Cancarb is the title sponsor for the YMCA River Run, which has been held in June for each of the past 35 years. Cancarb employees certainly enjoy the volunteer opportunities the event generates which often includes more than 25% of our staff. In addition to promoting community wellness, the YMCA River Run raises money for the YMCA’s various wellness programs which target community members of all ages.
In March 2020 Cancarb was a major sponsor of the Rob Nash Project in Medicine Hat. This is an immersive concert experience that engages young people through the power of music and storytelling to address topics related to mental health such as depression, self-harm, addiction, bullying, and suicidal ideation. The Project is very highly regarded having received many accolades including the Governor General Service Medal, as well as the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Cancarb is the proud, title sponsor of The Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival World Tour. This event is a major fundraising event for the Medicine Hat Public Library held in January of each year.
Cancarb is proud to sponsor Be Youth Centre. Be Youth provides a fun and safe environment that welcomes all youth aged 11-17 with free programming to try something new, meet friends and participate in the community all while enjoying social-recreational activities.
Bridges Family Programs builds on strengths for the betterment of children, youth, families and the community, by providing information, family support and community connections allowing families to become resilient, self-reliant and realize their potential. In 2020 Cancarb matched Cancarb employees’ contributions to Bridges, raising more than $3400 for their programs.
In 2020 Cancarb seconded two student interns to the Food Bank for a period of 3 weeks to support them during the COVID crisis when many of their volunteers could not be as active as normal. The students were kept busy at the Food Bank helping them to keep the operation running, all the while maintaining the necessary social distancing protocols.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Medicine Hat and District
It’s a tradition for Cancarb to sponsor the annual report and board meeting of the local branch Big Brothers Big Sisters. And in 2020 Cancarb was proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of Bowl for Kid’s Sake, the organization’s largest annual fundraiser.