Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis the Season

The Canadian Angus Foundation is asking for consideration in your holiday giving plans this year. The Foundation is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association. Established in 1993, the Foundation promotes research, historical preservation, education and youth development. A charity, the Foundation can't meet its objectives without financial support from the beef cattle community.

There are numerous programs that you can choose to support. Consider the following:

Support the Foundation by making a donation to support the Junior scholarship fund or the Dick Turner Scholarship Fund.

The Canadian Angus Association maintains the archives for the Foundation. We graciously accept historical Canadian Angus memorabilia which is displayed in the office.

We have received requests for copies of the Canadian Angus History Update (1985). If you have extra or unwanted copies, please donate them to the Association so we can pass them on to people who have lost theirs.

Assistant General Manager Michael Latimer and President Kirk Wildman have entered into a friendly competition to raise money for the Canadian Angus Foundation and the Kids with Cancer Society. Whoever raises the most money before the 2011 Annual General Meeting will shave their head at the AGM. Donations are being accepted online at toward Michael or Kirk. All money raised will be equally split between the two charities.

You can also make a donation to the Foundation's general revenue fund and allow the fund administrators to choose where your money can best be utilized.

Donations can be made online, by calling the office at 1-888-571-3580 or by mailing a cheque to Canadian Angus Foundation, 142, 6715-8 Street NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7H7.

If none of these options appeal to you but you want to support the Foundation, suggest your own project or fundraising idea. Contact Michael Latimer ( with your ideas.

The Canadian Angus Foundation Board of Directors thanks you in advance for your consideration, and extends their best wishes to you for a happy holiday season.

Posted by Tina Zakowsky