2018 Chinook Fund Dinner Report

The 2018 Chinook Fund Dinner was held on October 25th at Hy’s Steak House & Cocktail Bar. The dinner was sold out with about 110 attendees!

Over $59,000 was raised, which was contributed to the Chinook Endowment Fund, managed by the Calgary Foundation. As at July 2019, the fund balance is $495,000. Thank You to our ongoing generous supporters and donors.

A 2018 Chinook Fund grants was given to YWCA’s DBT Skills Group assisting with counselling and programming for LGBTQ+ youth. A second grant went to the Calgary Queer Arts Society to help fund its LGBTQ2S+ Health & Wellness Conference.

The 2018 Hero Award was given to Steve Polyak and Gay Calgary Magazine for 26 years of work recording LGBTQ+ history and support of community.

Thanks to our sponsors TD, Hy’s Steak House & Cocktail Bar, and Bee Kingdom Glass.