Calgary Homeless Foundation

Calgary Homeless Foundation

November 07, 2011 17:36 ET

Premier Redford Hosts Calgary Homeless Foundation's House Warming Party

Continues 12-Year Tradition of Premiers Supporting Foundation's Annual Fundraiser

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 7, 2011) -

WHAT Since 1999, the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) has held an annual fund-raising event, uniquely supported by the Premier of Alberta to "help the homeless." The first events were "roasts" of Premier Ralph Klein. Premier Ed Stelmach continued the tradition by hosting Ed's Really Big Shew and then Ed's House Warming.

As the CHF started to organize this event in 2011, it was not known who the Premier would be. When Alison Redford became the Premier of Alberta in October 2011, she graciously agreed to carry on the 12-year tradition.

Over the past month, response to this fundraising event has been overwhelmingly positive, with more than 450 people purchasing tickets. These attendees represent all levels of government, business leaders, non-profit agencies, philanthropists and the faith communities.


  • The Honourable Alison Redford, Premier of Alberta
  • His Worship Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary
  • Tim Richter, President and CEO, CHF
  • Emcee'd by Jonathan Love with a performance by the Heebee-jeebees

WHERE/WHEN Metropolitan Centre 333 4 Avenue SW, Calgary

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Formal program

  • 5:30 to 5:35 Jonathan Love, Emcee
  • 5:35 to 5:40 Greetings from Mayor Naheed Nenshi
  • 5:40 to 5:50 Greetings from Premier Alison Redford
  • 5:50 to 5:55 Update on the 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness from Tim Richter
  • 5:55 to 6:10 Performance by The Heebee-jeebees
  • 6:10 to 6:15 Close by Jonathan Love

ABOUT The Calgary Homeless Foundation leads the implementation of Calgary's 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. The Foundation is moving forward on Calgary's 10 Year Plan in partnership with the many homeless-serving agencies, the private sector, our government partners, the faith community, other foundations and all Calgarians to end homelessness in Calgary once and for all. For more information, visit

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