May 2, 2019

UP & Away Gala eclipses fundraising goals

We are pleased to report the 2019 UP & Away Charity Gala lived up to its name: and soared well above its $350,000 fundraising goal. This annual event is held in support of UP, an initiative of Catholic Family Service (CFS) created to empower people to unlock their potential and thrive.

CEL participated as a Silver-level sponsor. It was the third year we have been involved with this fantastic event, which gives a “hand up” to vulnerable families through support and education.

Funds raised will help CFS deliver a wide array of programs that are making a world of difference to families in Calgary and surrounding communities. This includes mental health and addiction programs, food and nutritional programs, and programs designed to give vulnerable youth the best possible chance to succeed in school.

Held at the BMO Centre on May 2, 2019, the evening was hosted by Deb Matejicka from Global Calgary. The Tim Tamashiro Quartet got the crowd swinging, as the Calgary crooner wooed the audience with his trademark humour. Both the online and live auction set records for the highest totals in the event’s 10-year history.

CFS is an organization that is near and dear to CEL Electrical Contractors. We are delighted to do our small part to help them carry on this essential work. CEL would like to thank all of our clients, vendors and friends who helped make this year’s Gala such a huge success.

Check out this great video of the 2019 UP & Away Gala on YouTube.