Conference and 6th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner BANNER


We are gathering to celebrate Responsible Citizenship at our 6th Annual Dialogue and Friendship Dinner.

Hyatt Regency Calgary, November 19, 6:30 pm – 9:30

  • Hear opening remarks by a surprise Calgarian leader.
  • Inspire yourself by keynote speaker Eva Friesen of the Calgary Foundation.
  • Contribute to our environment when we plant a tree in your name for your participation.
  • Feast on dinner from the Hyatt Regency kitchen.
  • Mesmerize yourself with the dulcet flute tones of Mustafa Kaya.
  • Experience “ebru”, painting on water.
  • Enter your name to have your caricature drawn.
  • Delight in the Spoken Word presentation by poet Sheri-D Wilson.
  • Network with like-minded, leading Calgary organizations and individuals.
  • Engage in the free, afternoon, three-panel conference from 1:00 – 6:30 pm.

We want the Gala dinner to be accessible to all Calgarians truly interested in our mission. These are tough times and we don’t want to exclude anyone who can’t afford a $75 dinner ticket. Please contact 403.401.3636 or to attend.


Panelists and Organizational Partners Include:

Panel 1      1:00pm-2:30pm      Infrastructure Needs of Tomorrow

  • Tom Sampson,  Chief, Calgary Emergency Management Agency
  • Katherine van Kooy, CEO, Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations
  • Don Mulligan, Director, Transportation Planning, City of Calgary
  • Gregory Hart, Executive Director, Safer Calgary (moderator)


Panel 2      3:00pm-4:30pm      Community & Economic Development

  • Jim Dewald, Dean, Haskayne School of Business
  • Derek Cook, Board Member, Canada Without Poverty
  • James McAra, CEO, Calgary Food Bank
  • Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate, Calgary Foundation (moderator)


Panel 3      5:00pm-6:30pm      Public Space & Cohesive Society

  • Elza Bruk, Dean, Immigration and Intercultural Advancement, Bow Valley College
  • Janyce Konkin, Regional Project Manager, Initiatives of Change
  • Debra Faulk, Co-chair, Metro-Alliance For The Common Good Calgary
  • Cheryl Foggo, Author and Historian (moderator)


  1. If you have a discount code enter it and press APPLY.
  2. Chose how many of each ticket you would like.
  3. Press ORDER NOW and fill up the registration information.

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