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Join us Monday December 3rd, when the 27th annual CBC Calgary Suncor Energy Food Bank Drive kicks off, with a build rather than a bang! Why? 'Cause we're gonna have some fun!

In the days and weeks to come there will be plenty of opportunity to support this annual campaign; raising funds and awareness for the Calgary Food Bank while we work together to create a city without hunger…

Calgary Carol Festival

It doesn't feel like the holiday season without the sound of carollers. Let the voices of dozens of Calgary area choirs warm your heart. Admission is free but Food Bank volunteers will be on site to accept donations of food or funds.

When: December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at 7:00pm

Where: Knox United Church, 506 4th Street SW


Teams from Brookfield, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Suncor Energy will go head to head to craft a holiday-themed creation out of canned food. We can't make promises...but we've heard CANta Claus might be coming' to town! The finished design will grace Suncor Energy Centre's main floor for the holiday season. All food items used for HolidayStruction will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank post campaign.

When: December 3rd from 9:00am - 1:00pm

Where: Main lobby, Suncor Energy Centre, 150 6th Ave SW

Upscale Bake Sale

Don't miss the most anticipated event of the year! Stock up on delicious holiday treats from Calgary's top bakeries, including Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Cruffs, Decadent Desserts, Wilde Grainz Artisan Bakery, Yann Haute Patisserie and more. CBC food columnist Julie Van Rosendaal will also have her delectable treats for sale. New to the event this year, Olivier's Candies, Jelly Modern Doughnuts and The Homestretch's Jenny Howe's famous cake pops.

When: December 5th at 12:00pm until the goodies run out!

Where: Suncor Energy Centre, 150 6th Ave SW

Jam the Van

It's a daunting task but CBC Calgary's The Homestretch is up for the challenge: fill a Purolator truck with non-perishable food donations for the Calgary Food Bank. In a new twist this year, we'll be encouraging donors to drop off turkeys too! Doug Dirks, Jenny Howe and the rest of The Homestretch crew will broadcast live from 3:00 to 6:00pm.

When: December 7th from 10:00am to 7:00pm

Where: Southcentre Mall, near the entrance to Crate & Barrel and Sport Chek

John Gilchrist & Julie Van Rosendaal Book Signing

The Calgary Eyeopener's favourite restaurant critic and food columnist team up to autograph copies of their latest books: John offers his take on Calgary's best places to eat in the 7th edition of My Favourite Restaurants: Calgary, Banff and beyond and the 2nd edition of Cheap Eats. Also available is Julie's latest cookbook, Spilling the Beans, a must-have this holiday season.

When: December 7th from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Southcentre Mall, near the entrance to Crate & Barrel and Sport Chek

Food Bank Feud

Have you ever wanted to attend a Family Feud show? Here's your chance! Come on out and cheer on CBC Calgary and Suncor Energy teams as they compete in our version of the popular game show.

When: December 13th at 12:00pm

Where: Main lobby, Suncor Energy Centre, 150 6th Ave SW

For more information about these events and the others that will occur throughout the month of December, please visit or follow us on Twitter at #cbcfeedyyc.

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Calgary Food Bank
Kathryn Sim