Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are currently considering options for the 2020 Edge Legacy Dinner. As the primary community building and fundraising event for the Edge School, we would like to proceed in some fashion this year. The format is yet to be determined, but will be announced no later than April 15. Thank you for your patience during this time of uncertainty, and continued support of the Edge School!
Since 2004, the Edge Legacy Dinner has raised over $2 million for the Edge School Foundation Opportunity Awards – need-based awards provided to students requiring some financial assistance and who exhibit sound academic and athletic achievement, and good character. This event is marked by an evening of fun and entertainment with the Edge School community and supporters - including silent and live auctions, entertainment, and special guests.
The Edge Legacy Dinner is our annual community fundraising event dedicated to the school’s financial aid program to enable student-athletes the opportunity to attend Edge regardless of financial restrictions. As an innovative and unique school dedicated to excellence in academics and athletes, we are committed to enabling young athletes the opportunity to attend, regardless of financial restrictions. Through increasing access to more talented students, we will continue to move towards being recognized as Canada's top school for student-athletes, and among the best in North America.
Our Community Building theme at this year’s Edge Legacy Dinner reflects the impact of the Edge School in the community, and the contributions of our student-athletes in the broader community as alumni with strong character and respect for others.
Regular individual: $250; Edge Alumni: $125
Community Table (10 seats): $2,250
Sponsorships start at $3,750 and include logo recognition and seating for 10 guests. Click to download our sponsorship package, or call Dana Silver at 403-642 for details.
Dress code: dressy business attire
Speaker: Catriona Le May Doan
Emcee: Carla Macleod
About our speaker: Catriona Le May Doan
Canada's Athlete of the year in 2002, Catriona Le May Doan is the speed skater whose world record-setting wins captivated and inspired millions of Canadians. The fastest woman on ice and the Canadian flag bearer at the 2002 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies, she won the gold medal in the 500 metre event at those games, defending her 1998 Olympic 500m gold and became the first Canadian to defend a gold medal at any Olympic Games. She broke the world record for the event eight times, and at the 2002 Games, set the Olympic record time of 37.30 seconds. She is also a five-time World Champion. Although she has retired from the world of competitive speed skating, she is still a central figure in sport. She served as the primary colour commentator for the CTV television broadcast of long track speed skating at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games which earned her a Gemini for Best Sports Analyst. Catriona was co-host of CTV’s Olympic Morning for the London 2012 Summer Olympic Games and commentator for CBC’s speed skating coverage. Catriona is President and CEO of Sport Calgary. In this role, she is a champion of amateur sport, building connections with over 400 community sport organizations, and helping support and advocate for 400,000 active amateur athletes. Catriona was a Lead Athlete Mentor for the Canadian Olympic Mission Team at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang. Her achievements have landed her in the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Committee Sports Hall of Fame, and was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada.
About our emcee: Carla Macleod
Carla is the dynamic Head Coach of the Edge Female Prep Hockey Team, two-time Women's Hockey Olympic Gold-medal Champion, IIHF Women's World Hockey Champion, Team Canada and Team Alberta coach, and Canada Winter Games coach. She is deeply dedicated to community building, winning a Community Service Award in 2005 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin, and spearheading a partnership with HEROS Hockey in Calgary since 2014. Carla has 10 years of coaching experience, including six seasons at Edge School. She has worked with Hockey Alberta, Hockey Canada, the IIHF and the Japanese Ice Hockey Federation.