Alberta Flood Aid Concert Nears Sell-Out, Hopes to Raise Over $1M for Flood
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/12/13 -- With only a few days
remaining before the Alberta Flood Aid Concert on August 15th at
McMahon Stadium, organizers say they are expecting to raise over $1M
for The Calgary Foundation's Flood Rebuilding Fund.
General admission ticket sales have just passed 29,000 and are nearly
sold out. The concert seating is set at 30,000.
"It has been incredible to see how many people and organizations have
stepped up to make this concert a reality" says Peter Jurisic, chair
of Alberta Flood Aid. "After the flood, people pulled themselves up
by their bootstraps and without hesitation, began helping their
neighbours rebuild. That same spirit has pushed this event forward
against all odds" says Jurisic.
Organizers want the concert to be a celebration of the exceptional
volunteer effort by Albertans thus far. They also want to raise
substantial funds through ticket sales and donations. Organizers say
it looks like the concert is on track to do just that.
The line-up of artists includes: Headliners Nickelback, Jann Arden,
Randy Bachman, emcee Brent Butt, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin
James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs,
and Ian Tyson. All have agreed to perform at no cost.
Sponsors are Telus, Westjet, Spyglass Resources Corp., BC Place,
Alberta Government, Fasken Martineau, John St., Molson Coors,
Canadian Western Bank, Price Waterhouse, Conoco Phillips Canada, ATCO
Group, Rocky Mountain Catering and Canoe Financial.
Also supporting the concert are the Province of Alberta, the City of
Calgary, Travel Alberta and McMahon Stadium Society.
Concert-goers are being encouraged to wear their rubber boots to the
concert in solidarity with the thousands of volunteers who have
contributed to the massive clean-up efforts since the flood
devastated the southern half of the province in late June.
There will be a FREE #Bootson Stage prior to the main event in the
McMahon Stadium parking lot. The family-friendly festival will
feature local artists, food trucks, a Calgary Stampede barbeque and
Concert t-shirts will also be available for sale outside and inside
the venue to raise even more cash for the flood r
Alberta Flood Aid
Alberta Flood Aid is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organization that
was established to raise funds for southern Alberta's flood recovery
through a benefit concert.
For more information, please visit abfloodaid.ca.
The Calgary Foundation Flood Rebuilding Fund
Following the devastating Southern Alberta Floods of June 2013, The
Calgary Foundation established the Flood Rebuilding Fund, which
supports long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts. For more
information, please visit:
Media Contact (and to register for event accreditation)
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