The Canadian Progress Club consists of individuals whom dedicate their time and energy for the benefit of our society, an ideal that originated with a group of businessmen in Toronto whom chartered the first club in 1922. While fluid by nature, the aim of helping local charities remains the same, and in 1973, the St. Albert Chapter was chartered by the Downtown Chapter, and thus began our story of helping within our community, here in St. Albert.
There are three primary not-for-profit groups that the St. Albert Chapter of the Canadian Progress Club supports: Uncles and Aunts at Large, Camp Warwa, and the Children’s Charitable Society. There are many other beneficiaries though, including the Children’s Festival, Transitions, and the Food Bank. Nationally, the Canadian Progress Club is one of the largest non-corporate donors to Special Olympics. These have remained consistent throughout the St. Albert Chapter’s history.
Both Uncles and Aunts at Large and Camp Warwa are Canadian Progress Club initiatives. Uncles and Aunts at Large was started in 1967 by local CPC clubs to provide support to children from single-parent families, and, in 1980, the Warwa brothers donated 23 acres of land on Lac St. Anne to start Camp Warwa and provide children with experiential outdoor experiences. The intrinsic values of these organizations help our local children build self-esteem and become better citizens. This is why the Canadian Progress Club continues to support such groups.
Special Olympics is the beneficiary of our national Charitable Foundation, which receives contributions from every Canadian Progress Club. This enables children with disabilities to compete in various sports both nationally and internationally. St. Albert has proudly supported this cause year after year.
The 9th Annual
Canadian Progress ClubPond Hockey Championships
Sponsored for 2019 by HML Construction, Central Social Hall and Shaw
This message is a friendly reminder to register your team for The 9th Annual Canadian Progress Club 3v3 Pond Hockey Championship.
Again, this year’s event will coincide with Scotiabank® Hockey Day in Canada, on Saturday, February 9, 2019. The event includes a heated and enclosed (skate-up) beer gardens courtesy of HML Landscaping, All Weather Shelters and Central Social Hall. Shaw will be outfitting the tent with flat screens and running Hockey Day in Canada throughout the tournament while Dairy Queen will be managing our grill bar.
All teams are guaranteed a minimum of five games and will receive gift bags with their team jerseys upon arrival. Registration information is provided below. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone you feel would be interested in the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.
Since its inception, this tournament has raised over $150,000 in support of local charities. These include – but are not limited to – KidSport St. Albert, Uncles and Aunts at Large, Camp Warwa and the Special Olympics.
Thank you for your support.
— Craig Strain
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