Fuel Good Community Concert Featuring Gord Bamford moved to November 20, 2021

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Camrose, AB- The Fuel Good Community Concert in support of the Gord Bamford Foundation, presented by Wild Rose Co-operative Association LTD in partnership with Peavey Mart, Kubota Canada, Camrose Chrysler have made the difficult and disappointing decision to post-pone the Fuel Good Community Concert from September 25, 2021, and moving the concert to November 20, 2021.

The current COVID-19 uncertainty in the Province of Alberta, the health and safety of our ticket holders, volunteers, entertainers, and event organizers is our number one priority, and hopefully in the next two months we will be able to come together for a great community event in support Camrose Community Groups.

All tickets purchased for the September 25, 2021, show will roll over to the November 20, 2021, show, due to the charitable nature of the event, no ticket refunds will be processed at this time.

Wild Rose Co-op has partnered with the Gord Bamford Foundation for Fuel Good Day 2021 on September 21, 2021, where Wild Rose Co-op will be donating 7 cents per litre and $1.00 from every Co-operative Coffee and Big Cool sales purchased that day to the Foundation. Camrose Community groups are encouraged to apply to the Foundation for funding. Wild Rose Co-op and the Gord Bamford Foundation invites everyone to “Fuel Up” and come and enjoy the activities on September 21, 2021 at the Downtown and Eastside Gas Bars.

The Fuel Good Community Concert featuring Gord Bamford, with special guests Blake Reid and Maddison Krebs is an event to compliment Fuel Good Day and funds raised through the concert will also be donated through the Gord Bamford Foundation to the Camrose Community.

The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation they provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. In the fourteen years of operation the Foundation has generated over $4.2 million dollars, supported more than 63 worthwhile children’s charities which has impacted more than 700,000 children.

Camrose Community Groups can apply for funding at www.gordbamfordfoundation.com

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Rick Stang, Operations Manager at Wild Rose Co-op at 780-672-3107.

Contacts
Rick Stang                                                       Corinne Szepesi
Wild Rose Co-op Operations Manager     Foundation Manager
Phone: 780-672-3107                                   Phone: 780-914-9175
EMAIL: rick.stang@wildrose.crs               EMAIL: corinne@gordbamford.com

97 South Song Sessions Presents “Hope Springs” in support of the Gord Bamford Foundation

 

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97 South Song Sessions Presents “Hope Springs” Songwriters Circle from Nashville in Support of Canadian Children’s Charities

Penticton, British Columbia, May 18, 2021 – 97 South Song Sessions, the group behind Penticton’s summer songwriters festival of the same name (97SouthSongSessions.com), will produce and donate a live-streamed songwriters circle entitled “Hope Springs” to several Canadian charities for their fundraising efforts. The Gord Bamford Foundation will air the event streaming from South X Sea Studios in Nashville, on June 4th at 7pm PST/8pm MDT/10pm EST. The one-hour show will be a combination of storytelling and acoustic performances by the songwriters behind the hits.

Featured songwriters include Grammy winner Tim Nichols (Live Like You Were Dying – Tim McGraw), longtime Sheryl Crow collaborator, Jeff Trott (Every Day is a Winding Road), Canadian star, Carolyn Dawn Johnson (Single White Female – Chely Wright) and chart-topper, Wynn Varble (Waitin’ On A Woman – Brad Paisley). Well, known media personality Paul McGuire will serve as host.

“We are so excited at the opportunity to be involved. We love country music and it’s always great to hear the stories of where the songs come from. Huge thanks to everyone at 97 South for your support of the Gord Bamford Foundation and including us in this event.”

~ Corinne Szepesi, Foundation Manager

Says 97 South Song Sessions Director, Robert Ott, “97 South is thankful that we can support the kids and these incredible charitable communities during such a challenging time with the help of songwriters and all those who have contributed to making this event a reality.”

Tickets and Donation opportunities are available through the charities and the 97 South website.

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About:

 Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. As a Foundation, we provide funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. In the fourteen years of operation, the Foundation has generated over $4.2 million dollars, supported more than 63 worthwhile children’s charities which has impacted more than 700,000 children. www.gordbamfordfoundation.com

97 South Song Sessions is an acoustic music performance and storytelling event where award-winning, multi-genre Songwriters and Recording Artists share the stage, entertaining the audience with tales of the creative journey that inspired their hit songs, which they perform throughout the evening. The result is an intimate show that is variously touching and humorous, and certainly unforgettable. The production company, 97 South Holdings Inc, was founded by Robin Ott (President) and music industry entrepreneur Robert Ott (Director). 97 South, named after the major highway, that connects the stunning Okanagan Valley wine region in British Columbia, launched the songwriters festival in Summer 2019. The 2021 festival takes place July 23 & 24, 2021 in Penticton, British Columbia featuring Canadian and US songwriters from the Country, Pop and Rock genres. 97 South Song Sessions is a destination, cultural tourism experience for travellers seeking a bespoke music event. Visit   97   South at www.97southsongsessions.com & follow @97southsongs on Instagram and Facebook.

For More Information, please contact:
Corrine Szepesi
Gord Bamford Foundation
Info@gordbamfordfoundation.com

Gord Bamford to headline the Drive In for Mental Health Concert series presented by ATB

AWARD-WINNING COUNTRY MUSIC ENTERTAINER GORD BAMFORD TO HEADLINE THE DRIVE IN FOR MENTAL HEALTH CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY ATB

 A Series Of Exciting Live Shows Bringing Excitement To Albertan’s This Summer In Support Of Local Mental Health Charities Across Alberta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EDMONTON, AB (June 24, 2020) – Multiple CCMA and CMA award-winning entertainer Gord Bamford is pleased to announce The Drive In for Mental Health– a multi-city drive-in concert series presented by ATB Financial kicking off July 1 at Westerner Park in Red Deer. Proceeds from the concert series will go to support mental health charities across Alberta (see current list of mental health charities below).

As summer begins and the province continues to reopen, the unique social distancing drive-in series is a welcome surprise for Alberta’s country music fans who have been in isolation and social distancing since mid-March.

“ATB is proud to make these concerts possible,” said Curtis Stange, president and CEO of ATB Financial. “Not only will they bring together communities across Alberta to enjoy great music safely but all the proceeds will go to help local mental health groups that are helping to keep us well during this difficult time. This is one way ATB is giving back to our community as we get through this together.”

“In these uncertain times, I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be hitting the stage in a very unique way,” shared Gord Bamford. “Special thanks to my friends at ATB Financial for bringing this opportunity to us in support of mental health, which in times like these is extremely important for all of us. We are going to deliver a full concert experience straight from the stage to the seat of your car, so roll down your windows and let’s raise some money for a great cause. Music is a very healing part of our lives and well-being, and I know that my band and crew can’t wait to unite as a family once again. Make sure you grab your tickets as there are limited numbers available and we will see ya at the drive-in.”

Organizers are working within the parameters set by Alberta Health Services and Health Canada to ensure all safety measures and health protocols are met and are taking every precaution for the safety of all concert-goers, performers and staff.

Pre-sale codes for the dates below are available today – Wednesday, June 24, beginning at 7:10 am MT via local country radio stations in Red Deer, Lethbridge and Calgary.  Once you have the pre-sale code you can purchase tickets at www.gordbamford.com. The public on sale begins Friday, June 26 at 10 am MT at www.gordbamford.com. Ticket prices are $65 per vehicle (4 passengers maximum), plus applicable fees and taxes. A limited number of VIP tickets for the first 100 cars will be available for $110 per vehicle (4 passengers maximum), plus applicable fees and taxes. These cars will be sectioned at the front of the venue.

 

THE DRIVE-IN FOR MENTAL HEALTH DATES:

*Additional dates will be announced shortly.

July 1              Westerner Park, Red Deer

July 11            Exhibition Park, Lethbridge

July 18             Grey Eagle Casino, Calgary

 

IN SUPPORT OF THE FOLLOWING MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES:

CANADIAN MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION CALGARY

As the nationwide leader and champion for mental health, CMHA facilitates access to the resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience, and support recovery from mental illness.

BREAKING FREE FOUNDATION

Providing survivors of traumatic life events with the treatment and support needed to reclaim their lives.

CENTRAL ALBERTA CHILD ADVOCACY CENTRE

The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre is a not for profit organization rooted in the protection and recovery of today’s most innocent and vulnerable – our children.

WOODS HOMES

Working for children’s mental health since 1914.

LETHBRIDGE FAMILY SERVICES

A highly-accredited, charitable human services organization that improves the well-being and quality of life for individuals and families in Southwestern Alberta.

GUESTS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES:

  • Each vehicle may include a maximum of 4 people. People sharing a vehicle should be from the same household or cohort.   Windows can be rolled down and convertibles can have rooftops open.  No crowd participation permitted.   People are asked to remain in their vehicles for the entire concert. People hanging outside of their windows or sunroofs will be instructed to stay inside their vehicles by security and MC’s or they will be instructed to leave.
  • No food or beverage sales will be available onsite. No giveaways or handouts onsite. Guests may bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages to consume within their vehicle.  Guests will be asked to take all their garbage with them when they leave the event.
  • No washrooms will be available on site – the show is designed to be short enough for most guest’s comfort.
  • Assigned parking spots will be clearly marked and distanced 2 metres Drivers will be directed by a parking attendant/marshall upon arrival.  Once parked, guests will be asked to turn off the ignition and avoid idling.
  • Smoking anything including; cigarettes, e-cigarettes and cannabis, vaping, illegal substances and consuming alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • After the show, the event emcee will give verbal instructions to the attendees regarding exit/egress procedures. Venue staff will direct vehicles that are exiting to ensure order.  Attendees may leave the concert anytime during the show however re-entry will not be permitted.
  • In the event of an emergency, concert-goers are asked to follow all instructions displayed on the large video screens which will include a phone number to call.

Anyone who is in violation of any parameters/rules outlined above will be asked to leave by security.

Additional assets for The Drive-In For Mental Health event are available HERE.

For more information and event health and safety guidelines, please visit gordbamford.com.

ABOUT GORD BAMFORD: Australian-born and Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music. He has received 26 Canadian Country Music Association awards including Album of the Year, Single of the Year and Male Artist of the Year wins, and multiple JUNO Award nominations. With over 75 million streams globally, Bamford is a two-time winner of the CMA Global Country Artist Award, with 25 Top 10 singles in Canada including the No. 1 hits “When Your Lips Are So Close” and “Dive Bar.” Bamford is the 2019-2020 recipient of the MusiCounts Inspired Minds Ambassador Award, presented by The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation. The award recognizes individuals who have had an extraordinary impact on music education and MusiCounts over the course of its history.  Since 2014, Gord Bamford and the Gord Bamford Foundation have raised over $4M. In February (2020), Bamford received the 4H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award for his Charitable contributions. To date, Bamford has donated $200,000 to MusiCounts to support school music programs, the largest donation ever received from an artist in MusiCounts’ history. These donations provide instruments to children across Canada and give generations of students the opportunity to enjoy the incredible benefits of music in school.  On June 19, Bamford will release his newest single, “Father’s Prayer” and will follow with his highly anticipated ninth studio album later this year.

 

FOLLOW GORD BAMFORD

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MEDIA CONTACTS FOR GORD BAMFORD:

Charlotte Thompson, Red Umbrella P.R.

Charlotte@RedUmbrellaPR.com

Shelby Burnell, Red Umbrella P.R.

Shelby@RedUmbrellaPR.com

MEDIA CONTACTS FOR ATB:

ATB Financial, Media Relations

media@atb.com

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4-H Canada Recognizes Gord Bamford with Distinguished Alumni Award

Ottawa, Ontario – January 28, 2020 – 4-H Canada is thrilled to announce Canadian country music artist Gord Bamford will receive 4-H Canada’s Distinguished Alumni Award at the annual 4-H Canada Leadership Awards taking place in Ottawa on February 10, 2020.
Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with 26 Canadian Country Music Association awards, several JUNO nominations, and two CMA Global Country
Artist awards.

But it’s his work off stage that demonstrate the 4-H values he embodies. Bamford has used his success to create opportunities to effect positive change in youth through the work of the Gord Bamford Foundation, which has generated over $4 million for charities. Each year, the Foundation supports 10 to 15 charities, who focus on Canadian communities and kids.
Bamford credits his participation in his local 4-H club for his strong sense of commitment and speaks highly of the personal growth the program offered him.

“As a youngster in the 4-H program, I could not have known the impact the program would have later on in life. It taught me responsibility, leadership, preservation of country life, and service to community,” said Bamford. “The 4-H motto, Learn To Do By Doing, has become my own, helping me find a path to success and an even deeper sense of worldly purpose.”

Proudly supported by Glacier FarmMedia, the 4-H Canada Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes the outstanding leadership and contributions of 4-H alumni to their communities and the greater world around them. It is awarded at the 4-H Canada Leadership Awards, the organization’s signature annual event bringing the 4-H movement together under one roof to showcase the achievements of the leaders who champion 4-H values and make 4-H possible, as well as raise funds to ensure the future of 4-H in Canada.

“The Distinguished Alumni Award is a really important one, that demonstrates to the young people taking part in our programs across the country how what they’re learning today could impact their lives tomorrow,” said 4-H Canada CEO, Shannon Benner. “Gord Bamford’s investment in and dedication to the 4-H community is a wonderful example of how the 350,000 4-H alumni across Canada have a unique opportunity to re-engage and support the empowerment oftoday’s generation of responsible, caring and contributing youth leaders.”

“Glacier FarmMedia is proud to partner with 4-H Canada in celebrating Gord Bamford as the winner of the Distinguished Alumni Award,” says Bob Willcox, President, Glacier FarmMedia. “Mr. Bamford’s leadership and community service in the arts community focused on improving young people’s lives, including The Gord Bamford Foundation, is a testament of how 4-H prepares its members for success.”

Photo by Ben Welland.

Canadian Artist Gord Bamford And Peavey Industries LP Announce Endorsement Agreement

Canadian Artist Gord Bamford And Peavey Industries LP Announce Endorsement Agreement

Country Music And Country Lifestyle Icons Join Forces

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Decorated Canadian country music artist Gord Bamford has announced he will soon be partnering with Peavey Mart, MainStreet Hardware and TSC Stores parent company, Peavey Industries LP. The 5-year collaboration will begin January 1, 2020 and will provide heightened opportunities to both Bamford and Peavey Industries to connect with their rural fans and customers in communities across the country.

Bamford will begin a grassroots Canadian tour Soon and Peavey Industries and its three brands will have a presence on the tour in addition to providing resources and support to Bamford’s goal to offer ticket sales as fundraising opportunities to local youth and community organizations via the Gord Bamford Foundation. Additional collaborative projects or programs will be launched over the next five years; this tour is just the beginning of what promises to be a strong and mutually oriented, long term partnership.”I’m excited to partner with a grassroots company like Peavey Industries and their affiliated brands – Peavey Mart, MainStreet Hardware and TSC Stores,” said Gord Bamford. “Their brand values align perfectly with my way of life, and I look forward to a great partnership. I am very grateful of this opportunity to grow my career, and for their generous support of the Gord Bamford Foundation and all its initiatives.”The Gord Bamford Foundation is a not-for-profit organization raising funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities to benefit youth across Canada. To date, the Foundation has raised in excess of $4-million! As an ongoing patron of the Foundation, Peavey Industries LP will continue to provide support outside of, and in addition to, this new endorsement agreement.Peavey Industries LP is proud to have recently become “Canada’s Largest Farm and Ranch Retailer” by virtue of their combined three brands. Across the country and on a daily basis, Peavey Mart, MainStreet Hardware and TSC Stores assist their loyal rural customers, most of whom have identified with these brands for years; President and CEO, Doug Anderson is thrilled to have this new partnership in place, allowing Peavey Industries LP’s brands to be so closely associated with award-winning Canadian artist Gord Bamford.

“Gord has the same level of appreciation as we do – for small towns, close-knit communities, farming, ranching and the rural lifestyle. This partnership provides an entirely new avenue for Peavey Industries in our constant effort to connect on the deepest level with our rural customers and their communities,” said Doug Anderson. “We honestly couldn’t be more excited to get started!”

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About Peavey Industries LP
Peavey Industries LP is the parent to three subsidiary brands totalling 92 retail stores across five provinces. “Canada’s Largest Farm and Ranch Retailer” maintains 49 TSC Stores in Ontario, 40 Peavey Mart stores across Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia, and 3 MainStreet Hardware stores in Alberta. Proudly 100% Canadian owned, Peavey Industries stores have been serving their loyal customers since 1967.

The Gord Bamford Foundation raises $464,755 at 12th annual event

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RED DEER, AB – The Gord Bamford Foundation is pleased to announce that $464,755 was raised during the Canadian country singer’s 12th Annual Charity Golf Classic, contributing to the foundation surpassing a fundraising milestone of over $4 million raised to date for children’s charities across Canada.

Held in central Alberta on August 7 and 8, and presented by JEDCO Energy Services Corp., the event also saw its first ever live pledge drive that raised $76,000 for featured charity The Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre (CACAC).

“This event all started as a dream back in 2008, to support local charities and children in central Alberta,” explained Gord Bamford. “Now over time we’ve seen the impact these monies can have to support groups such as the CACAC, Make-A-Wish Foundation, MusiCounts and countless other organizations so they can fulfill their dreams. I am so proud of support we’ve received from donors, businesses and friends and to keep hosting this event in my home province.”The two-day star-studded event in Red Deer, AB included a sold-out evening hosted by Paul McGuire (ET Canada) at the Cambridge Hotel Resort & Conference Centre. Over 750 attendees were entertained with performances by Canadian country music stars Gord BamfordDallas SmithAaron Pritchett, Jess Moskaluke, and Jojo MasonBuddy Owens and Galen Griffin also took the stage to perform a Merle Haggard tribute piece, alongside Gord Bamford.Bamford was also honoured at the event by Jeff McWhinney, Keeper of the Grey Cup. Both the singer, and Make-A-Wish recipient Abby, whom Gord had presented a $10,000 donation to earlier in the evening, received white gloves to officially receive the historic trophy. McWhinney also placed his father Glenn’s Grey Cup ring, won in 1954 as an Edmonton Eskimo, on Abby’s finger.The Gord Gathers, Gord Gives themed event also featured a live auction, where guests could bid for the chance for hockey icons Glenn AndersonRob BrownTheo Fleury, Olympic curlers Brad GushueKevin KoeGeoff Walker, professional bull rider Scott Schiffner, or one of the country music stars to join them on the golf course the following day.Additonal auction items included a Pittsburgh Penguins hockey experience for four with Gord Bamford and assistant coach Mark Recchi, one week at a spectacular beachfront luxury condo in Puerto Vallarta, an Edmonton Oilers “Skate With The Stars” package and two unique Lewis Lavoie paintings which were completed live during the course of the evening.Other beneficiaries from the monies raised this year include Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe & District, Blackfalds Wranglers, Canadian Children’s Hospital Foundation, Hockey Alberta Foundation – Every Kid Every Community, Make-A-Wish Foundation, MusiCounts, The Central Alberta Buccaneers, Central Alberta U16AA Ringette, Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre, Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre and Sutter Fund.Photos of the event can be found here. (Photo Credit: Two Stones Creative Co.)

 

Local Charities to Benefit from the Upcoming Pics & Sticks Charity Event

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For Immediate Release
Monday, December 3, 2018

Local Charities to Benefit from the Upcoming Pics & Sticks Charity Event

Penticton, BC – The Gord Bamford Foundation is hosting its first annual Pics & Sticks Charity event to take place
May 15 and 16, 2019. Hosted by Gord Bamford and Kevin Primeau the event gives people the chance to play
alongside NHL alumni like Glenn Anderson, Chris Joseph, Marty McSorley, Ron Low and country music stars like
Gord Bamford, Dallas Smith, Aaron Pritchett and Chad Brownlee.

In partnership with the South Okanagan Youth Foundation the event will give back to local and British Columbia
charities including Children’s Miracle Network, Make-A-Wish Foundation British Columbia, Basic for Babies, and of course, the area’s minor hockey associations.

The weekend is the perfect mix of sport and music, two things that everyone can enjoy. Consisting of a charity
hockey game at the South Okanagan Event Centre in Penticton, an 18 hole golf tournament at the Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course in Oliver, and a banquet and concert at the Spirit Ridge Resort in Osoyoos, the event is the first of its kind in the area.

Minor hockey teams from Osoyoos to West Kelowna will benefit as they’ve joined forces to help sell tickets for
the event earning them $6.00 per ticket sold for their respective hockey team. Local businesses have stepped up
to be retail outlets for the teams to sell their tickets out of. Currently, you can purchase your tickets from these
local participating minor hockey teams, their adopted outlets, online, or directly from the SOEC box office. The
ticket link is listed below.

“This event brings together a few of my favourite things. Country music, hockey, golf, and community support.
I’m really looking forward to watching this event unfold in one of Canada’s most spectacular settings,” said Gord
Bamford.

To see the complete list of sponsors, participating hockey teams and local businesses, visit our website.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available and can be found at: https://gordbamfordfoundation.com/south-
okanagan-pics-sticks/ and visit valleyfirsttix.com for ticket purchases.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Awards by the Canadian Country Music Awards. His recent hit ‘Dive Bar” reached number one on the Neilsen Music Country Airplay Chart in Canada.

Connect with Gord & The Foundation

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford & @GordBamfordFDN
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1 & www.facebook.com/GordBamfordFDN/
Instagram: TheGordBamford & GordBamfordFDN

Direct Media Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber
Capiche Communications
trina@capiche.ca
403-921-5007

Central Alberta and Beyond to Benefit From the Success of Gord Bamford’s Event

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For Immediate Release
Monday, August 20, 2018

 

Central Alberta and Beyond to Benefit From the Success of Gord Bamford’s Event

Lacombe, Alberta – Canadian country music star and Sony Music Canada recording artist Gord Bamford raised a total of $469,720 at the 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic in Alberta, Canada that took place on August 15th and 16th, 2018.

Artists Aaron Pritchett, Dallas Smith, Chad Brownlee, Tebey, Beverley Mahood, and Bamford himself took the stage and entertained the 800 people who attended the sold-out private event in Red Deer, Alberta. A crew of songwriters made their way from Nashville to share stories and songs from the trenches of the country music world. These included Buddy Owens, Galen Griffin, Brett Jones, and Brice Long. Local artist and songwriter Duane Steele was the host for the songwriters round.

Bamford attributes the event’s success to long-time supporters and sponsors, country music’s strong sense of community, a solid committee, and an enthusiastic group of volunteers. Alberta-based business JEDCO Energy Services came out as this year’s title sponsor.

Contributing to the fundraising total was an in-home dinner for 8 prepared by Chef Corbin Tomaszeski in partnership with Delegat Canada and ETC Decor. There were multiple bidders for this package so Chef Corbin generously offered up 3 separate packages! A once in a lifetime trip for 5 to Pittsburgh was auctioned off to two separate high bidders for $35,000 per trip. These guests will watch 2 NHL games while there, enjoy the Penguin’s practice facility for a session, and be hosted by Pittsburgh Penguins Assistant Coach Mark Recchi and Gord Bamford.

Bidders also paid for the opportunity to have a celebrity join their golf team the following day. The list included, members of the hockey world Mark Recchi, Theo Fleury, Marty McSorley, Curtis Glencross, Kris Russell, Craig Simpson and Rob Brown. Olympians Brad Gushue, and Melissa Hollingsworth were also among the athletes who donated their time and golf skills to the cause.

“This event is a testament to the way Albertans pull together to support their communities. It’s been 11 years of building tremendous friendships with sponsors, attendees, and the great people that operate these important charities. It’s a real pleasure to be able to support such a long list of worthy recipients,” said Gord Bamford.

Monies from this event are the main source of fundraising for The Gord Bamford Charitable Foundation and are delivered to a variety of youth-centered charities across the country. Charities that came to the event to receive their cheques included MusiCounts, Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Lacombe & District, Make-A-Wish Foundation, The Sutter Fund, Hockey Alberta Foundation, Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, RDC College – Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Blackfalds Wranglers, and Robbie Dean Family Counseling Centre.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford                                                                                                                                                                    Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

Direct Inquiries to:

Trina Rathgeber, Capiche Communications

trina@capiche.ca

403-921-5007

An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

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For Immediate Release
Friday, August 10, 2018

An Exciting Live Auction Awaits Attendees at Gord Bamford Foundations’ Gala

Lacombe, Alberta – The Gord Bamford Foundation is proud to announce that Gord Bamford has been nominated for the Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards. Fans can vote for one of ten nominated artists by visiting ccmafanvote.com. This in advance of hosting his 11th Annual Gord Bamford Charity Golf Classic is making for an exciting summer.

Just days away from the event, the main goal is fun and fundraising. With a goal of surpassing last year’s total of $393,534, professional auctioneer and entertainer extraordinaire Danny Hooper will be relied upon to auction off an exciting list of items on gala evening. Auction items include a Canadian Finals Rodeo suite package for 16 people, an exclusive 2019 Canada Winter Games Experience, and a Melissa Hollingsworth C.O.P package where the winning bidder will get to experience Skeleton racing first-hand with Melissa as their coach.

In addition to the long list of celebrities being auctioned off, star of Food Networks Dinner Party Wars, The Incredible Food Race, and Restaurant Makeover Chef Corbin Tomaszeski will attend and help the charity by participating in an auction package consisting of a 4 course meal that he will prepare in the winners home for them and their friends. This package has been graciously donated by Delegat Canada and includes a $1,000 decor and design service from ETC Decor.

Out of Calgary to support the event comes the famous Smithbilt Hats Company. They’ll be selling a special edition Bangora hat at the event and donating a portion of the proceeds to the Gord Bamford Foundation.

“I’m overwhelmed by the support we see for this event. Not only are we sold out year after year, the celebrities who join in and the interesting auction experiences make the gala a really exciting night for everyone. Even if you’ve been to the event before, you can rest assured they’ll be new surprises in store,” said Bamford.

As the main fundraiser for the Gord Bamford Foundation, it’s important the night go off without a hitch. Funds raised will stay in Central Alberta for the most part, and the remaining funds are always donated to worthwhile Canadian charities.

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About the Gord Bamford Foundation: As a not for profit organization, The Gord Bamford Foundation is passionate about supporting youth. The foundation provides funds for initiatives that include or involve music, education, health care, sports, and multi-use facilities that benefit youth across Canada. Gord Bamford is an award winning country artist who is a 24-time CCMA award winner with 23 Top 10 singles in Canada. Gord has been nominated a total of 7 times, including this year, for the coveted Apple Music Fans Choice Award by the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Web: www.gordbamfordfoundation.com & www.gordbamford.com
Twitter: @gordbamford
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GordBamford1
Instagram: TheGordBamford
Event Hashtag: #GordBamfordCharityGolf

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