Designed for kids affected by cancer, Camp Kindle meets the needs of the whole family at each stage of a cancer journey — from diagnosis to treatment. The camp’s staff and volunteers are fully qualified and trained to meet the unique needs of young people affected by cancer.
The Calgary Flames Foundation made a $1 million commitment to help build the Kids Cancer Care Foundations’ Camp Kindle. The Flames Foundation continues to raise funds to fulfill this commitment.
773 CAMPLE KINDLE HAPPY CAMPERS
1,120 PARTICIPANTS IN YEAR-ROUND OUTREACH PROGRAMS
40 BLISSFUL HOURS OF RESPITE AND RENEWAL FOR PARENTS IN OUR PARENT PROGRAM
22 KIDS REBUILDING THEIR STRENGTH DURING WEEKLY PEER SESSIONS
427 HOURS OF ONE-TO-ONE TUTORING SUPPORT FOR KIDS DISADVANTAGED BY CANCER
(Figures from 2016-17)
For more than 30 years, the Calgary Flames and Flames Foundation have embraced the Alberta Children’s Hospital and the children and families who rely on its care. Special events include the annual Townsend Tigers hockey game and personal patient visits by Calgary Flames players, as well as donations and volunteer support.
In addition to walking alongside families in the final days of an end-of-life journey, Rotary/Flames House provides much needed respite care. This temporary round the clock care of children gives families the rest and renewal they need. Day programming includes activities like music therapy, pet therapy, school programs and day trips for patients, parents and siblings.
1,908 NIGHTS OF CARE
266 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING
7 FAMILY SUITES AVAILABLE FOR OVERNIGHT STAYS
4-TO-5 CHILDREN PER DAY WHOM REQUIRE RESPITE CARE
1-TO-2 THERAPEUTIC DAY PROGRAMS OFFERED PER WEEK
300+ TOTAL ROTARY/FLAMES HOUSE ADMISSIONS
235 ADMISSIONS FOR RESPITE CARE
44 ADMISSIONS FOR SYMPTOM MANAGEMENT AND TRANSITIONAL CARE
21 ADMISSIONS FOR END OF LIFE
(Figures from 2016-17)
FLAMES PEER PROGRAM
The Calgary Flames Foundation has launched a program in partnership with the Kids Cancer Care Foundation for youth cancer survivors. The Calgary Flames Foundation have invested in a rehabilitation program for youth who have been impacted by the effects of childhood cancer treatment. The FLAMES PEER PROGRAM stands for Pediatric Cancer Survivors Engaging in Exercise for Recovery and will focus on physical literacy, balance and coordination with case specific methods in a safe and controlled environment.
FLAMES HEALTH TRAINING CAMP
The Calgary Flames Foundation hosted the fourth annual Flames Health Training Camps on Saturday, April 7th at CF Chinook Centre and CrossIron Mills. People over the age of 18 were invited to the two shopping centres for free health assessments. Following the assessment all attendees will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with physicians and exercise specialists on individual needs.
Access is free of charge and an opportunity for all visitors to come with a goal and leave with a plan. The event was created to be a gift to the community, an opportunity for people in our city to visit with a health professional at no charge as well as the option to be referred into a health program free of charge. The event is held annually in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Mount Royal University, O’Brien Institute for Public Health, University of Calgary Cumming School of Medicine and the YMCA.
FLAMES/YMCA GRADE 6 MEMBERSHIP PROGRAM
The Flames YMCA Grade 6 Free Membership provides any and all grade 6 students in Calgary with a free annual membership to the YMCA! How to sign up:
- There is no application and no eligibility. All you have to do is show up at your nearest YMCA with proof of age or your grade 5 report card and you will be provided your membership card at no cost.
- Memberships are valid from August 15th, 2018 until August 31st, 2019.
- You can sign up at any time in any month all year long.
Through the support of the Calgary Flames Foundation all grade 6 members will have access to all YMCA Calgary locations throughout your grade 6 year including planned activities and grade 6 programming at each location. For more information, click HERE.
10,872 TOTAL MEMBERSHIPS
225,551 TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
(Figures from 2014-17)