Thursday, May 12, 2016

Kicking off a transformative future for the YWCA to better provide the supports women need,
advocate for strong and healthy families and deepen community relationships.

WHAT: The YWCA of Calgary (YWCA) is pleased to host a cheque presentation and media opportunity to celebrate the generous donation made by Great Gulf, the purchaser of the YWCA downtown site.

WHY: The landmark real estate transaction between the YWCA and Great Gulf in November of 2015, involving the full city block at 320 5th Avenue SE, Calgary, AB was a milestone in the YWCA efforts to create future opportunities that are able to address the changing needs of women and their families in Calgary.

WHEN: Monday, May 16, 2016, Cheque presentation: 10:00 a.m. and media opportunities: 10:10 a.m.

WHO: Sue Tomney, Chief Executive Officer, YWCA of Calgary and Christopher Wein, President, Great Gulf

WHERE: YWCA Downtown facility, 2nd floor south side patio, 320 5th Avenue SE


About the YWCA of Calgary:

The YWCA is the largest and longest serving women’s organizations in Calgary. Through its 105 year history, the organization has touched hundreds of thousands of lives and evolved its programs to meet the changing needs of women. The YWCA offers programs that create a continuum of service for women and families who are struggling with poverty, homelessness, family violence and isolation.

About Great Gulf:

Established in 1975, the Great Gulf Group of companies including Great Gulf, Ashton Woods Homes, First Gulf Corporation, Tucker HiRise Construction, H+ME Technology and Taboo Resort Golf and Spa, is one of North America’s premier real estate organizations. With major projects in Canada and the United States, the company’s fully-integrated activities span the entire real estate spectrum.

For information and interview inquiries please contact:

Carla Link
Manager, Marketing & Communications
YWCA of Calgary
Phone: 403.705.5779 l Cell: 587.228.8663 l Email:

Madeline Zito
Vice President, Public Relations
Great Gulf
Phone: 416.744.2222 Cell: 647.938.1851
Advisory: Great Gulf and YWCA Announcement