Commitment to the Community
Improving the lives of southern Albertans through the support of these initiatives has long been the mandate of the Calgary Flames Foundation. Success has come in part by the injection of millions into the southern Alberta community, including $30 million since 2001 and, more recently, $2.7 million in 2016-17.
$1,363,994 to Health & Wellness
$1,153,588 to Amateur & Grassroots Sports
$169,925 to Education
For more than 30 years, the Calgary Flames and Flames Foundation have embraced the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the children and families who rely on its care. Special events include the annual Townsend Tigers hockey game and personal patient visits by Calgary Flames players, as well as donations and volunteer support.
In addition to walking alongside families in the final days of an end-of-life journey, Rotary/Flames House provides much needed respite care. This temporary round the clock care of children gives families the rest and renewal they need. Day programming includes activities like music therapy, pet therapy, school programs and day trips for patients, parents and siblings.
1,908 NIGHTS OF CARE
266 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING
300+ TOTAL ROTARY/FLAMES HOUSE ADMISSIONS
Flames/YMCA Grade 6 Membership Program
Through this initiative program, every grade six student in Calgary can access any YMCA in Calgary for free, thanks to the Flames Foundation.
10,872 TOTAL MEMBERSHIPS
225,551 TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
54% OF PARTICIPANTS ARE PLAYING SPORTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL
66% OF PARTICIPANTS TRIED SOMETHING THEY WOULDN’T HAVE WITHOUT THE YMCA PROGRAM
(Figures from 2014-17)
Hockey Education Reaching Out Society (HEROS) is a volunteer-driven, registered Canadian charitable organization committed to empowering children through ice hockey. The premise of HEROS is to use the game of hockey as a catalyst to attract youth to a program offering support for education, self-esteem building and life skills training.
The Flames Foundation supports HEROS through a multi-year partnership that resulted in a new HEROS program in the Bowness neighbourhood of Calgary.
THE FLAMES EVENSTRENGTH PROGRAM IS THE LARGEST BENEFICIARY UNDER THE AMATEUR + GRASSROOTS SPORTS FOUNDATION PILLAR.
Implemented in 1998 in partnership with Hockey Calgary and KidSport Calgary, the Flames EvenStrength program alleviates financial hardship for kids and families who cannot afford the cost of hockey registration fees.
Together, the Calgary Flames, KidSport Calgary and Hockey Calgary have distributed 1.4 million dollars to more than 5,000 kids. EvenStrength ensures equality for Calgary kids in need—at any age of minor hockey. 2729 kids 678,000
Flames Community House League
In 2017 The Calgary Flames Foundation and Hockey Calgary joined forces on the Flames Community House League. The Flames Community House League is a regionally operated program for players in the Novice to Pee Wee age categories. The League is intended for families and youth seeking a recreational option for hockey, with less time and travel commitments. Scheduling is predetermined for two days a week including one practice and one game, and the registration fee is lower compared to other mainstream programs with minimal team fundraising. The Flames Foundation will create an exciting new twist on the league by funding the cost of jerseys for all participants and branding each jersey with the Calgary Flames logo. In addition, each team will have their own unique colour of jersey.
[email protected] focuses on health and wellness of students, and is a resource for both teachers and students. The curriculum-based assets are an exciting ‘inside look’ at Flames players that aims to motivate, educate and inspire students to make healthy decisions. Dive into the wealth of resources available at FlamesAtSchool.com.
The Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation continues to support students in rural Alberta through the Flames Foundation post-secondary scholarship program.
HARLEY HOTCHKISS – Every year, the Flames Foundation awards scholarships for students attending Calgary post-secondary institutions, including the University of Calgary, SAIT and Mount Royal University.
RURAL – Rural post-secondary institutions Red Deer College, Lethbridge College, Medicine Hat College and the University of Lethbridge each receive annual scholarships.For more information on how to get involved or donate to the Calgary Flames Foundation please contact us at [email protected]
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