Upstairs: Black Tie Ball | Downstairs: Station 54 Disco
December 31, 2017 | Hyatt Regency Calgary | 700 Centre Street SE
Treat your staff, friends, clients, or family to an evening of good cheer, celebrating new beginnings, while helping less fortunate Calgarians.
Join us for our Charity Gala, and help us ring in the New Year with an extraordinary, community celebration. We’ll be kicking off 2018 with the biggest New Year’s bash our city has ever seen, in support of 13 worthy causes.
For more information, please contact Samantha: NYE@cfbts.org or 403 671 1326.
Your support will provide a great start to 13 Calgary charities in 2018
We welcome you to consider a very compelling opportunity to partner with our Calgary Firefighters in support of 13 impactful and very worthwhile Calgary and area charities.
Our Calgary Firefighters have formed an innovative partnership with the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society, Calgary Health Trust & The Calgary Herald Christmas Fund to present an exciting New Year’s Eve Charity Gala. In addition to raising funds for the Calgary Firefighter’s Burn Treatment Society, the Charity Gala will support an additional 12 charities that will be selected by the 2017 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund.
Calgary Firefighters deeply appreciate the essential work done by charities to meet the needs of our community. Our appreciation for the work of our charitable sector stems from the fact that daily they are providing a range of services to the most disadvantaged in our community including seniors, new Canadians and low income Canadians. Our vision is to do more to support this valuable sector. This vision has captured the imagination and enthusiasm of a group of community leaders who are working together to make our community better and stronger.
The Calgary Firefighters New Year’s Eve Charity Gala offers guests a one of a kind experience to ring in a healthier and more prosperous New Year by giving back to the community. A powerhouse committee, chaired by M. Ann McCaig, knows that by working together we can make our community better and stronger.
Support for Foothills Medical Centre Burn Unit
Our Firefighters know first-hand the aesthetic and functional impact skin injuries can have on the survivors of a burn. Formed in 1978, the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Society has raised money to help alleviate the pain and suffering inflicted by these horrific events.
The Society has embarked on a new mission to enhance the lives of these burn survivors. After consultation with the Doctors of the Calgary Firefighters Burn Treatment Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre, the Society’s focus this year is to raise $200,000 to purchase a Carbon Dioxide Laser in partnership with Calgary Health Trust. This cutting edge technology is the next essential step in the treatment of post burn scar tissue rehabilitation, increasing the quality of life to our survivors.
Support for 12 Selected Local Charities
In addition to supporting the Foothills Medical Centre, the Calgary Firefighters see a great need in our city to support additional charitable causes, so they are directing a portion of gala proceeds to the 2017 Calgary Herald Christmas Fund, thereby benefitting 12 local charities.
The fund – created and managed by Calgary Herald employees who volunteer their time – receives applications for assistance from almost 100 local charities each year. The 12 selected beneficiaries help less fortunate Calgarians find homes, feed their families, escape abuse, battle addictions and more. Most importantly, the fund and the beneficiary agencies help people find hope.
Honoured as one of the top local philanthropic fund development campaigns in North America, the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund has raised more than $25 Million since 1991. It not only provides much needed funding; it also raises the profiles of Calgary’s charitable sector. The 2017 application process is now underway and we look forward to sharing the new list of beneficiaries with you in November when they are announced.
We invite you to share in the exciting vision for this New Year’s Eve Charity Gala and in our passion for making a difference in our community.
NYE Gala Committee
M. Ann McCaig
Fire Chief, Calgary Fire Department
Kim Berjian, Bill Brooks, Mike Carter, Tom Dodd, Jim Fisher, Sarah Geddes, Lindsay Hamilton, Mona Hunter, Amy Johnson, Thomas Kerr, Laura Linnell, Jane McCaig, Samantha Morahan, Lorne Motley, Dr. Duncan Nickerson, Gio Peña, Clare Sheerin, Jay Watson