How we can change the world and ourselves

Lloyd Cenaiko talks about the work his organization HART does in Eastern Europe and why each small act makes a difference

How we can change the world and ourselvesLloyd Cenaiko is president of HART. What is HART and what does it do? Cenaiko: HART is a relief, aid and missions agency, dedicated to alleviating poverty and injustice in Eastern Europe. For the past 20 years, HART has been on the cutting edge of a movement focused on empowering and equipping local leaders, agencies…

Living in a better world, one shared meal at a time

Ivonne Gamboa of GOAT talks about how the food-sharing app can be a difference-maker for many people

Living in a better world, one shared meal at a timeIvonne Gamboa is CEO of GOAT. What is GOAT and what does it stand for? Gamboa: Goat Generation is a mobile app that enables meal sharing among communities in a new and unique way. The term GOAT is used to define an exceptional person, experience or thing – GOAT is the greatest of all time.…

Calgary Food Bank continues to face growing demand

James McAra talks about filling immediate needs and addressing root causes

Calgary Food Bank continues to face growing demandJames McAra is president and CEO of the Calgary Food Bank. Can you give me an overall picture of how much is distributed each year to people through the food bank and how many people are served? McAra: Each year the Calgary Food Bank shares (through direct programs and referrals) over 11 million pounds of…

Is the golden age of show and shines coming to an end?

The people who attend these events – and those who bring the cars – are getting older

Is the golden age of show and shines coming to an end?It’s almost a cultural cliché these days. The old cars roll in and park, their drivers set up folding chairs or start polishing, the hot dog and hamburger vendors start cooking, someone puts on some Chuck Berry or Bill Haley, and the people file in to gaze at vintage and classic automobiles. Sometimes they’re British…

Confronting retirement with thought and planning

Give yourself some time to evaluate options. Be honest with your ego and let your imagination troll through deep waters

Confronting retirement with thought and planningA lot of my friends are retiring. And there are many retirement models being thought about, reviewed, argued and applied or avoided. But it doesn’t really appear to me that any of them were exhaustively analyzed before selection. In fact, many seem to be derived from previous family practice (i.e. what parents did), simply made…

Music events support Calgary Military Family Resource Centre

The Roundup Music Fest on July 10 and the Oxford Stomp on July 12 rely on corporate support

Music events support Calgary Military Family Resource CentreTwo annual concerts during the Calgary Stampede are raising money again this year in support of the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre. The centre’s mandate is to assist Canadian Forces personnel and their families cope with unique military lifestyle challenges. Proceeds from the Stampede concerts will support programs and services, including prevention, support and intervention…

Tackling ovarian cancer head-on

Margot Micallef talks about the The Lady Ball Gala, and what we can all do to support women and battle ovarian cancer

Tackling ovarian cancer head-onMargot Micallef is CEO of Oliver Capital Partners and Gabriella's Kitchen. What does it mean to you being the honorary chair of The Lady Ball Gala coming up? Micallef: I am honoured to be involved in this year’s Lady Ball Gala benefiting Ovarian Cancer Canada. I have yet to meet someone who has not been…

Non-profit and charity executive directors too often isolated

What does a properly functioning board of directors look like and how can its members pull their weight?

Non-profit and charity executive directors too often isolatedIf you’ve ever sat on the board of a non-profit or charity, sports organization or even a company, you’ve probably noticed that most meetings are boring. Usually one person, the president, runs the meeting using Robert’s Rules of Order. After minimal discussion, the board votes on agenda items, provided a quorum has shown up. Without…

Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner donations top $2 million

Three local student-athletes to receive scholarships as part of this evening’s annual dinner

Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner donations top $2 millionSince its inception 57 years ago, the Calgary Italian Sportsmen’s Dinner Association has donated more than $2 million to various charitable organizations and schools throughout Calgary. The association has been able to do so thanks to strong support from Calgary’s corporate and professional community, which either sponsors the association’s annual dinner or buys tickets to…
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