring keynote speaker Erin Brockovich was a great success and raised $500,000 for the YWCA. Pictured at the SRO event are honorary chair of the gala Chief Rick Hanson with the Y's Elsbeth Mehrer (left) and Sarah Hughes.113014-Cal1213_Whisper_2.JPG-Cal1213_Whisper_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1213 Whisper 1 The YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, was an enormous success and raised half a million dollars for the Y. Keynote speaker Erin Brockovich (left) added greatly to the gala's success. Pictured with the famous environmental activist is YWCA president and CEO Sue Tomney.Cal1213 Whisper 3 Famed environmental activist Erin Brockovich (centre) was the keynote speaker at the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20. Joining Brockovich are gala founding chair Jane McCaig (left) and her sister Roxanne McCaig.Cal1213 Whisper 4 YWCA board chair Patty McLeod (left) has reason to smile. The recent YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, raised $500,000 for the YWCA. Joining McLeod is legal counsel Celeste Evancio.Cal1213 Whisper 6 Among the VIP's who attended the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, were, from left, Mayor Naheed Nenshi, MLA Sandra Jansen and ConocoPhillips' Barbara Simic and Kim Berjian. ConocoPhillips was a silver sponsor of the SRO event.Cal1213 Whisper 5 Pictured, from left, at the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20, are ATB's Laura Robinson, Liz Stretch, Douglas Smith and Sandra Huculak. The SRO gala raised $500,000 for the YWCA thanks in large part to corporate sponsorship provided by ATB.Cal1213 Whisper 7 Renfrew Educational Services board member Michelle McKenna (left) and Downtown Sports Clinics' Samara Felesky-Hunt were among the hundreds of guests who attended the YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20.Cal1213 Whisper 8 The YWCA Why Whisper Gala, held Nov 20 featuring keynote speaker Erin Brockovich was a great success and raised $500,000 for the YWCA. Pictured at the SRO event are honorary chair of the gala Chief Rick Hanson with the Y's Elsbeth Mehrer (left) and Sarah Hughes.

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    Glacial temperatures, a snow storm and the precipitous fall in the price of crude certainly didn’t dampen the attendance-nor festive feeling- at FirstEnergy’s annual seasonal celebration. Readers may recall that over the past two decades, FirstEnergy Capital has evolved from a Calgary-based energy focused investment bank, to one of the pre-eminent providers of investment banking […]

    113014-Cal1213_Firstenergy_2.JPG-Cal1213_Firstenergy_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1213 Firstenergy 8  Among the hundreds of guests who attended FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 were MEC Advisory vice-president Howard Tsung and Gary Mar, Alberta Government Representative in Asia.Cal1213 Firstenergy 6  Who among the patch was not in attendance at  FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 would be a short list indeed as seemingly everyone was in attendance including, from left, KERN Partners' Pentti Karkkainen, Ember Resources' Doug Dafoe, NuVista Energy's Jonathan Wright and KERN Partners' Chris Hooper.Cal1213 Firstenergy 4  Scott Land and Lease founder Gregg Scott and his son Ryan Scott were among the hundreds of guest who attended  FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26.Cal1213 Firstenergy 5  Brooks and Dodd's Tom Dodd (left) poses for the lens with Sen. Elect Mike Shaikh at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26.Cal1213 Firstenergy 7 Pictured, from left, at    FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 are Bryan Lopushinsky, Oana Stanculescu and Nick Johnson.Cal1213 Firstenergy 9 Pictured, from left, at   FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 are Keyera's Chris Duncan, ARC Resources' Colleen Abel, Keyera's Bradley White and Gibson Energy's Jessica Ferguson.Cal1213 Firstenergy 3   All smiles at  FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26   are FirstEnergy's Beverley McCartney and Jai Hawker.Cal1213 Firstenergy 1  Tanking oil prices- and glacial temperatures didn't dampen the enthusiasm-nor attendance at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held in FirstEnergy's offices Nov 26. Pictured are FirstEnergy's Breanna Richard (left) and Hilary Risley.113014-Cal1213_Firstenergy_2.JPG-Cal1213_Firstenergy_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1213 Firstenergy 8 Among the hundreds of guests who attended FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 were MEC Advisory vice-president Howard Tsung and Gary Mar, Alberta Government Representative in Asia.Cal1213 Firstenergy 6 Who among the patch was not in attendance at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 would be a short list indeed as seemingly everyone was in attendance including, from left, KERN Partners' Pentti Karkkainen, Ember Resources' Doug Dafoe, NuVista Energy's Jonathan Wright and KERN Partners' Chris Hooper.Cal1213 Firstenergy 4 Scott Land and Lease founder Gregg Scott and his son Ryan Scott were among the hundreds of guest who attended FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26.Cal1213 Firstenergy 5 Brooks and Dodd's Tom Dodd (left) poses for the lens with Sen. Elect Mike Shaikh at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26.Cal1213 Firstenergy 7 Pictured, from left, at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 are Bryan Lopushinsky, Oana Stanculescu and Nick Johnson.Cal1213 Firstenergy 9 Pictured, from left, at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 are Keyera's Chris Duncan, ARC Resources' Colleen Abel, Keyera's Bradley White and Gibson Energy's Jessica Ferguson.Cal1213 Firstenergy 3 All smiles at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held Nov 26 are FirstEnergy's Beverley McCartney and Jai Hawker.Cal1213 Firstenergy 1 Tanking oil prices- and glacial temperatures didn't dampen the enthusiasm-nor attendance at FirstEnergy's annual festive fete held in FirstEnergy's offices Nov 26. Pictured are FirstEnergy's Breanna Richard (left) and Hilary Risley.

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    Surely the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit is by attending the  Lougheed House Christmas reception. The unique Calgary tradition takes one back to a time when things seemed so much more simple-and beautiful.  Each year, the Calgary Design Group, led by Georgia Martin, generously donate their time and expertise to decorate Lougheed House in […]

    120614-Cal_1220_Lougheed_3.jpg-Cal_1220_Lougheed_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Lougheed 2 Surely the prefect way to get into the Christmas spirits is by attended the annual Lougheed House  Christmas VIP Preview and Gala. A wretched snow storm didn't dampen the attendance-nor enthusiasm at this year's gala held Nov 28 in the iconic mansion. Pictured, from left, are  Marlene LaMontagne , Jeanne Lougheed, Mary Lougheed and granddaughter Meredith Lougheed.Cal1220 Lougheed 1 Pictured, from left, at   Lougheed House 8th annual Christmas VIP Preview and Gala held Nov 28 in the iconic mansion are Mynt Dance Productions' Paula Callihoo, Karen Iwanski, and Vanessa DeFreitas. The talented trio lit up the dance floor with ragtime and tango performances.Cal1220 Lougheed 4  Among the guests in attendance at Lougheed House  Christmas VIP Preview and Gala held Nov 28 were Lougheed HouseÕs new curator Trisha Carleton (left) and Lougheed House board member Carol Howes.120614-Cal_1220_Lougheed_3.jpg-Cal_1220_Lougheed_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Lougheed 2 Surely the prefect way to get into the Christmas spirits is by attended the annual Lougheed House Christmas VIP Preview and Gala. A wretched snow storm didn't dampen the attendance-nor enthusiasm at this year's gala held Nov 28 in the iconic mansion. Pictured, from left, are Marlene LaMontagne , Jeanne Lougheed, Mary Lougheed and granddaughter Meredith Lougheed.Cal1220 Lougheed 1 Pictured, from left, at Lougheed House 8th annual Christmas VIP Preview and Gala held Nov 28 in the iconic mansion are Mynt Dance Productions' Paula Callihoo, Karen Iwanski, and Vanessa DeFreitas. The talented trio lit up the dance floor with ragtime and tango performances.Cal1220 Lougheed 4 Among the guests in attendance at Lougheed House Christmas VIP Preview and Gala held Nov 28 were Lougheed HouseÕs new curator Trisha Carleton (left) and Lougheed House board member Carol Howes.

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    Kidney disease is no laughing matter. Yet thanks to the scores of volunteers and sponsors who recently presented Comedy for a Cause, more than $225,000 was raised for kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada. More than 600 people dressed in their Vegas nightclub finest to attend the event held at the Marquee Beer […]

    120614-Cal_1220_Comedy_3.jpg-Cal_1220_Comedy_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Comedy 1  Pictured, from left, at Comedy for a Cause-a fundraiser in support of kidney disease research are Kelly Kisio, Glen Harper, Peter Bacsalmasi and Don Cowie. The event raised over $225,000 in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada.Cal1220 Comedy 2  More than 600 people attended the recent Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Healdliner Gerry Dee brought the house down. Pictured are event supporters  Merla and Harold Pedersen.Cal1220 Comedy 4 Pictured, from left, at   Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada are  Blair and Steph Pytak with Brenda Kuhn and Blair Harvey.Cal1220 Comedy 5 More than 600 guests attended the recent Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Pictured, from left, are  Steve and Sue Sutton, Darren and Sally Driscoll and Kurt Pedersen.120614-Cal_1220_Comedy_3.jpg-Cal_1220_Comedy_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Comedy 1 Pictured, from left, at Comedy for a Cause-a fundraiser in support of kidney disease research are Kelly Kisio, Glen Harper, Peter Bacsalmasi and Don Cowie. The event raised over $225,000 in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada.Cal1220 Comedy 2 More than 600 people attended the recent Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Healdliner Gerry Dee brought the house down. Pictured are event supporters Merla and Harold Pedersen.Cal1220 Comedy 4 Pictured, from left, at Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada are Blair and Steph Pytak with Brenda Kuhn and Blair Harvey.Cal1220 Comedy 5 More than 600 guests attended the recent Comedy for a Cause fundraiser in support of kidney research through the Kidney Foundation of Canada. Pictured, from left, are Steve and Sue Sutton, Darren and Sally Driscoll and Kurt Pedersen.

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    Readers may recall  your faithful social scribe often opines that if you want something to be successful, best get the ladies involved. There’s nothing quite like girl power. And there simply cannot be a better example of this than the Children’s Hospital Aid Society (CHAS). For 106 years, the dedicated CHAS volunteers have made a […]

    120614-Cal_1220_Chas_4.JPG-Cal_1220_Chas_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Chas 1 The annual holiday Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon is always lots of fun. This year's luncheon, held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre, saw record ticket sales with 512 guests in attendance. Pictured, from left, are Brawn Family Foundation's Kelley Buckely, Carole Brawn and Jennifer Whyte.Cal1220 Chas 3 This year's   Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre saw a record 512 tickets sold. Pictured are CHAS supporters Jackeline Stewart (left)  and Lori Moch.Cal1220 Chas 5  Pictured, from left, at  Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are young CHAS supporters Rayna Larson, Lindsay Shaw and Kacie Ward. Proceeds from the lovely luncheon were directed to Sonshine Community Services.Cal1220 Chas 7 Sisters Heather Sallay (left) and Carol Myers were among the guests in attendance at  Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre.Cal1220 Chas 6 Among the guests in attendance at  Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre were, from left,  Remington Development's Donna Remington, Children's Wish's Julie Hamilton, past CHAS president and Banff Aspen Lodge owner Dorothy Woolstencroft and C.P. Kids & Families' Trish Crisp.Cal1220 Chas 8  All smiles at  Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO  holiday luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are Patti O'Connor (left) and Kathy Hays.Cal1220 Chas 2  Pictured from left at  the annual holiday Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are avid CHAS supporters Sydney Pieschel, Susan James and Jennifer Todesco.120614-Cal_1220_Chas_4.JPG-Cal_1220_Chas_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1220 Chas 1 The annual holiday Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon is always lots of fun. This year's luncheon, held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre, saw record ticket sales with 512 guests in attendance. Pictured, from left, are Brawn Family Foundation's Kelley Buckely, Carole Brawn and Jennifer Whyte.Cal1220 Chas 3 This year's Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre saw a record 512 tickets sold. Pictured are CHAS supporters Jackeline Stewart (left) and Lori Moch.Cal1220 Chas 5 Pictured, from left, at Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are young CHAS supporters Rayna Larson, Lindsay Shaw and Kacie Ward. Proceeds from the lovely luncheon were directed to Sonshine Community Services.Cal1220 Chas 7 Sisters Heather Sallay (left) and Carol Myers were among the guests in attendance at Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre.Cal1220 Chas 6 Among the guests in attendance at Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre were, from left, Remington Development's Donna Remington, Children's Wish's Julie Hamilton, past CHAS president and Banff Aspen Lodge owner Dorothy Woolstencroft and C.P. Kids & Families' Trish Crisp.Cal1220 Chas 8 All smiles at Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) SRO holiday luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are Patti O'Connor (left) and Kathy Hays.Cal1220 Chas 2 Pictured from left at the annual holiday Children's Hospital Aid Society (CHAS) luncheon held Dec 1 in the BMO Centre are avid CHAS supporters Sydney Pieschel, Susan James and Jennifer Todesco.

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    Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park was the place to be Dec 1 with A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta event proving the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. A traditional turkey dinner, wonderful entertainment provided by the Rosebud Theatre Ensemble, terrific auction items and a rousing, hand-holding Johnny Appleseed grace ensured all […]

    120814-Cal1227_Rosebud_1.JPG-Cal1227_Rosebud_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1227 Rosebud 3 Avid Heritage Park supporters Amy and Karen Jennings had a wonderful time at  Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 2 Stuart-Olson Construction's Arthur Atkinson and his wife Jane Atkinson were among the guests who attended Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 5 Shane Homes' Cal Wenzle and Heritage Park president and CEO Alida Visbach pose for the lens at  Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 4 An event at Heritage Park would not be the same without the support of Betty and Ross Giles, pictured at  Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 6 imagiNation ISO chair Colin Jackson is pictured with Martha Hall Findlay , executive fellow, School of Public Policy at  Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.120814-Cal1227_Rosebud_1.JPG-Cal1227_Rosebud_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1227 Rosebud 3 Avid Heritage Park supporters Amy and Karen Jennings had a wonderful time at Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 2 Stuart-Olson Construction's Arthur Atkinson and his wife Jane Atkinson were among the guests who attended Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 5 Shane Homes' Cal Wenzle and Heritage Park president and CEO Alida Visbach pose for the lens at Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 4 An event at Heritage Park would not be the same without the support of Betty and Ross Giles, pictured at Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.Cal1227 Rosebud 6 imagiNation ISO chair Colin Jackson is pictured with Martha Hall Findlay , executive fellow, School of Public Policy at Heritage Park's A Rosebud River Valley Christmas in Alberta.

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          For the little ones, the excitement of Christmas Day can only be equalled by the treats offered at the annual Candy Cane Gala held in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation (ACHF). This year’s gala, the 8th annual held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre, was an SRO success. Big […]

    120814-Cal1227_Candycane_4.JPG-Cal1227_Candycane_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1227 Candy Cane 3  The Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success thanks in large part to the scores of tireless volunteers. Pictured, from left, are Rafael Silva, Amberly Hayes and Dhriti Chakravarty.Cal1227 Candy Cane 2 Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation senior director Liz Ballendine (left) and Melanie Dekker have reason to smile. The Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success and was attended by more than 1700 parents and their children.Cal1227 Candy Cane 1  Global Calgary's Gord Gillies did a super job in the role of host/emcee at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets for the SRO event sold out in a matter of hours.Cal1227 Candy Cane 5 Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the  Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Mason MacDonald and his parents Tamara MacDonald with Crescent Point energy and Bruce Luizzi with Atlx.Cal1227 Candy Cane 7  All smiles at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre are Rich Waller and his wife Jane McCaig with their children Emma and Anthony Waller.Cal1227 Candy Cane 6 Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the  Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Network Innovations' Zubin Kothawala with Chloe and Elsa Kothawala.Cal1227 Candy Cane 9  Alberta Children's Hospital  2014/2015 Champion Child Violet McDonald was front and centre at the Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. With Violet are her proud parents Trevor and Laura McDonald.Cal1227 Candy Cane 8  All smiles at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre are proud parents Derek and Jennifer Stuart with their adorable sons Sterling (left) and Milo.Cal1227 Candy Cane 10 Atco's Sarah Francis and her husband Eric Francis with Jack FM are pictured with their children Kelly and Cole at  Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre.Cal1227 Candy Cane 12  Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the  Alberta Children's Hospital Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were foundation board member John Hooks and foundation vice-chair Karen Radford.Cal1227 Candy Cane 11  Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation president and CEO Saifa Koonar and board chair Chris Potter pictured at  Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. The SRO event was attended by more than 1700 people.Cal1227 Candy Cane 13 Pictured, from left, at the 8th annual Candy Cane Gala, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation's signature fundraising event are Grace Fullertion and her brother Luke and their mom Margaret Fullerton, senior operating officer, Alberta Children's Hospital.120814-Cal1227_Candycane_4.JPG-Cal1227_Candycane_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal1227 Candy Cane 3 The Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success thanks in large part to the scores of tireless volunteers. Pictured, from left, are Rafael Silva, Amberly Hayes and Dhriti Chakravarty.Cal1227 Candy Cane 2 Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation senior director Liz Ballendine (left) and Melanie Dekker have reason to smile. The Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success and was attended by more than 1700 parents and their children.Cal1227 Candy Cane 1 Global Calgary's Gord Gillies did a super job in the role of host/emcee at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets for the SRO event sold out in a matter of hours.Cal1227 Candy Cane 5 Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Mason MacDonald and his parents Tamara MacDonald with Crescent Point energy and Bruce Luizzi with Atlx.Cal1227 Candy Cane 7 All smiles at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre are Rich Waller and his wife Jane McCaig with their children Emma and Anthony Waller.Cal1227 Candy Cane 6 Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Network Innovations' Zubin Kothawala with Chloe and Elsa Kothawala.Cal1227 Candy Cane 9 Alberta Children's Hospital 2014/2015 Champion Child Violet McDonald was front and centre at the Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. With Violet are her proud parents Trevor and Laura McDonald.Cal1227 Candy Cane 8 All smiles at the Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre are proud parents Derek and Jennifer Stuart with their adorable sons Sterling (left) and Milo.Cal1227 Candy Cane 10 Atco's Sarah Francis and her husband Eric Francis with Jack FM are pictured with their children Kelly and Cole at Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre.Cal1227 Candy Cane 12 Among the more than 1700 guests who attended the Alberta Children's Hospital Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre were foundation board member John Hooks and foundation vice-chair Karen Radford.Cal1227 Candy Cane 11 Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation president and CEO Saifa Koonar and board chair Chris Potter pictured at Alberta Children's Hospital's Candy Cane Gala held Dec 4 in the Telus Convention Centre. The SRO event was attended by more than 1700 people.Cal1227 Candy Cane 13 Pictured, from left, at the 8th annual Candy Cane Gala, the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation's signature fundraising event are Grace Fullertion and her brother Luke and their mom Margaret Fullerton, senior operating officer, Alberta Children's Hospital.

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    Looking back over the dozens of events your faithful social scribe had the pleasure attending and covering this past year reinforced my belief that I have the best job there is. What a pleasure to give ink to all the outstanding individuals and corporations that make our city the fantastic  place it is in which to […]

    121014-Cal1206_Reimagine_5.JPG-Year_in_Review_Cal0103Reimagine5-W.jpgbbrooks1Calgary, Alberta; JANUARY 24, 2014 -- Broadway Billy with event chair Larry Clausen and longtime supporter Renee Hopfner of Safeway, the event's lead sponsor in Calgary on January 24, 2014.(Christina Ryan/Calgary Herald) For Entertainment story by Bill Brooks. Trax # {source4CALGARY, AB Cal1018-  Having a wonderful time at Wood's Homes 100th Anniversary Children's Benefit Gala are, from left, Wood's Homes CEO Dr. Jane Matheson, Canadian Oil Sands' Trudy Curran and Gary DeLeeuw. phtg Courtesy Leblond Studio (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0412  Pictured with reason to smile at the 27th Annual SAM Awards Gala held Mar 29 are Jayman Group of Companies' Jay Westman and his wife Karen. Jayman took the Grand SAM Award in the Mulit-Family Builder of the Year category.      Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0412   All smiles from left, at the Fairmont Palliser's 100th anniversary celebration held Apr 3 are Jon Mathews, director of operations, Jacqueline Tyler, communications manager, Brett Connor, controller and Dan McGowan, general manager. Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0419  The Calgary Pro-Am Alzheimer's Hockey Tournament was a phenomenal success and raised serious coin for the fight against Alzheimer's. Pictured at the kick-off luncheon held Apr 4 at the Westin are special guest Gordie Howe, event chair Allan Klassen and Yvan Cournoyer. Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0502 Sherri Logel (left) and Shelly Norris have reason to smile. The dynamic duo co-chaired the hugely successful Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points 2014 fundraising gala held Apr 23 at the Hyatt.   phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0517  Pictured, from left, at the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial Gala held May 3 at the Hyatt are Stan Carscallen, Q.C. and his wife Eva Friesen, Rotary Club of Calgary president with Jetta Burton and her husband Ron Burton, International president of Rotary Clubs worldwide. .  phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0524 Pictured at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area 9th Annual All-Star Gala held May 10 at the Sheraton Suites are president and CEO Trish Bronsch and guest of honour and keynote speaker, famed Pittsburgh Steelers'  Lynn Swann. .    phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0531 The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) Gala Benefit Dinner held May 22 was a resounding success and netted more than $1 million. Pictured, from left, are Cecile Calliou, AARC board chair Ann McCaig and George Calliou, executive director of the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary.   phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0705 - Calgary Stampede president and board chair Bob Thompson has a glass of bubbly poured by acrobat Cary Lam at the VIP opening of the Agrium Western Event Centre June 20 at Stampede Park.  (phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0721- The inaugural  Breakfast on the Bridge, held June 21 in support of the Military Family Resource Centre was a great success. The non other than General Rick Hillier attended to provide the keynote address ensured a memorable morning for the hundreds of guests who attended.  phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0802-  Looking their glam finest at the Banff Centre Midsummer Ball are, from left, Sheryl and Jeff Hotchkiss, Rebecca Hotchkiss and her daughter, Banff Centre board chair Brenda Mackie.(phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0809- Host with the most, entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson has reason to smile. His 2014 Garden Party, held on the grounds of his Mt. Royal estate, raised more than $350,000 for organizations that support mental health.  (phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0823-  The Priddis Greens Charity Classic  held Aug 13 and 14 with an Aug 12 registration and gala event raised more than $415,000 for Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre. Pictured with reason to smile are tournament chairman Bas Wheeler and auction chair Winnie Bezemer.  phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0906- Pictured with 320,000 reasons to smile at  the 7th Annual Remington Charity Golf Classic in support of  the Prostate Cancer Centre are tournament committee members, from left, Darwin Flathers, David Routledge, Randy Magnussen, honorary chairman Randy Remington, Carl Cheverie, Cody Clayton and Alex Wong.  phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal09013- The second annual Calgary Diner en Blanc was an enormous success and was attended by more than 2500 people. Pictured, with reason to smile, from left, are producers and owners of the event Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve with Calgary co-hosts Jason Gogo and Cory Edwards. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal09013- Pictured, from left, at the Shaw Charity Classic opening night festivities held at Flames Central Aug 26 are Shaw chief marketing officer Jim Little, legendary golfer Stephen Ames, Lusome's Lara Smith and Jim Riddell. The Classic, which took place Aug 29-31 at Canyon Meadows, was the biggest tournament to hit our fair city -since last year's inaugural Shaw Charity Classic.   phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0927-  Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta founder Alvin Libin pictured with his grand daughters Eda Libin (left) and Nora Libin at The Beat Goes On- the  10th anniversary  celebration and fundraiser for the world-class institute. The glam gala netted more than $750,000. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1004-  Pictured, from left, at  the Nordstrom Gala Sept 17 are Nordstrom family members Erik, Jamie, Blake and Pete Nordstrom. The first international opening of a Nordstrom store outside the US was met with great fanfare. The gala raised  $180,000 for United Way of Calgary and Area and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation(ACHF).phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1011-  Host with the most David Foster and his wife Yolanda have reason to smile.  A Miracle Gala held Sept 27 raised $8.2 million for the David Foster Foundation. The foundation offers financial and emotional to support to the families of children in Canada who are awaiting life-saving organ transplants. .phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1011-   Pictured, from left,  at the National Music Centre (NMC) inaugural gala Out Loud held Sept 20 are Brad Hawker, Joanna Barstad, Ingrid Mosker and her husband Andrew Mosker, president and CEO of the NMC.   phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)Cal1108  Court 7  Premier Jim Prentice and his daughter Cassia Prentice, a lawyer with Bennett Jones attended the Court of Appeal of Alberta Centennial Gala Banquet held at the Westin Oct 22. Mr. Prentice brought greetings on behalf of the Province.121014-Cal1206_Reimagine_5.JPG-Year_in_Review_Cal0103Reimagine5-W.jpgbbrooks1Calgary, Alberta; JANUARY 24, 2014 -- Broadway Billy with event chair Larry Clausen and longtime supporter Renee Hopfner of Safeway, the event's lead sponsor in Calgary on January 24, 2014.(Christina Ryan/Calgary Herald) For Entertainment story by Bill Brooks. Trax # {source4CALGARY, AB Cal1018- Having a wonderful time at Wood's Homes 100th Anniversary Children's Benefit Gala are, from left, Wood's Homes CEO Dr. Jane Matheson, Canadian Oil Sands' Trudy Curran and Gary DeLeeuw. phtg Courtesy Leblond Studio (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0412 Pictured with reason to smile at the 27th Annual SAM Awards Gala held Mar 29 are Jayman Group of Companies' Jay Westman and his wife Karen. Jayman took the Grand SAM Award in the Mulit-Family Builder of the Year category. Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0412 All smiles from left, at the Fairmont Palliser's 100th anniversary celebration held Apr 3 are Jon Mathews, director of operations, Jacqueline Tyler, communications manager, Brett Connor, controller and Dan McGowan, general manager. Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0419 The Calgary Pro-Am Alzheimer's Hockey Tournament was a phenomenal success and raised serious coin for the fight against Alzheimer's. Pictured at the kick-off luncheon held Apr 4 at the Westin are special guest Gordie Howe, event chair Allan Klassen and Yvan Cournoyer. Bill Brooks/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0502 Sherri Logel (left) and Shelly Norris have reason to smile. The dynamic duo co-chaired the hugely successful Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points 2014 fundraising gala held Apr 23 at the Hyatt. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0517 Pictured, from left, at the Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial Gala held May 3 at the Hyatt are Stan Carscallen, Q.C. and his wife Eva Friesen, Rotary Club of Calgary president with Jetta Burton and her husband Ron Burton, International president of Rotary Clubs worldwide. . phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0524 Pictured at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area 9th Annual All-Star Gala held May 10 at the Sheraton Suites are president and CEO Trish Bronsch and guest of honour and keynote speaker, famed Pittsburgh Steelers' Lynn Swann. . phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB - Cal0531 The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) Gala Benefit Dinner held May 22 was a resounding success and netted more than $1 million. Pictured, from left, are Cecile Calliou, AARC board chair Ann McCaig and George Calliou, executive director of the Aboriginal Friendship Centre of Calgary. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0705 - Calgary Stampede president and board chair Bob Thompson has a glass of bubbly poured by acrobat Cary Lam at the VIP opening of the Agrium Western Event Centre June 20 at Stampede Park. (phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0721- The inaugural Breakfast on the Bridge, held June 21 in support of the Military Family Resource Centre was a great success. The non other than General Rick Hillier attended to provide the keynote address ensured a memorable morning for the hundreds of guests who attended. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0802- Looking their glam finest at the Banff Centre Midsummer Ball are, from left, Sheryl and Jeff Hotchkiss, Rebecca Hotchkiss and her daughter, Banff Centre board chair Brenda Mackie.(phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0809- Host with the most, entrepreneur and philanthropist W. Brett Wilson has reason to smile. His 2014 Garden Party, held on the grounds of his Mt. Royal estate, raised more than $350,000 for organizations that support mental health. (phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0823- The Priddis Greens Charity Classic held Aug 13 and 14 with an Aug 12 registration and gala event raised more than $415,000 for Calgary's Prostate Cancer Centre. Pictured with reason to smile are tournament chairman Bas Wheeler and auction chair Winnie Bezemer. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0906- Pictured with 320,000 reasons to smile at the 7th Annual Remington Charity Golf Classic in support of the Prostate Cancer Centre are tournament committee members, from left, Darwin Flathers, David Routledge, Randy Magnussen, honorary chairman Randy Remington, Carl Cheverie, Cody Clayton and Alex Wong. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal09013- The second annual Calgary Diner en Blanc was an enormous success and was attended by more than 2500 people. Pictured, with reason to smile, from left, are producers and owners of the event Jordan Kallman and Tyson Villeneuve with Calgary co-hosts Jason Gogo and Cory Edwards. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal09013- Pictured, from left, at the Shaw Charity Classic opening night festivities held at Flames Central Aug 26 are Shaw chief marketing officer Jim Little, legendary golfer Stephen Ames, Lusome's Lara Smith and Jim Riddell. The Classic, which took place Aug 29-31 at Canyon Meadows, was the biggest tournament to hit our fair city -since last year's inaugural Shaw Charity Classic. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal0927- Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta founder Alvin Libin pictured with his grand daughters Eda Libin (left) and Nora Libin at The Beat Goes On- the 10th anniversary celebration and fundraiser for the world-class institute. The glam gala netted more than $750,000. phtg}/For the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1004- Pictured, from left, at the Nordstrom Gala Sept 17 are Nordstrom family members Erik, Jamie, Blake and Pete Nordstrom. The first international opening of a Nordstrom store outside the US was met with great fanfare. The gala raised $180,000 for United Way of Calgary and Area and the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation(ACHF).phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1011- Host with the most David Foster and his wife Yolanda have reason to smile. A Miracle Gala held Sept 27 raised $8.2 million for the David Foster Foundation. The foundation offers financial and emotional to support to the families of children in Canada who are awaiting life-saving organ transplants. .phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)CALGARY, AB Cal1011- Pictured, from left, at the National Music Centre (NMC) inaugural gala Out Loud held Sept 20 are Brad Hawker, Joanna Barstad, Ingrid Mosker and her husband Andrew Mosker, president and CEO of the NMC. phtgFor the Calgary Herald (For Entertainment section story by Bill Brooks)Cal1108 Court 7 Premier Jim Prentice and his daughter Cassia Prentice, a lawyer with Bennett Jones attended the Court of Appeal of Alberta Centennial Gala Banquet held at the Westin Oct 22. Mr. Prentice brought greetings on behalf of the Province.

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      Thank goodness for the rabbits. And we’re not talking the cute, furry kind. Rather, the theatrical kind-as in One Yellow Rabbit (OYR). Lovers of performance art know well of the popular OYR  and it is thanks to these talented folks  2015 started with a great deal of fanfare as the 28th annual High Performance […]

    011215-Cal_0117_Rabbit_2.JPG-Cal_0117_Rabbit_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0117 Rabbit 1 The popular 28th annual High Performance Rodeo, CalgaryÕs International Festival of the Arts,  kicked off in grand style January 7 with the premier of  Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Pictured is artist Elizabeth Laishley whose artwork is Cohen-inspired. The Rodeo runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 4  Theatre Calgary artistic director Dennis Granhum is pictured with One Yellow Rabbit managing director Ann Connors at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7.Cal 0117 Rabbit 3  Among the hundreds of guests who attended the launch of the   28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 were, from left, One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) board member Ralph Christoffersen, ATP producer Dianne Goodman and  OYR associate producer Joshua Dalledonne. The must-attend festival runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 5  Pictured, from left, at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 are  Downstage artistic producer Ellen Close, Verb Theatre co-artistic director Col Cseke, Calgary Arts Development president and CEO Patti Pon and Katherine Wagner, board member, Calgary Arts Development. The fabulous festival runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 7  Pictured at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 are One Yellow Rabbit publicist Todd Hawkwood and multiple Emmy Award nominee casting director Rhonda Fisekci.Cal 0117 Rabbit 6  One Yellow Rabbit board vice-chair Peter Kufeldt and Theatre Calgary artistic associate Shari Wattling attended the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7.Cal 0117 Rabbit 8 Global Weekend anchor Jenna Freeman and Global National's Reid Fiest were among the VIP's who attended  the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7. The fabulous festival of the arts runs through Feb 1.011215-Cal_0117_Rabbit_2.JPG-Cal_0117_Rabbit_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0117 Rabbit 1 The popular 28th annual High Performance Rodeo, CalgaryÕs International Festival of the Arts, kicked off in grand style January 7 with the premier of Chelsea Hotel: The Songs of Leonard Cohen. Pictured is artist Elizabeth Laishley whose artwork is Cohen-inspired. The Rodeo runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 4 Theatre Calgary artistic director Dennis Granhum is pictured with One Yellow Rabbit managing director Ann Connors at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7.Cal 0117 Rabbit 3 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 were, from left, One Yellow Rabbit (OYR) board member Ralph Christoffersen, ATP producer Dianne Goodman and OYR associate producer Joshua Dalledonne. The must-attend festival runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 5 Pictured, from left, at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 are Downstage artistic producer Ellen Close, Verb Theatre co-artistic director Col Cseke, Calgary Arts Development president and CEO Patti Pon and Katherine Wagner, board member, Calgary Arts Development. The fabulous festival runs through Feb 1.Cal 0117 Rabbit 7 Pictured at the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7 are One Yellow Rabbit publicist Todd Hawkwood and multiple Emmy Award nominee casting director Rhonda Fisekci.Cal 0117 Rabbit 6 One Yellow Rabbit board vice-chair Peter Kufeldt and Theatre Calgary artistic associate Shari Wattling attended the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7.Cal 0117 Rabbit 8 Global Weekend anchor Jenna Freeman and Global National's Reid Fiest were among the VIP's who attended the launch of the 28th annual High Performance Rodeo Jan 7. The fabulous festival of the arts runs through Feb 1.

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    Scores of guest gathered at the Hotel Arts recently in support of Cocktails for Critters-the annual Calgary Humane Society (CHS)  signature fundraiser. That renowned lover of our furry friends Laureen Harper was the honorary chair again this year ensured guests dug deep and succeeded in raising an impressive $195,000.  Presented by Preventous Collaborative Health, funds […]

    011915-0124_Cocktails_1.jpg-Cocktails_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 Critters 2 Cocktails for Critters in support of the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) was an enormous success.  The pet and owner fashion show raised an impressive $195,000. Pictured is 95.9 star Mookie with his furry friend.Cal 0124 Critters 3 Cocktails for Critters in support of the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) was an enormous success.  Pictured is emcee and host Kyle Shewfelt (left) with  95.9 star Mookie.011915-0124_Cocktails_1.jpg-Cocktails_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 Critters 2 Cocktails for Critters in support of the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) was an enormous success. The pet and owner fashion show raised an impressive $195,000. Pictured is 95.9 star Mookie with his furry friend.Cal 0124 Critters 3 Cocktails for Critters in support of the Calgary Humane Society (CHS) was an enormous success. Pictured is emcee and host Kyle Shewfelt (left) with 95.9 star Mookie.

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    The 22nd annual STARS Lottery officially kicked off Jan 14 with 3,227 prizes up for grabs worth more than $5.3 million. And one lucky winner will be the proud owner of a fabulous Augusta Fine Homes dream home worth more than $1.1 million. Media, STARS staff and brass, suppliers and supporters gathered at the dream […]

    011915-Cal0124_STARS_3.JPG-STARS_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 STARS 2 Pictured at the launch of the 22nd annual STARS lottery are NuVista Homes creative director and marketing manager Wendee Bishop with Augusta Fine Homes vice-president Mike Plumton. $5.3 million in prizes are up for grabs this year including the grand prize of a $1.1 million Augusta Homes  fully furnished dream home.Cal 0124 STARS 1 Pictured at the launch of the 22nd annual STARS lottery are STARS board member Irene Pfeiffer (left) and STARS president and CEO Andrea Robertson. $5.3 million in prizes is up for grabs this year.011915-Cal0124_STARS_3.JPG-STARS_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 STARS 2 Pictured at the launch of the 22nd annual STARS lottery are NuVista Homes creative director and marketing manager Wendee Bishop with Augusta Fine Homes vice-president Mike Plumton. $5.3 million in prizes are up for grabs this year including the grand prize of a $1.1 million Augusta Homes fully furnished dream home.Cal 0124 STARS 1 Pictured at the launch of the 22nd annual STARS lottery are STARS board member Irene Pfeiffer (left) and STARS president and CEO Andrea Robertson. $5.3 million in prizes is up for grabs this year.

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    The Owen Hart Foundation celebrated its 15th anniversary with a presentation of legendary comedian Dane Cook who performed two SRO shows at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Readers may recall the foundation has, over the years,  brought legendary entertainers the likes of Jerry Seinfeld and Bob Newhart to Robin Williams and  Howie Mandel. The Owen […]

    011915-0124_Owen_1.jpg-Owen_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 Owen 8 Pictured, from left, at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook are Virginia Xavier,  Owen Hart Foundation volunteer, Canadian Para-Olympian Patrick Jarvis and his wife Lisa Jarvis of Air Canada.Cal 0124 Owen 7 Posing for the lens  at  the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook are Dani Izzo of Shoe Muse with Debbie Zelez of High Tails Pet Resort.Cal 0124 Owen 6 Pictured, from left, at  the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook are philanthropist and community leader W. Brett Wilson with journalist Tammi Christopher and Ron E. Murphy, TV director, Periscope Productions.Cal 0124 Owen 5 Among the hundreds of guests who attended  the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook were, from left, Trent Edwards COO of Brookfield Residential with his wife Victoria, and Gisele Danis of Brookfield Residential with her husband Royce Chwin,  CEO of Tourism AlbertaCal 0124 Owen 4 Pictured from left at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook are Dr. Nicole Letourneau of the University of Calgary with husband Dean Mullin,  vice-president of Stantec Oil & Gas, and Kavita and Ashid Bahl of For the Love of Children Society.Cal 0124 Owen 3 Pictured at the 15th anniversary of the Owen Hart Foundation featuring headliner Dane Cook are event producer Dave Howard, founder of The Event Group and his  wife Jacquelyn Howard.Cal 0124 Owen 2 Pictured, from left, at the15th anniversary of the Owen Hart Foundation featuring headliner Dane Cook are Chris Tahn and Dave Lavoie of The Trago Tequila Company, with Dr. Brian Killick of Dentrix Dental Care, and Renee Chernecki of LAR Business Concepts.Cal 0124 Owen 9 All smiles, from left, at  the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with  Dane Cook are Cathy Skalicky, Christina Mason, Rob Skalicky, Christina Skalicky and ConocoPhillips'  Barb Simic.011915-0124_Owen_1.jpg-Owen_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0124 Owen 8 Pictured, from left, at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook are Virginia Xavier, Owen Hart Foundation volunteer, Canadian Para-Olympian Patrick Jarvis and his wife Lisa Jarvis of Air Canada.Cal 0124 Owen 7 Posing for the lens at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook are Dani Izzo of Shoe Muse with Debbie Zelez of High Tails Pet Resort.Cal 0124 Owen 6 Pictured, from left, at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook are philanthropist and community leader W. Brett Wilson with journalist Tammi Christopher and Ron E. Murphy, TV director, Periscope Productions.Cal 0124 Owen 5 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook were, from left, Trent Edwards COO of Brookfield Residential with his wife Victoria, and Gisele Danis of Brookfield Residential with her husband Royce Chwin, CEO of Tourism AlbertaCal 0124 Owen 4 Pictured from left at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook are Dr. Nicole Letourneau of the University of Calgary with husband Dean Mullin, vice-president of Stantec Oil & Gas, and Kavita and Ashid Bahl of For the Love of Children Society.Cal 0124 Owen 3 Pictured at the 15th anniversary of the Owen Hart Foundation featuring headliner Dane Cook are event producer Dave Howard, founder of The Event Group and his wife Jacquelyn Howard.Cal 0124 Owen 2 Pictured, from left, at the15th anniversary of the Owen Hart Foundation featuring headliner Dane Cook are Chris Tahn and Dave Lavoie of The Trago Tequila Company, with Dr. Brian Killick of Dentrix Dental Care, and Renee Chernecki of LAR Business Concepts.Cal 0124 Owen 9 All smiles, from left, at the Owen Hart Foundation's evening with Dane Cook are Cathy Skalicky, Christina Mason, Rob Skalicky, Christina Skalicky and ConocoPhillips' Barb Simic.

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  • 01/29/15--23:10: Smart retirement
  • Scores of colleagues, friends and clients gathered at Big Rock Brewery Jan 22 to wish Alastair Smart all the best as the iconic salesman retires after 29 years and  4 months of dedicated service to the iconic brewery.  Smart’s official last day way Dec. 31 this past year but hosting a farewell bash New Year’s […]

    012615-Cal0131Smart_1.JPG-Cal0131_Smart_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 031 Smart 3 Pictured, from left, at the retirement party held for  Big Rock super salesman Alastair Smart  are, Big Rock sales manager Brad Goddard, communications wizard Susanne Fox and brew master Paul Gautreau.Cal 031 Smart 2  Big Rock super salesman Alastair Smart (right) was humbled and honoured at his retirement party held Jan 22 in the loft at the iconic brewery.  It was announced this day that a new brew 012615-Cal0131Smart_1.JPG-Cal0131_Smart_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 031 Smart 3 Pictured, from left, at the retirement party held for Big Rock super salesman Alastair Smart are, Big Rock sales manager Brad Goddard, communications wizard Susanne Fox and brew master Paul Gautreau.Cal 031 Smart 2 Big Rock super salesman Alastair Smart (right) was humbled and honoured at his retirement party held Jan 22 in the loft at the iconic brewery. It was announced this day that a new brew "Alastair's Bonnie Fantastic Ale" would be distributed through Willow Park Wines & Spirits (WPWS) . Pictured with Smart is WPWS' Dave "The Beer Guy" Gingrich.Cal 031 Smart 4 All smiles at the retirement party held for Big Rock super salesman Alastair Smart are Big Rock Grill executive chef Harry Griever (left) and restaurant manager Markus Aschauer.Cal 031 Smart 5 Pictured at Alastair Smart's retirement gathering held Jan 22 at Big Rock Brewery are Brian Rowland and Big Rock CFO Barbara Feit. Smart retired after 29 years and four months at Big Rock.

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    Celebration was the order of the day Jan 28 as representatives from a dozen not-for-profit organizations gathered at the Calgary Herald to equally share in $1,127,570.43 being total  funds raised throughout the 2014 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund campaign. Thanks to the scores of generous citizens who donated to the fund, each of the 12 agencies […]

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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, a photograph must be all that- and more.  Anyone who has ever gazed at a Yousuf Karsh or Ansel Adams  knows well the power and sheer beauty these works of art command. It has been said that photography is the medium of our times. Lovers of the […]

    012615-Cal0131Exposure2.JPG-Exposure2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 031 Exposure 3 Photographers Dana Prediger and George Webber was among those who attended  Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall.Cal 031 Exposure 5   Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall was a feast for the senses and featured amazing photographic art, live music and live and silent auction items. Pictured is event emcee Baruch Laskin.Cal 031 Exposure 4  Pictured, from left, at  Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall are BlueCircle Insurance's Gerry Baert, Stephen Muir and Paul Featherstone.Cal 031 Exposure 7  Pictured at Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall are photographers Jenner Abbott (left) and Heather Saitz.Cal 031 Exposure 6  Pictured at    Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall  is artist Kevin Mellis whose wet plate collodion process garnered a great deal of attention at the fab fundraiser.Cal 031 Exposure 1 Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall was a treat for lovers of all things visual. Among those in attendance were Glenbow vice-president and Exposure board member Melanie Kjorlien (left) and Donna Livingstone, Glenbow president and CEO.012615-Cal0131Exposure2.JPG-Exposure2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 031 Exposure 3 Photographers Dana Prediger and George Webber was among those who attended Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall.Cal 031 Exposure 5 Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall was a feast for the senses and featured amazing photographic art, live music and live and silent auction items. Pictured is event emcee Baruch Laskin.Cal 031 Exposure 4 Pictured, from left, at Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall are BlueCircle Insurance's Gerry Baert, Stephen Muir and Paul Featherstone.Cal 031 Exposure 7 Pictured at Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall are photographers Jenner Abbott (left) and Heather Saitz.Cal 031 Exposure 6 Pictured at Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall is artist Kevin Mellis whose wet plate collodion process garnered a great deal of attention at the fab fundraiser.Cal 031 Exposure 1 Exposure: AlbertaÕs Photography FestivalÕs 4th Annual Fundraiser held Jan 23 in Festival Hall was a treat for lovers of all things visual. Among those in attendance were Glenbow vice-president and Exposure board member Melanie Kjorlien (left) and Donna Livingstone, Glenbow president and CEO.

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