Meals on Wheels Pizza Week
Now entering its 6th year, YYC Pizza Week has become a much anticipated 10-day event in our city. This established foodie event will run from September 20th – 29th and sees local restaurants battling it out for the title of YYC’s Best Pizza. Not only does this event showcase local restaurants, it has brought people together over a slice or two while supporting a great cause.
Over the years, YYC Pizza Week has helped Calgary Meals on Wheels raise more than $42,000 to support the nutritional needs of Calgarians in need of our services with three dollars from every pizza sold during the event helping to support our programs. Any Calgarian can order meals from Calgary Meals on Wheels, no matter their age or circumstance.
We are excited to support this event and look forward to seeing the first-ever Brasso Nissan wheel of pizza revealed at the launch on September 17th at Beer Revolution!
Veterans Food Bank
Helping veterans serve their community with an NV Cargo Van! The Veterans Association Food Bank opened in October, and Calgary now has a new food bank run by veterans, for veterans. Donations can be dropped off at Bay 14, 2916 5th Avenue N.E.
50th Anniversary Event
Giving back to the community that has supported Brasso for half a century is important to us. That’s why we named June as the month of giving. Partial proceeds from every vehicle sold during our Anniversary Event, were donated to YW Sheriff King Home crisis shelter. We are thrilled to announce we raised $3,000 for this vital organization.
- Family violence is the single largest woman’s health issue in Canada, with more reported cases than heart attack and stroke. It affects women of all races, ages, socio-economic classes and educational backgrounds – and in many cases, it involves children.
- Domestic abuse has steadily been rising in Calgary over the last few years with showing 34% more incidents of domestic violence than the 5-year average. In fact, police responded to 3,089 domestic violence calls in the first three quarters of the year.
- In 2017, YW Calgary helped more than 770 women and children through our family violence programs and services.
Habitat for Humanity
“There is a growing need for affordable homeownership solutions for families in Southern Alberta. More than 4,000 families are on the waitlist for social housing in Calgary alone.”
Each year the Brasso team looks forward to participating in the ‘Adopt-a-Day’ build. On August 15th, we spent the day in the Radisson neighbourhood.working on new homes for families in need. A big thank you Nissan Canada Foundation for another fabulous experience. We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to make a difference in the Calgary community!
Calgary Rogues Fastball
Calgary Rogues Fastball is a young women’s fastpitch/softball club made up of high school and college/university players. The Rogues play in the Calgary Women’s Fastpitch Association, which runs from April to July. Established by the coaching staff of the SAIT Trojans, Calgary Rogues Fastball will give these athletes a place to play during their off season and also grooms high school athletes for potential college experience. Calgary Rogues Fastball is dedicated to giving young women the best in coaching and training; building dedication and discipline within an environment of respect, good sportsmanship and fun. Go Rogues Go!