'We've Got Your Back Fort Mac': Join CBC Calgary's 1-day charity blitz Wednesday

Drop by CBC Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, as we put on a 12-hour charity blitz from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help people devastated and displaced by the Fort McMurray wildfire. You can make a monetary donation to various charities, while watching CBC radio programs broadcast from our lobby, hearing live bands and eating free snacks.

Live broadcast of shows in our lobby include onsite charities, live music and food

CBC is holding a 12-hour charity blitz on Wednesday for the thousands of families like Crystal Maltais and her daughter, Mckennah Stapley, who were forced to evacuate Fort McMurray last week during the devastating wildfire. (Topher Seguin/Reuters)

Join CBC Calgary on Wednesday, May 11, for a day of support for the thousands of people devastated by the Fort McMurray fire.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at CBC Calgary (1724 Westmount Blvd. N.W.), various charities will be on site collecting monetary donations to help those affected by the fires get back on their feet. 

  • Canadian Red CrossAccepting monetary donations to provide immediate assistance. 
  • Calgary Food BankAccepting monetary donations (no food please) to go toward bringing much-needed food supplies to the towns and First Nations 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 SocietyCollecting monetary donations on behalf of registered animal welfare agencies impacted by the wildfire.

Join CBC Calgary-based radio programs as we broadcast live from our lobby:

We'll have live bands performing in the lobby including

We'll have live bands performing in the lobby including: 

And there will be free snacks for anyone that comes to support the evacuees, thanks to:

We also have exciting draws for these prizes when you donate:

​​Help us bring some much needed relief to the people of Fort McMurray who have been evacuated from their homes.