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    Challenging economic times certainly did not impact the attendance-  nor enthusiasm at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park. Since 1951, Easter Seals has proudly served Albertans with disabilities and special needs. The masquerade ball was SRO again this year with more than 400 […]

    041315-Cal0418_Easter_2.JPG-Cal0418_Easter_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0418 Easter 1 Pictured at  the  29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park is Canada Dry Mott's John Rebagliati. 041315-Cal0418_Easter_2.JPG-Cal0418_Easter_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0418 Easter 1 Pictured at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park is Canada Dry Mott's John Rebagliati. "Designer' Caesars greeted the SRO crowd.Cal 0418 Easter 3 Motion Specialties' Toby Redfern and his wife Tara Redfern, a registered nurse were an integral part of the success of the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park.Cal 0418 Easter 4 Pictured at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park. is Canada Safeway vice-president, retail operations, Dave Rodych and his wife Debbie Rodych. Safeway has been an invaluable supporter of Easter Seals for many years.Cal 0418 Easter 5 Pictured, from left, at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park are Kinsmen Club of Calgary's Rob Locke, Mark Greenwood, Ritchard Stacey, president Matt Mahon and Al Strauss. Kinsmen Club of Calgary has been an invaluable supporter of Easter Seals for many years.Cal 0418 Easter 6 Pictured, from left, at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park are Invis' Linda Verot, Deighton Communications' Leanne Deighton, Tamarak Valley's Maria de Crom and Easter Seals case co-orindinator Theresa de Waal.Cal 0418 Easter 7 Pictured, from left, at the 29th annual Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park are Calgary Fire Department captain Jay Pugh and his daughter J Neven-Pugh, wife Sonja Neven, daughter Elisa Neven-Pugh and emcee Darrell Janz. Janz has emceed the gala 28 out of 29 years.Cal 0418 Easter 8 TWT Group's Shawn Freeman and CHAS' Murlyne Fong were among the 400-plus guests who attended the 29th annual Masquerade Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park.Cal 0418 Easter 9 RBC Wealth Management regional director, Alberta Cal Malhiot and his wife Leanne Malhiot were among the 400-plus guests who attended the 29th annual Masquerade Easter Seals We Care Ball held Apr 10 in the Palomino Room at Stampede Park.

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    Oscar is the most coveted name in the entertainment industry.  But for those in the residential construction industry, there’s only one name that matters. Sam.  The annual SAM (sales and marketing) Awards, held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre, saluted the best of the best in the Calgary and region homes industry. […]

    042015-Cal0425_Sam_1.JPG-Cal0425_Sam_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0425 Sam 10 Pictured with reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Watermark at Bearspaw's Ian MacDonald (left) and Matthew Jones. Watermark won in both the Community of the Year category as well as Best Multi-Family Community.Cal 0425 Sam 2 Minister Rick cover and his wife Christine were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the  2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 3 Pictured, from left, at the   2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Julian Tile's Domenico Belcastro and his wife Amera with Silvana Maurer and Albi Renova's Brian Maurer.  Albi Renova won Best Basement Renovation as well as Best Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 4 Cardel Lifestyles president Tim Logel and his wife Sherri cut an elegant swath at the  2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Sherri is co-chair of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points dinner that takes place Apr 30.Cal 0425 Sam 5 Looking their glam finest at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are, from left, Doug Howland and his better half Carolina Oxtoby,  president and CEO of Heritage Pointe Properties., Dee Clair and her partner Dave Gladney, Morrison Homes president and CEO.Cal 0425 Sam 6  Homes by Avi's Alice Mateyko (left) and Anita Bustos were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Homes by Avi won the SAM Award in Best Apartment-Style Condo Ð One Bedroom + Den.Cal 0425 Sam 7 UDI, Calgary CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina were among the   1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 8 Albi Homes'  president Allan Klassen and his wife Christine cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Albi Homes has been on a roll of late as not only was it named National Builder of the Year recently but picked up numerous awards this night as well.Cal 0425 Sam 9 Baywest Homes' Ryan Hall poses for the lens with Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Baywest picked up a pair of SAM Awards- Best New Home Ð up to $254,999 and Best New Home - $850,000-$999,999.Cal 0425 Sam 11 Looking dapper at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Wayne Copeland, president of the CHBA Ð Calgary Region (left) and Shane Wenzel, chair of the SAM committee for CHBA Ð Calgary Region.Cal 0425 Sam 12 Jocelyn Laidlaw did a great job in the role of emcee at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 13 Calbridge Homes' Larry Thompson and his wife Dawn have reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Cambridge won the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.Cal 0425 Sam 15 Pictured at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of  Riverview Custom Homes which took the Grand SAM Award in the Builder of Merit category. From left are Dean Svenson, Chris and Jennifer York, Chester Godfrey and Shawn Beck.Cal 0425 Sam 14 Pictured at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Lux Windows and Glass which won the  Grand SAM Award in the Partner of the Year category. From left are John and Mary Petrillo with Anita and Tony Ambrogiano.Cal 0425 Sam 16 Enhance Your Home's Randy Kaminsky and his wife Karen were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 17 Hannah Stilwell and Rob Nielson were  among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 18 Ultimate Renovations president Danny Ritchie and his wife Barbara Ritchie have reason to smile as Ultimate won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year  at the  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 19 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards are the winning team of  Ultimate Renovations which won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year.  From left are Brad Mitchell, Annette Vance and Bob Vance.Cal 0425 Sam 20 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are the terrific Herald trio of Jeff Funtasz, Laura Linnell and Dodi Kozak.Cal 0425 Sam 21 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are the Herald New Homes'  team of Claire Young and Josh Skapin.Cal 0425 Sam 23 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Norma Robertson, PC nominee for Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Erawan Travel's Cathy Gottfried.Cal 0425 Sam 22 Cue Creative's Robert Jobst and Gudrun Dahle were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 24 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Calbridge's Leo Doiron and Tatiana Markin. Cambridge took the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.042015-Cal0425_Sam_1.JPG-Cal0425_Sam_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0425 Sam 10 Pictured with reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Watermark at Bearspaw's Ian MacDonald (left) and Matthew Jones. Watermark won in both the Community of the Year category as well as Best Multi-Family Community.Cal 0425 Sam 2 Minister Rick cover and his wife Christine were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 3 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Julian Tile's Domenico Belcastro and his wife Amera with Silvana Maurer and Albi Renova's Brian Maurer. Albi Renova won Best Basement Renovation as well as Best Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 4 Cardel Lifestyles president Tim Logel and his wife Sherri cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Sherri is co-chair of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points dinner that takes place Apr 30.Cal 0425 Sam 5 Looking their glam finest at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are, from left, Doug Howland and his better half Carolina Oxtoby, president and CEO of Heritage Pointe Properties., Dee Clair and her partner Dave Gladney, Morrison Homes president and CEO.Cal 0425 Sam 6 Homes by Avi's Alice Mateyko (left) and Anita Bustos were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Homes by Avi won the SAM Award in Best Apartment-Style Condo Ð One Bedroom + Den.Cal 0425 Sam 7 UDI, Calgary CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 8 Albi Homes' president Allan Klassen and his wife Christine cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Albi Homes has been on a roll of late as not only was it named National Builder of the Year recently but picked up numerous awards this night as well.Cal 0425 Sam 9 Baywest Homes' Ryan Hall poses for the lens with Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Baywest picked up a pair of SAM Awards- Best New Home Ð up to $254,999 and Best New Home - $850,000-$999,999.Cal 0425 Sam 11 Looking dapper at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Wayne Copeland, president of the CHBA Ð Calgary Region (left) and Shane Wenzel, chair of the SAM committee for CHBA Ð Calgary Region.Cal 0425 Sam 12 Jocelyn Laidlaw did a great job in the role of emcee at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 13 Calbridge Homes' Larry Thompson and his wife Dawn have reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Cambridge won the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.Cal 0425 Sam 15 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Riverview Custom Homes which took the Grand SAM Award in the Builder of Merit category. From left are Dean Svenson, Chris and Jennifer York, Chester Godfrey and Shawn Beck.Cal 0425 Sam 14 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Lux Windows and Glass which won the Grand SAM Award in the Partner of the Year category. From left are John and Mary Petrillo with Anita and Tony Ambrogiano.Cal 0425 Sam 16 Enhance Your Home's Randy Kaminsky and his wife Karen were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 17 Hannah Stilwell and Rob Nielson were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 18 Ultimate Renovations president Danny Ritchie and his wife Barbara Ritchie have reason to smile as Ultimate won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year at the 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 19 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards are the winning team of Ultimate Renovations which won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year. From left are Brad Mitchell, Annette Vance and Bob Vance.Cal 0425 Sam 20 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are the terrific Herald trio of Jeff Funtasz, Laura Linnell and Dodi Kozak.Cal 0425 Sam 21 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are the Herald New Homes' team of Claire Young and Josh Skapin.Cal 0425 Sam 23 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Norma Robertson, PC nominee for Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Erawan Travel's Cathy Gottfried.Cal 0425 Sam 22 Cue Creative's Robert Jobst and Gudrun Dahle were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 24 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Calbridge's Leo Doiron and Tatiana Markin. Cambridge took the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.

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  • 03/06/15--23:09: CUPS Runneth Over
  • Calgary Urban Project Society (CUPS)  is now in its 26th year of helping people overcome the challenges of poverty to attain brighter futures. Without intervention, the trauma, stress and instability of living in poverty puts a child at higher risk for lifelong health problems, developmental delays, behavioral disorders and repeating the cycle of poverty.  More […]

    030215-Cal0307_CUPS_6.JPG-Cal0307_CUPS_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0307 CUPS 1 The CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26- was a phenomenal success. That none other than rock legend  Melissa Etheridge headlined may have a lot to do with the evening's success. Pictured, are CUPS supporters Cannacord Genuity's Bruce McDonald and his wife Candace.Cal 0307 CUPS 5  All smiles at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are Calgary Counselling Centre's Nancy Laird and her husband Scott Laird.   Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 4 CUPS paediatrician Dr. Janice Heard and her husband RMP Energy's Bruce McFarlane were among the hundreds of guests who attended the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt.  Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 7  Pictured  at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are Erin Donnelly, visiting this night from PEI and Foothills Hospital's Rachel Donnelly.Cal 0307 CUPS 9  FirstEnergy's Jim Davidson gets  the blonde sandwich at  the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt. Hugging the lucky Davidson are Korr Deisgn's Kasey Sterling (left) and The River's Anne Clarke.Cal 0307 CUPS 8 All smiles at  the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are, from left, Kathy Hnatiuk, Katie Morgan and Tara Mathison.Cal 0307 CUPS 10 Among the hundreds of guests who attended  the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt were Corkscrew Media's Scott Henuset and his wife Suzanne Henuset with The Vintage Fund.Cal 0307 CUPS 3 Pictured at  the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are CUPS senior director Dean Schroeder and his wife Rhonda Schroeder.  Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 2 Pictured at  the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are PC Candidate Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Babes in Bali's Cathy Gotfried. Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO event030215-Cal0307_CUPS_6.JPG-Cal0307_CUPS_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0307 CUPS 1 The CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26- was a phenomenal success. That none other than rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined may have a lot to do with the evening's success. Pictured, are CUPS supporters Cannacord Genuity's Bruce McDonald and his wife Candace.Cal 0307 CUPS 5 All smiles at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are Calgary Counselling Centre's Nancy Laird and her husband Scott Laird. Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 4 CUPS paediatrician Dr. Janice Heard and her husband RMP Energy's Bruce McFarlane were among the hundreds of guests who attended the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt. Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 7 Pictured at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are Erin Donnelly, visiting this night from PEI and Foothills Hospital's Rachel Donnelly.Cal 0307 CUPS 9 FirstEnergy's Jim Davidson gets the blonde sandwich at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt. Hugging the lucky Davidson are Korr Deisgn's Kasey Sterling (left) and The River's Anne Clarke.Cal 0307 CUPS 8 All smiles at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are, from left, Kathy Hnatiuk, Katie Morgan and Tara Mathison.Cal 0307 CUPS 10 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt were Corkscrew Media's Scott Henuset and his wife Suzanne Henuset with The Vintage Fund.Cal 0307 CUPS 3 Pictured at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are CUPS senior director Dean Schroeder and his wife Rhonda Schroeder. Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO eventCal 0307 CUPS 2 Pictured at the CUPS Moonlight Lounge, held Feb 26 at the Hyatt are PC Candidate Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Babes in Bali's Cathy Gotfried. Rock legend Melissa Etheridge headlined the SRO event

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    Oscar is the most coveted name in the entertainment industry.  But for those in the residential construction industry, there’s only one name that matters. Sam.  The annual SAM (sales and marketing) Awards, held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre, saluted the best of the best in the Calgary and region homes industry. […]

    042015-Cal0425_Sam_1.JPG-Cal0425_Sam_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0425 Sam 10 Pictured with reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Watermark at Bearspaw's Ian MacDonald (left) and Matthew Jones. Watermark won in both the Community of the Year category as well as Best Multi-Family Community.Cal 0425 Sam 2 Minister Rick cover and his wife Christine were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the  2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 3 Pictured, from left, at the   2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Julian Tile's Domenico Belcastro and his wife Amera with Silvana Maurer and Albi Renova's Brian Maurer.  Albi Renova won Best Basement Renovation as well as Best Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 4 Cardel Lifestyles president Tim Logel and his wife Sherri cut an elegant swath at the  2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Sherri is co-chair of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points dinner that takes place Apr 30.Cal 0425 Sam 5 Looking their glam finest at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are, from left, Doug Howland and his better half Carolina Oxtoby,  president and CEO of Heritage Pointe Properties., Dee Clair and her partner Dave Gladney, Morrison Homes president and CEO.Cal 0425 Sam 6  Homes by Avi's Alice Mateyko (left) and Anita Bustos were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Homes by Avi won the SAM Award in Best Apartment-Style Condo Ð One Bedroom + Den.Cal 0425 Sam 7 UDI, Calgary CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina were among the   1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 8 Albi Homes'  president Allan Klassen and his wife Christine cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Albi Homes has been on a roll of late as not only was it named National Builder of the Year recently but picked up numerous awards this night as well.Cal 0425 Sam 9 Baywest Homes' Ryan Hall poses for the lens with Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.  Baywest picked up a pair of SAM Awards- Best New Home Ð up to $254,999 and Best New Home - $850,000-$999,999.Cal 0425 Sam 11 Looking dapper at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Wayne Copeland, president of the CHBA Ð Calgary Region (left) and Shane Wenzel, chair of the SAM committee for CHBA Ð Calgary Region.Cal 0425 Sam 12 Jocelyn Laidlaw did a great job in the role of emcee at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 13 Calbridge Homes' Larry Thompson and his wife Dawn have reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Cambridge won the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.Cal 0425 Sam 15 Pictured at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of  Riverview Custom Homes which took the Grand SAM Award in the Builder of Merit category. From left are Dean Svenson, Chris and Jennifer York, Chester Godfrey and Shawn Beck.Cal 0425 Sam 14 Pictured at  the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Lux Windows and Glass which won the  Grand SAM Award in the Partner of the Year category. From left are John and Mary Petrillo with Anita and Tony Ambrogiano.Cal 0425 Sam 16 Enhance Your Home's Randy Kaminsky and his wife Karen were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 17 Hannah Stilwell and Rob Nielson were  among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 18 Ultimate Renovations president Danny Ritchie and his wife Barbara Ritchie have reason to smile as Ultimate won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year  at the  2014 SAM Awards held  at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 19 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards are the winning team of  Ultimate Renovations which won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year.  From left are Brad Mitchell, Annette Vance and Bob Vance.Cal 0425 Sam 20 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are the terrific Herald trio of Jeff Funtasz, Laura Linnell and Dodi Kozak.Cal 0425 Sam 21 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are the Herald New Homes'  team of Claire Young and Josh Skapin.Cal 0425 Sam 23 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Norma Robertson, PC nominee for Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Erawan Travel's Cathy Gottfried.Cal 0425 Sam 22 Cue Creative's Robert Jobst and Gudrun Dahle were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 24 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Calbridge's Leo Doiron and Tatiana Markin. Cambridge took the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.042015-Cal0425_Sam_1.JPG-Cal0425_Sam_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0425 Sam 10 Pictured with reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Watermark at Bearspaw's Ian MacDonald (left) and Matthew Jones. Watermark won in both the Community of the Year category as well as Best Multi-Family Community.Cal 0425 Sam 2 Minister Rick cover and his wife Christine were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 3 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Julian Tile's Domenico Belcastro and his wife Amera with Silvana Maurer and Albi Renova's Brian Maurer. Albi Renova won Best Basement Renovation as well as Best Bathroom/Ensuite Renovation. The SAM Award salute the best of the best in Calgary and area's residential construction industry.Cal 0425 Sam 4 Cardel Lifestyles president Tim Logel and his wife Sherri cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Sherri is co-chair of the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter Turning Points dinner that takes place Apr 30.Cal 0425 Sam 5 Looking their glam finest at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are, from left, Doug Howland and his better half Carolina Oxtoby, president and CEO of Heritage Pointe Properties., Dee Clair and her partner Dave Gladney, Morrison Homes president and CEO.Cal 0425 Sam 6 Homes by Avi's Alice Mateyko (left) and Anita Bustos were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Homes by Avi won the SAM Award in Best Apartment-Style Condo Ð One Bedroom + Den.Cal 0425 Sam 7 UDI, Calgary CEO Guy Huntingford and his wife Riina were among the 1600-plus guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 8 Albi Homes' president Allan Klassen and his wife Christine cut an elegant swath at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Albi Homes has been on a roll of late as not only was it named National Builder of the Year recently but picked up numerous awards this night as well.Cal 0425 Sam 9 Baywest Homes' Ryan Hall poses for the lens with Calgary Herald's Carol Lewis at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Baywest picked up a pair of SAM Awards- Best New Home Ð up to $254,999 and Best New Home - $850,000-$999,999.Cal 0425 Sam 11 Looking dapper at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are Wayne Copeland, president of the CHBA Ð Calgary Region (left) and Shane Wenzel, chair of the SAM committee for CHBA Ð Calgary Region.Cal 0425 Sam 12 Jocelyn Laidlaw did a great job in the role of emcee at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 13 Calbridge Homes' Larry Thompson and his wife Dawn have reason to smile at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre. Cambridge won the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.Cal 0425 Sam 15 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Riverview Custom Homes which took the Grand SAM Award in the Builder of Merit category. From left are Dean Svenson, Chris and Jennifer York, Chester Godfrey and Shawn Beck.Cal 0425 Sam 14 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday evening at the Telus Convention Centre are the winning team of Lux Windows and Glass which won the Grand SAM Award in the Partner of the Year category. From left are John and Mary Petrillo with Anita and Tony Ambrogiano.Cal 0425 Sam 16 Enhance Your Home's Randy Kaminsky and his wife Karen were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 17 Hannah Stilwell and Rob Nielson were among the more than 1600 guests who attended this past Saturday evening's 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 18 Ultimate Renovations president Danny Ritchie and his wife Barbara Ritchie have reason to smile as Ultimate won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year at the 2014 SAM Awards held at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 19 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards are the winning team of Ultimate Renovations which won the Grand SAM Renovator of the Year. From left are Brad Mitchell, Annette Vance and Bob Vance.Cal 0425 Sam 20 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured, from left, are the terrific Herald trio of Jeff Funtasz, Laura Linnell and Dodi Kozak.Cal 0425 Sam 21 The Calgary Herald was one of the major sponsors of the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured are the Herald New Homes' team of Claire Young and Josh Skapin.Cal 0425 Sam 23 Pictured, from left, at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Norma Robertson, PC nominee for Fish Creek Richard Gottfried and his wife Erawan Travel's Cathy Gottfried.Cal 0425 Sam 22 Cue Creative's Robert Jobst and Gudrun Dahle were among the more than 1600 guests who attended the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0425 Sam 24 Pictured at the 2014 SAM Awards held this past Saturday at the Telus Convention Centre are Calbridge's Leo Doiron and Tatiana Markin. Cambridge took the Grand SAM Award in the Multi-Family Builder of the Year category.

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    The 19th annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) held recently was an enormous success and attended by hundreds of guests-including myriad politicians from all stripes.  This year’s IDA theme- Inspiring New Stories, was apt indeed given the diversity of the finalists, recipients and beneficiaries. The annual  event is the  highlight for Immigrant Services Calgary which serves […]

    042715-Cal0502_Immigrant_6.jpg-Cal0502_Immigrant_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Immigrant 7 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the 19th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) ÒInspiring New StoriesÓ were, from left, Sharon Carry, president and CEO of Bow Valley College, Minister  Manmeet Bhullar,  Wayne Chiu, president and CEO of Trico Homes, and MLA Mike Ellis.Cal 0502 Immigrant 5  Gurmit Sarpal, third from left, was the recpient of the IDA2015 Community service Award. Joining the dynamic Sarpal is her proud family.Cal 0502 Immigrant 3  Pictured at the 19th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) ÒInspiring New StoriesÓ are Girish Agrawal, winner of the IDA 2015 Business Award  and  Margaret Adu, CEO Aomega Lodges,  IDA 2014 Business Recipient. Co-emcee, Global News; Jayme Doll is pictured at right.Cal 0502 Immigrant 4  Presenting the 2015 Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award  to Carolina Dalgleish is award namesake Hadassah Ksienski, former CEO, Immigrant Services C algary.042715-Cal0502_Immigrant_6.jpg-Cal0502_Immigrant_6-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Immigrant 7 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at the 19th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) ÒInspiring New StoriesÓ were, from left, Sharon Carry, president and CEO of Bow Valley College, Minister Manmeet Bhullar, Wayne Chiu, president and CEO of Trico Homes, and MLA Mike Ellis.Cal 0502 Immigrant 5 Gurmit Sarpal, third from left, was the recpient of the IDA2015 Community service Award. Joining the dynamic Sarpal is her proud family.Cal 0502 Immigrant 3 Pictured at the 19th Annual Immigrants of Distinction Awards (IDA) ÒInspiring New StoriesÓ are Girish Agrawal, winner of the IDA 2015 Business Award and Margaret Adu, CEO Aomega Lodges, IDA 2014 Business Recipient. Co-emcee, Global News; Jayme Doll is pictured at right.Cal 0502 Immigrant 4 Presenting the 2015 Hadassah Ksienski Distinguished Service Award to Carolina Dalgleish is award namesake Hadassah Ksienski, former CEO, Immigrant Services C algary.

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    Fifteen years ago the Taliban ruled Afghanistan with an iron fist and an archaic attitude towards women. To this day, many women are denied even basic rights-violence is rampant and unbelievable barriers exist to accessing education. Female teachers have been threatened with death.  Schools have been burned and families who dare to send their daughters […]

    042715-Cal_0502_Afghan_1.JPG-Cal_0502_Afghan_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Afghan 9  The Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 was a great success due in large part to the terrific art auction. Pictured in front of one of her canvases is artist XXXXXXXCal 0502 Afghan 8 Pictured, from left, at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23  are emcee, Global Vancouver's Nadia Stewart with avid event supporters Pat Cashion and his wife Meredith Cashion.Cal 0502 Afghan 6 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23  are event co-chair  Celia Rushford (centre) with Bow Valley College's  Ghezal Waiez, James Fowler's Majabin Rawnaq, Bow Valley College's Zuhal Akbary and U of C's Farahnosh Azarakhsh.Cal 0502 Afghan 7 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23  are Dr. Lauryn Oates, projects director with Sanjar Sohail, editor, Afghanistan's Hasht-e Subh (042715-Cal_0502_Afghan_1.JPG-Cal_0502_Afghan_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Afghan 9 The Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 was a great success due in large part to the terrific art auction. Pictured in front of one of her canvases is artist XXXXXXXCal 0502 Afghan 8 Pictured, from left, at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are emcee, Global Vancouver's Nadia Stewart with avid event supporters Pat Cashion and his wife Meredith Cashion.Cal 0502 Afghan 6 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are event co-chair Celia Rushford (centre) with Bow Valley College's Ghezal Waiez, James Fowler's Majabin Rawnaq, Bow Valley College's Zuhal Akbary and U of C's Farahnosh Azarakhsh.Cal 0502 Afghan 7 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are Dr. Lauryn Oates, projects director with Sanjar Sohail, editor, Afghanistan's Hasht-e Subh ("8am") newspaper.Cal 0502 Afghan 4 The Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 was an enormous success thanks in large part to principal sponsor Newalta. Pictured are Newalta's Peter Dugandzic and his wife Dorothy Voytechek with the Calgary Separate School Board.Cal 0502 Afghan 5 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are event co-chair Leanne Brintnell (centre) with Bow Valley College's Yalda Ahmadi (left) and Maryam Kabiri (right).Cal 0502 Afghan 3 Pictured at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are, Lantern Fund $2 million Teacher Training Program Campaign co-chairs Deborah Alexander (left) and Irene MacDonald.Cal 0502 Afghan 2 Joining former Premier Alison Redford (right) at the Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) 12th Annual Breaking Bread Fundraising Event held Apr 23 are, from left, Borden Ladner Gervais' Melinda Park, Colin MacDonald, Q.C., and Beth Reimer Heck.

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    Having covered the social scene for nearly 20 years, you can well imagine your faithful social scribe has heard many a speech. Some are great. Some are as exciting-and lenghty-as watching paint dry. But I must say, the keynote given by Kelly Ryan at the Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) 2015 Breath & Blackjack […]

    042715-Cal_0502_Summit_1.JPG-Cal_0502_Summit_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Summit 2 Pictured from left at  the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Karla Takasaki, gala chair and foundation director Nicki Perkins and Jessica Mix.Cal 0502 Summit 3 Pictured from left at  the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Kurtis and Colleen Sanheim with Phyllis and Lenny Shapiro and Saundra and Loren Molever.Cal 0502 Summit 4 Looking fabulous at the   2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Caroline Schlosser (left) and Mariko Sembo.Cal 0502 Summit 5  Pictured at the  2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Safeway's Renee Hopfner and her husband Korite's Cory Hopfner. Safeway was an invaluable sponsor this night.Cal 0502 Summit 5 Among the scores of supporters who attended the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis were, from left, Prostate Cancer Centre  executive director Pam Heard, legendary philanthropists Dick and Lois Haskayne and Katie Ruddy.Cal 0502 Summit 7   Pictured at the  2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases co-director Dr. John Conly and his wife Pat Conly.Cal 0502 Summit 8 Looking their glam finest at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are, from left, Linda Marek, Doug Odney, Jacquie Hansen and Sieg Scheidegger.042715-Cal_0502_Summit_1.JPG-Cal_0502_Summit_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0502 Summit 2 Pictured from left at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Karla Takasaki, gala chair and foundation director Nicki Perkins and Jessica Mix.Cal 0502 Summit 3 Pictured from left at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Kurtis and Colleen Sanheim with Phyllis and Lenny Shapiro and Saundra and Loren Molever.Cal 0502 Summit 4 Looking fabulous at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Caroline Schlosser (left) and Mariko Sembo.Cal 0502 Summit 5 Pictured at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Safeway's Renee Hopfner and her husband Korite's Cory Hopfner. Safeway was an invaluable sponsor this night.Cal 0502 Summit 5 Among the scores of supporters who attended the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis were, from left, Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard, legendary philanthropists Dick and Lois Haskayne and Katie Ruddy.Cal 0502 Summit 7 Pictured at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases co-director Dr. John Conly and his wife Pat Conly.Cal 0502 Summit 8 Looking their glam finest at the 2015 Breath & Blackjack Gala held Apr 24 in support of The Summit Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis are, from left, Linda Marek, Doug Odney, Jacquie Hansen and Sieg Scheidegger.

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    It  simply does not get any better than laughing ones’ head off-all the while supporting health care in our beloved city. The old adage laughter is the best medicine was what the Calgary Health Trust’s 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night held at the P. Club Apr 16 was all about. That Canadian comic greats […]

    050415-Funny_Bone_Comedy_Night_-_Calgary_Health_Trust_Fundraiser-Cal0509_Funnybone_7-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0509 Funnybone 3 Pictured at the  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are Calgary Health Trust CEO Jill Olynyk (left) and Brenda Huband, vice-president at Alberta Health Services and Calgary Health Trust board member.Cal 0509 Funnybone 2 All smiles at the  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are, from left, ATB Financial's  Matt Lowe, David Emond and Susana and Mike Wilson. ATB and AltaLink were the headline sponsors of the hilarious evening which featured Jann Arden and Rick Mercer.  of ATB FinancialCal 0509 Funnybone 5 The docs came out en masse to show their support for the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night starring Canadian comedic legends Jann Arden and Rick Mercer. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Darshan Bakshi, Dr. Richard Cormack and Dr. Richard Walker, of Diagnostic Radiology at Peter Lougheed Centre.Cal 0509 Funnybone 4 Among the hundreds of guests who attended and supported the  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night were Joan Schilling, Encana director of community involvement and Pete Ceh.Cal 0509 Funnybone 6 Canadian comedic legends Jann Arden (left) and Rick Mercer were the headliners at the recent  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre. Pictured with the stars is Maria Bertucci.Cal 0509 Funnybone 8 Among the hundreds of guests who attended  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre starring  Jann Arden and Rick Mercer were Alberta Ballet board chair  Dawn McDonald and her husband Dr. Grant Bartlett.Cal 0509 Funnybone 9 The  Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre starring  Jann Arden and Rick Mercer was an enormous success. Pictured at the event is everyone's favourite emcee Dave Kelly.Cal 0509 Funnybone 1 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are committee members ATB's Bruce Edgelow, AltaLink's Scott Thon, Calgary Health Trust board chair Ann McCaig and Alberta Energy Regulator's Kirk Bailey. The fabulous evening featured Jann Arden and Rick Mercer.050415-Funny_Bone_Comedy_Night_-_Calgary_Health_Trust_Fundraiser-Cal0509_Funnybone_7-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0509 Funnybone 3 Pictured at the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are Calgary Health Trust CEO Jill Olynyk (left) and Brenda Huband, vice-president at Alberta Health Services and Calgary Health Trust board member.Cal 0509 Funnybone 2 All smiles at the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are, from left, ATB Financial's Matt Lowe, David Emond and Susana and Mike Wilson. ATB and AltaLink were the headline sponsors of the hilarious evening which featured Jann Arden and Rick Mercer. of ATB FinancialCal 0509 Funnybone 5 The docs came out en masse to show their support for the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night starring Canadian comedic legends Jann Arden and Rick Mercer. Pictured, from left, are Dr. Darshan Bakshi, Dr. Richard Cormack and Dr. Richard Walker, of Diagnostic Radiology at Peter Lougheed Centre.Cal 0509 Funnybone 4 Among the hundreds of guests who attended and supported the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night were Joan Schilling, Encana director of community involvement and Pete Ceh.Cal 0509 Funnybone 6 Canadian comedic legends Jann Arden (left) and Rick Mercer were the headliners at the recent Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre. Pictured with the stars is Maria Bertucci.Cal 0509 Funnybone 8 Among the hundreds of guests who attended Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre starring Jann Arden and Rick Mercer were Alberta Ballet board chair Dawn McDonald and her husband Dr. Grant Bartlett.Cal 0509 Funnybone 9 The Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Laughed Centre starring Jann Arden and Rick Mercer was an enormous success. Pictured at the event is everyone's favourite emcee Dave Kelly.Cal 0509 Funnybone 1 Pictured, from left, at the Calgary Health Trust's 11th annual Funny Bone Comedy Night in support of Peter Lougheed Centre are committee members ATB's Bruce Edgelow, AltaLink's Scott Thon, Calgary Health Trust board chair Ann McCaig and Alberta Energy Regulator's Kirk Bailey. The fabulous evening featured Jann Arden and Rick Mercer.

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    More than 30 NHL Alumni gathered in support of the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Hockey Pro-Am Tournament the weekend of Apr 17-19. The sixth  annual tournament saw hockey greats mingle with 22 local amateur teams-some of which have raised an impressive $100,000 per team. Funds raised were directed  towards various programs and research focused on supporting […]

    050415-Cal0509_Howe_2.JPG-Cal0509_Howe_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0509 Gordie 1 The  Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kicked off in style Apr 17 as hundreds of supporters gathered at the Westin for the tournament kick-off luncheon. Pictured are Larry Kwong and Terry McDonough.Cal 0509 Gordie 3 The  Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament held Apr 17-19 was a huge success. Pictured with committee chair Allan Klassen (centre) are former Maple Leafs star Darryl Sittler (left) with former Montreal Canadians star Sylvain Turgeon.Cal 0509 Gordie 5  Pictured, from left, at  the  Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin are Al Coates, Yvan 050415-Cal0509_Howe_2.JPG-Cal0509_Howe_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0509 Gordie 1 The Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kicked off in style Apr 17 as hundreds of supporters gathered at the Westin for the tournament kick-off luncheon. Pictured are Larry Kwong and Terry McDonough.Cal 0509 Gordie 3 The Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament held Apr 17-19 was a huge success. Pictured with committee chair Allan Klassen (centre) are former Maple Leafs star Darryl Sittler (left) with former Montreal Canadians star Sylvain Turgeon.Cal 0509 Gordie 5 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin are Al Coates, Yvan "The Roadrunner" Cournoyer and Warren Skorodenski.Cal 0509 Gordie 4 The Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament held Apr 17-19 was a huge success. Pictured with committee chair Allan Klassen (left) are fFlames great Gary Roberts wit Rogers Insurance's Lee Rogers.Cal 0509 Gordie 7 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin are team Tinmen comprised of Jay Lines, Conor Gillespie, Brent Johnston and Derick Scheps.Cal 0509 Gordie 8 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin are Dane Smith, Ryan Laverty and event committee member responsible for Alumni Relations, Perry Berezan.Cal 0509 Gordie 9 Team Tinmen pose in front of the Vezina, Conny Smythe, King Clancy and Art Ross trophies at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin.Cal 0509 Gordie 10 Village Brewery's Jim Button (left) and Evans Hunt's Bill Hunt were among the hundreds of guests who attended the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin.Cal 0509 Gordie 11 Hockey great Lanny McDonald pictured at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin.Cal 0509 Gordie 6 Pictured, from left, at the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament kick off luncheon held Apr 17 at the Westin are team Tinmen comprised of Keith Muir, Kurt Vouri and Marty Shenfield.

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    The press release billed it as a “fiesta de proporciones contemporáneas”  (a fiesta of contemporary proportions). Contemporary Calgary’s first fundraiser of the year, held at Contemporary Calgary’s “C” space on Stephen Avenue, took the Cinco de Mayo theme to the max with its CINCO2015 bash held May 2. The event was a tad bittersweet however […]

    051115-Cal_0516_Cinco_3JPG.JPG-Cal_0516_Cinco_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0515 Cinco 1 Tequila cocktails, mucho gusto nibblies, entertainment and more were but a few of the trappings at the Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary. Pictured are Shaw Communications COO Jay Mehr and his wife Viviane Mehr, managing director, Barbara Edwards Contemporary Gallery.Cal 0515 Cinco 2  Famed thespian Denise Clarke and renowned artist Chris Cran were among the sytlish guests who attended  Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0515 Cinco 4  Pictured at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary are event volunteers Alex Kingcott, Casey Wagar, Lisa Marks and Rima Murray.Cal 0515 Cinco 5  Alykhan Velji Design's Alykhan  Velji and At Large Communications' Jason Krell strike a pose at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0515 Cinco 6 Pictured from left at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary are board member Helen Zenith, avid arts supporter Mary Rozsa de Coquet and board member Carol Ryder.Cal 0515 Cinco 7 Among the scores of hip and happening souls who attended  Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of  Contemporary Calgary were, from left, artists Cassandra Paul, Jeremy Pavka, Karly Mortimer and Olympian Kyle Shewfelt.051115-Cal_0516_Cinco_3JPG.JPG-Cal_0516_Cinco_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0515 Cinco 1 Tequila cocktails, mucho gusto nibblies, entertainment and more were but a few of the trappings at the Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary. Pictured are Shaw Communications COO Jay Mehr and his wife Viviane Mehr, managing director, Barbara Edwards Contemporary Gallery.Cal 0515 Cinco 2 Famed thespian Denise Clarke and renowned artist Chris Cran were among the sytlish guests who attended Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0515 Cinco 4 Pictured at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary are event volunteers Alex Kingcott, Casey Wagar, Lisa Marks and Rima Murray.Cal 0515 Cinco 5 Alykhan Velji Design's Alykhan Velji and At Large Communications' Jason Krell strike a pose at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary.Cal 0515 Cinco 6 Pictured from left at Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary are board member Helen Zenith, avid arts supporter Mary Rozsa de Coquet and board member Carol Ryder.Cal 0515 Cinco 7 Among the scores of hip and happening souls who attended Cinco2015 fundraiser held in support of Contemporary Calgary were, from left, artists Cassandra Paul, Jeremy Pavka, Karly Mortimer and Olympian Kyle Shewfelt.

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    More than 600 supporters of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter (CWES) gathered at the Telus Convention Centre Apr 30 to take part in the  21st annual Turning Points Gala.  Turning Lives Around-as the event was billed- raised more than $654,000 in support of the agency’s innovative programs and services to help build safer, healthier and […]

    051115-Cal_0516_Points_2.JPG-Cal_0516_Points_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0515 Points 1 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 held Apr 30 at the Telus Convention Centre was a tremendous success and raised more than $650,000. Pictured, from left, are GDI's Marzena Hunko with  CWES' Ann O' Donnell and Vickie Chase.Cal 0515 Points 3 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 would not have been the success it was were it not for the efforts of the tireless volunteer committee. Pictured, from left, are committee members Allison Salazar, Vicki Hart-Wearmouth, Raquel Chondronikolis and Shannon Niemi.Cal 0515 Points 4 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 would not have been the success it was were it not for the efforts of the tireless volunteer committee. Pictured, from left, are committee members Victoria Edwards, Theresa Toth, event producer Brooks and Dodd's Tom Dodd, Shannon Craven and Ilene Janis.Cal 0515 Points 5 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 was a resounding success and raised more than $650,000. Pictured, from left, are Tony Arden, CWES executive director Kim Ruse, Jeff St. John, CWES' Kim Chua and Gerry Ruse.Cal 0515 Points 6  Pictured at the  The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is singer Barbara King who brought the house down with her performance this night.Cal 0515 Points 7  Pictured at the  The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is CWES board chair Rob Carpenter and his wife Kelly Carpenter.Cal 0515 Points 8  Pictured at the  The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is Spt. James Hardy and his wife Andrea Hardy. This night happened to coincide with the couples' 31st anniversary.Cal 0515 Points 10 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015  were Don and Cathy Whitehead.Cal 0515 Points 9  Homes by Avi's Alice  Mateyko has reason to smile. The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 was a resounding success. Mateyko was the event honourary chair.051115-Cal_0516_Points_2.JPG-Cal_0516_Points_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0515 Points 1 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 held Apr 30 at the Telus Convention Centre was a tremendous success and raised more than $650,000. Pictured, from left, are GDI's Marzena Hunko with CWES' Ann O' Donnell and Vickie Chase.Cal 0515 Points 3 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 would not have been the success it was were it not for the efforts of the tireless volunteer committee. Pictured, from left, are committee members Allison Salazar, Vicki Hart-Wearmouth, Raquel Chondronikolis and Shannon Niemi.Cal 0515 Points 4 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 would not have been the success it was were it not for the efforts of the tireless volunteer committee. Pictured, from left, are committee members Victoria Edwards, Theresa Toth, event producer Brooks and Dodd's Tom Dodd, Shannon Craven and Ilene Janis.Cal 0515 Points 5 The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 was a resounding success and raised more than $650,000. Pictured, from left, are Tony Arden, CWES executive director Kim Ruse, Jeff St. John, CWES' Kim Chua and Gerry Ruse.Cal 0515 Points 6 Pictured at the The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is singer Barbara King who brought the house down with her performance this night.Cal 0515 Points 7 Pictured at the The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is CWES board chair Rob Carpenter and his wife Kelly Carpenter.Cal 0515 Points 8 Pictured at the The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 is Spt. James Hardy and his wife Andrea Hardy. This night happened to coincide with the couples' 31st anniversary.Cal 0515 Points 10 Among the hundreds of guests who attended the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 were Don and Cathy Whitehead.Cal 0515 Points 9 Homes by Avi's Alice Mateyko has reason to smile. The Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter (CWES) Turning Points 2015 was a resounding success. Mateyko was the event honourary chair.

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    Sports greats gathered the weekend of May 9 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area. All-Star Weekend, an annual event hosted by former Calgary Stampeders quarterback Henry Burris-an avid supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters programs- featured a Celebrity Golf Tournament, a Kids Football Camp, and the All-Star Gala, held at […]

    051815-Cal0523_Allstar_2.jpg-Cal0523_Allstar_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0523 Allstar 1 Scores of celeb athlete's participated in the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area.Cal 0523 Allstar 3 Pictured, from left, at the   All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are Sean McCafferty, event chair Gary Nissen; Geeta Sankappanavar, president and COO of Grafton Asset Mangement, Claudio Ghersinich, director with Valeura Energy and  Kaush Rakhit, Canadian Discovery CEO.Cal 0523 Allstar 4 All smiles at the  All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are, from left,  Lesley Reddonformer Olympian with the Canadian National Women's Hockey Team and former Olympic bobsledder, Christina Smith.Cal 0523 Allstar 5 Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor Chris Mullins, left and mentee Braydon Pederson had a great time at  the  All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area.Cal 0523 Allstar 5 Pictured, from left, at the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are Qualico's Glynn Hendry, with Big Broth ers Big Sisters mentee, Jesse Hokanson and famed quarterback and weekend host Henry Burris .Cal 0523 Allstar 6 Pictured with reason to smile at  Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area All-Star Weekend are  Topco Oilsite Products' Rick Strain and BBBS president and CEO Trish Bronsch.Cal 0523 Allstar 7  Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area All-Star Weekend was an enormous success thanks in large part to the scores of tireless volunteers. Pictured are  volunteers Jonathan Hector, left, and Gary McCowen of Canadian Progress Club Calgary Bow River.051815-Cal0523_Allstar_2.jpg-Cal0523_Allstar_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0523 Allstar 1 Scores of celeb athlete's participated in the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area.Cal 0523 Allstar 3 Pictured, from left, at the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are Sean McCafferty, event chair Gary Nissen; Geeta Sankappanavar, president and COO of Grafton Asset Mangement, Claudio Ghersinich, director with Valeura Energy and Kaush Rakhit, Canadian Discovery CEO.Cal 0523 Allstar 4 All smiles at the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are, from left, Lesley Reddonformer Olympian with the Canadian National Women's Hockey Team and former Olympic bobsledder, Christina Smith.Cal 0523 Allstar 5 Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor Chris Mullins, left and mentee Braydon Pederson had a great time at the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area.Cal 0523 Allstar 5 Pictured, from left, at the All-Star Weekend in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area are Qualico's Glynn Hendry, with Big Broth ers Big Sisters mentee, Jesse Hokanson and famed quarterback and weekend host Henry Burris .Cal 0523 Allstar 6 Pictured with reason to smile at Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area All-Star Weekend are Topco Oilsite Products' Rick Strain and BBBS president and CEO Trish Bronsch.Cal 0523 Allstar 7 Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Calgary and Area All-Star Weekend was an enormous success thanks in large part to the scores of tireless volunteers. Pictured are volunteers Jonathan Hector, left, and Gary McCowen of Canadian Progress Club Calgary Bow River.

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    There are myriad courses  one can take to learn everything from gardening and home repairs to cooking, piano, painting and anything else you can imagine. But how odd that one of the most important things we can ever do in our lives-parenting-is not something one can be taught- nor enroll in a course to enhance […]

    051815-Cal0523_Upaway_1.JPG-Cal0523_Upaway_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0523 Upaway 6   The  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room was an SRO success raising 30% more than last year's gala. Such enormous success is made possible through corporate support from event sponsor Lafarge Canada. Pictured is Lafarge vice-president and general manager Bob Spence with Kiros Energy Marketing's Cara Richardson.Cal 0523 Upaway 7   Pictured at the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room  are Precision Drilling president and CEO Kevin Neveu and his wife Trish Neveu, board chair, Catholic Family Service. Precision was one of the event's invaluable sponsors.Cal 0523 Upaway 5  Pictured, from left, at  the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Madyson and Olivia Singleton with their proud dad David Singleton and Hugh McGeary with Catholic Family Services. Singleton was the keynote speaker this night.Cal 0523 Upaway 4 Avid community supporters  Ted and Shirley Valentine were among the 460 guests in attendance at  the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room.Cal 0523 Upaway 5  Pictured, from left, at the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Bill and Donna Murphy with Louise and Gordon Lang. The SRO event raised $182,000 for programs and services that help dads be better dads.Cal 0523 Upaway 2 Pictured at the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Suncor's Kim Jones (left) and event emcee Chad Coyes. The gala raised funds to support programs and services that help make dads better dads.Cal 0523 Upaway 3 Pictured, from left, at the  6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are UP's Jessica Williams, guest Kathleen Stacey and UP's Madelene Vanderburg.051815-Cal0523_Upaway_1.JPG-Cal0523_Upaway_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0523 Upaway 6 The 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room was an SRO success raising 30% more than last year's gala. Such enormous success is made possible through corporate support from event sponsor Lafarge Canada. Pictured is Lafarge vice-president and general manager Bob Spence with Kiros Energy Marketing's Cara Richardson.Cal 0523 Upaway 7 Pictured at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Precision Drilling president and CEO Kevin Neveu and his wife Trish Neveu, board chair, Catholic Family Service. Precision was one of the event's invaluable sponsors.Cal 0523 Upaway 5 Pictured, from left, at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Madyson and Olivia Singleton with their proud dad David Singleton and Hugh McGeary with Catholic Family Services. Singleton was the keynote speaker this night.Cal 0523 Upaway 4 Avid community supporters Ted and Shirley Valentine were among the 460 guests in attendance at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room.Cal 0523 Upaway 5 Pictured, from left, at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Bill and Donna Murphy with Louise and Gordon Lang. The SRO event raised $182,000 for programs and services that help dads be better dads.Cal 0523 Upaway 2 Pictured at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are Suncor's Kim Jones (left) and event emcee Chad Coyes. The gala raised funds to support programs and services that help make dads better dads.Cal 0523 Upaway 3 Pictured, from left, at the 6th annual Up & Away Charity Gala held May 7 in the Palomino Room are UP's Jessica Williams, guest Kathleen Stacey and UP's Madelene Vanderburg.

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    Time seems to be one of the most valuable assets one can have these days. Would that I had many spare hours to cultivate an award-winning garden. There is nothing more beautiful than a meticulously tended perennial and annual bed bursting with colour and bloom. Yet creating such a masterpiece takes a great deal of […]

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    Thanks for the Westman Charitable Foundation, researches studying the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS) at the U of C will be able to investigate new treatment options for the rarest form of the disease. A $1 million gift from  Foundation announced May 20 will support the Multiple Sclerosis Translational Clinical Trials Research Program at the […]

    052515-Cal0530_Westman_4.JPG-Cal0530_Westman_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0530 Westman 3 Among the dozens of guests in attendance at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine were presenters Dr. Luanne Metz, section chief, division of neurology and Dr. Wee Yong.Cal 0530 Westman 2 Pictured at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine are Jay Westman, CEO and chairman, Jayman Built and his wife Karen Westman.Cal 0530 Westman 1 Pictured at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine is Westman Foundation's Diana (Joseph) Westman and U of C president Dr. Elizabeth Cannon.052515-Cal0530_Westman_4.JPG-Cal0530_Westman_4-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0530 Westman 3 Among the dozens of guests in attendance at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine were presenters Dr. Luanne Metz, section chief, division of neurology and Dr. Wee Yong.Cal 0530 Westman 2 Pictured at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine are Jay Westman, CEO and chairman, Jayman Built and his wife Karen Westman.Cal 0530 Westman 1 Pictured at the announcement of a $1 million donation from the Westman Foundation to a multiple sclerosis research program at the U of C's Cumming School of Medicine is Westman Foundation's Diana (Joseph) Westman and U of C president Dr. Elizabeth Cannon.

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    The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada works with communities across the country to provide children with life threatening illnesses the opportunity to realize their most heartfelt wish. By creating unique, meaningful experiences, Children’s Wish enhances quality of life for these courageous children and their families. And its signature fundraising initiative-the annual gala held this year […]

    052515-Cal0530_Wish_13.JPG-Cal0530_Wish_13-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0530 Wish 1 Super heroes were front and centre at the Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured welcoming guests to the fabulous gala are Alaina 'Catwoman052515-Cal0530_Wish_13.JPG-Cal0530_Wish_13-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0530 Wish 1 Super heroes were front and centre at the Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre. Pictured welcoming guests to the fabulous gala are Alaina 'Catwoman" Hansen and Tanya "Superwoman" McEachern.Cal 0530 Wish 2 Showing off his super hero socks at the Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre is Albi Homes' Tom Mauro and his wife Debra Mauro. Albi was one of the gala's invaluable sponsors.Cal 0530 Wish 4 Among the hundreds of guests who attended The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre were Cenera vice-president Glenn Tibbles and his wife Suzanne Devonshire Baker.Cal 0530 Wish 3 The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre was a enormous success thanks in large part to event chairs Bob and Julie Hamilton.Cal 0530 Wish 5 Pictured, from left, at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre are Jane McCaig and her mom legendary philanthropist and community leader Ann McCaig with Kim Berjian. The super-hero themed event raised more than $500,000.Cal 0530 Wish 6 Pictured, from left, at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre are Calgary Stampede vice-president Sarah Hayes with Field Law's Mike Casey, Q.C. and his wife Brenda Armitage.Cal 0530 Wish 7 Peter and Cheri Ansley were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0530 Wish 9 Sandy and Natalie McArthur were among the hundreds of guests who attended The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre. The super hero themed event raised more than $500,000.Cal 0530 Wish 8 The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre was an enormous success and raised more than $500,000. Such success was due in large part to event chairs Jim Little, Shaw CMO and Lara Smith, Lusome founder.Cal 0530 Wish 10 Pictured at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre are event chairs Jeff and Michele Boyd with their daughters Madeline (left) and Meghan. The super hero themed event raised more than $500,000.Cal 0530 Wish 11 Pictured at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre is emcee Dave Kelly with super heroes Aboudi Elouta (left) and Nathan Miller. Elouta and Miller are Wish Ambassadors.Cal 0530 Wish 12 Pictured at The Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre is legendary auctioneer Frnak Hall of Hodgins Art Auctions fame and Children's Wish Foundation executive director Kyla Martin.Cal 0530 Wish 14 Pictured at the Children's Wish Foundation Gala held May 20 at the Telus Convention Centre are the Johnson family-mom Arina with daughter Athena, dad Kurt and daughter Sienna. The super hero themed event raised more than $500,000.

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    It takes a certain kind of person to effect meaningful change. Tad Milmine is one such person. In October 2011, Milmine read an article entitled “Ottawa Teen Takes His Own Life Because of Severe Bullying”. So moved was Milmine by the article he decided to do something about it and started Bullying Ends Here. Since […]

    060115-Cal_0606_Bully_3JPG.JPG-Cal_0606_Bully_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 Bully 2  An Intimate Evening with Rick Mercer in support of Bullying Ends Here held May 23 at the Webber Academy raised significant dollars for the award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here. Pictured is Calgary Police Service deputy chief Trevor Daroux (left) and Cst. Garry Woods.Cal 0606 Bully 1  An Intimate Evening with Rick Mercer in support of Bullying Ends Here held May 23 at the Webber Academy raised significant dollars for the award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here. Pictured is emcee CTV's Tara Nelson and her husband Stephen Harper.060115-Cal_0606_Bully_3JPG.JPG-Cal_0606_Bully_3-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 Bully 2 An Intimate Evening with Rick Mercer in support of Bullying Ends Here held May 23 at the Webber Academy raised significant dollars for the award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here. Pictured is Calgary Police Service deputy chief Trevor Daroux (left) and Cst. Garry Woods.Cal 0606 Bully 1 An Intimate Evening with Rick Mercer in support of Bullying Ends Here held May 23 at the Webber Academy raised significant dollars for the award-winning foundation Bullying Ends Here. Pictured is emcee CTV's Tara Nelson and her husband Stephen Harper.

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  • 06/05/15--23:15: Donors Dine at Heritage Park
  • Heritage Park Historical Village would not be the world-class facility it is were it not for the scores of donors who have given so generously over the years. And recognition of these invaluable souls was what the 27th annual Sam Livingston Dinner, held May 26 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park was all about. Livingston […]

    060115-Cal_0606_Living_2.JPG-Cal_0606_Living_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 Living 1 The 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 was a feast for the senses. Pictured, from left, at the donor appreciation evening are Heritage Park president and CEO Alida Visbach, Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard and Standard General's Terry Gale and his wife Pat Gale.Cal 0606 Living  3 Pictured, from left at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26  in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are Walter Chayka, Doug Hunter, Beverly Berkhold and her husband, Highwood Distillers' Gerry Berkhold.Cal 0606 Living 4 Pictured at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26  in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are park foundation chair Alan Moon and his wife CHAS' Geri Moon.Cal 0606 Living  5 Pictured at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26  in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are avid park supporters Ken McNeill and his wife Lynette McNeill.Cal 0606 Living 6 Among the select group of guests in attendance at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26  in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park were DLA Piper partner Sharilyn Nagina and Park Energy Law's Mark Berlitz.060115-Cal_0606_Living_2.JPG-Cal_0606_Living_2-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 Living 1 The 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 was a feast for the senses. Pictured, from left, at the donor appreciation evening are Heritage Park president and CEO Alida Visbach, Prostate Cancer Centre executive director Pam Heard and Standard General's Terry Gale and his wife Pat Gale.Cal 0606 Living 3 Pictured, from left at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are Walter Chayka, Doug Hunter, Beverly Berkhold and her husband, Highwood Distillers' Gerry Berkhold.Cal 0606 Living 4 Pictured at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are park foundation chair Alan Moon and his wife CHAS' Geri Moon.Cal 0606 Living 5 Pictured at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park are avid park supporters Ken McNeill and his wife Lynette McNeill.Cal 0606 Living 6 Among the select group of guests in attendance at the 27th Annual Sam Livingston Appreciation Evening held May 26 in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park were DLA Piper partner Sharilyn Nagina and Park Energy Law's Mark Berlitz.

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    There can be no question the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC)  saves lives. Just ask the more than 544 adolescents and their more than 2000 family members who have successfully graduated from AARC over the past 22 years. When a young person walks through the doors of AARC, they are desperate. Completely hopeless. And often  […]

    060115-Cal_0606_AARC_1._JPG.JPG-Cal_0606_AARC_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 AARC 2   The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre was a phenomenal success and netted a staggering $815,000. Pictured is AARC's fearless leader Dr. Dean Vause and his wife Joanne.Cal 0606 AARC 3   Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Connacher Oil & Gas' Dean Kaiser, Emily Vos, News Talk Radio's Betty Jo Kaiser and News Talk Radio program director and chair of the Calgary Children's Foundation John Vos.Cal 0606 AARC 4  The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success and netted $815,000. Such a magnificent milestone would not be possible were it not for the outstanding support of Remington Development  Corporation-title sponsor of the gala since day one. Pictured, from left, are Remington president Cody Clayton, Alanna Remington, Randy Remington, Jamie Cooper, senior-vice president, construction and land and Ryan Remington.Cal 0606 AARC 6  Pictured at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Dr. Nigel Shrive and his wife Sue Shrive.Cal 0606 AARC 5 Pictured, from left, at   The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Calgary Health Trust board member Cynthia Moore, Calgary Foundation's Eva Friesen and Bella chair Marion Dixon.Cal 0606 AARC 7   Pictured at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Dr. Susan Benseler and Dr. Dianne Mosher.Cal 0606 AARC 8   Marshall Toner and his wife Sherrie Toner strike a pose at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0606 AARC 9   John and Donna Ferrara-Kerr were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0606 AARC 10   Pictured, from left, at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are legendary philanthropist W. Brett Wilson with Misty Wind and auctioneer Danny Hooper.060115-Cal_0606_AARC_1._JPG.JPG-Cal_0606_AARC_1-W.jpgbbrooks1Cal 0606 AARC 2 The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre was a phenomenal success and netted a staggering $815,000. Pictured is AARC's fearless leader Dr. Dean Vause and his wife Joanne.Cal 0606 AARC 3 Among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre were, from left, Connacher Oil & Gas' Dean Kaiser, Emily Vos, News Talk Radio's Betty Jo Kaiser and News Talk Radio program director and chair of the Calgary Children's Foundation John Vos.Cal 0606 AARC 4 The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre was a resounding success and netted $815,000. Such a magnificent milestone would not be possible were it not for the outstanding support of Remington Development Corporation-title sponsor of the gala since day one. Pictured, from left, are Remington president Cody Clayton, Alanna Remington, Randy Remington, Jamie Cooper, senior-vice president, construction and land and Ryan Remington.Cal 0606 AARC 6 Pictured at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Dr. Nigel Shrive and his wife Sue Shrive.Cal 0606 AARC 5 Pictured, from left, at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Calgary Health Trust board member Cynthia Moore, Calgary Foundation's Eva Friesen and Bella chair Marion Dixon.Cal 0606 AARC 7 Pictured at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are Dr. Susan Benseler and Dr. Dianne Mosher.Cal 0606 AARC 8 Marshall Toner and his wife Sherrie Toner strike a pose at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0606 AARC 9 John and Donna Ferrara-Kerr were among the hundreds of guests in attendance at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre.Cal 0606 AARC 10 Pictured, from left, at The Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre's (AARC) 18th annual Voices of Hope Gala Benefit Dinner held May 21 at the Telus Convention Centre are legendary philanthropist W. Brett Wilson with Misty Wind and auctioneer Danny Hooper.

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    There is perhaps no other flower that has inspired art, literature and song quite like the rose. This beauty has been around for a very long time. The Chinese knew of wild roses 5,000 years ago with cultivation dating to 500 B.C. And only the rose could bring together such disparate organizations as The Never […]

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