Inn from the Cold’s Emergency Family Shelter has been operating at or over capacity for 44 per cent of the time over the past year. Thanks then, for the success of its pirate-themed 5th Annual DreamINN Big! Gala held Sept. 23 at TELUS Spark.

“Our fundraising goal … was $200,000 and the support from our corporate sponsors and supporters far exceeded what we could have hoped for,” said Abe Brown, executive director of Inn from the Cold. “In what is still a challenging economic time for many Calgarians, we are humbled and grateful to have exceeded that goal by $50,000.”

Funds raised will benefit Inn from the Cold’s Family Support Program, critical to the operations of the emergency family shelter. Dignitaries and guests in attendance included: Alberta finance minister Joe Ceci, gala emcee Kathy Le of CTV; Inn from the Cold board chair Bruce Alger; gala chair and regional managing partner Trevor Winkler of MNP; Inn from the Cold executive director Abe Brown; Shoaib Rasheed, special assistant to the federal Ministers’ Regional Offices; and Melanie Hulsker, manager of the city’s Strategic Services & Partnerships.

Cal1014 Inn Cold 3 from left Neil Smith, Chief Operations Officer, Crescent Point and Inn From the Cold (IFTC) past chair; Abe Brown,; IFTC executive director and Bruce Alger, IFTC board chair.
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From left: Neil Smith, chief operations officer of Crescent Point and past chair of Inn From the Cold; Abe Brown; and board chair Bruce Alger.

More than 500 family members attended the 5th Annual DreamINN Big! Gala at TELUS Spark.

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Source:: Calgary Herald

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