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November 29, 2022


For Immediate Release

CALGARY, November 29, 2022 –Global Calgary and 770 CHQR are getting into the holiday spirit with two important fundraising initiatives, Pledge Day on December 2 and Morning of Giving taking place on December 7.

Now in its 30th year, 770 CHQR dedicates the first Friday in December to children in Calgary and local charities that are creating positive change in the community. This 12-hour broadcast, in support of the Calgary Children’s Foundation and in partnership with The Westin Calgary, will broadcast live from the hotel from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature charities that benefit from the donations, supporters, as well as local celebrities.

Since 1992, Pledge Day has raised money for small children’s charities in the Calgary area who support kids at-risk, with difficult medical diagnoses, suffer from physical and/or mental challenges, who are living at or below the poverty line or who need extra care. Listeners are encouraged to make a donation in any amount online at or by calling 403-974-8255 on December 2 only.

​After a two-year hiatus, Global Calgary welcomes its fifth Morning of Giving on December 7 in support of The Magic of Christmas. Presented by Bowest Appliance Inc., from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., viewers can see Global News Traffic Reporter Leslie Horton at the donation drive-thru located at the Global Calgary station (222 23 St. NE) and drop off a new, unwrapped gift for any age or a gift card in any amount to help Calgary families in need.

On Christmas eve, the hundreds of donated gifts are loaded onto Calgary Transit buses, magically transformed into reindeer buses, and delivered to the homes and hearts of those in need.

Also, December 1 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., join Leslie Horton and Global News for a holiday cookie sale at the Blue Flame Kitchen at ATCO Park. Local Calgary chefs will be baking their best recipes with all proceeds going to Global Calgary’s Morning of Giving, in support of The Magic of Christmas.


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Global Calgary and 770 CHQR are part of the Corus Entertainment Network. 

 About Corus Entertainment
Corus Entertainment Inc. (TSX: CJR.B) is a leading media and content company that develops and delivers high quality brands and content across platforms for audiences around the world. Engaging audiences since 1999, the company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompass 33 specialty television services, 39 radio stations, 15 conventional television stations, a suite of digital and streaming assets, animation software, technology and media services. Corus is an internationally-renowned content creator and distributor through Nelvana, a world class animation studio expert in all formats and Corus Studios, a globally recognized producer of hit scripted and unscripted content. The company also owns innovative full-service social digital agency so.da, lifestyle entertainment company Kin Canada, leading 2D animation software supplier Toon Boom and children’s book publishing house, Kids Can Press. Corus’ roster of premium brands includes Global Television, W Network, HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, Magnolia Network Canada, The HISTORY® Channel, Showcase, Adult Swim, National Geographic, Disney Channel Canada, YTV, Global News,, Q107, Country 105, and CFOX, along with broadly distributed Canadian streaming platforms STACKTV, Nick+, the Global TV App and Curiouscast. For more information visit

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Cathy Paine, Communications Specialist, Global News & Corus Radio

Rishma Govani
Director, Communications, Global News & Corus Radio