CALGARY, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - Nearly $500,000 has been granted to
amateur hockey development, and sports and recreation organizations
across the country as a result of Doc Seaman's legacy gift to The
Calgary Foundation. The $10 millionDaryl (Doc) K. Seaman Canadian
Hockey Fund has provided much needed support to amateur ice hockey and
registered Canadian amateur athletic associations from coast to coast.
"Doc Seaman was a man who believed deeply about giving back to his
community, particularly in supporting youth recreation and wellness.
And, as we all know, he loved the game of hockey," said Eva Friesen,
The Calgary Foundation President & CEO. "With Canadian obesity rates at
an all-time high, we are keenly aware of the importance of supporting
active and healthy lifestyles, and the Doc Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund
has allowed us to fund a wide-range of recreation and athletic
organizations right across the country."
In the 2013 Calgary's Vital Signs Report, citizens identified their top
sports and recreation priorities as increasing the number of children
and youth involved in recreational activities, and providing more
affordable sports opportunities. The Calgary Foundation listened to
these priorities and the latest grants from the Doc Seaman Canadian
Hockey Fund support not only hockey and sports organizations, but
wellness initiatives, as well.
Recent grants provided a total of $466,200 in support to 14
•Canadian Luge Association - Luge Youth Development(Calgary, AB)
Purchase 65 sleds for programs in Calgary, Whistler and Ottawa to
increase the number of youth participating in luge.
•Boyle Street Service Society - Inner City Edmonton: Building Community
Through Sport and Recreation (Edmonton, AB)
Enable marginalized inner city youth, First Nations and newcomers to
participate in sport, as well as build confidence.
•City of Colwood - South Island Ravens Hockey Program (Colwood, BC)
Provide more children living with developmental disabilities the
opportunity to play organized hockey.
•Courage Canada Hockey for the Blind - Inaugural Summer Camp(Toronto, ON)
Support the founding of the first ever annual summer hockey camp for
blind and partially-sighted youth.
A detailed listing of all grant recipients is available online at
thecalgaryfoundation.org. The Daryl K. Seaman Canadian Hockey Fund
accepts applications once a year, with more information available
The Calgary Foundation (TCF) - Established in 1955, TCF facilitates collaborative philanthropy by
making powerful connections between donors and community organizations
for the long term benefit of Calgary and surrounding area. In
2012-2013, The Calgary Foundation saw $205.2 million in new
contributions, had an asset base of $632.4 million and granted $34.6
million to 761 charitable organizations.
SOURCE The Calgary Foundation
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