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Project Warmth Day on January 19

The gift of giving continues into the new year. Join us at the Calgary Farmers’ Market on Saturday, January 19 from 10 am – 2 pm for Frosty’s Birthday and Project Warmth Day! Bring those gently-used winter clothing items you no longer need to the market and receive a voucher to decorate a Jelly Modern Doughnut. It’s a day of fun for the whole family, while teaching your kids the importance of giving in the winter season. Frosty the Snowman will be celebrating his birthday, along with ice carving and a Christopher Cool Magic Show at 1:30 pm.

All clothing donations will be donated to the Project Warmth Society of Alberta, a registered charitable organization that provides warm clothing to shelters throughout Calgary. Most needed items include winter jackets, gloves, boots, mittens, blankets, sleeping bags, scarves, snow pants, and sweaters.

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Strategic Group announces new SVP Property Management

Strategic Group is pleased to announce that Jay Cowan has joined the team as Senior Vice President, Property Management. With more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry in many leadership roles, Jay will be responsible for a growing property management team overseeing commercial and retail properties in Strategic Group’s portfolio of over 7.5 million square feet.

“Jay’s passion for real estate, strong management skills, and leadership acumen make him a perfect fit for our group,” said Riaz Mamdani, CEO of Strategic Group. “As a seasoned commercial real estate professional, Jay has excellent experience and a deep knowledge of all aspects of the business including property management.”

Jay comes to Strategic Group with a mix of experience with large asset managers including Aspen Properties, Cadillac Fairview, GWL Realty Advisors and Brookfield Properties.

“I have always admired Strategic Group’s creative and unconventional approach,” said Jay. “I am looking forward to being part of this team and contributing to its success.”

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Thank you for supporting our 2018 Project Warmth campaign

From everyone at Strategic Group, the warmest thanks to all our tenants, contractors, family, friends, team members and partners who contributed to the 2018 Project Warmth campaign. The success of this year’s campaign was made possible by everyone’s eagerness to support a cause that’s near and dear to our hearts.

On November 27, 2018, we experienced a startling set-back when over 1,000 items collected during the campaign were stolen from Project Warmth’s warehouse. When Calgarians heard this terrible news, many were moved to donate additional money and items to make up for the loss.

With everyone pitching in, we collected 3,312 pieces of clothing to help keep those in need warm this winter. And with the additional attention—however painful—even more Calgarians donated directly to Project Warmth.

While Strategic Group’s official donation drive is over, there are still ways for Calgarians to give to Project Warmth.

On Saturday, January 19 from 10 am to 2 pm, Strategic Group will be at the Calgary Farmers’ Market for Project Warmth Day. We invite you, your colleagues, families and friends to join our efforts and bring clothing donations to our table. Cash donations will also be accepted on site.

And, of course, you can donate to Project Warmth directly by visiting their website.

On behalf of Strategic Group and the Project Warmth Society of Alberta: many thanks! We hope to see you at the Calgary Farmers’ Market in the new year.

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