Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta

August 19, 2014 10:00 ET

Libin Institute Presents "The Beat Goes on Gala"

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 19, 2014) - The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta presents "The Beat Goes on Gala". This unique fundraising gala is being presented to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta and recognise the amazing work they do. Scheduled for September 13th, 2014 in the Palomino Room at the BMO Centre - Stampede Park; this gala will be highlighted with a concert performance by Juno Award winning artists Chantal Kreviazuk and Our Lady Peace lead vocalist Raine Maida. "The Beat Goes on Gala" will also feature a creative menu prepared by Top Chef Canada participant Pierre Lamielle.

"The Libin Cardiovascular Institute is a testament to the intellectual and philanthropic spirit that so wonderfully defines our city," says Ken King, President of the Calgary Flames and gala co-Chair. "The Calgary Flames are honoured to play a role as the signature sponsor of this event and support this noble institute."

The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta coordinates cardiovascular science research, education and patient care as an entity of both Alberta Health Services (Calgary) and the University of Calgary. Over the last decade, the Institute has garnered immense support from the community.

"As a patient, I witnessed first-hand the unconditional care, dedication, and commitment from the Libin Institute. This is an outstanding group of individuals who have changed the way heart disease is seen in Alberta," says Tony Dilawri, partner with the Dilawri Group of Company and gala co-Chair. "The question is why didn't I get involved sooner? This event is my small way of helping."

Funds raised by the Gala will provide important resources for the completion of a Cardiac Hybrid Operating Room in Calgary and the recruitment of outstanding cardiovascular clinician-scientists to the Libin Institute. The state-of-the-art operating room will offer leading edge care to patients with a wide range of cardiac conditions and will help save lives in southern Alberta.

"We are very excited about our inaugural fundraising event because it brings together our members with donors and the public. It helps raise awareness about the tremendous work the Libin Institute does, from basic science research to training of tomorrow's doctors and researchers" says Dr. Todd Anderson, Institute Director. "The tremendous generosity of donors has helped Libin deliver world-class care to southern Albertans not only over the past ten years. With their support our work will continue in years to come."

Chantal Kreviazuk made her critically acclaimed full-length debut, Under These Rocks and Stones, in 1997. Since then, the Winnipeg born singer-songwriter has released five more studio albums, and garnered five Juno Award nominations. Raine Maida has forged a dynamic career as a solo artist and the front man for the band Our Lady Peace, 25-time Juno Award nominees, including winners for Rock Album of the Year in 2003 (Gravity) and 1998 (Clumsy).

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The Libin Cardiovascular Institute provides education and training of health-care professionals and offers world-class treatment using new technologies and access to cardiac services. There are more than 150 basic research, clinicians, and clinical research members who serve two million people in southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, and eastern British Columbia. The institute is committed to developing outstanding cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs by translating innovative research into novel health-care solutions. For more information, visit and @LibinInstitute on Twitter.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Lauren Sharp
    Communications Coordinator
    The Libin Cardiovascular Institute of Alberta
    W (403) 220-5917

    Event Production Contact:
    Dave Howard
    The Event Group
    W (403) 543-1509
    C (403) 620-4255