Spirits of Gold 2019: You did local good.

Entertainment  Agenda  Sponsors  Awards  2019 Results

 

About the evening

Join us at our annual awards ceremony to celebrate you—and the thousands of Calgarians—who came together to solve the #unignorable issues in our city. The evening will include a cocktail reception, dinner, campaign highlights, and a live performance from special guest, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald.

Tuesday, February 12
4:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Big Four Roadhouse

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Entertainment

Don’t miss a special performance from celebrated local singer/songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald! Described as a touring troubadour, Michael’s pop, rock, soul approach has found him performing at clubs, theatres and festivals across North America. Listen to “I’ll Be the Lighter” off of his 2018 EP “About You”:


Agenda

Details coming soon.


Parking

Parking will be available for $15 per vehicle in lot 3 & 6.

Since limited spots are available, we encourage you to carpool or take advantage of Calgary Public Transit. The Big Four Roadhouse is accessible via Victoria Park Stampede CTrain Station.

Finding your way though stampede park.Click the image for full size map.


Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for their generous support and continued participation in our organization. With their support, we are able to host impactful events such as our annual awards ceremony.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Paige Ross at .

2019 Sponsors

 

Major Sponsor

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

 

Supporting Sponsors

Imperial

Nutrien

REPSOL

Ross W. Marsh Consulting Group Inc.

 


2018 Highlights

Dave Kelly presenting the nominees for Award of Excellence (Over 500 Employees)

Dave Kelly presenting the nominees for Award of Excellence (Over 500 Employees)

ENMAX receives the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Award

ENMAX receives the 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Award

United Way co-chairs: Rich Kruger & Manjit Minhas (2017) and Noralee Bradley & Dave Smith (2018).

United Way co-chairs: Rich Kruger & Manjit Minhas (2017) and Noralee Bradley & Dave Smith (2018).

United Way CEO Karen Young celebrates with Enbridge, winners of the 2018 President’s Award

United Way CEO Karen Young celebrates with Enbridge, winners of the 2018 President’s Award

Rhonda Roth, Vice President of Individual Giving & Investor Relations and Beth Gignac, Vice President & COO

Rhonda Roth, Vice President of Individual Giving & Investor Relations and Beth Gignac, Vice President & COO

 

Take a look at our Facebook album to view more photos from the 2018 awards gala.


Awards

 

Awards of Excellence – Under 500 Employees / Over 500 Employees

This award recognizes candidates, in the over 500 employee category, that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative campaigns with 40% average participation over 3 years, and candidates in the under 500 employee category that have demonstrated outstanding and innovative campaigns with 50% average participation over 3 years. One award will be given to organizations with over 500 employees and one to organizations with under 500 employees.

2018 Recipient for Under 500 Employees:
Bonavista Energy Corporation

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2018 Recipient for Over 500 Employees:
Fluor Canada Ltd.

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Gen Next Award

This award recognizes organizations that have engaged the next generation of professionals (20 and 30 year olds) through leadership, educational activities, or by involving them on their Campaign Committee.

2018 Recipient: Imperial

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Workplace Excellence

This award celebrates noteworthy workplace campaigns within each division. Appreciating the diversity in size and scope of our 800+ workplaces, the winning organization has exhibited strong management support, a significant increase in Leadership Giving and total donations, a surge in employee engagement, or has taken a fresh and innovative approach to their United Way campaign. All candidates embody United Way’s philosophy of community impact.

2018 Recipients:

Agencies: Immigrant Services Calgary

Construction: BURNCO Rock Products Ltd.

Engineering: Spartan Controls Ltd.

Technology: General Dynamics Mission Systems – Canada

Financial Services: BMO Financial Group

General Business: Charlesglen Toyota

Major Energy: Nutrien

Oil & Gas: SECURE Energy Services Inc.

Professional Services: Norton Rose Fulbright

Public Sector: Alberta Electric System Operator

 

Welcome to United Way

This award recognizes organizations that are supporting United Way for the first time. To be eligible, the organization must not have conducted an employee campaign at any time within the past five years. Eligible candidates demonstrate a commitment to the community by empowering their employees or the community to give, volunteer, and act.

2018 Recipient: Athabasca Oil Corporation

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Power of One

This award recognizes a United Way campaign volunteer who has exceeded expectations and created a greater awareness of United Way, in the community and workplace, through their personal involvement and initiative.

2018 Recipient: Dave Anthony, Repsol Oil & Gas Canada Inc.

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Core to the Community

This award recognizes organizations and employees who have demonstrated outstanding support of the Core Giving Program, which includes donors who give up to $1,199 per year. The nominated organizations have demonstrated excellent use of the Core Giving materials, have high participation and engagement rates, and have shown an increase in their Core donor base and Core dollars raised over the previous year.

2018 Recipient: Trican Well Service

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Leading the Way

This award recognizes organizations and employees who have demonstrated outstanding support of the Leadership Giving program, which includes individuals who give $1,200 to $9,999 on an annual basis. The candidates have shown a significant increase in Leadership donors and dollars over the previous year.

2018 Recipient: University of Calgary

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Spirit of Innovation

An award presented to organizations that support United Way in new, innovative, and exciting ways.

2018 Recipient: Bell Media

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Quantum Leap – Under 500 Employees / Over 500 Employees

This award recognizes organizations, and their respective employees, that have achieved a significant increase in the number of donors and funds raised during this year’s campaign, in comparison to the previous year. One award will be given to organizations with over 500 employees and one to organizations with under 500 employees.

2018 Recipient for Under 500 Employees: Wood

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2018 Recipient for Over 500 Employees: KPMG

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Spirit of Volunteerism

This award recognizes organizations and their employees who have demonstrated outstanding support for employee volunteerism. Examples include United Way’s year-round Day of Caring ® projects, hosting United Way speakers at events, hosting or attending an Immersive Experience, having a strong campaign planning committee and/or ambassador group, and utilizing engagement activities, which demonstrate strong volunteer spirit.

2018 Recipient: ENMAX Corporation

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Social Innovation

This award recognizes an initiative or agency that has implemented a socially innovative idea which led to a community or organizational change. It represents those who aren’t afraid to seek solutions that are both extraordinarily innovative and untraditional in their approach.

2018 Recipient: CUPS - Health Education Housing

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George Blondeau Aboriginal Support and Awareness Builder

This award recognizes agencies, and their employees, who exemplify a commitment to support Indigenous communities, while building awareness through their services. The award is presented to agencies that are true leaders in incorporating Indigenous inclusiveness in their policies, planning, service design, or staff development.

2018 Recipient: Pathways Community Services Association

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Together We Can

This award recognizes significant partnerships among community agencies, community groups, government, businesses, and/or citizens to address and alleviate complex social problems that can’t be solved by one sector or organization alone. Eligible candidates have identified a community issue and partnered with others to address the issue by influencing systems and policy change, developing collaborative approaches that strengthen the network and capacity of non-profits and or citizens, and achieving outcomes that would not be possible alone.

2018 Recipient: Youth Refresh Committee

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Engaging Communities

The community we live in impacts the opportunities Calgarians have in life. Research shows living in neighbourhoods with high levels of poverty can negatively impact life expectancy, physical and mental health, early childhood development, and overall quality of life. This award recognizes agencies and their employees who exemplify a strong commitment to mobilize community members in addressing the issues that matter to them.

2018 Recipient: Action Dignity and Sunrise Community Link Resource Centre

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Individual Award of Excellence

This award recognizes an individual or a couple who have demonstrated extraordinary philanthropic efforts through their long time support of United Way and our community.

2018 Recipients: Garth and Karen Mann

 

President’s Award

Honoured for exceptional contribution to United Way and our community, this organization has been chosen for this special recognition because of its inspiring commitment and efforts in support of our city.

2018 Recipient: Enbridge

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2019 Results

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