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Premier rocks out at Calgary Counselling Centre gala

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The numbers are staggering. And disturbing.

In 2010, between 15,000 and 17,000 people used a Calgary shelter for at least one night. Many go to work the next day. It’s hard to believe this is happening in one of the wealthiest cities in the country.

The late, great Art Smith founded the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF) in 1998 to create a unified front to fight homelessness. In 2008, the foundation received a new mandate: to end homelessness in Calgary in 10 years. The recent Calgary Homeless Foundation’s annual Premier’s House Warming Party witnessed a great outpouring of support for the cause.

Hosted by Premier Alison Redford, this year’s event saw record attendance (more than 500 guests) and raised . 175,000.




By Bill Brooks

November 22, 2011

Read full article: Calgary Herald


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