"IF YOUR DREAMS DON'T SCARE YOU, DREAM BIGGER"
- ellen johnson sirleaf
In February 2016 three guys sat in the basement of a local bar seeking shelter from the ferocious snow storm that had descended upon Calgary. Sipping on beer brewed in tanks only a few feet away they found themselves pondering a question as old as time itself: "How are more people not drinking this delicious beer? It's literally right here in our own backyard!"
Baffled by this question, and motivated by their shared love for this nectar of the gods, the three beer-loving guys set-off on a journey to tell the world about a groundbreaking new industry that was quickly emerging on the Calgary landscape. What was once limited to only a select few friends & family of local home-brewers was now becoming available to the public - locally made, hand-crafted beer. And so, BeerGuysYYC was born.
It is with great honour and passion we present to you the first annual YYCBeerWeek. A place where local brewers, chefs and Calgarian's alike can revel in the artisanal mastery of a world-class industry that lies on our very doorstep. Throughout the week local breweries will be hosting special events & tastings, while your favourite local restaurants will be serving exclusive dishes made or paired with locally brewed craft beer. Get out and try as many of these limited edition dishes while you can, with $1 from each promotion going to a local charity. Share your culinary experience on social media and vote for your favourite dishes, then join us June 9th as we celebrate the chefs & brewmasters who call this wonderful city home.
Enjoy, be safe, be proud! #YYCBeerWeek
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Every time you take a bite or drink a sip during YYCBeerWeek you're helping support one of over a dozen amazing local charities. Each brewery & restaurant has teamed-up to support a local organization close to their heart. All you have to do is enjoy an amazing meal or a frosty pint! How awesome is that?! And if you're just too full to eat another bite we encourage you to donate via the links below.
Alberta children's hospital foundation
Your support for the Alberta Children's Hospital helps provide kids with the best family centred care possible right in our own community . . . here, when you need it. As the official fundraising body for the Alberta Children's Hospital, all money raised by the Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation is re-invested in the hospital and child health needs in this region.
Supported by: The Bank and Baron
Children's Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network raises funds and awareness for 170 member hospitals, 14 of which are in Canada. Donations stay local to fund critical treatments and healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and research. Its various fundraising partners and programs support the nonprofit’s mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Each day, over 4,900 children will receive medical treatment for various diseases, sickness and injuries at Children’s Miracle Network member hospitals across Canada.
Supported by: One 18 Empire
Allies for autism foundation
We support individuals and families with members on the Autism spectrum indirectly by funding autism treatment organizations for "opportunities" that have the ability to enhance the experience of individuals in their care. In most circumstances, these projects would not normally be covered under their regular operating budgets.100% of all donations go directly to supporting Autism in Calgary and
surrounding areas. Your generous support helps the Allies for Autism Foundation fund programs in the areas of education, autism awareness and independent living.
Supported by: Midtown Kitchen & Bar
autism calgary association
Autism Calgary seeks to Support, Speak, Educate, Advocate & Promote awareness for those living with autism. Support … Bring hope and help meet the needs of families and individuals living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Speak … Be the voice of families and individuals living with ASD. Educate … Increase awareness and understanding of ASD. Advocate… Secure and defend the best quality of life for those with ASD throughout their lifespan and their families. Promote … Encourage the advancement of meaningful research and the development of effective treatment options.
Supported by: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary
Branch out neurological foundation
The Branch Out Neurological Foundation exists to help mitigate and eliminate the 600+ diseases of the nervous system that affect nearly 20% of the world's population! We’re doing it with an open mind by "branching out" to fund a new field of research we've dubbed neuroCAM (neuroscience + complementary and alternative modalities). Your generous donations fund students and academics to engage in valid, peer-reviewed scientific research into innovative tech solutions and non-pharmaceutical approaches, which are not typically funded by current granting programs.
Supported by: Last Best Brewing
brown baggin for calgary's kids
Your donation will help ensure that every child has a lunch at school.
You will feed hungry kids in our city – kids who go to school without a nutritious lunch. You will fuel them, giving their bodies good food to keep them going all day.
Supported by: Native Tongues
Calgary drop-in & rehab centre
Your donation to the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre provides crucially needed programs and services for Calgarians experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty. From food and shelter, to counseling, education, employment, and affordable housing — your support lifts people up, and helps lives begin.
Supported by: Trolley 5, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer
The Calgary Food Bank
Established in 1982, the Calgary Food Bank is a charitable, non-profit organization dedicated to gathering and distributing quality emergency food to those in need. The majority of people we assist are working-poor Calgarians struggling to make ends meet. The Calgary Food Bank distributed 262 Emergency Food Hampers per day in 2016.
Supported by: Minas Brazilian Steakhouse, Kensington Wine Market
cochrane activettes food bank
The Cochrane Activettes have been operating the Cochrane Food Bank since 1995 in partnership with Cochrane Family and Community Support Services. It is intended to provide food hampers to families and individuals who find themselves in a temporary difficult financial situation.
Supported by: Half Hitch Brewing Company
the alex community health centre
Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on, and our preventative, cost-effective programs save millions in taxpayer dollars by moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.
Supported by: The Coup
foothills academy society
The Foothills Academy offers a full-time school program and Community Services to youth and their families affected by Learning Disabilities and ADHD.
Supported by: Bottega Wines, Spirits & Craft Beer
Give a Mile
Give A Mile is a group of dedicated volunteers who believe strongly in the power of visits from loved ones for people in palliative or critical condition. Our goal is to provide 1 Billion miles of customer loyalty program points to those in need of visiting with a loved one who is critically ill or dealing with palliative illness. 100% of your donations go to flights of compassion and associated travel fees.
Supported by: Pig & Duke Downtown & 12th Ave.
Inn from the cold
Inn from the Cold Celebrates 20 years of providing Shelter, Sanctuary and Healing in 2017.
20 years ago, Inn from the Cold was born out of the kindness, love and compassion for those in need by a small group of concerned Calgarians. In 2017 we forge into our 20th year of supporting homeless children and their families and our quest to build a community where no child or family is homeless.
Supported by: Brewsters Brewing Company, Beer Revolution
The military museums
Donations to The Military Museums Foundation help support education programs for Alberta youth from grades K-12. Whether by handling artefacts, learning about our Regimental history or hearing veterans speak about their own experiences, visiting students will leave The Military Museums with a new understanding of our military’s role in the world.
Supported by: Wild Rose Brewery
The mustard seed
The Mustard Seed has been serving people experiencing poverty and homelessness in Alberta since the ‘80s. It has become a haven for those needing help, which is offered through open hands with unconditional love.Every $3.51 you donate provides a meal and other resources for someone in need.
Supported by: Bottlescrew Bill's Pub, The Beer Vault
Progressive alternatives society of calgary
The Progressive Alternatives Society of Calgary (PASC) was established in 1985 to support independence, community inclusion and quality of life for people with disabilities. Developed with the input of the Calgary community and people who use our service, PASC today offers several innovative and interconnected services and initiatives.
Supported by: Village Brewery & Springbank Cheese Co.
Prohpets of music
The Prophets of Music Society Fund is currently managed and administered by the Calgary Foundation. Your donation to The Prophets of Music Society Fund will be used to support various community outreach initiatives aimed at programs that build positive outcomes in our community through music, and the delivery of educational programs in support of emerging musicians.
Supported by: National on 10th
ronald mcdonald house southern alberta
At Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, we provide a home away from home for families travelling to Calgary for their child’s medical treatment.
Located across the street from Alberta Children’s Hospital, our House offers a warm, welcoming and compassionate environment where families can stay close to their child receiving medical care.
Supported by: Minhas Micro Brewery
United way of Calgary and area
We work locally to make Calgary a great place for everyone to live. Our staff and volunteers work with people from across Calgary and the surrounding areas of Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Okotoks, Strathmore and Airdrie to end poverty, help kids succeed, and build extraordinary communities.
Our vision: A great city for all.
Our mission: To improve lives and build extraordinary communities by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action.
Supported by: Minhas Micro Brewery
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