For Immediate Release


April 4, 2023 – Calgary, AB – As the recipient of the 2023 Willow Park Charity Golf Classic, YW Calgary is excited to break ground on Willow Park, an inclusive playground in the secure courtyard of the YW Sheriff King Home Redevelopment site designed to ensure every child in the shelter and affordable housing complex can play, make friends and heal. This completely accessible play space will include physical, emotional and behavioural elements to help children learn how to navigate the world around them in a way that they can understand.

For children, play is an important factor of the healing process and playgrounds, like Willow Park, allow them to come together and find moments of joy in their lives. Once complete, the playground will be the focal point of the courtyard for families and become a space where children of all abilities can play together and experience the joy of being outside.

“YW’s work in the community is made possible by the generosity of groups like the Willow Park Charity Golf Classic and we are humbled to be this year’s recipient”, says Sue Tomney, CEO of YW Calgary. “This playground will be a place where children of all abilities can come together to play, learn, and grow.”

The installation of the play structures will take place this summer as courtyard work on the YW Sheriff King Home Redevelopment site commences. The Willow Park Charity Golf Classic will take place July 18 -20, 2023. For more information on this exciting project visit


About YW Calgary:

YW Calgary focuses on supporting women and their families to thrive, safely and equitably. With the support of our donors, government partners and other social agencies we provide an array of programs and services which focus on preventing incidents of domestic violence and trauma by building knowledge and skills to promote healthy relationships, mental wellness & financial resiliency, all while continuing to offer the critical supports women and their families need. We care about each other, our clients and our community and are driven by the lasting impact we have on women, their families and by extension, their community.

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Carla Link

Director, Communications and Community Relations, YW Calgary

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