You've heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Have you heard about Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. Known as the “opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes.
In the same way that retailers take part in Black Friday, the giving community comes together for Giving Tuesday.
Why Heritage Park
Heritage Park is committed to connecting people with the settlement of Western Canada and preserving our culture and heritage for generations to come. Your support goes directly toward helping us to maintain our vast collection of artifacts, care for our animals, and so much more.
Giving Tuesday: December 3, 2019
On or before December 3rd, show your support with a donation to Heritage Park. You can choose a one-time donation, or a recurring monthly gift.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 that will enable us to broaden our education programs for children, grow our collections, and share the stories of our past with future generations.
We hope you will consider giving back to the Park that has given so much for so many. With your support, Heritage Park can continue to leave a lasting impact on many more generations to come.
How Heritage Park helps people connect with history
Margaret Miyagishima and her family have a life-long connection to Heritage Park. Born and raised in Calgary, Margaret fondly recalls coming to the Park as a child, with the steam train and paddle wheeler particularly memorable.
Her and her husband Ray raised their two children in Calgary which included many summer trips to the Park. Now grandparents to a precocious two year-old who loves trains, Margaret sees many more visits in her future!
But for Margaret, Heritage Park is much more than just a fun place to spend the day with her family.
Her grandparents, along with two other families immigrated to Canada from the Ukraine and travelled across the country on a Colonist Rail Car – possibly the very same one on display at the Park.
Visiting the Colonist Car and Ranch at Heritage Park provides a tangible connection to Margaret’s family history – one that can be passed along to her children and grandchildren.
The Miyagishima's lives, like many Calgarians, have been touched by Heritage Park throughout the years, and they have found ways of giving back to the Park that has given them so much.
As a registered charity, Heritage Park depends on the support from families like Margaret’s, and just like your own.