Answering the Call, Offering Hope

The Eighth Annual UP & Away Charity Gala
May 4, 2017

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Funds raised at the UP Gala will support the Affordable Counselling Program of Catholic Family Service – making counselling services accessible to more individuals, couples, and families in our community. Your donation will ensure a compassionate, humane and effective response to everyone who has the courage to ask for help.

The UP Foundation proudly welcomes Sheldon Kennedy as this year’s keynote speaker and Global Calgary’s Linda Olsen as MC.

Where: Palomino Room, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta
When: Reception 5:30 pm, Dinner and Program 6:30 pm
What: Evening includes a banquet dinner, silent and live auctions and exciting raffles
Dress: Semi-formal or business attire
Tickets: $175 each/Table of Eight $1400

UP Gala FAQS 2017 – Things to know if you are coming to the Gala.

Sheldon KennedyKeynote Speaker: Sheldon Kennedy

Sheldon won a Memorial Cup, World Junior Gold Medal and skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career. He is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five year period as a teenager under his care. Through this disclosure, and the important work that Sheldon continues to do, he has become an inspiration to millions of abuse survivors around the world.

Sheldon is the Lead Director at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, the first of its kind in Canada, which offers full wrap-around services for victims of child abuse. He is also the Co-Founder of Respect Group Inc., which provides empowering online abuse, bullying and harassment prevention education to sport organizations, schools and the workplace.


For sponsorship opportunities, download our sponsorship package – and help ensure all of the money raised at the UP Gala is invested directly in innovative programs to help the most vulnerable Calgarians live the life they’ve always wanted.


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