Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation
DIL Walk

DIL Walk
Keys to Recovery

Keys to Recovery

July 11, 2016 17:13 ET

Calgary Economy Shortens George Canyon's Stampede Appearance

Three Day Country Music Event in Support of Three Non-Profits Changes from Three Days to One

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 11, 2016) - Once a three day event, Stampede Party with a Purpose, featuring five Canadian Country Recording Artists, is changing to a one day event, happening on Tuesday, July 12th. Still a great example of three organizations coming together, despite different missions, to collaborate in order to serve those in need, this three day party is experiencing its own economic challenges.

"As a collective, we believe in socially effective, purposeful parties, and we realized that three days was more than us as agencies could support at this time. Stampede is still a great time in this city and we're looking forward to still being a part of it. To do so, we have adjusted Stampede Party with a Purpose to a one day event, Tuesday, July 12th," says Sharon deBoer-Fyie, Director, Development for the Calgary Homeless Foundation.

The fundraiser features George Canyon, a multi-JUNO award winner and a Canadian Country Music Awards' Humanitarian of the Year Award Winner, as its headliner.

Designed to give back to Calgarians in need, Stampede Party with a Purpose leverages an already iconic Calgary event and gives it a philanthropic twist. "We know that times in this city are challenging right now, but the fact is, our missions still remain the same. The people we serve still need our help and so in an effort to continue being able to serve them, we as organizations will come together to create something fun and affordable for local Calgary businesses and Calgarians to attend as their Stampede party," says Sharon deBoer-Fyie, Director,Development for the Calgary Homeless Foundation. "This fundraiser is an incredible example of organizations and artists working together for a greater good."

The Stampede Party with a Purpose will be held at Civic on Third on Tuesday July 12 and will run from 8am-5pm with doors opening at 7am. George Canyon will be featured alongside a variety of local Calgary artists. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the fundraiser will be in support of the hosting agencies. Tickets for the event are $29 and available through

Artists, clients and agency representatives will be available for interviews.

Artist Lineup:
8:00 am Jordan McIntosh
9:00 George Canyon
10:30 Dan Davidson
1:00 Matt Blais
2:30 Aaron Pollock Music

About CHF

The Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work: Advocacy, Research and Development, Systems Planning, and Funding (outcomes). In addition, CHF addresses gaps and identifies best practices to improve the system of care. Through mobilization of collective impact, CHF is committed to moving forward in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all. For more information, visit

About DIL Walk

DIL Walk Foundation (Do It for Life) is a volunteer led non-profit dedicated to increasing the awareness of heart disease using a unique primary prevention approach. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada and worldwide and the South Asian population is even higher risk. DIL Walk focuses on providing leadership and expertise in the areas of clinical practice, research and advocacy in respect to cardiovascular disease prevention.

About Keys to Recovery

As part of Calgary's Plan to End Homelessness, Keys to Recovery provides permanent supportive housing to adults with complex needs who were chronically homeless and would otherwise be discharged back into homelessness upon successful completion of addictions treatment. Clients are provided with an apartment and whatever support they need to remove any barriers to regaining their independence and maintaining their sobriety.

About Civic on Third

Civic on Third is Calgary's newest premier event venue located steps away from Riverfront Avenue in downtown Calgary. Whether you are booking a corporate meeting event, charity fundraiser, or a wedding for 500 guests, Civic offers full event planning, catering and licensed beverage services.

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