Support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and clubs is critical to the success of the Friends of Kananaskis Country. The Friends is a non-profit organization that runs exclusively on donations. We give thanks to all our supporters.
Calgary Foundation has become one of our most significant supporters. They have provided funding to assist in interpretive trail work, support for our trail stewardship program and new strategic plan, and implementing of the Human Use Management project in partnership with the Town of Canmore and Kananaskis Parks.
The Auxilium Foundation for supporting our Kananaskis Trail Stewardship program.
SkiUphill RunUphill for supporting our Trail Stewardship program.
Banff Canmore Community Foundation for supporting our Trail Stewardship and Canmore Trail Alliance programs.
The Dr. Janice L. Pasieka Foundation
The DWCR Family Fund at the Calgary Foundation
The Bergen Foundation
Organizations, Clubs and Businesses
Lumina Consulting Ltd, Arc’teryx Calgary, Bow Valley Canyon Tour, Suncor Energy, Pillar Capital Corp, Kananaskis Improvement District, Edmonton Community Foundation, Patagonia Elements Inc, Alberta TrailNet, Rundle Mountain Cycling Club, Spin Sisters, Second Sixties Outdoor Club, Calgary Weekend Hikers Club, West Winds Senior Hiking & Outdoor Club, Kananaskis Lakes Association, Enbridge, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, McElhanney, Evergreen Senior Outdoor Club, Calgary Ski Club, Trail Sports, An Edible Life, MnM Outdoor Club, Rebound Cycle, Active Edge Chiropractic, Canmore Museum and Geoscience Centre, along with several other great supporters.
There’s a long list of individuals who provided donations – your ongoing support is valued and appreciated.
Employee Matching Programs
Suncor Energy, RBC, Cenovus Energy, EnCana, ATCO, Husky Energy
1% for the Planet
The following businesses donates 1% of their gross sales to support FKC. When you make a purchase though SkiUphill RunUphill, Craze Outdoors, and Kananaskis Outfitters you are also contributing to preserving Kananaskis Country. Read more about 1% for the Planet here.
Columbia Sportswear has generously provided us with discounted techwear that is outfitting our staff, Board, and volunteer crew leaders. Discount cards were also provided to recognize our hard working volunteers.
Donations of Products
We had numerous organizations provide us with donations of products or services to give away as recognition to our hardworking volunteers:
Alpine Helicopters, Kananaskis Nordic Spa, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures, Canmore Nordic Centre, Banff Lodging Company, Columbia Sportswear, Good Earth Coffehouse, Arc’teryx Calgary, Cascadia Trailbuilder Supply, Map Town, Strides Canmore/Calgary, Mountain Equipment Coop, Patagonia Calgary/Banff, Buff Canada, and Rocky Mountain Books.
Cascadia Trailbuilder Supply value the dedication and hard work that trail associations do. As part of their Aid for Advocacy program, they are committed to helping out trail associations by providing them with a 10 % discount on tool orders.
We are using TRAFx trail counters and vehicle counters to estimate recreation use intensity on roads and trails in Kananaskis Country. This helps Alberta Parks improve visitor experience and better manage human use in key wildlife habitat.