The White Hat Award Kick Off!

Alright, after dreaming of getting a blog going, I have finally worked out enough of the bugs and put together something that may not be perfect but gets me going. My first entry, here we go…

Last night I had the honour of representing the Calgary Marathon organization at the Calgary White Hat Awards.

53rd Annual Calgary White Hat Awards

Amazing ambassadors wear white hats.

The 53rd Annual Calgary White Hat Awards, a one-of-a-kind event that includes a red carpet, live awards and gala reception, will take place on May 13, 2015. The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests’ experience a memorable one.

What a great event! What a great honour.

As President of the Calgary Marathon Society, my personal vision is to work with a great team and build the best event possible to promote the sport I love. And, to integrate our sport into our great broader community of Calgary! I am very fortunate to work with an amazing team of volunteers (near 1500 of them) who work their behind off for the running and walking community. That team and our participants (folks from every province and territory in Canada as well as 23 countries) were recognized last night for their contribution to Calgary! We won! We were co-recognized with a great Calgary attraction, Heritage Park, under the category of “festival, event, attraction.”

This award has been a compliment to our 50th year! We set records across the board, more kids engaged in healthy activities, more participants, more charitable funds raised, faster winning times and a lot more fun! We will proudly wear our White Hat that has recognized our past success but also, in the spirit of the White Hat, we will look forward to building the best opportunities for Calgary runners and the best for folks who don’t live in our community but are looking for somewhere to run. Clearly our team believes that you should come visit us here in Calgary, you won’t be disappointed!

Thanks Tourism Calgary and the City of Calgary (all of the departments and individuals) for believing in our team and event!

Thanks Team for doing such a great job!

Healthy Running!