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Running for a cause: Tyler

For Tyler Graftaas, running isn’t just about fitness. Rather, he lets the running culture and the self-discipline gained through training as inspiration for his work and his goals for the future. “I want to be a dad who runs, a husband who runs, a pastor who runs. Those are my three main identities, and that is what I want to be identified by,” says Tyler. “At my funeral, I wouldn’t want someone to say ‘Tyler was a really great guy but he was training all the time.’” He enjoys the camaraderie and fun of racing, but had a particularly impactful first running experience about 20 years ago. “I ran the Red Deer half-marathon and it was incredible. Complete strangers cheer for you, call out your name and your number with encouragement. There are so many stories of people stopping to help each other along the way. In our church community, can we do as a run does and call people by name and cheer them on?” Tyler is on a campaign to understand whole health, and his inquiry into what it takes to be truly healthy. So this year, Graftaas will run for Accessible Housing through the Scotiabank Charity Challenge....Read More→

10 Marvelous Fundraising Tips for the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

You've decided to commit to the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon and run for Accessible Housing? Congratulations! You’re not just running in Calgary’s biggest marathon but you're going to help open doors to affordable, accessible homes for people that really need them! Are you thinking about joining the run and not sure how to ask for donations? There are many ways to raise money and we’ve got easy tips to help support your efforts. Every dollar...

Appreciation Event Friday, February 13th

We LOVE our donors, volunteers and partners. We are celebrating our supporters at our Appreciation Event on Friday, February 13th.

Man on the move: Brian Martin

For Brian Martin, the challenges and opportunities of a fresh start in 2015 can’t come soon enough. This May, Martin is racing in the wheelchair category in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge for Accessible Housing. In last year’s Ultra Marathon Wheelchair category he placed first with an impressive time of 4 hours and 11 minutes. Despite this achievement, 2014 was not an easy year for Martin. With his marriage suddenly over, extra weight to lose, and a disappointing time at the 2014 New York Triathlon, it would be easy to cancel his plans for another race. Instead, Martin is re-calibrating and focusing on getting lighter, faster and stronger through self-care. Martin says that training and racing allows him to be a better father to his three young children. “I can’t kick a soccer ball around, but I can do a lot of other things. I want to show them I can go out, be active and have fun – that you don’t give up.” To get ready for the starting line in May, Martin will begin 2015 with a rigorous training schedule, working out five days a week at home on his hand-cycle trainer and lifting weights. On cold...Read More→

Trico Homes Opens Doors

Our deepest gratitude today, on #ThankfulThursday, goes to Trico Homes for their inspiring Champion gift through the RESOLVE Campaign. Trico Homes has long made a significant positive...