On April 19, 2018 Sagium hosted “Corks & Forks”, an evening of food, drink and fun in support of Horizon Housing Society and Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region (CMHA). The elegant event took place at Model Citizen 6, and featured a six-course meal prepared by local chef, Justin Leboe with wine pairings by Golden Gate Wine Society’s Best Winemaker, Robert & PJ Rex of Deerfield Ranch Winery in Sonoma Valley.
Funds raised through this event support the CMHA’s Centre for Excellence in Recovery and Peer Support including the “Welcome Centre” and their new project called “Recovery College”. The funds will also assist Horizon Housing Society’s newest affordable housing project, The Glamorgran Project. The new building will become one of Calgary’s largest affordable rental buildings to open over the past decade, providing homes to over 200 Calgarians. The support of both organizations goes hand in hand, as Don Peard described “it’s difficult, if not impossible, to address mental health challenges without a safe, stable home.”’
Bob Patrick, a former tenant at the Bob Ward Residence shared his story, and expressed the impact Horizon Housing Society and CMHA have had on his life. In a call to the community he stated, “To continue to do good in our society, we need your support. We hope you can help, and to those who have supported us in the past – thank you. Trust me when I say this, you are making a difference.”
Horizon Housing would like to extend a warm thank you to Sagium for hosting this event. Sagium’s ongoing support and generosity ensures we can continue to provide affordable, integrated and supported homes to over 700 Calgarians in need.