CARTER CADILLAC CARES The Carter group is always expressing our passion by going the extra mile to help our community however we can.We have been supporting local companies and worthwhile causes across Calgary that are close to our hearts since the day we opened our doors. Every member of the Carter Cadillac team is encouraged to take part in local fundraising events and our charity initiatives for Calgary based charities that we feel are making a difference in our city.Below are a handful of organizations and events that we endorse by volunteering our time, our donations, or our vehicles to.Please consider supporting or taking part in the causes that make Calgary a better place for all of us.
THE HOSPITAL ACTIVITY BOOK FOR CHILDREN The Hospital Activity Book for Children began in 1995 as an idea when their publishing company was donating children’s videos and books to the local hospital. They noticed how important it was to keep children’s minds occupied at a very difficult time. The book became an instant success through community and business support. The book distribution base has expanded over the years to include hospitals, medical service units, pediatric centres, victim service units and many other services – wherever kids are in need of a healthy distraction during a challenging time.The Hospital Activity Book for Children has been successful for over 25 years because of the generous support of sponsors and local businesses within the community. The activity books are distributed within designated regions, keeping the sponsorships local and relevant to the businesses who support this book. Sponsoring businesses are given the opportunity to include their well wishes to the children, acknowledging their support to the families in care.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Learn how to support this cause and brighten the kid's days. We at Carter Cadillac are always eager to support everyone local, and if we can help offer support, help, and a distraction during the challenging times we have all been facing, we most certainly will!
SUPPORTING THE CALGARY MS SOCIETY The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada is an organization founded by volunteers and continually fueled by the initiative and dedication of thousands of volunteers across the country. With support from the citizens of Calgary and organizations like Carter Cadillac, the MS Society of Canada is committed to improving the lives of Canadians with multiple sclerosis and accelerating the high-quality research that could end MS.This year the Carter group walked 13 km on the coldest day in February from Jack Carter Chevrolet’s dealership up the hill to Carter Cadillac. The MS Bike ride is the largest cycling series in North America to raise money to end this disease. Canada has the highest rate of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 77,000 Canadians living with the disease. Every summer thousands of cyclists of varying ages and fitness levels come together to participate in a one/two-day events from June to September through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country. The Carter group participated in the cycling journey in June starting in Airdrie to Olds and the team raised over $20,000.Carter Cadillac is also a titled sponsor for the MS Bike ride, donating several SUV’s used as support and shuttle transportation.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED We're working step by step to help build a future that’s free from MS and encourage our visitors to learn how they can help. Learn more about the Airdrie to Olds MS Bike ride this year here and watch for updates on how you can help fundraise and raise awareness alongside our team for future events.If you or your family are looking for more information or multiple sclerosis support services in Alberta visit the MS Society's Calgary chapter help center here.
MAKING HISTORY COME ALIVE WITH HERITAGE PARK The Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women is the newest edition to Heritage Park. The Tudor Revival-style house, graciously donated by Peter and Adele McKeen is used to feature and share the stories of the famous 5 group of Albertan women and other Canadian women who made history. The famous 5 consists of the victorious Nellie McClung, Irene Parlby, Louise McKinney, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Emily Murphy.These brave women petitioned and won the right for women to be recognized as “Persons” under the British North America Act in 1929. This centre was designed as a replicated version of Nellie McClung’s vintage, yet charming house, which now serves as an refined venue to host dinner parties and elegant receptions at the park.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Learn more about Heritage Park here to plan your visit and spend a day exploring Calgary's past.
GIVING BACK WITH THE MUSTARD SEED The Mustard Seed has been aiding those facing and experiencing poverty in Alberta for decades. Over the years The Mustard Seed has expanded across western Canada with multiple locations in Alberta and British Columbia. The charity offers an expansive range of programs and services by providing basic needs (food, clothing, and hygiene items), education, employment programs, health and wellness services, spiritual care, housing, and emergency shelter.The Carter group greatly supports the charity’s mission to support those in need. We have sponsored events such as The Desjardins Golf Tournament in support of The Mustard Seed to help raise money for the worthy cause. The players at the gold tournament had the opportunity to a win a 48 month lease on a new 2019 Cadillac Escalade by getting a hole-in-one. Unfortunately, there was no lucky winner, but we auctioned off the vehicle so someone could enjoy a new vehicle all while raising money.
OUR SUPPORT DOESN'T STOP THERE The Carter group also raises and donates money for The Mustard Seed annually, holding a food drive for the charity and put together hampers filled with toys for the children. We're proud to provide outreach vehicles for the Mustard Seed so they are able to properly educate the Calgary community on the services they can provide and raise awareness of the prominent issue of poverty.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED Join us in participating in your own company hamper drives, make individual or group donations, or give your time through volunteer opportunities to The Mustard Seed to improve the services available to other Calgarians when they need it most. Learn more about the services they provide here and learn how you can help The Mustard Seed in your own way.
WE SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS & LOCAL FOOD
Why Food Matters to Canadians Eat North aims to celebrate the best of Canadian cuisine and all the people behind it. They highlight various stories of why food matters to Canadians and the culinary scene.We have partnered with Eat North previously, and we are excited to partner with them again for this years Prairie Grid Dinner Series by providing the chef lineup vehicles to travel from Calgary, to Edmonton, to Saskatchewan and Winnipeg.This dinner series highlights top chefs and creatives who focus on showcasing the culinary and agricultural evolution. They do so by bringing together local agriculture and restaurants within the province through this immersive dinner. This year the theme is innovation, which couldn’t be more appropriate given then innovations and technology packed in our Cadillac lineup.