Some kid’s happier birthday starts with you

Yours truly on his first birthday

I don’t really remember many of my birthday parties. Those of you who have been to one are all, “well no kidding,” but I also mean the ones that happened before I turned legal. Regardless, I do know for sure that I had ‘em aplenty, and in
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Charity gift wrapping in Calgary

Men, this one is for you. I’m sure that there are women who also dislike wrapping gifts, but my experience tells me that many if not most are at least good at it. For the rest of you… outsource!

Gift wrapping services are being offered in at least three local shopping malls, by volunteers
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InvestYYC–a new way for YOU to fund culture in Calgary

I had the great fortune to attend the launch of InvestYYC last night. While the site has been live for a few weeks now, it got its real kick-off just prior to the 14th instalment of Calgary’s PechaKucha Night. You can think of it as a hyperlocal crowdfunding platform for local cultural projects.

Crowdsourcing
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ING DIRECT Animals for Animals

ING DIRECT Calgary Café is collecting stuffed animals for the Alberta Children’s Hospital, and in exchange, you get to go see animals!

Just to be clear, when I say “you get to go see animals”, I’m not talking about the people who work at the ING Calgary Café. No, I mean real, honest-to-goodness animals.
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Gentlemen, clear your closets

Give a suit. Change a life. This is the tagline of the 2012 Canadian Suit Drive at Moores clothing store.

This is the third year of the program, which provides an opportunity for gentlemen to donate gently-used and still in fashion professional attire. The suits, sport coats, dress slacks, etc. are then forwarded to
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3 Things for Calgary from ING

Two weeks hence, ING Direct will be presenting a program inspired by 3 Things for Calgary.

First, three shall gather to discuss the effect that people and organizations can have in their community. Being well-plugged-in, they will also discuss the impact that social media can have in encouraging others to participate in the
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Timeraiser 2012

Timeraiser returns to Calgary on Thursday, June 14. As I understand it, there may not be many tickets left, so you might want to go buy them and then come back here and finish reading.

Timeraiser is a unique event that capitalizes on volunteers’ time rather than their money. By bidding volunteer hours, attendees
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Fundraiser – YWCA Keep a Roof Over Their Heads

On Friday, April 20, you have an opportunity to spend one night seeing the world through the eyes of the homeless. You can also raise money for the cause.

You will arrive at YWCA of Calgary at 6:30 pm, where you line up to guarantee you have a safe place to
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Mustard Seed Turkey Drive today

Today is turkey drive day for The Mustard Seed. Pick up any turkey, fresh or frozen, and drop it off at The Mustard Seed and you’ll get a chance to win a 42″ Samsung TV to boot!

Your donation will go into food hampers for individuals and families in need. Deliver your turkey to
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