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Santa Cause Nomination

  • 31 Jul 2018
  • 31 Aug 2018

18th Annual Santa Cause 

Nomination Form


Applications Close - August 31, 2018


Please submit your completed forms to:


Santa Cause 2018 nomination form.pdf

The Santa Cause was established to provide an opportunity for representatives of the grocery industry in Western Canada to come together each year during the holiday season to honour someone within the industry and raise some much needed funds for charity.

Santa Cause Past Recipients:

2001   Grant Hansen (Canada Safeway Limited)                                Boys and Girls Club Community Services    
2002   Frank Carey  (Wallace & Carey)             Kids Help Phone             
2003   Len Lister   (Sobeys West)                       Recreation For Life Foundation     
2004   Bill Sexsmith  (Canada Safeway)                        Alberta Children’s Hospital
2004   Lou Kanary  (Kraft)                                                     CNIB         
2005   Alex A. Campbell  (Thrifty Foods)               ALS Society    
2006   Dennis Currie  (Federated Co-op)            AB Children’s Hospital Foundation   
2007   Bob Chapman  (Loblaws West)          Careforce International                                     
2008   Gary Kerr  (Sobeys West)                                Inn From The Cold          
2009   Fred Bunney   (Wallace and Carey)                             Kid’s Help Phone           
2010   Ron Pierce  (Canada Safeway)                                                Canada Safeway Foundation    
2010   George Deegan (UGI Retired)                       Our Lady Queen of Peace Ranch   
2011   Steve van der Leest  (Overwaitea Food Group)   YMCA Calgary’s Active Y Kids Program
2012   Ian Dixon  (Associated Grocers)                          Kids Cancer Care
2012   Joe Makowecki  (Heritage Frozen Foods)           Calgary Interfaith Food Bank
2013   Stu Hartt  (Acosta)           Calgary Poppy fund / Veteran’s Food Bank
2013   Frank & Dan Lovsin  (Freson Bros.)         Kid’s with Cancer Society
2014   Al Hollman (Federated Co-operatives)         Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan
2014   Larry Martin (Advantage Sales)          Comrie’s Sports Equipment Bank
2015   Bryan Walton (Alberta Cattle Feeders Association)                 McMan Calgary
2015   Jim Rose (Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development–retired)   STARS Air Ambulance – Manitoba
2016   Jim Riege (Calgary Co-op)       CUPS (Calgary Urban Project Society)
2017   Darrell Jones (Save On Foods)    Alberta Children’s Hospital

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