Old Guys in Action
Old Guys in Action, Founded by Ross Weaver and Bernie Potvin, is a somewhat elastic and eclectic organization of men and women of all ages who come together to make a difference. We do crazy things to raise awareness and funds to support great organizations tackling difficult issues of poverty and injustice.
In past events we have:
- Cycled 500 km through the jungles of Sierra Leone raising funds for CAUSE Canada’s birthing hut program (Sierra Leone has the highest rate of maternal mortality in the world)
- Cycled 300 km through the mountains of Guatemala raising funds for CAUSE Canada’s maternal child health care programs in Central America.
- Run marathons in Toronto, Calgary and Kenya for street kids in Kenya (Mully Children’s Family)
- Got very cold and wet, year after year! The Old Guys in Action Calgary
Icebreaker Polar Dip is celebrating its 11th year and has raised over $500,000.00 to date!
Whatever your age or gender, you too can be an Old Guy!
SA (Servants Anonymous) Foundation
Our chosen event beneficiary.
Human trafficking affects millions of young women and children world-wide, even here in Canada. It is a business largely run by organized crime, targeting the defenceless through kidnapping, coercion, rape and brutality.
The SA Foundation believes that no person should be enslaved by, or trapped in the sex trade and exists to provide an avenue of escape for these women and their children worldwide. They are a faith based organization that provides long term housing, specialized recovery and skill development programs to help rewrite each individual’s story, from slavery to freedom.
The SA founder started its pilot program in 1989 in Calgary and proceeded to develop the SA Foundation in 1995. It is an Alberta registered organization and as such, Calgary is the location of their Advocacy Centre, with the goal to educate those interested in the cause (of sex trafficking and exploitation), understand the global impact of the SA Program Model and how to be a part of the solution to end this injustice in this generation.
The SA Program Model has been replicated within 7 countries to date and generates a 70% success rate over a 3 year implementation period. Currently the SA Foundation has two new project developments underway: in Italy and their first one in Africa, in Nigeria. To find out more about the Foundation, its Program Model and its global projects visit: www.safoundation.com
*SA Foundation is a charitable organization registered in AB and BC, Canada CRA #88900 6177 RR0001 and in the United States Reg #30-0358343. In the United Kingdom supporters may donate through Stewardship via the SA Foundation website. SA Foundation consistently operates under 20% administration and fundraising fees combined.