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    • 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

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Calgary Italian Club 416 1 Ave NE, Calgary AB T2E 0B4

    Want to attend a TRUE networking event? 

    Want to know what resources are available to you and other CPG insiders that have been impacted by recent changes to our Trade? 

    Want to meet with other professionals to learn if your skills are transferrable to another industry or even start your own business? 

    Want to have the ability to learn from some of the best in their respective industries who are willing to donate their time and talents to assist YOU? 

    Want a FREE professional photograph that you can use for your social media feeds including LinkedIn? 

    Then make sure to SAVE THE DATE for our next “luncheon” in a new, unique workshop format AND for the same cost as our regular luncheons. 

    Date: September 20/2018 

    Location: Italian Cultural Centre, 416-1 Ave NE., Calgary AB. 

    Networking starts at 10:30 - 11:30 along with registration. 

    11:30 - 12:00 Light lunch consisting of sandwiches, veggies and dip, fruit and beverages.

    12:00 - 3:30 Workshops 

    3:30 Closing

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