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Press Release: 9th Annual Amble with Angus to raise money for the Calgary Food Bank

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Amble with Angus, an annual fun run in support of the Calgary Food Bank will be kicking off again on December 17th marking its 9th year of running. At 7:30am, hundreds of athletes will brave the cold, running five kilometers in support of the Food Bank’s Children’s Milk Program.

Calgary, AB, Canada – November 8, 2010: Amble with Angus (www.amblewithangus.com), an annual fun run in support of the Calgary Food Bank will be kicking off again on December 17th marking its 9th year of running. At 7:30am, hundreds of athletes will brave the cold, running five kilometers in support of the Food Bank’s Children’s Milk Program.

In addition, Angus Cowan, a Partner at Ideaca Knowledge Services (www.ideaca.com) and avid runner , is recognizing the 25th anniversary of the CBC Suncor Food Bank Drive by running for 25 hours continuously to encourage donations for and awareness of the Children’s Milk Program. Angus will begin his 25 hour solo run at 7:15am on December 16th, 2010 and then join the scheduled Annual 5 km “Amble with Angus” for the final hour on December 17th.

Angus will circuit the 5 km course beginning at the arches in Eau Claire Market.

You, your company, your group of friends, or even a gaggle of family members can make an on-line donation and run, walk, roll or shuffle with Angus at select times during his 25 hour Amble. You can even make a donation and watch others do the running!

Visit amblewithangus.com and sign up to run with a minimum $20 donation to the Food Bank.

All funds raised through Amble with Angus support the Food Bank’s Children’s Milk Program which offers milk and formula to low-income families using the Food Bank’s refrigerated Moo Juice Van. Last year 63,422 litres of milk and 2,607 containers of infant formula were delivered to more than 1,800 homes in Calgary.

This year Amble with Angus hopes to raise $25,000.

“I am proud of Amble with Angus’ success in the past and hope that this year will be our best fundraising effort to date. This event has grown each year and Calgarians have turned this into a wonderful initiative for helping the community’s children.”

- Angus Cowan, Amble with Angus / Ideaca Knowledge Services

“Amble with Angus is not only fun, but also brings attention to the importance of initiatives like our Children’s Milk Program. Each year the event raises considerable funds that are used to operate and improve this high-demand Program. Ideaca, CBC, Microsoft, Gord’s Running Store, and Callow and Associates have all been great supporters.”

- Nollind van Bryce, Calgary Food Bank

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About Ideaca Knowledge Services (www.ideaca.com)

Ideaca is a Canadian based consulting firm that advises on, implements and supports business applications. Ideaca currently employs over 170 information technology professionals in their Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver offices. Recognized globally for delivering innovative solutions, Ideaca focuses on Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Portals and Collaboration Tools, Custom Application Development, Business Intelligence, Application Infrastructure Solutions and Support Services.

About the Calgary Food Bank (calgaryfoodbank.com)

The Calgary Food Bank is a charitable organization dedicated to the gathering and distribution of quality emergency food to those in need. Individuals and families receive nutritionally balanced hampers containing enough food for 7 to 10 days to a maximum of seven hampers per year.

Ideaca

Erin Kutcy

Ideaca Knowledge Services

pr@ideaca.com

 


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