Speaker Date Topic
ZOOM MEETING: Bob Brawn: Rotary Profile Jun 11, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Bob Brawn: Rotary Profile
ZOOM MEETING: Bob Brawn: Rotary Profile
ZOOM MEETING: Small Grants Charity Day Jun 18, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Small Grants Charity Day
ZOOM MEETING: Changing of the Guard and WCS Jun 25, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Changing of the Guard and WCS
ZOOM MEETING: Changing of the Guard and WCS
ZOOM MEETING: Dominion Day Celebration Jul 02, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Dominion Day Celebration
ZOOM MEETING: Dominion Day Celebration
ZOOM MEETING: Stampede Spirit: Cowgirl Celebration Jul 09, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Stampede Spirit: Cowgirl Celebration
ZOOM MEETING: Stampede Spirit: Cowgirl Celebration
ZOOM MEETING: President's Inaugural Address Jul 16, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: President's Inaugural Address
ZOOM MEETING: James McAra, CEO Jul 23, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Food Bank Update
ZOOM MEETING: Food Bank Update

James McAra started at the Calgary Food Bank 15 years ago in public affairs.

He is now in charge of a staff of 42 plus directing 131 volunteers every day, and he manages an annual budget of $6 million.

"When I first started I was chief cook and bottle washer, and today I am proud to say that I am still the chief cook and bottle washer," he said.

Watching McAra on the sorting line at the food bank, interacting with staff and volunteers, it appears he loves what he does.

But sometimes he gets frustrated the demand is always greater than the supply.

ZOOM MEETING: Alice Reimer Jul 30, 2020
ZOOM MEETING: Creative Destruction Lab
ZOOM MEETING: Creative Destruction Lab

Alice Reimer

Alice Reimer is a successful technology entrepreneur and dedicated community leader and mentor. She co-founded Calgary-based Evoco, leading the innovative SaaS firm from initial concept through to a 2012 acquisition. Evoco’s technology became the standard construction management system for global retailers including Walmart, Home Depot, and Staples. Most recently, Alice was the CEO of Chaordix, a pioneering software leader in the crowdsourcing and open innovation space, with global clients including LEGO, Procter & Gamble, KPMG, and IBM.

Alice was the recipient of PROFIT’s W100 designation as one of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs and was named one of Alberta’s 50 Most Influential People for 2013.  Alice was recently awarded the 2016 Rod Charko Service Award, established to recognize an individual who has gone above and beyond to enhance the technology ecosystem in Alberta.