Historical Support


STARS Air AmbulanceCapital Power was pleased to support the Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service Foundation (STARS) Critical Care & Transport Medicine Academy from 2010-2015. 

Through this innovate education and training opportunity, vital health-care education is delivered to rural and urban medical professionals. Between 2009 and 2015, the Academy graduated over 140 emergency-care professionals who now have a unique and highly-specialized skill set.

Capital Power President & CEO, Brian Vaasjo, served on the STARS Board of Directors from 2008-2011 and in 2011 was appointed Board Chair of STARS Society where he served until his term ended in September 2014.

National Philanthropy Day Award

In 2012, STARS nominated Capital Power for a National Philanthropy Day award in the education category for its commitment to the Academy. Capital Power’s support has helped STARS transition the program to a fully developed Academy focused on community capacity, quality of life and infrastructure for Albertans. To learn more about the Academy, watch their video on the STARS YouTube channel.

ITU World Triathlon Grand Final – Capital Power Triathlon LIVE

ITU2.jpgCapital Power was a proud community partner of the ITU World Triathlon in Edmonton in 2014 and 2015. The race is a world class event and a great opportunity for Edmontonians to witness some of the greatest athletes on the planet. 

Young Professionals in Energy

Capital Power was a founding partner with the Edmonton Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). The three-year agreement assisted the organization in getting established.

YPE Edmonton’s leadership team is dedicated to its huge Edmonton-based community of professionals. From oil & gas, power, law, politics and other energy sectors, YPE Edmonton brings together a cross section of professionals to network. They hold regular events in Edmonton where participants can learn from experts, network with peers, discover new opportunities and be inspired. Learn more about the Edmonton chapter of Young Professionals in Energy.

Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit energy-industry professional networking organization with over 40,000 members worldwide. Its members include those in engineering, law, science, policy and finance. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry.

Edmonton Eskimos and Capital Power Present Armed Forces Appreciation Night

From 2011-2016, Capital Power proudly presented Armed Forces Appreciation Night (formerly Military Appreciation Night) at Edmonton Eskimos games and, together with Eskimos fans, helped raise $426,000 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 donations from the fundraiser.


Over the six years, three 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 programs for members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans.

  • 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.




Edmonton Eskimos Annual Dinner and Canadian Football Hall of Fame Gala 

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.

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Edmonton Oilers

Capital Power’s advertising and promotional agreement with the NHL's Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club included a number of public service announcements at Oilers home games. These PSAs featured Edmonton Oiler players alongside several Capital Power employees as they demonstrate the importance of wearing Personal Protective Equipment and encouraged people to “Be Smart. Work Safe.”

Transform Alberta Summit

A two-day forum to cultivate transformational ideas for Alberta's future.

Capital Power was pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the Transform Alberta Summit: a forum cultivating transformational ideas for Alberta’s future, with Capital Power President and CEO Brian Vaasjo as Co-Chair..

The forum took place in Banff, Alberta in November 2012 and included a series of enriching discussions and perspectives from business, political, academic and community leaders on some of the major issues and opportunities facing the province of Alberta today and in the future.

NextGen Initiative - Pecha Kucha Night

Since 2008, Edmonton's Next Gen has hosted 17 highly successful Pecha Kucha Nights. Capital Power is proud to have sponsored twelve of the Pecha Kucha events from 2010 through 2013.

About Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha, the Japanese phrase for 'the sound of chitchat', was devised in 2003 by Klein Dytham Architecture in Tokyo as a night for young designers to meet, network, and discuss their projects.

Each designer gives a presentation containing twenty images, each shown for twenty seconds, for a total presentation length of six minutes forty seconds. These constraints challenge presenters to clarify their ideas and to match each thought with the perfect image.

Pecha Kucha is a grown-up "show and tell" night that gets people out from behind their computers and into a live situation with atmosphere, energy, and personal interaction.  For more information on their events, please visit the the NextGen website.

Race Week Edmonton

Capital Power was proud to present Race Week Edmonton's Go Kit Derby in 2011 and 2012 which took place on Victoria Hill in Edmonton.
Capital Power employees and their families volunteered at the fun event, which provided kids with an exciting and memorable day behind of the wheel of their go kit racers.

Employee volunteers were eligible to contribute their hours to a $500.00 EmPowering Communities Volunteer Grant.

CAREERS: The Next Generation

From 2009-2011, Capital Power supported Careers: The Next Generation through a three-year partnership agreement. Created in 1997, CAREERS is a unique industry-driven private/public partnership dedicated to the career development of Alberta's youth in the skilled trades.

Through CAREERS, Capital Power, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), and industry partners representing the oil, gas and energy sectors introduced a Fourth Class Power Engineering pilot program for high school students.

The goal of the program is to prepare a talent pool of young, experienced and educated power engineers and to attract and retain the highly skilled work force necessary to power Alberta for the next generation.
In 2009, Capital Power provided two paid summer internship positions for students living near our Genesee power station. The program allows high-school students to leverage what they have learned in the classroom and gain valuable hands-on experience in the power engineering field while completing their high school diploma. 

Upon successfully completing the program, students are eligible to write an exam administered by the Alberta Boilers Safety Association to earn their Fourth Class Power Engineering certification. 

Festival of Ideas

U of A's Festival of IdeasThe University of Alberta Festival of Ideas is an interactive and inclusive forum that facilitates creative thinking responding to the challenges of our time. As the festival’s founding sponsor, Capital Power helps to sustain this unique biennial festival.

In essence, the Festival of Ideas is a means to encourage everyone in our community to push boundaries, re-assess old habits, challenge taken-for-granted assumptions and develop "knowledge entrepreneurship".

We are thrilled to support this remarkable event, and as Founding Sponsor we are committed to helping sustain it. We want to help the Festival flourish and become a permanent part of life in Edmonton, Canada’s Festival City.


The 2014 Festival of Ideas was again presented by Capital Power. The opening night of the festival featured Elizabeth Whithey speaking with celebrated Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet, Colm Tóibín about his internationally acclaimed career and literary opus. The Festival of Ideas has been an excellent platform to bring some of the world’s brightest minds to share their ideas with Edmontonians. 


While there was no Festival in 2013, Capital Power presented “Life, Love and Art: an evening with Alanis Morissette and Margaret Atwood”. 


In 2012, we were the presenting sponsor of the signature lecture by Dr. Steven Pinker, Harvard Professor, award-winning novelist, and one of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”  Dr. Pinker’s lecture was centred on his latest book, The Better Angels of our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined.