4th Annual Fundraiser Gala - Mothers Moving Mountains

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4th Annual Fundraiser Gala - Mothers Moving Mountains

Join us for our annual event recognizing and celebrating inspiring and empowering local Calgary moms living their dreams!

By REAL Biz Moms

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Sat, Apr 29, 2023 7:00 PM MDT


The Hemingway Room 1204 20 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB T2G 3G2 Canada

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About this event

  • 5 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

It's time to celebrate local Calgary moms living their dreams!

Our Annual Mothers Moving Mountains Fundraiser Gala is a night fully dedicated to recognizing and celebrating local mom entrepreneurs who are, or are on their way to becoming, confident and passionate leaders of our businesses, organizations, governments, schools, and communities.

Because when mothers are valued, appreciated and supported, families thrive, businesses flourish, and community connections grow!

Empowered mothers change everything!

Meet our Host of the Night...

Madhura Joshi | Founder, The Real Madhura

Madhura Joshi is the game changer for your business.

As a certified human potential consultant and personal performance coach, she is here to take you to the next level: to give you the support, accountability and the push you need to perform at your optimal capacity as you level up.

She helps female entrepreneurs create the business and life of their dreams by using their feminine superpower.

Meet our Keynote Speakers

Shannon Christensen | Founder, Mamas for Mamas

Shannon Christensen (born Kimmitt) was born and raised in Kelowna, BC and lives here with her husband of 18 years and her 2 young boys. ⁣

With a BA in Psychology and Masters of counselling psychology specializing in forensics, she has a passion for working with marginalized populations and used this drive to start Mamas for Mamas. This grassroots project has since become a national non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the negative impact of poverty on low-income mothers and their families. ⁣

Shannon has been recognized as a top 40 under 40 recipient, A Woman to Watch, and was a top 3 finalist for Woman of the Year through The City of Kelowna Civic and Community Awards. ⁣

Most recently she has co-authored a best selling book about motherhood and has brought home the Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada for her work with Mamas for Mamas. ⁣

Shannon will be sharing with us her story about how she was able to turn her passion into building a charity founded on collaboration and ensuring no child or caregiver is left behind!

Heather Andrews | Founder, Get You Visible

Heather is the Founder of Get You Visible Publishing, speaker, 12 x best-selling Amazon author, and publisher, she believes in the power of creating your own story. Your story is unique and inspiring to someone who needs it. ⁣

Heather has helped over 200 authors share their unique stories and wisdom with the world, with 45 books published under her company and 26 #1 bestsellers. ⁣⁣

Heather is also the Womanition license holder for Alberta South and co-publisher of the award-winning magazine. ⁣⁣

Heather has been nominated for entrepreneur of the year, champion award, and People’s Choice Award with Business from the Heart. ⁣

Heather believes we lead by example. She is partnering with women across the globe to make a difference for girls and women.⁣

Awards Ceremony

Moms living their dreams on their own terms deserve to be recognized, celebrated and supported!

We will be recognizing and awarding 3 mom entrepreneurs in the following categories:

  • Inspire Award
  • Ones to Watch Award
  • Community Impact Award

And what better way to do that than to award 3 well-deserving moms with a prize package that will help them level up. Not only will the winners receive an award but they will also receive a prize package that provides these business builders with opportunities to access professional insights from industry influencers.

**In order for nominees to qualify as a Finalist, attendance to the gala is required

In Support Of...

Mamas for Mamas Calgary was created to help fill the gaps in our city for the many families that struggle day after day. Calgary offers abundant opportunities but can also be very economically turbulent. Our branch assists caregivers and children from every walk of life and from all over Southern Alberta. We provide resource navigation and assistance to families in Calgary, Strathmore, Chestermere, Airdrie, Okotoks, High River, Cochrane, Banff, and Canmore.

Our YYC roots began online through our Facebook group – which continues to grow its membership daily! This is still a pivotal resource where mamas and caregivers are able to share, donate and trade items without monetary compensation. It is also a judgement-free space for mamas to support each other with advice and knowledge. After spending the past few years filling the gaps through the use of volunteer homes and donated storage spaces, the first official Calgary branch opened in January 2022! This incredible space offers a permanent home for program development and operations as well as for resource navigation! It also offers a well-stocked, boutique-like Karma Market for our clients to shop (free of charge) for the items they need. Thanks to our growing team of dedicated volunteers, wonderful staff, and the incredible support of generous donors and sponsors, Mamas has a bright future in the YYC area and will be able to ensure that no child or caregiver is left behind.

As we continue on this path of filling the gaps and changing the systems that contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty, we remain profoundly grateful to everyone that supports our goal of providing a hand up and not just a handout to families who are facing a crisis.

Supporting us through the REAL Biz Moms Gala will provide direct funding to our at-risk programs as detailed here: 


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About the organizer

Organized by
REAL Biz Moms

REAL Biz Moms is the essential community for mamas who are breaking away from the norm and living their dream life, with a purpose to come together for the collective benefit and advancement of the whole community, in our work, our families, and ourselves.

From our online community to our in-person events (during non-pandemic times), we believe in bringing together mothers, cheering them on, and providing them with the tools they need to create their own version of success.