IDRF would like to take this opportunity to thank the IDRF Calgary Youth chapter under the leadership of Aaisha Rahman, and with the support of the IDRF Calgary Board Chair Dr. Rahman, for leading the way in making our Dignity Mixer in Calgary a success! What a great turn out. With over 150 young professionals in the room, the Kanahoff Centre was filled with compassion, excitement and commitment to support those in need. In particular we were excited to hear from our inspiring speakers Collete DeJordy, Rashmeet Dhillon and Ashley Lamantia speak about the impact of Mental Health on individuals and children. We were also honoured to have the Abara family ( a Syrian family that has resettled in Canada) attend and say a few words about their journey. The crowd was engaged and very inspired to support IDRF’s programs, thanks to Kohawar Khan for emceeing the event! Collectively the attendees did not just learn about IDRF but they also donated generously towards the Spread the Warmth Winter Campaign which aims to provide life essentials to refugees living in camps in Lebanon and in Gaza. All in all it was a great event and we look forward to hosting the Dignity Walk in Calgary in early May 2017!