We all know that winter in Calgary can be brutal. Nobody likes shivering in their car on the way to work while the heater warms up and the windows defrost. Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that many Calgarians don’t have a job to go to, or cars, or heaters. Imagine if it was just you, shivering, all night long.
This year, Westcor is proud to be the community sponsor for the Calgary East Coldest Night of the Year walk. The Coldest night of the Year is a way for citizens of Calgary to connect with others across Canada to partner with The Mustard Seed in experiencing a small part of what our cities homeless population has to endure. By walking 2, 5, or 10km in the cold, we receive a small glimpse into the struggles experienced by those who face living on the streets each and every day.
On February 23, 2019, join the Westcor team along with many other Calgarians and Canadians as we walk in solidarity towards ending homelessness. So far, there are 62 walkers, 17 teams, and 20 volunteers registered, and The Mustard Seed has only reached 20% of their $35,000 goal. Let’s come together and help to bring this over the finish line both figuratively, and literally.
The walk will take place from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m., followed by a warm, light meal served from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Click the button below to find out more information, registration details, and what to bring with you on February 23.
We can’t wait to see you out on the Coldest Night of the Year, where we will take steps together towards keeping Calgarians warm. For any questions, concerns, or for more information about making a donation or joining us on the 23rd, please contact Bradley Morgan.
January Community Initiative Recap
We are happy to announce that our January Community Initiative in support of the Brenda Stafford Foundation was a fantastic success. On Monday, January 28th a team to 25 Westcor team members and business partner volunteers spent the afternoon at Calgary’s Bow View Manor preparing for and partaking in a karaoke dance party for nearly 100 Bow View residents, staff, and family members.
We sang along to classics from the 50’s and 60’s, drank ginger ale and ate popcorn twists. We even had some fun dressing up and taking pictures in our home made photo booth. Safe to say the afternoon was a blast and we will have a full recap, along with a video of the days events, to show you next week when we announce our upcoming signature initiative!