Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

October 05, 2016 11:23 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY - Celebrating Those Who Helped House Over 8,000 Homeless Calgarians

The Calgary Homeless Foundation Hosts Its 8th Annual Arthur Smith Awards

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 5, 2016) - On Thursday, October 6th, Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief of the Calgary Police Service and Betty Ann Smith, honorary patron of the Calgary Homeless Foundation and wife of the late Arthur R. Smith, will present this year's winners of the Arthur R. Smith Awards. Each year, CHF hosts the awards to celebrate the courageous people working on the front-lines to end homelessness in Calgary. Each of the three recipients reflects Arthur's compassion and determination to help our neighbours and fellow Calgarians. This year's Arthur R. Smith Awards are made possible by James Stanford, Outstanding Lifetime Philanthropist Award honouree.

Presenting the Arthur R. Smith Awards
Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, Calgary Homeless Foundation
Betty Anny Smith, Honourary Patron, Calgary Homeless Foundation
Trevor Daroux, Deputy Chief, Calgary Police Service
WHAT: The Arthur R. Smith Awards were created in the name of the Calgary Homeless Foundation's (CHF's) late founder as a way to recognize and honour innovative, committed and caring front-line employees and volunteers within the homeless-serving sector. To continue to honour Mr. Smith's vision, passion and dedication to Housing First and the goal to end homelessness, CHF and the homeless serving sector will recognize those individuals, companies, foundations and donors who have demonstrated their commitment.
WHEN: Thursday, October 6, 2016
WHERE: Fort Calgary
Burns West Theater
750 9th Ave SE
T2G 5E1
4:00: Welcome, Diana Krecsy, President & CEO, CHF
Indigenous Blessing, Elder Willie Alexson
Betty Ann Smith, Honourary Patron, CHF
Announcing Volunteer Group Honouree, Amanda St. Laurent, CUPS
Announcing Front-line Employee Honouree, Sarah Knopp, Pathways to Housing
Announcing Front-line Team Honourees, Jennifer Eyford, The Alex
Firebrand Glass, Julia Reimer, Owner
Art Smith Circle of Giving Honourees, Diana Krecsy
Friends of Art Smith Honourees, Diana Krecsy
Video, Together, Homelessness Doesn't Stand a Chance
Closing Remarks, Diana Krecsy

*Interviews and photos will be available after the formal program.

About CHF

The Calgary Homeless Foundation is a catalyst and enabler for Systems and Service Agencies to optimize client success. CHF focuses on four strategic pillars of work; Research and Development, Community Mobilization, Funder of Outcomes and Impact, and Public and Political Will. 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. For more information, visit

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