From July 9 – 18, people in Calgary dusted off their cowboy hats and boots to celebrate the return of the Calgary Stampede. Although it was a different Stampede from other years, SECURE participated in building community spirit through its annual Stampede Charity Campaign. Over the past six years, ticket sales and sponsorship for the event has raised more than $1.5 million for various local charities.
This year’s event brought customers and sales personnel together at The National on 8 Avenue on Wednesday, July 14 and raised a record-breaking $505,000 to support four great local charities: The Alex Community Health Centre, KidSport Calgary, Calgary Food Bank and Providence.
In addition to the charity campaign, SECURE carried on Tervita’s support of the Stampede Youth Work Experience Program at Trellis (formerly the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary). The Trellis program provides youth ages 13-18 with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience keeping the Stampede grounds waste-free for visitors. The program often provides participants with their first real employment experience. The program has been around for almost 50 years and employs more than 250 youth each year.
Giving back to the community is ingrained in our company culture and why most of our company events have a giving component. Continue to stay up to date through Our Stories to see what SECURE is doing to help make people and communities thrive.
Thank you to the following sponsors for making the event such a success!
Peters and Co.
BMO Capital Markets
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Gran Tierra Energy