POG in the Community

POG Consulting is a proud supporter of various events, activities and charities.  We believe in a healthy life through activity and support for healthy lives.

We welcome you to take a look at some of the areas that we support.

“Holy Spirit School is a Catholic Community of Caring school who believes strongly in sharing our blessings
with those less fortunate. In keeping with this philosophy, our school community raises funds for several
different charities throughout the year.  Each year at Christmas, our community puts together 15 backpacks
for needy children in the Cochrane and Calgary area.  These backpacks are given to the Inn from the Cold
Organization who distributes them to those in need.  We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to POG
Consulting for their generous donation of $500.00 in helping us with this worthy cause.  POG Consulting
has joined us in our backpack campaign for the last three years. Their generosity has helped to support many
needy children in our community and we greatly appreciate their support.”
Christa Stehr, Principal Holy Spirit School



“The Calgary Interfaith Food Bank depends on donations to distribute food hampers across the city. Hampers contain a
week’s worth of groceries and are delivered primarily to the “working poor.” Hampers also exist for emergencies, the
homeless, and households with babies.
This year at POG’s Christmas party we decided to donate to the Calgary
Inter-Faith Food Bank. Christmas can be a wonderful time for sharing and giving and it is easy to get caught
up in the excitment.  However, they’re many people who go without even their basic needs.  That is why we decided
instead of exchaning gifts employees were asked to bring food donations to the Christams party.  We raised a substantial
amount of food donations, far exceeding what we thought we would raise being such a small company.
Thank you to everyone who donating to such a wonderful cause.”




“The Planetary Healing Mandala is a nonprofit organization focused on creating annual events directed towards
the healing energy of our Mother Earth. Calgary’s Third Annual Planetary Healing Mandala (PHM), was held on
September 24th, 2011 at Calgary Olympic Park. A gathering of people from all
faiths and ethnicities came together
to focus, meditate and pray towards one common vision: The health and vitality of our planet. The Planetary Healing
Mandala (PHM), hopes to activate the compassion and love in each of us for our human family, our fellow creatures
on the planet, and the beautiful fabric of life that connects us all. With this realization we can move into the consciousness
of responsibility for ourselves, our actions towards each other, and our individual and collective impact on the life,
water, soil and air that nurture us. I have been involved in this organization of this event for the
third year and feel
very fortunate to contibute to our community and planet in such a beautiful and meaningful way.”


“Sometimes I feel incredibly grateful for all the things in my life and want to share that gratitude
with others. Raising $1,500 for the Drop In Center to feed the Calgary homeless for one dinner is
my contribution. The money is used for a full meal, and 15 volunteers are assisting in serving the
dinner. Volunteering to assist those who need a helping hand does put everything into perspective.”

“I am a devoted animal lover! Having a dog myself, I understand the importance of teaching people
about responsible pet ownership. I wanted to support a cause that is dedicated to the humane treatment,
compassion and respect for all dogs and cats. I am running in the Scotiabank Calgary Half Marathon on
May 30 /11 to support such an amazing company.  My husband and I raised $950!”

“My husband and I have been donating blood since September 2009.  There is a need for blood in
our community.  Approximately every minute of every day, someone in Canada needs blood.   I donate
blood because someday I might be the one needing it.”

“I have been involved in the local volunteer fire department for upwards of 20 years;
initially as a volunteer fire fighter (now retired!) and for a total of some 15 years on the volunteer Fire
Board that helps support and guide the volunteer fire department and liaise with the community in general.
Within that time, also represented the local District on the M.D. Fire Board providing oversight to the
several local fire departments within the M.D.”

“An active volunteer in the Priddis Charity Classic which is a major golf tournament hosted each year at
Priddis Greens. Since its inception in 1999, more than $3.4 million has been raised by the Priddis Charity
Classic in support of The Prostate Cancer Foundation.”

“I am a member of the Stampede’s Reception Committee for the last 20 years providing support for the
Stampede’s extensive volunteer base.  The Stampede and committee give the opportunity to meet and
interact with people from across Western Canada and visitors from around the world.”

“I manage a Junior A lacrosse team providing the opportunity for players from 17 – 21 to play the game
at the elite level.  Our team actively works with the players to build on their strengths within the game but
also to use it as an opportunity to expand their life by going on to college and work within the community.
This initiative provides me the opportunity to interact with the young adults and watch them grow.”

Bearspaw Ridge Water Co-Operative Limited

“I have been the volunteer President of the Bearspaw Water Co-Op in Alberta, a not-for-profit organization
that distributes drinking water to 41 homes and the golf course in the Bearspaw Community.  I have donated
my time and expertise to this organization for over 8 years to help ensure the community receives clean and safe
drinking water on a consistent basis.”