Edmonton, Alberta – March 20, 2014. The Inner City Agencies Foundation (ICAF) celebrated Inner City Awareness Week by hosting the 19th Annual Mac&Cheese Luncheon. Once again, Edmonton’s business community and governing officials came out to show their support for the work of ICAF in Edmonton’s inner city.
His Worship Don Iveson, Mayor of the City of Edmonton, officially proclaimed March 16 - 22, 2014 as Inner City Awareness Week. Mayor Iveson was also the keynote speaker at the Mac&Cheese Luncheon this year, held at The Westin.
“The Mac&Cheese Luncheon is a display of Edmonton’s community spirit,” said Garth Von Hagen, Chair of ICAF. “That spirit continues to support the inner city agencies and continues to support the people in our community that need it the most.”
Also in attendance at this year’s event in addition to Mayor Iveson were: Deputy Premier Dave Hancock, Minister of Innovation and Advanced Education Government of Alberta; Hon. Mike Lake P.C., M.P. Edmonton – Mill Woods – Beaumont; Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Industry, James Rajotte, M.P. Edmonton – Leduc; Scott McKeen, Edmonton City Councillor, Ward 6; Fire Chief Ken Block and Deputy Fire Chief Russell Croome.
This year’s platinum sponsors include: Aquila Productions Inc., CTV, Dentons Canada LLP, Peggy & Roger Gouin, The Great-West Life Assurance Company, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Saville Group, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region and Vision Creative Inc. Additional sponsors include: PCL Construction, the Reynolds Tkachuk Group at ScotiaMcLeod, Dr. Eric & Elexis Schloss, and the Allard Foundation.
About the Inner City Agencies Foundation
The Inner City Agencies Foundation (ICAF) is a joint initiative that combines the efforts of seven inner city agencies to fundraise for and provide a network of services to alleviate poverty-related problems such as housing, addiction, healthcare, nutrition and education in Edmonton.
ICAF initiatives comprise three major events:
- Inner City Awareness Week: March 16 – 22, 2014
- Inner City Roast Beef Dinner: March 16, 2014
- Mac&Cheese Luncheon: March 20, 2014
Contact: Garth D. Von Hagen
Chair, Inner City Agencies Foundation