Calgary, 03 October 2019
Macquarie Group (Macquarie), in collaboration with energy industry partners, held its annual charity fundraising event and inaugural Brew Off competition on September 19, raising more than $C980,000 for local charities. The event remains one of the largest industry-driven charitable fundraisers in the Calgary area, raising over $C3 million since 2015.
Brew Off contestants competed for four local organizations: Discovery House, Special Olympics Calgary, Momentum and Children’s Cottage Society. The Macquarie Group Foundation will match the funds raised at the Brew Off, increasing the total amount raised to $C1.96 million, significantly surpassing the 2018 total of $C378,766.
Sherra Aspin, Vice President of Marketing at Tourmaline Oil Corp., and Tamara Schaefer, Senior Vice President at Macquarie Group, claimed the inaugural Brew Off competition trophy for Children’s Cottage Society. Other participant teams that competed on behalf of their nominated charities included: Geri Greenall, Kelt Exploration Ltd. and Dan Cristall, Macquarie Group; Scott Reimond and Ron Hozjan, Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. and Michael Anton, Macquarie Group; Brian Boulanger, Arc Financial Corp. and Chase Edgelow, Macquarie Group.
With the funds raised at this event, these Calgary-based charities are able to support the following initiatives:
“We are proud to partner with our clients and colleagues for our fifth and most successful fundraiser to date in support of the greater Calgary community,” said Dan Cristall CEO of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd. “The continued success of this fundraiser, despite the economic climate, highlights Macquarie’s commitment to driving positive impact in our community.”