CALGARY, AB, Saturday August 27th, 2022 – The Owen Hart Foundation (OHF) happily presents their annual “OHF Backpacks Giveaway for the Community”. This initiative provides backpacks, school supplies, and additional items (dental hygiene, stuffed animals, snacks…) to ensure children in-need are prepared for the upcoming school year with the basic tools necessary to perform successfully in the classroom. This year the OHF is providing 400 stuffed backpacks to the general-public and is partnering again with the Calgary Police Youth Foundation (ISSP) adopting St. Martha’s School among others to supply filled backpacks for 325 students.

Dr. Martha Hart stated, “The Owen Hart Foundation is extremely pleased to support local families and their kids with starting the school year on a positive note by supplying much needed backpacks and school supplies. We appreciated there is a true need in our community for this type of endeavour and we are delighted that our OHF Backpack Giveaway has become an annual event that continues to grow in size and tradition. Special thanks to Trapped Escape Room, Pipella Law, The Event Group, New York Fries, Richmond Dental Clinic, Dentist Rob Meloff, and our other valued sponsors who donated to this event.”

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The OHF has partnered with the Calgary Police Youth Foundation for the OHF Backpack Giveaway for a few years now. In 2021, a total of 675 backpacks to all students at Holy Trinity School and 500 backpacks to the general public! A special thanks goes to TRAPPED Escape Room, our wonderful OHF Committee, and our fabulous Calgary Police Department for helping those in-need and keeping us all safe (and giving Doc Hart the cool CP baseball cap!). Thanks as well as the Principal and Vice Principal at Holy Trinity School! Thanks a ton to our fantastic supporters and donors, Juventus Soccer Club, Terra Dental Care, Richmond Dental Clinic, Dr. Rob Meloff, Pipella Law, The Grand Lodge of Alberta IOOOF, After Eight Interiors, TEPF, Global News, JACK FM, and Clintar Landscaping for providing all the popcorn. Also, a huge thank you to all Calgarians who donated loads of stuffed animals and Jamie Lamb our in-house photographer! Thank you all for making this year’s OHF Backpack Giveaway a tremendous success! Bless.