Donating our time and resources is a top priority at BOWEN and part of our corporate culture. We believe in sharing our financial success with the communities where we live, work and play. Over the past five years, BOWEN has contributed more than $500,000 to worthwhile causes.
Our team is actively engaged in choosing various beneficiaries aligned to causes they are passionate about. Recent initiatives include donations to the Community Kitchen Program, KidSport, Canadian Fallen Heroes Foundation, Calgary and Area Foster Parents Association, Canadian Cancer Society, YWCA and the Calgary Herald Christmas Fund.
Scott Smed Invitational
The Scott Smed Invitational was founded by BOWEN’s President and CEO, Shannon Bowen-Smed, and her husband Peter, when they lost their son Scott during child birth. The program was created to improve the lives of families dealing with a tragedy like theirs.
For 15 years, BOWEN was honoured to be the title sponsor of the Scott Smed Invitational. We helped raised $1.2 million dollars to feed hungry kids in school, build brand new playgrounds in needy communities and support families who have experienced the loss of an infant child. 2016 was the final year of Scott Smed Invitational, but it will always be in our hearts.
Today, all four Calgary hospitals have a special place where families experiencing infant or pregnancy loss can recover with dignity. Each year there are more than 200 neonatal deaths and over 1,800 documented miscarriages in Calgary. Together we’ve raised $477,000 for the Calgary Health Trust to help those facing loss.