Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

April 06, 2016 13:00 ET

George Canyon's Stampede Appearance in Support of Three Local Non-Profits

George Canyon and six other Canadian Country Recording Artists get together to give back

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - April 6, 2016) - On Wednesday April 6, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, the DIL Walk Foundation and Keys to Recovery will make a joint announcement of a collaborative Stampede event called Stampede Party with a Purpose. Featuring seven Canadian Country Recording Artists, Stampede Party with a Purpose is an example of three organizations coming together, despite different missions, to collaborate in tough economic times in order to continue serving those in need.

The fundraiser, a full three day event, 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 have banded together to create something fun and affordable for local Calgary businesses and Calgarians to attend as their Stampede party," says Sharon deBoer, Director of 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 July 12, 13 and 14 and will run from 8am-5pm with doors opening at 7am. Each day will feature George Canyon alongside a variety of local Calgary artists. One hundred percent of the proceeds raised from the three day fundraiser will be in support of the hosting agencies. Tickets for the event are $29 and available through ticketfly.com.

Artist Lineup:

Headliner, Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame, CCMA, ECMA and JUNO Award winner, George Canyon

Canadian Recording Alternative Blues Artist, Matt Blais

Canadian Country Top 20, ACMA Female Artist of the Year, Alee

CMAO Rising Star Award receipient and CMT Feature Artist, Jordan McIntosh

Former Canadian Indie Tupelo Honey Band, Dan Davidson

Calgary's legendary Honky-Tonk, Matt Masters

AMP Radio Mix Down Host, DJ Kav

Calgary Singer, Songwriter, Aaron Pollock

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 calgaryhomeless.com.

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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