Event in Review: GOLF2016

Event in Review: GOLF2016

Bring it on – you’ll be unlikely to beat GOLF2016 for ‘Hottest Golf Event in Calgary’. This week, more than 160 golfers joined us for GOLF2016 in support of Contemporary Calgary, and hit the greens in 30 degree heat (you read that right!) on the hottest day of the year. After a hearty lunch on the grass, our golfers headed out to golf 18 holes at the beautiful Elbow Spring Golf Club – well prepared with sunblock and cool drinks. They were all over it! In fact, the event sold out for the first time this year – six weeks in advance! The level of enthusiasm for the event and the cause was remarkable.

And it’s no wonder: Contemporary Calgary has had a massive year! Just a few of the major milestones…

  • The City of Calgary has committed $24.5 million to the renovation of the Centennial Planetarium for the purposes of creating a permanent home for Contemporary Calgary.
  • LOOK2015, which Boom helped to produced in November of last year, raised a remarkable $1 million in a single night.
  • The organization has hired it’s first leader: Pierre Arpin was announced as Director & CEO.


*Below Photo Credit: LeBlond Studio






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(L-R) Boom Goes the Drum President, Derek MacDonald, Contemporary Calgary Director and CEO, Pierre Arpin, and Shaw Communications VP, Jay Mehr


The evening concluded with a well-earned meal, prizes for top (and bottom) scores, and a rousing live auction led by Contemporary Calgary’s Board Chair, Jay Mehr (Shaw Communications). Items up for bid included exclusive on-the-field experiences at the Gregcup, beach getaways, and impossible-to-find bottles of wine from Highlander Wine & Spirits.

In the end, the event surpassed it’s fundraising goal by more than 20%. Massive thanks to the sponsors, golfers and event partners who made GOLF2016 a success.

Check out Contemporary Calgary for a full gallery of the event.



Silent auction is going strong for #golf2016 2016 @contemporarycalgary @givergy

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Last minute lessons… #GOLF2016 for @contemporarycalgary is in full swing (sorry).⛳️

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And they’re off! #GOLF2016 ⛳️

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Most beautiful day. #GOLF2016

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