Coming Together as a Community
We are thrilled to announce that our first annual Drive for Distress Charity Golf Tournament was a huge success! On Tuesday, June 13, 2023, we welcomed participants, volunteers, and sponsors to a fantastic day of golfing, networking, and fundraising. Thanks to your support, we were able to raise essential funds to support the mental wellness of Calgarians.
With your generosity, we can continue to assist the thousands of crisis contacts we receive each year and create a healthier Calgary and Southern Alberta. We want to express our deepest gratitude to every single person who participated or contributed to this event.
We had such a ball (or several, if you count the mulligans!) that we are bringing back the Drive for Distress Charity Golf Tournament in 2024, and we can’t wait to swing into good mental health with you again! Stay tuned for more details.
Get your brand recognized while supporting a great cause (and having a lot of fun!) by securing your sponsorship spot for 2024. Contact Deanna to learn more.
Please direct any sponsorship or general tournament questions to Deanna Holt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our 2023 Golf Tournament Sponsors
- LAN Solutions Corp
- Viewpoint Foundation
- Volker Stevin
Golf Ball Sponsor
- Altitude Communications
- Altitude Communications
- Champion Staffing
- Concorde Entertainment Group
- Custom Truck
- Daytona Homes
- Goodfellow & Schuett Law
- Precede Occupational Health Services
- Toole Peet Insurance
- Graham Auctions
- Gilmour Photography
Opportunities to Help
Our volunteer opportunities allow you to provide support in various ways, including over the phone and via chat, text, or email. We also provide extensive practical and ongoing training.
As Calgary’s only 24-hour crisis agency, we are often the first point of contact for those seeking help. Make a career out of making a difference!
Distress Centre is committed to furthering the field of social work, and we view practicum students as a great asset to our team. Practicum opportunities exist year-round within the Crisis Line Program and Counselling Program, along with other opportunities.
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we want you to know that your donation is currently supporting someone in crisis. thank you for your contributions.
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In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, Distress Centre Calgary would like to honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.