From 2011-2016, Capital Power has proudly presented Armed Forces Appreciation Night (formerly Military Appreciation Night) at Edmonton Eskimos games and, together with Eskimos fans, has helped raise $430,000 for military personnel, veterans and their families.
Each year of the partnership, Capital Power employees and their families, together with volunteers from Military charities, collected donations before an Eskimos game in exchange for limited edition “Support Our Troops” t-shirts. Capital Power matched all donations from the fundraiser.
Over the six years, three separate organizations received funding through this program:
2013, 2015, 2016 - the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) received a total of $240,000 to support the children, youth and parenting support services offered to military families
2014 – True Patriot Love received $75,000 to support their physical and mental health rehabilitation programs
2011, 2012 – Valour Place received a total of $111,000 to support injured soldiers and veterans (and their families) who need a place to stay while receiving rehabilitation and medical care in Edmonton.
Capital Power partnered with the Edmonton Eskimos on the 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Eskimos' Annual Dinners celebrating the connection between the Eskimos and the Edmonton and area community. In 2013, Capital Power partnered with the Edmonton Eskimos and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame to present the Canadian Football Hall of Fame Gala Dinner in Edmonton bringing together some of the biggest names in the game with fans from across the country to pay tribute to legends of the sport.
Last Reviewed: February 2017