'We've Got Your Back, Fort Mac': CBC Calgary's charity blitz
Live broadcast of shows in CBC Calgary lobby included onsite charities, live music and food
CBC Calgary hosted a charity blitz on Wednesday to help people devastated and displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire.
Radio programs broadcasted from our lobby, with live bands and free snacks, as various charities collected financial donations.
- Canadian Red Cross: Accepting monetary donations to provide immediate assistance.
- Calgary Food Bank: Accepting monetary donations (no food please) to go toward much-needed food supplies in the towns and First Nation communities surrounding Fort McMurray that are providing short-term housing for evacuees, as well as to the Fort McMurray Food Bank to support the residents once they return home.
- Calgary Humane Society: Collecting monetary donations on behalf of registered animal welfare agencies impacted by the wildfire.
Live bands performing in the lobby included:
And free snacks for those who came out to support evacuees were courtesy of:
- Burger 320
- Crave Cupcakes
- Jelly Modern Doughnuts
- ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen
- Sidewalk Citizen
- La Boulangerie
- Village Ice Cream
Those who donated were also entered into exciting draws for these prizes:
- Calgary Reads children's book and game package.
- CBC Calgary messenger bag featuring retro branded headphones, T-shirt and much more!
- CBC's Heartland cast-signed photo, and all eight seasons on DVD.