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.

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The 2017 Chinook Fund Dinner was held on October 26th at WORKSHOP Kitchen and Culture. The dinner was sold out with about 100 attendees!

Approximately $50,000 was raised, which was contributed to the Chinook Endowment Fund, managed by the Calgary Foundation. As at the end of 2017 the fund is at $397,369.20! THANKS!!!

A 2017 Chinook Fund grants was given to ‘Bullying Ends Here’ for their work in providing programing and presentations to schools aimed at ending bullying. A second grant went to the Calgary Sexual Health Centre to establish a support group for parents and guardians of transgender youth.

The 2017 Hero Award was given to the ‘Imperial Sovereign Court of the Chinook Arch’, recognizing 42 years of great work and raising money to assist other groups in our city.

Thanks to our sponsors, TD, the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, and Bee Kingdom Glass, without which this event could not occur!