2013 Can-Am Cup
The Can-Am Cup Golf Tournament closed off the week of Canada Week events on Saturday, February 9, 2013. Although it was a cold day for Arizona, thanks to the committee's and Youth Ambassador volunteers the players were able to enjoy the tournament. The event raised money for the Calgary Committee's future activities. To view photos from the event click here.
2013 Canada Week
The Great Canadian Picnic, openning event of week-long activities celebrating the friendship between Canadian and US citizens, was held Saturday in the South Mountain Park. Both, the Mayor of Calgary and the Mayor of Phoenix, welcomed attendees during the openning ceremony to the five hour-long event. The Calgary Committee represented the Phoenix Sister Cities, and promoted the organization and it's programs. The Calgary booth, staffed by committee's volunteers, recieved additional help from our Youth Ambassaors, who used the highly attended event to fundraise for their summer exchange program. More events are scheduled for this week with the Can-Am Cup Golf Tournament closing the week of events on Saturday, February 9, 2013.
Mayor of Calgary visits Phoenix
The Calgary Committee welcomed Mayor Neheed Nenshi to Phoenix at a reception in his honor at the Phoenix University Club. The Calgary Mayor came to mark the 15th anniversary of establishing the Sister Cities relationship between Calgary and Phoenix, and to support the Canada Week that runs from February 2nd to February 9th.
2013 Can-Am Cup Golf Tournament
The date and the golf course for the event have been selected by the committee. The online registration for the event will commence in December. For details visit our Golf Tournament page.
Four high school students participated in a summer exchange program between Phoenix and Calgary. The two Youth Ambassadors from Phoenix traveled to Calgary, where they were hosted by their Calgary counterparts. After the conclusion of their visit they returned home. Then, the two Youth Ambassadors from Calgary came to Phoenix to be hosted here and participate, together with eight other sister cities' ambassadors, in the Sister Cities YAEP activites. The activities, among others, included a visit to the Phoenix City Hall, a trip to the Grand Canyon and Disneyland, community work, and pool parties. The 2012 YAEP concluded with a Thanksgiving Dinner and Recognition Night which featured a talent show in which all exchange students participated.
Camp Courage is a camp put on by the Arizona Burn Foundation. Youth burn survivors from around Arizona are invited to attend the week-long Arizona Children's Burn Camp. Camp Courage is held at the Pine Summit campground in the Prescott National Forest each year. Lots of smiles are seen in the cool pines while campers are horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, performing skits, making crafts, and pushing their personal skills during the ropes course. Camp Courage attendance is encouraged for all of our young friends who have been hospitalized for their burn injuries (ages 6 – 15).
The Calgary Committee plays an active role in Camp Courage by helping the young burn survivors from Canada to travel to Arizona and attend the camp. The Committee also sponsors various activities to entertain the visitors while they are in Phoenix before and after the Camp Courage. The Calgary Committee conducts a search to find host families that take in the campers for the three to four nights they are in Phoenix.
For information on the Arizona Burn Foundation visit their website at www.azburn.org
Video about Camp Courage: When Mountains and Children Meet, Magic Happens
Calgary Youth Ambassadors ready to travel to Canada
Calgary Youth Ambassadors selected
At the YAEP Announcement Party held on Friday, Feb. 17 at City Hall two 2012 Youth Ambassadors to Calgary were announced. The Committee congratulates Cambrea Braudaway and Cate Pharris on their selection, and welcomes them and their parents as active members of the Committee.
Calgary Committee helps Arizona Burn Foundation
Global Business Centre's manager from City of Calgary visits Phoenix