:: Federation Four ::
Noteworthy News from the Calgary Jewish Federation Family
June 7, 2019 | Sivan 4, 5779
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We are urgently seeking volunteers for our Annual Federation Fundraising Casino. Thursday, June 13. Cashier needed 11:15am - 7:30pm at the Deerfoot Inn & Casino . Backup volunteers also needed in case of cancellations. Email Jessica to sign-up.
On June 2, over 400 cupcakes and 500 kosher popsicles were enjoyed by families in our community at PJ Library® Calgary’s 10th Birthday @Popsicles in the Park. Highlights of the day included the petting zoo, bouncy castles, face painting, and a bubble show performer. We were also fortunate enough to enjoy an incredibly beautiful, sunny, and warm spring day. A sincere thank you to all the guests, volunteers, and sponsors who made this day possible, and to all those who have helped PJ Library® to thrive in Calgary for the past decade! 
Yasher Koach to Jenny Belzberg and family! Thanks to a transformational gift from the Belzberg children in honour of Calgary-born community builder and philanthropist, Jenny Belzberg , Banff Centre's most important training and performing arts venue will undergo a major revitalization. A dedicated, lifelong community volunteer, Jenny has deeply influenced the cultural life of Alberta as a former board member of the Calgary Philharmonic Society , founding member and Board Chair of the Esther Honens Calgary International Piano Competition , and Board Chair of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity .
On June 4, six champions of Alberta’s history were recognized and honoured with the unveiling of a new monument at Spruce Meadows’ Field of Fame . Gordon Hoffman , founder and president of Alberta Champions Society , realized that too many Albertans don’t know about the people who built our province and city. One of the Champions this year is Martha Cohen , the first woman to chair Mount Royal College ( Mount Royal University ) Board of Governors and one of the founders of Calgary Jewish Family Service Bureau ( Jewish Family Service Calgary ).