Thank You

It takes the whole community to build a Food Bank. We are so grateful to everyone who has supported the Airdrie Food Bank’s Capital Campaign.

Corporate Sponsors

We are so very grateful for our Corporate Sponsor's support. We couldn't do this without you!

Forsite Construction Management  


Vitreous Glass

McKee Homes



Westmark Holdings

EnCana Corporation



United Safety
Horizon Glass & Mirror    


Grants & Funders


Soderglen Ranches - Major Sponsor  

Airdrie Lioness - Appliance Sponsor  

McKee Homes - Walk-in Cooler Sponsor  

Rotary Club of Airdrie - Community Kitchen Sponsor  

ATCO Gas - Patio Sponsor  

Cheryl Laxdal - Elevator Sponsor

Community Donors

Campaign Cabinet & Building Committee

Dan Oneil
Gill Vincent
Pat Cashion
Reg Hihn
Sherry Jenkins
Martin Durocher

Past Board of Directors

Lise Blanchette
Carrie Peddie

Community Event Contributors

Ecole francophone d\'Airdrie
AE Bowers
Airdrie Farmers Market
Airdrie Spiritual & Self-Empowerment Group
Artsy Fartsy Faces Body Art & More
Balzac United Church
Behind the Masque
Bert Church High School Music
Dirty Work Sprinkler Systems
East Lake Car Wash
Faith Community Baptist Church
Junior Youth of Airdrie
Living Springs Church
M&M Meats Airdrie
Marilyn Seward/Over at Marilyns
Mattamy Homes
Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast
Melcor Developments Ltd.
Noodle Box Airdrie
Nose Creek Elementary School
Suzanne Jeffrey
Time Travelers Car Club of Airdrie
WestJet Technical Operations

Board of Directors

Marie Lauer
Carol Mosig
Tolan Chapman
Tom Smith
Shane Ferguson
Wendy Bates-Wiebe
Mike Acheson
Kent Rupert
Jack Lumley
Lori McRitchie

Builders, Contractors & Services
that gave back

A Van Dyck Plumbing & Heating
Airdrie Paint & Décor
Airdrie Waste Management
Blue Grass Nursery
C&J Electrical
Chateau Flooring
Co-operators Rockyview Insurance Services
CTR Refrigeration
David Bowman
DBC Contractors
Double T Equipment
Forsite Construction
Fulton’s Home Hardware
Granite Transformation
Horizon Glass
Iron Eagle Sheet Metal
Jim Hallworth
Lin-Kel Alarms
Mike Miller
Postill Drywall
Provincial Steel Buildings
Rick Balbi Architect
Tanas Concrete Industries
TP Communications
Zytek Building Systems

If your name is missing or spelled incorrectly, please let us know so that we can correct it for our permanent acknowledgement wall.

Brick Donors

Name/message of all brick donors.

88 Airdrie Lynx Air Cadets
A Fine Balance Catering
A&B Excavating LTD.
Ainslea Elenore Kern x 2
Air 106.1 - Proud to Give Back
Airdrie Animal Health Centre x 10
Airdrie Flying Club
Airdrie Spirit Group
Airdrie Stay and Play x 2
Airdrie Victim Assistance Society
Airdrie Youth Justice
Al and Jan Higgins
Alix Vollet the co-operators
Allan & Lorna LePoudre
Always Home
AMHA Bantam Blackhawks 2013-14
Angela O. Sawasdipanich
Angelo and Lynne
Ann Schofield
Annette Freeman Heart to Heart
Astoria Asset Management Ltd. X 5
Astoria Staff
Aura Day Spa x 2
Ava & Kristen
Barbara Costigan
Barney & Anne Buckle
Barney's Painting Ltd.
Barry & Helen Pontius
Barry MacPherson
BCHS Music Program (clef music note) x 4
Behind the Masque
Ben and Darlene Hoogstraten
Bernie & Myrna Schmidt
Bert Church High School x 34
Best Wishes Lil & Joe Mein
Betty McArthur
BGCA Keystone 2013-14
Black Tie Cleaning Services
Blakley Chartered Accountant x 5
Brenda and Graham Moon
Buckle/Chrenek Family
Carol Wojtowich
Cheryl MacIsaac-2014
Chow Down Airdrie Jan Em Nikki
Chris MacIsaac-2014
City of Airdrie Social Club x 5
CODIO Photography
Colin & Karen MacDonald
Colleen Reid
Community at Work
Craig & Lorna Hunt
Craig MacDonald
Crossfit 403 - Get 'er done!
D&R Martini & Family-Blessings
Danica MacDonald
Darrell Belyk & Karlene Bowen
Dave & Jennifer Ingram
Dave Bailey
Declan MacIsaac-2014
Donated by Doug and Cindy Mayer
Doug and Erin MacKay & Family
Eat Pray Love
Elaine McCracken
Encana Corporation
Erik and Jess McRitchie
Feed Everyone x 2
Feed the hungry, we all win x 2
Fletcher Village
Food For Our Souls
Footprints 4 Learning Preschool
For Shortie and Big Guy, my love
For those we lost The Gatner's
Frilly Lilly Copperstone
G. Nott Airdrie
George McDougall Music Program
Greg & Lori McRitchie
Good Shepherd School Staff
Hallworth Family
Happy 89th Dad (Len Reeves) I <3 you
Happy to Be Grandma & Grumpy Storey (35)
Harmony Catering
Heidi MacNeill & Sam Wallis
Helping Needy Families
Hill Family
Hollie & Ben Hart
Holly Dalcin
Hot Water Pools & Spas
In honour of Steve & Wendy Fish
In loving memory of Jerry
In loving memory of Tim
In memory of Eddie & June James
In memory of Fred Kaarsemaker
In memory of Ken McCracken
It's in giving that we recieve
Jackie Haden the Co-operators
Jacqui Elise Genevieve Vincent
Janell Lynn Kern x 2
Jeff and Linda Taylor
Jeff Tara Faith Elise McRitchie
Jenna Engel (KMER) 2014
Jim & Linda DeLong

Jim & Peggy Franks
Joel Eric Deimert x 2
Justin & Melissa Zacharias
Justin Andrew Kern x 2
Karen MacNeill
Kari Wilson & Brent Morris
Kayla Maxwell the co-operators
Ken & Sherrie Wills
Ken Blain and Rita Lavoie
Kindness in Giving creates love
Len & Norma Reeves
Les & Audrey Burwash and Family
Lise & Yves Blanchette
Live Laugh Love
Living Springs Proverbs 22:9 x 5
Lori Kuffner
Love 2 volunteer, Gail Barnsley
Love One Another
Love you Mom (Norma Reeves) <3
Lynne Davis
Make Dreams Real!
Marcy & Sharla Trockstad
Marilyn McCall
Marvin & Jean Peterson
Megan Darren & Kinsley Lockhart
Members of the Hillcrest Community
Merle and Marlene Deimert x 2
Michelle Edgar
Michelle, David Belle & Family
Mortgage Intelligence team x 3
Mrs. Claus' Shop-Hats On Prod.
Mud, Sweat & Tears Pottery
Murray & Leslie Laing Family
Nadine Bourns the co-operators
Noodlebox Sierra Springs
P.M. Promotions sends love & care x 2
Paul and Susan Arnott
Paul, Linda, Madi, Ty Bonsel
Pay it forward A. Jim Cox
People of Balzac United Church x 2
Peter & Carol Mosiq
Peter & Shelley Brown
Phillip Fournier the co-operators
Pink Wand Cleaning Services
Precise Pruning Ltd.
Precise Pruning Ltd. X 2
Reinboldt Family
Reunion by Hopewell
Richard and Lesley Pauls
Rob Anderson, MLA x 2
Robert & Lynne Munday x 2
Roger & Cindy & Chris Davis x 5
RVRDA-Building a Legacy x 2
Ryan and Kelley Royce
Samm Arnold
Samm's Grade 6 Meadowbrook Class
Sean Hunter & Carman Thiessen
Shared With Love
Shelley & Phil Goulet
St Francis Of Assisi A C W
Staff at Time to Play Preschool
Stan McArthur
Steve Arnold & Lei Shimbashi
Sue & Pat Methuen
Tara Craig the co-operators
Ted, Marci, Marina, Cam McPeak
Terrence Robbins
Terry & Joy Keogh & family
Thank you Airdrie x 3
Thank You, The Canuel's
The Atchison Family 2013
The Durda Family
The Greenlaw Family
The Hair Lounge
The Jacob Family
The Jacobi-5 Family
The Jacobs Family
The Jeffrey Family
The Klumpp Family
The Lumley/Murphy Family
The Peddie Family
The Proctor Family
The Warthe Family A&W
Tim & Michelle MacDonald
Tim & Pat Elliot Family
Tim MacDonald x 3
Tipping Close Block Party
Titus Andrew Kern x 2
Together we can conquer hunger
Tom & Marcieta Duffy
Tom and Sheila Smith
Tracy Becker to New Beginnings
Uncle Stan Robins
Veterinary Agri-Health Services x 10
Vincent Duckworth
Wade Cormier the co-operators
Watches 'N More Promo Products Inc.
We make a life by what we give
Zebra Account & Tax Inc. X 2
Ziemer Family

If your name is missing or spelled incorrectly, please let us know so that we can correct it for our permanent acknowledgement wall.

Elevator Donation


January 2015 - Special thanks to one of our long-term supporters for the donation of an elevator. Now all have access to our Volunteer Lounge and Boardroom.

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Office Furniture Donation

Office furniture

September 2014 - Special thanks to the Calgary Food Bank for donating amazing office furniture.

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Volunteer/Staff Room Donations

Volunteer Staff Room

August 2014 - Special thanks to Jim of Horizon Glass and Mirror who donated the table and chairs; and to a local family who donated the leather couch and chair for our volunteer/staff room.

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Boardroom Donation


August, 2014 - Special thanks to Michael Acheson of Rockyview Insurance Services for the donation of this beautiful board table.

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Electric Lift Donation

Electric Lift

June 20, 2014 - Special thanks to Ryan and Jim of Horizon Glass and Mirror who donated an electric lift.

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Minister of Human Resources

Minister of Human Resources Manmeet Bhullar visit

June 13, 2014 - Minister of Human Resources, the Honorable Manmeet Bhullar, visited the Airdrie Food Bank today. We appreciated the opportunity to speak about our programs and services as well as give a tour of our existing building and the new building work-in-progress.

L-R: Minister Manmeet Bhullar, Mayor Peter Brown, Executive Director Lori McRitchie, Board President Marie Lauer.

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Calgary Foundation

Calgary Foundation

June 2, 2014 - Thank you to members of the Calgary Foundation for coming out to tour our new facility (while still under construction) and meeting with us - first time using our new board room!

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Community Facility Enhancement Program

Ric McIver, MLA delivers CFEP Grant cheque

May 21, 2014 - The Airdrie Food Bank received $150,000 from the province today, courtesy of the Community Facility Enhancement Program. Ric McIver, MLA for Calgary-Hays, presented Lori McRitchie with the cheque while being given a tour of the new facility. We are extremely grateful for the support!

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WestJet Donation

March 17, 2014 - WestJet donated the gift of flight to help our campaign. Two tickets were raffled off at our shamrock Shimmy event and raised money for our new building. Thanks so much WestJet!

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Noodlebox Sierra Springs Donation

Noodlebox Grand Opening

November 16, 2013 - Special thanks to Noodlebox Sierra Springs for providing free stir-fry lunches during their Grand Opening Event. What makes it special is that staff volunteered their time, suppliers donated the food and HQ didn't take a dime. All money raised goes to the Airdrie Food Bank's new building fund. Thanks so much!

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United Safety Donation

United Safety

November 7, 2013 - United Safety's Daryl Helmer CFO and Shayne McCallum VP Canada presented a cheque to Airdrie Food Bank's Board President, Lise Blanchette and Treasurer, Tolan Chapman to support the new building project. Thank you for your support!

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Grade 6 Student Buys a Brick


October 11, 2013 - Grade 6 student, Samm, who volunteers for us after school, wanted to "do something good" so she sold off her old toys, collected money for her birthday and then bought a brick for the Airdrie Food Bank’s new building.

Samm, you are an inspiration to us and we are so grateful for your support!

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Marilyn - before Marilyn - after

October 5, 2013 - Thank you to Marilyn Seward for her Hair2Share fundraiser. Marilyn shaved her hair and donated it to Locks of Love. All money raised was donated to the Airdrie Food Bank’s new building fund. Thanks Marilyn!!

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Smart Auto Donates

October 3, 2013 - Sue Methuen accepted a cheque from Kerry Oswald, owner of Smart Auto & Tire. The money raised will be directed to our new building.

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ATB Financial Donates

September 27, 2013 - Lori McRitchie accepted a cheque from ATB Financial at their 75th Anniversary celebration. The money raised will be directed to our new building.

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Mattamy Homes Donation

Mattamy Homes

September 21, 2013 - Brenda-Lee Ell and Collin Campbell of Mattamy Homes presented a cheque to Sue Methuen of the Airdrie Food Bank. The money was raised at the Mattamy Family Fun Run and will be directed to the Community Kitchen in our new building.

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Melcor Development Donation

Melcor Development

September 18, 2013 - Trevor Sholdice of Melcor Development Ltd. provided Lori McRitchie of the Airdrie Food Bank funds towards their building fund at their 22nd Annual Melcor Golf Tournament in Kananaskis.

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Highstreet Kings Heights Donation

Lori McRitchie & Paul Brandt

August 30, 2013 - Lori McRitchie got to meet Paul Brandt when they both received a donation for their respective charities from Highstreet Ventures, the company developing the new apartment complex in Kings Heights. We are very grateful for the support for our new building.

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Building Insurance Donated

Lori McRitchie & Michael Acheson

August 21, 2013 - Lori McRitchie received a pleasant surprise from Michael Acheson of Co-operators Rockyview Insurance Services on the day of the Ground Breaking Ceremony. Michael's company donated the insurance for the duration of the building project.

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Anonymous Donor

Anonymous Donor

July, 2013 - An anonymous donor has agreed to donate $1 for every $2 raised from March 1, 2013 on. We are so grateful for this opportunity to make our communities donations really make a difference!

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BMO Bank of Montreal Donation

BMO donation

L to R: Angela Solomon, Lori McRitchie

July 23, 2013 - Angela Solomon, Financial Services Manager, BMO Bank of Montreal Airdrie Branch presented a cheque to Lori McRitchie, Executive Director of the Airdrie Food Bank.

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Scotiabank Donation

Scotiabank donation

L to R: Kim Hutchings (Scotiabank - Sierra Springs), Dan Oneil (AFB Building Campaign Chair), Tim Bolton (Scotiabank - Main St)

April 11, 2013 - Scotiabank Managers Kim Hutchings and Tim Bolton presented Dan Oneil with a cheque for the Airdrie Food Bank's Capital Campaign. The donation was presented at the KD Gourmet event on April 11.

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Westmark Holdings Donation

Westmark Holdings

L to R: Dan Oneil (AFB Building Campaign Chair), Lori McRitchie (Executive Director), Paul Gerla (Westmark Holdings)

February, 2013 - Presentation of funds for our new building from Paul Gerla of Westmark Holdings.

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EnCana Corporation Donation

EnCana Corporation

L to R: Dan Oneil (AFB Building Campaign Chair), Maria Corcione (Community Relations, Encana), Mike Forgo (VP Business Services, Encana), Carrie Peddie (AFB VP Board of Directors) and Larry Marshall (Community Relations Advisor, Encana)

December, 2012 - Presentation of cheque from Encana Corporation at the Airdrie Festival of Lights. WPCA VIPs as well as Airdrie dignitaries were in attendance. Local dignitaries, EnCana representatives and Airdrie Food Bank representatives spoke at this event while the Chuckwagon Drivers signed autographs and had photos taken with fans.

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Community Sponsors

Many Community Groups are starting to step and help us with our new building. We are so grateful for their support.

Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast   Airdrie Spiritual &
Self-Empowerment Group

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Individual Sponsors

We are grateful for the individuals who are contributing funds towards our new building.

Reg Hihn   Dan Oneil
Tolan Chapman Lise Blanchette Lori McRitchie

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Grants Received

CFEP (Community Facility Enhancement Program )

Alberta’s Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk & CFEP Grant

L to R: Michelle Clarkson, Linda Johnson, Lori McRitchie, Dan Oneil, Heather Klimchuk, Volunteer

February, 2013 - Alberta’s Minister of Culture Heather Klimchuk and Calgary Glenmore MLA Linda Johnson visited the Airdrie Food Bank. The Airdrie Food Bank received a CFEP grant towards their new building. More info.

Alberta Culture


The Alberta Food Bank Network Association ( provided a grant towards the Airdrie Food Bank's new building.

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