CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 1, 2014) - 'Tis the season - it's here. Thanks to the generosity of Calgarians, the majority of our fundraising is done through events in the month of December. See below for a chance to witness the goodness of people in our community.

18 Wheels of Christmas

Join us at 3 different locations over the course of the next month to watch Calgary fill the 18 Wheels of Christmas truck trailer with non-perishable food items.

  • Saturday, November 29th at Walden Save On Foods - 155 Walden Gate SE
  • Saturday, December 6th at Seton Save On Foods - 19489 Seton Crescent SE
  • Friday, December 12th through Monday, December 15th at Panorama Save On Foods - 225 Panatella Hill NW
    • Featuring Can Man Dan, who will camp out in the trailer for the full four days to raise awareness about the importance of feeding Calgary's hungry, especially in the cold winter months.

Knox United Carol Festival

Knox United Church - 506 4 St SW

Saturday November 29th, Sunday November 30th, and Monday December 1st at 7:30PM

The annual Knox United Carol Festival will bring together some of Calgary's best choirs to delight your ears with holiday-themed songs. Admission is free and donations to the Calgary Food bank are gratefully accepted.

CBC/Suncor Holiday Food Drive Launch

CBC Calgary - 1724 Westmount Blvd NW

Monday, December 1st

Suncor Energy will officially launch this year's Drive with a $50,000 contribution to the Calgary Food Bank! Announcements will be made on air and live at CBC Calgary to get the donations rolling in for the annual food drive.


Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Tuesday, December 2nd

Watch as teams from Suncor, PWC, and Brookfield build holiday themed creations out of canned food. The finished design will become part of the main floor building décor at Suncor Energy Centre. All food items used for the construction of this event will be donated to the Calgary Food Bank

Upscale Bake Sale

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Wednesday, December 3rd, 12:00PM-1:00PM

The chance to stock up on delicious holiday treats is here. The generous bakeries will be donating their product, and all proceeds from the sale will go to the Calgary Food Bank. Come and enjoy some of your favourite treats from your favourite bakeries, including: Julie Van Rosendaal, Jenny Howe, Buttercream Bake Shoppe, Decadent Desserts, Yann Haute Patisserie, Olivier's Candies, Brulee, Sidewalk Citizen Bakery, Simple Simon Pies, Sunterra, Wilde Grainz Artisan Bakery, and Brou'ne.

Cenovus Choir

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Wednesday, December 3rd & Monday, December 8th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

The Cenovus Choir will add some festive spirit to your day with some holiday tunes.

Calgary Youth Singers

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Thursday, December 4th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Talented young performers will spend the lunch hour getting you into the holiday spirit.

Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Café Christmas

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium - 1415 14 Ave NW

Thursday, December 4th and Friday, December 5th

Join us for the annual Vinyl Café Christmas with Stuart McLean! The Calgary Food Bank will be graciously collection donations at this event.

Petro Canada Teddy Bear Toss @ The Calgary Hitmen Game

Scotiabank Saddledome - 555 Saddledome Rise SE

Sunday, December 7th at 4:00PM

Part of the CBC/Suncor Holiday Food Drive, the Teddy Bear Toss is happening again at the Calgary Hitmen game!

Chinook Country Dancers

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Tuesday, December 9th, 12:00-1:00PM

Keeping the country spirit alive during the holidays, the Chinook Country Dancers will entertain you as they line dance to your favourite holiday tunes.

Calgary Fiddlers

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Thursday, December 11th from 12:00PM-1:00PM

The youthful Calgary fiddlers will delight you by adding some holiday toe-tapping fun to your day.

Amble With Angus

Eau Claire Market - 200 Barclay Parade SW

Friday, December 12th, 7:30AM

Join Calgary marathoner Angus Cowan for a 5km fun run. Entry fees and donations support the Calgary Food Bank Children's Milk Program. This pre-sunset event involves hundreds of energetic runners!

AMA "Fill our Fleet, Fill Their Hearts" Wrap-up Event

AMA Main - 4700 17th Avenue SW

Friday, December 12th, 1:00pm-2:00pm

Come down to see an AMA truck loaded up with food donations to the Calgary Food Bank and toy donations to the Magic of Christmas. Santa will be there as well as AMA personnel to create a human chain.

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train

9511 Horton Road SW, Gravel Parking Lot

Friday, December 12th, 6:00PM

The spectacularly lit up Canadian Holiday Train is making its stop in Calgary! Spectators of the event will be entertained by The Odds and Jim Cuddy. The concerts are free, but donations to the Calgary Food Bank are encouraged.

CBC Radio Two Christmas Concert

Tuscany Pub - The Last Straw

Saturday, December 13th, 5:00PM

Join Tim Tamashiro, host of Tonic on CBC Radio Two, for the annual Christmas concert!

A Heebee-Jeebee X-Mess

River Park Church - 3813 14A St SW

Sunday, December 14th, 7:30PM

Things are getting messy for the Heebee-Jeebees this holiday! This annual concert is sure to get you in the spirit - don't forget to bring along your donation for the Calgary Food Bank.

Calgary Renaissance Singers and Players

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Monday, December 15th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

These talented performers will be caroling through the common areas on Monday at Suncor Energy Centre, getting you in the festive holiday spirit.

Calgary Motor Dealers' Association 'Cavalcade of Cans'

Calgary Food Bank Warehouse - 5000 11 Street SE

Wednesday, December 17th, 11:00AM-1:00PM

The Calgary Motor Dealers' Association has been collecting donations at each of their dealerships, and the Food Bank benefits. Come down to see the parade of donation deliveries and a bit of a forklift ballet in the Food Bank Warehouse.

Suncor Energy Choir

Suncor Energy Centre - 150 6th Ave SW

Wednesday, December 17th, 12:00PM-1:00PM

Suncor is bringing out their own choir to engage in some festive holiday spirit and carols!

Blitz Day

CBC Calgary - 1724 Westmount Blvd NW

Thursday, December 18th

This is an "Eyeopener" for those who are not familiar with Blitz Day. The push is on as we head toward the "Homestretch" of the campaign. Generous donors will be announced on air at CBC and Fratello's coffee will be sold by the one and only Angela Knight from the Eyeopener!

The Huron Carole - A Musical

Jack Singer Concert Hall (225-8 Ave SE)

Thursday, December 18, 7:30PM

Join us for this annual concert with a fresh new twist: the enchanting musical re-enactment of the first concert in 1987. All proceeds benefit the Calgary Food Bank. Tickets are available at For more information, visit

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Contact Information:

Beverly Pollock
Resource Development Coordinator
Direct: 403.640-8813
Cell: 403.860-8817