Alberta Flood Aid raises nearly 2.2 million dollars through benefit concert

Alberta Flood Aid raises nearly 2.2 million dollars through benefit concert 
CALGARY, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - On Thursday, August 15, 2013, 32,000 music 
lovers joined together at McMahon Stadium in Calgary for Alberta Flood Aid, a 
star-studded benefit concert to raise much-needed funds for flood recovery in 
southern Alberta. Thanks to an enormous outpouring of support, nearly $2.2 
million was raised. 
This memorable night in music history, hosted by Brent Butt featured legendary 
artists including; Nickelback, Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, 
Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The 
Sheepdogs and Ian Tyson donating their time and services to contribute to the 
effort. TELUS funded the live, online broadcast of the concert for viewers 
across Canada free of charge. 
"We couldn't have hoped for a more perfect evening or a more perfect week." 
said Peter Jurisic, Chair of Alberta Flood Aid. "The contributions from so 
many was so representative of the spirit of cooperation displayed by the tens 
of thousands of volunteers who helped those in need immediately after the 
flood. Being able to raise almost 2.2 million dollars was truly only made 
possible by the overwhelming support of so many including our corporate 
sponsors, the volunteers, and the Canadian Music Industry." 
Harvey Cohen of Union Events, one of the key organizers of the Alberta Flood 
Aid concert said: "The Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert saw the Canadian 
music community come together to assist the people of Southern Alberta in 
their time of need. Whether it be band, agent, manager, or supplier, all 
facets of the music industry joined as a single united front to host the 
largest concert ever held in Calgary, raising more than $2 million to support 
the flood rebuilding efforts, and creating a lifetime of memories for everyone 
in attendance." 
President and CEO, Eva Friesen of The Calgary Foundation said: 
"The generosity of Calgary and area contributed to an incredible celebration 
of community spirit and The Calgary Foundation is so proud to be the recipient 
of the funds raised at this summer's Alberta Flood Aid concert. Charitable 
organizations are only just now able to identify some of their needs stemming 
from the flood - some are experiencing increased demand on their services, 
while others need to develop new initiatives to respond to the impact.The 
Foundation will work with charities to determine the long-term needs that can 
be best supported by the Flood Rebuilding Fund." 
Andrea Goertz, TELUS Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer said: 
"The floods that hit Alberta in June created one of the worst natural 
disasters in our nation's history. TELUS was proud to support the organizers 
and the artists involved in raising funds to help with long-term recovery 
efforts. We stood together to help our fellow citizens during this most 
difficult time." 
Alberta Flood Aid would like to thank the following public organizations for 
their support: 
The Province of Alberta, The City of Calgary, The Government of Canada and 
Travel Alberta. Alberta Flood Aid would also like to thank the hundreds of 
volunteers, numerous corporations and organizations that gave thanklessly and 
tirelessly of themselves to contribute to this event. 
A special thank you goes out to the McMahon Stadium Society, The Calgary 
Flames, TELUS, West Jet, Spyglass Resources Corp. BC Place, Union Events, John 
Street Advertising, Molson Coors, Fasken Martineau LLP, Canadian Western Bank, 
PWC, Conoco Phillips Canada, ATCO, Rocky Mountain Catering, Canoe Financial, 
The Agency Group, Gold and Gold Productions and Annerin Productions. 
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 
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 on the fund, please 

SOURCE  TELUS Corporation 
Peter Jurisic Alberta Flood Aid Media Contact 403-617 5277 
Taylor Barrie Communications Coordinator The Calgary Foundation 700-999 8 St 
SW Calgary AB, T2R 1J5 P: 403-802-7716 
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