First Calgary to Return as Volunteer Program Sponsor

First Calgary to Return as Volunteer Program Sponsor

Supporting GlobalFest for 12 Years


(Calgary, AB – June 14, 2017) For the past 12 years, First Calgary Financial has aided GlobalFest’s growth and success through their loyalty and commitment to positively impacting the communities around them.  This year, we are proud to announce that they have increased their generosity.  In addition to proudly supporting the GlobalFest Volunteer Program for the second year in a row, they have also taken it upon themselves to become a ticket vendor. 

You can purchase tickets at any First Calgary Financial branch (link to: and in communities across southern Alberta at any Chinook Financial branch (link to:


About First Calgary Financial

First Calgary Financial is a Calgary-based banking service provider with a long-standing commitment to serving the Calgary community. First Calgary Financial has been a long-term contributor to GlobalFest and has assistedmany other Calgary-based community initiatives, charities, and festivals. By proudly supporting GlobalFest’s Volunteer Program, First Calgary Financialpromotes the creation of a vibrant community through fostering civic pride. 

Both First Calgary Financial and Chinook Financial are divisions of Connect First Credit Union.  As Canada’s tenth largest credit union, Connect First Credit Union serves 100,000 members through 26 branches in 13 communities across southern Alberta. This team firmly believes that banking is about more than money − that it’s a cornerstone of every vibrant community and about positively impacting the communities we all live, work and thrive in.  Armed with a mission to make money make a difference, they made $1,099,987 in community contributions and donated an additional 2,380 hours through employee volunteerism in 2016 alone. They know that volunteers are the unsung heroes of our communities, and proudly support volunteer programs wherever they can.  For more information on First Calgary Financial, please visit 


About GlobalFest

GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival.  The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival will illuminate the sky with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound.  This year, in celebration of Canada’s 150 and GlobalFest’s 15th Anniversary, all the competing teams will be Canadian.  The participating regions include The West, Prairies, Ontario, Québec, Atlantic, and a renowned Finale display.  Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival will play host to various activities including live performances, cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, and a night market.   

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