The Folk Festival Society of Calgary

The Folk Festival Society of Calgary
M2i Development Corporation

M2i Development Corporation

February 13, 2013 09:00 ET

M2i Development Corporation Unique Donation to Festival Hall

"Funds raised through SoBow online registration campaign to be presented February 23, 2013"

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 13, 2013) - M2i Development Corporation and Festival Hall are pleased to announce the donation of over $4000 to Festival Hall as the result of M2i's unique online campaign to raise funds for the launch of the new home of the Calgary Folk Festival.

As M2i launched their website for SoBow, a commitment was made to donate $20 for every registration on the new development's website. Beginning in October 2012 and continuing until the Grand Opening of the Sales Centre for the first building in the development on January 12, 2013, a total of $4,140.00 was raised, enabling M2i to achieve the Chanteur/Chanteuse donor level for Festival Hall. The cheque will officially be presented to Festival Hall by Eileen Stan, Development Program Manager at M2i on February 23, 2012 at the Justin Rutledge CD release.

As a product of two of M2i's core mandates, Building Community and Enriching Places and Spaces, this donation serves to support the vibrancy that Festival Hall brings to Inglewood as a key driver in the continuing evolution of the area. The idea for the donation came about as M2i, the residential development division of Matco, launched its first residential project in Inglewood. This development is the first step in the renewal of the long-idle Riverside Quays location adjacent to Pearce Estate Park. Acquired by M2i, this emerging mixed-use neighbourhood, now renamed 'SoBow' for 'South of the Bow', also continues the evolution of Inglewood as Calgary's most interesting and desirable inner-city neighbourhood.

More about M2i: M2i Development Corporation is real estate development company focused on building integrated communities in Calgary's inner city. M2i has a direct impact on fostering healthy, purposeful communities through the projects they build and the programs they support.

More about SoBow: SoBow, for 'South of the Bow', is a 15-acre site located in Inglewood at the cross section of 17th Avenue and Blackfoot Trail SE. The SoBow mixed-use development is ideally located adjacent to Pearce Estate Park and the Bow River pathway system, offering not only 'right at your backdoor' recreational amenities, but easy access to downtown via on foot, by bike, car, or transit. The key element of living in this neighbourhood is choice and flexibility in how you live, how you commute, and how you use your space. M2i's first residential building now for sale in SoBow is 1912Cross, a 120-unit condominium and townhome concrete-construction low-rise offering open-plan/loft-style living starting under $300,000. For more information about 1912Cross/SoBow visit the SoBow Sales Centre located at 1640 17 A Street S.E. or

More about Festival Hall: Festival Hall is the new home of the Calgary Folk Music Festival offices and an intimate performance space seating approximately 200. Festival Hall is available to be rented as an affordable performance space for Calgary's artistic community, and is also be available for corporate and private functions. Festival Hall enables the Calgary Folk Festival to have their own venue to extend seasonal programming and present the artistically diverse indie, roots, traditional and world music the festival is known for all year round. Festival Hall will also be the home for new events hosted by the CFMF, including workshops, lectures, and master classes. Our 1600+ volunteer army will use the Hall as a meeting space as well. Of course, the annual festival will stay on Prince's Island Park.

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