Celebrate with Santa

Celebrate the season by supporting the SU Campus Food Bank and the Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary!

Celebrate with Santa

Thank you to everyone who donated to Celebrate with Santa!

With your support, we were able to exceed our goal this year! Your generous donations helped us raise $5,380 for the Olympic Oval Athlete Bursary and $5,100 for the SU Campus Food Bank.  

Thanks to the generous support from Manulife, we were able to double the impact, with each fund receiving an additional $5,000. Your support helps us fight food insecurity in our community and helps UCalgary students keep their Olympic dreams alive!

Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday!  

Meet our Alumni Business Owners

Jamie Parker, BSc’15

President and co-owner, Calgary Heritage Roasting Company

Calgary Heritage Roasting Company (CHRC) is inspired by the wilderness of Alberta. CHRC meticulously marries fresh and bold coffee with the urge to explore. The craft coffee company’s  founders — two wildland firefighters — were inspired by a percolated cup of coffee on a backpacking trip one morning in Alberta’s rolling hills. The partners forged their methods and values from their firefighting experience. This means, beyond creating fine coffee, they have a strong desire to give back to the environment and community. Since opening in 2015, CHRC has planted more than 31,000 trees in Canada, with an ultimate goal of 1 million by 2030. CHRC describes its coffee as “the homegrown, outback, rugged, mountain-fresh, clear-skies sort of thing that Alberta is all about. It’s about time your coffee tasted as wild as you are.” Its C. Heritage Co. branch also markets “rugged Canadian goods” inspired by Canada’s heritage, including outdoor wear and other items.


Holly Singer, BSc’12  

Founder, Milk Jar Candle Co

Milk Jar Candle Co. founder, Holly Singer, started making candles in her kitchen in 2014 as a way to get in touch with her creative side. She experimented with natural candle wax after learning most common candles on the market are filled with toxic paraffin wax bases. After a year of making candles for herself and her friends, and feeling her career path was not meeting her desire to help others, Holly conceived Milk Jar: a company that blended her love of creativity and passion for lifting up and giving back to the disability community. Five years after its founding, Milk Jar is highly regarded for its annual donations to non-profit programs that support disabled people in Alberta, and for being a role model for inclusive employment. Milk Jar remains locally manufactured, and a staple in Canadian apothecaries. Milk Jar Candles can be found online and in various locations around Calgary.

Celebrate with Santa contributions will be matched up to $10,000 thanks to the generous support of Manulife, an affinity partner of the UCalgary Alumni Association. 

Manulife