The Checkup Winter Newsletter 2019 | Page 4

OUR DEDICATED SPONSORS The Backbone of Events Every year the Health Foundation adds creative elements and a sense of fun and whimsy to our signature events and each year the events just get better and better. Do you want to know our secret? Its sponsor confidence expressed through annual and multi-year commitments. Knowing that reoccurring sponsors have our back means we can make adjustments to the program, décor, entertainment, and ambiance to keep our events flexible and interesting. It’s really important for the events to showcase the Health Foundation fundraising goals and to balance that against ensuring sponsors, donors, and guests attend a phenomenal event. Having long-term and reoccurring sponsors ensures that we can be absolutely focused on exploring the creativity that attracts attendees, and containing costs means we deliver on budget with the net proceeds going to support health care initiatives. Let’s meet some of our amazing long-term sponsors. Syncrude Canada: Our two signature events, Festival of Trees and Spring Fling, are wildly popular and hugely well attended and we know that it is in great part because of our lead sponsor Syncrude. Presenting sponsor for the past 11 years, Syncrude has given us the funds and confidence to keep adding new elements and creating new opportunities for community involvement. Syncrude also helps recruit volunteers and committee members and supports tickets sales through Club 63. We are very proud to have the Syncrude Logo incorporated with our signature event logos. ATB Financial: Volunteer sponsors extraordinaire! After many years of Spring Fling and Festival of Trees sponsorship at a variety of levels, in 2018 ATB secured the title of Volunteer Sponsor for both signature events on a two-year contract. We have had tremendous fun working together to elevate the volunteer experience and have some surprises for the upcoming Spring Fling! Suncor Energy: Consistently sponsoring both of the signature events at the Diamond level, Suncor is a generous and sustaining partner. Festival of Trees is enriched by the Suncor Christmas Family Fun with Santa which brings thousands of community members in to see and hear singers, dancers, and storytellers of all ages. As the Audio, Visual & Décor Sponsor for Spring Fling, they help us bring magic to the event space. Offering ticket sales through the Suncor Social Club and volunteers ensures our events run smoothly. In our next issue of the Checkup we will tell you about other long-term sponsors and their impact on our events. We offer a huge thank you to all our sponsors! Sponorship opportunities are now available for Spring Fling 2019. Click HERE for more details! 4 WINTER 2019 | THE CHECKUP