NOVEMBER 2018: CANADIAN LEGACY PROJECT PARTNERS WITH HOCKEY CALGARY AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES FOR AN EXCITING EDUCATION EVENT FOR YOUTH
CLP educates our youth about the sacrifices made by so many of our Veterans. On November 12, 2018, CLP will collaborate with the Canadian Armed Forces and Hockey Calgary to teach over 1100 youth about leadership, resiliency, citizenship and community service. Over 1100 youth will be divided into groups of 300-400 led by members of the Canadian Armed forces and The Calgary Hitman. For example, youth teams will participate in a CAF obstacle course and exercise, they will also hear from exceptional Canadians including Sheldon Kennedy and keynote speaker Lieutenant Colonel Derek Prohar. LCol Prohar is a Medal of Valour recipient and was Team Captain for the Queen’s Hockey Team. Derek is a humble leader from Saskatchewan and who will resonate with our youth in a very meaningful way.
Several CLP corporate sponsors are volunteering at the event. Please contact us (403-543-4670) if you would like to learn about volunteer opportunities for the day.
NOVEMBER 2018: CANADIAN LEGACY PROJECT PRESENTS THE STRUMBELLAS NOVEMBER 24, 2018
On Friday, November 24, 2018, Canadian Legacy Project will present Canada’s own The Strumbellas at the Big Four Roadhouse in support of Canadian military veterans. Tickets for this fundraising concert go on sale tomorrow through Ticketmaster.
The Strumbellas are a Juno award-winning sextet from Toronto who generate a spirited blend of folk, pop, alt-country, and indie rock that they dub “folk pop grass.” Invoking names like the Lumineers, and Mumford & Sons, the group issued their eponymous debut EP in 2009, followed by a series of high-profile shows and festival gigs. Their first full-length outing, 2013’s My Father and the Hunter, landed a Juno nomination in the Roots & Traditional Album of the Year category, and their Six Shooter Records-issued sophomore long player, We Still Move on Dance Floors, earned a second nomination in the category, as well as their first win. Led by the Billboard Alternative Songs chart-topper “Spirits” their third LP, Hope, arrived in spring of 2016.
“We are thrilled to present The Strumbellas in support of the work we do across Canada. This all ages concert event will help fund our newest programs designed to help those that have served our great country. In October, Canadian Legacy Project will launch a new Peer to Peer program designed to support Canadian veterans suffering with PTSD. Also, in October, our team will launch an entrepreneurial program designed to help Canadian Veterans start their own businesses. Not only will this program offer the tools necessary to start a business, but it will encourage the hiring of veterans for these new businesses and give the business owner the ability to access micro loans from our financial partners.” stated David Howard, Founder of Canadian Legacy Project.
November 24 / 2018 at Big Four Roadhouse
Tickets went on sale September 7 at 10am
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster https://www.ticketmaster.ca
All Ages Show, with Licensed Area for Adults
2018 VETERANS FUNDING DRIVE
Based on the success of the 2017 funding drive, Canadian Legacy Project is asking Calgarians to support their 2018 Veterans Funding Drive. The Veterans Funding Drive will go to support all of the Canadian Legacy Projects programs which help our veterans in need. Canadian Legacy Projects programs focus on housing, employment, education, mental health including veteran peer support groups and PTSD service dogs
Thank you for your support.
NOV 1-11: FIELD OF CROSSES – Along MEMORIAL DRIVE
Dates: November 1st to 11th
Location: Memorial Drive
There is a park reserved along Calgary’s Memorial Drive where over 3,400 white crosses are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12th. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. The Canadian Legacy Project is thrilled to lend our support to the Field of Crosses Memorial Project. At sunrise each morning from November 1st to November 11th members of the public are invited to attend a formal flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses. As part of these ceremonies local schools participate in the singing of our national anthem. Canadian Legacy Project is honored to support the Field of Crosses project by presenting the educational breakfasts for Calgary’s youth and Veterans at the Kensington Legion, after each of the morning flag raising ceremonies
The memorial project is an initiative of the McCann Family Foundation and further information can be found at www.fieldofcrosses.com.