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Fairmont Banff Springs
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs hotel stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality as a year -round luxury mountain resort to our guests for more than 125 years.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Surrounded by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise hotel is located in Alberta's Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is recognized globally for progressive environmental stewardship and responsible tourism.
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company
The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company sponsors the Bow Valley SPCA. This support includes proceeds from the sales of Ezra's English Pale Ale in 2018, donations of beer and sodas at SPCA events such as the the Bark-A-Que and Pet Nite, and collaboration on other events and initiatives.
Rob Stevens Canmore Real Estate Agent
Rob Stevens Canmore Real Estate Agent sponsors the Bow Valley SPCA's Annual Community Bark-A-Que as well as supporting local event advertising.
Mt Norquay
Mt Norquay gives back to the community by offering #COOL2CARPOOL five times during the ski season. On each of those days, skiers can ski $50 per car. And on each of those days $2 for every ticket is contributed to a charity The Bow Valley SPCA is one of those chosen by Mt Norquay for support--and we are extremely grateful!
Banff Hospitality Collective
The Bow Valley SPCA received cheques for over $7,000 since 2017. These donations were created from the front-of-house and the back-of-house staff. BHC management committed to match the amount raised by employees.. The Bow Valley SPCA was one of three local charities to receive a share.
Nesters Market
Nesters Market Liquor Store at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel collects donations from its customers. The donations are given to the Bow Valley SPCA several times each year.
StoreSmart Self-Storage
You rent, they donate! Since 2014, StoreSmart Self-Storage has been donating $1 from every unit rental in support of animal welfare organizations throughout Alberta, including the Bow Valley SPCA! StoreSmart Self-Storage also donates storage space to the Bow Valley SPCA in support of the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre's no-kill, no-cage philosophy.
Mountain FM
Mountain FM is THE local radio station for the Bow Valley. In addition to the news and great music, just about every business in Canmore and Banff is tuned to Mountain FM. They support the Bow Valley SPCA week in and week out as well as promoting our special events like the Bow Meow Fashion Show and the Mut Strut.
The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon
The Bow Valley Crag & Canyon is the oldest weekly newspaper in the Bow Valley. Their reporters cover all of the local and regional events. Their support for the Bow Valley SPCA ranges from weekly ads about dogs or cats needing a forever home to special campaigns to help the Bow Valley SPCA with major events, such as the Mut Strut and the Bow Meow Fashion Show. They created a campaign which asked residents to donate their loose change to us and it has generated over $10,000.
Rocky Mountain Outlook
The Rocky Mountain Outlook has been a great Media Sponsor for the Bow Valley SPCA and has been the leading source for local news and events in the Canmore-Banff corridor since 2001. With humble beginnings, the Outlook is dedicated to growing and evolving as the needs of the community change. This has led the Rocky Mountain Outlook to be recognized at provincial and national levels for excellence in community journalism, and the Outlook consistently strives to being the trusted source of local news, sports, and entertainment. The Rocky Mountain Outlook maintains a community news website to ensure residents always have access to the latest information.
Pam Doyle Photography
Pam Doyle is an international award-winning photographer living and working in Canmore, Alberta, nestled in the beauty of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Pam has worked at newspapers and magazines as a photojournalist for 25 years. She moved to Canmore in 1998 and runs her own photography business, specializing in weddings, family portraits, event coverage and sports photography.
Blue Hut
Blue Hut Technology has been a major business supporter since 2010. They have provided expert support for our older web site (abandoned by the original developers) and are the architects of the current web site--which allows volunteers to manage the web site using CMS technology.
Donate a Car Canada
Donate a Car Canada accepts Vehicle Donations for Bow Valley SPCA. Free towing is provided in most areas across Canada, or you can drop off your vehicle to maximize your donation. When you donate your car, truck, RV, boat, or motorcycle to the Bow Valley SPCA through Donate A Car Canada, it will either be recycled or sold at auction (depending on its condition, age and location). Donate a Car Canada will look after all the details to make it easy for Bow Valley SPCA to benefit. After your vehicle donation is complete, our charity will send you a tax receipt and will put your gift to good use.

Foundation Support

The Maja Foundation at the Calgary Foundation
The Maja Foundation has provided a multiple grants to the Bow Valley SPCA to support our no kill, no cage mission. In 2016 their financial grant supported our operations and in 2017 and 2018 helped us with planned renovations to improve the quality of life for the dogs and cats in our care. In 2019, 2020, and 2021 they have provided funds to support our medical and surgical expenses.
Lohnes Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation
The Lohnes Family Fund has provided a grant to the Bow Valley SPCA to support our efforts to rescue abandoned dogs and cats--making a difference in their lives and the lives of the families that adopt them.
Steven and Patty Glover Family Fund at the Edmonton Community Foundation
The Steven and Patty Glover Family Fund has provided operations grants in 2019 and 2020 to the Bow Valley SPCA to support our no kill, no cage mission. Their ongoing financial support helps us with the expenses associated with direct animal care..
Four Feet Companion Foundation
The Four Feet Companion Foundation has provided funds for the Veterinary Care Program so we can continue to accept surrenders of any age without regard to the potential cost of their medical issues.
Donner Canadian Foundation
The Donner Canadian Foundation has awarded the Bow Valley SPCA a grant supporting renovations to improve the quality of life for the dogs and cats in our care. This grant will allow us to complete outdoor spaces that can be accessed from existing indoor rooms, enriching their environment--especially for those who remain with us for extended periods of time.
Sherling Animal Welfare Fund at the Calgary Foundation
The Sherling Animal Welfare Fund has provided a grant to the Bow Valley SPCA to support the costs for veterinary services, supplies and equipment.
The Calgary Foundation Community Grants Program
The Calgary Foundation's Community Grants Program has provided the funds for the complete re-design of our web site. The re-design will be mobile friendly to accommodate the huge increase (over 500%) in people accessing our web site using a mobile device. The source code for the new platform will have an open source license, allowing other animal rescue groups to create their individualized web sites much more quickly and at a lower cost.
KalTire RePlay Fund
Kal Tire sponsors the Kals RePlay Fund partnered with Reliable Tire Recycling to provided rubber matting for the BVSPCA's dog runs. The matting which is made from 60 recycled car tires will cover the concrete runs. The mats are impervious to weather and will help prevent stress injuries the dogs might receive from running on a hard surface.

Individual Donors

Frank and Carla Cumming Sojonky
Frank Sojonky donated more than $100,000 to the SPCA --the highest personal donation received by the organization -- in return for naming the facility the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre. Carla continues their support with her annual contribution, in Frank's name. We have successfully used her donations to raise matching funds of over $20,000 in 2018.
Bev Bendell and Joe Downing
A former Canmorite who loved animals and suffered from terminal brain cancer donated a total of $60,000 to the Bow Valley SPCA. Bev Bendell is no longer with us, but her generosity helped create Canada's first no kill, no cage adoption centre.