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Frank Flaman Foundation 9th Annual Gala


Written By: Charlene Swanton, Store AdminApr 06, 2015
The Westin in Edmonton on March 27th was definitely the place to be.  Flaman employees, corporate sponsors and many loyal supporters filled the Ballroom to take part in the 9th Annual Frank Flaman Foundation Gala. 
 
A huge congratulations to all of those who worked so hard to make this gala such a huge success.  What the Frank Flaman Foundation does, not only locally, but world wide is truly amazing.  From donating to local schools and charities to building schools in third world countries to teaching men, women and children to live more fulfilled lives are just a few of the wonderful things this foundation does.  But none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of the many people who give countless hours to this foundation and what it stands for.
 
The evening began with cocktails at 6, entertainment to get everyone into a Hawaiian state of mind and a chance for all attendees to look over and start bidding on some amazing items on the silent auction tables.   Dinner was served by Westin staff;  we heard comments from  some of those involved in making the evening such a huge success, and, of course, we were privileged enough to hear a few words from Frank himself.  He commended his foundation workers for all of their many hours dedicated to his dream and let it be known that his main purpose was to make more money -- so that he could give more money away!   In the past 10 years the Frank Flaman Foundation has donated over $10,000,000.
Danny Hooper was our emcee for the evening, making sure everyone had a great time and lots of laughs.  A slide show of Frank and his family following the years was one of the highlights of the evening.   As well as Emcee, Danny also played the part of auctioneer with everything from sporting event tickets to a trip to Hawaii up for auction. 
 
Lewis Lavoie, an artist renowned for painting and donating a large portion of time and artwork for charity, painted a gorgeous picture on site, which was also auctioned during the live auction.

Myself, as well as all that I have spoken with who attended, agree that it was an amazing evening and we can’t wait for next year’s event. 

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The 8th Annual Frank Flaman Foundation Gala: A Night of Glitz, Glamor and the Flaman Man!


Written By: Flaman, Marketing CoordinatorMar 31, 2014
This year, I had the opportunity to attend the 8th Annual Frank Flaman Foundation Gala and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was a very glamorous event with lots of fancy outfits, really cool and unique prizes to bid on and even a Flaman Man ice sculpture! I myself “won” a lamp in the silent auction and I certainly had my eye on a couple other prizes as well.
 
When I was there, I could just feel the generosity in the air. People were well aware of the impact that the Frank Flaman Foundation has made in the lives of so many people all around the world. They knew what kind of man Frank is and all of the hard work that he has put in over the years to make every penny donated count. There were many different fun ways of donating money including the silent auction, the live auction and raffle tickets. Danny Hooper was the emcee for the evening and he sure kept the evening flowing smoothly.
 
As well as being able to attend the Gala, I also had the chance to help out with set up. For me, it’s always interesting and eye opening to see how much time and effort goes into putting on an event such as this one. Syndy Harriot and Dana Dutton put in an exorbitant amount of work into buying prizes, setting up the seating chart, designing and assembling centerpieces and so much more! I tip my hat to you ladies and all your hard work.
 

I really did enjoy myself that evening. I even managed to drag my boyfriend out on the dance floor for a couple of songs. The energy in the room was lively and happy. Flaman Man himself even made an appearance and I got the chance to get my picture taken with him! Dream come true as a Flaman employee! The Gala was once again a fantastic success! I am looking forward to attending next year’s. 

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Keeping Things Fresh at the Frank Flaman Foundation


Written By: Crystal Flaman, Flaman Foundation LiaisonMar 10, 2014
Spring is finally upon us and there is a buzz of change and enthusiasm in the air that always seems to come with the warmer temperatures!  Personally for me,  spring is a time of shaking off the slumber of winter, offering a fresh feeling of renewal and so much growth!  
 
At Flaman and with the Flaman Foundation, we’re very excited about the fresh new look of the website and the evolution we see taking place.   We want to make it easier for our customers, contacts and friends to catch a glimpse into what we’ve been doing to make the world better and brighter and invite you to get involved in any way you can!   The new Foundation website has a photo gallery of past humanitarian excursions.  Please take a look at the incredible experience of going on one of our humanitarian trips!  They have been life-changing and defining moments for many of the past participants! 
 
Also on the Foundation website you’ll find an amazing list of Sponsors and supporters of the Foundation.  We could not do the work we do without them and we are grateful for their continued support over the years.  One of my favourite quotes illustrates the importance of partnerships like the ones we have with these amazing sponsors.  “We are, each of us, angels with only one wing and it is only by embracing one another that we are able to fly.”  The new site also contains a list of Frank’s chosen charities that he’s currently spending a lot of time with.  These charities have been chosen because they fit the Foundation’s mandate of providing ‘basic necessities of life for children and families in need, locally and around the world’.  These charities are also chosen because they operate with fiscal responsibility, a strong work ethic and extreme focus on helping those in need. 
 
A few things that we have on the go within the Foundation are the upcoming Flaman Foundation Gala, taking place on March 28th, 2014 and also our next humanitarian trip to Guatemala, taking place on April 20-28th, 2014. 
There are still tickets available to attend the Gala.  If you would like to come, please contact Syndy at Flaman’s (780-955-3400 or syndy.harriott@flaman.com) for more information.
The humanitarian trip to Guatemala is full but we would like to plan another one within 2014.  If you are interested in coming, please contact Crystal at Crystal@inspiringsuccess.ca
 
As the snow begins to melt and the mud puddles get bigger, we look forward to more sunshine, longer days and continued opportunity to share our passion of helping our customers and making the biggest difference possible in the world around us, especially for those in need.  In the Foundation, we strive to make the greatest ripple effect by working together to throw that first pebble into the water.  We hope you will join us to see just how much of a difference we can make together! 
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Giving back to the community


Written By: Jennifer Thompson, Marketing DepartmentMar 16, 2012

Are you looking for a meaningful way to give back to your community? Then mark your calendar and get your ticket for the 6th annual Frank Flaman Foundation Gala on March 30, 2012. 

This annual event is the main fundraiser for the Frank Flaman Foundation, the charity created by Flaman Group of Company’s founder and owner Frank. The Foundation is funded by Frank's share of the profits from the Flaman Group, and by private donations. Along with being a savvy businessman, Frank has always been a respected philanthropist, and his foundation gives millions of dollars to local and international charities each year.
 
The gala is a fun and elegant evening, featuring a delicious supper, a silent auction with a large variety of items and an exciting live auction.
 
But this event is not just about raising money, it’s also about showing attendees and supporters how their contributions are making a difference. Representatives from a number of charities are on hand to receive their donations from Frank himself. As well, charitable groups are showcased for everyone to learn about the great work that they do.
 
The charities that the Foundation supports are too many to list, but some examples are: Operation Eyesight, the Salvation Army, Oxfam, Room to Read, Global Neighbours, E4C’s School Lunch Program and many other local and international charities that help women and children in need. To Frank, a needy person is a needy person, whether they live just down the street or thousands of miles away.
 
This year the fundraiser is on March 30, 2012 at the Shawn Conference Centre in Edmonton. Cocktails start at 6:30 pm, with dinner at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $100 or $900 for a table of 10. For tickets or more information, please contact Syndy Bisson at (780) 955-3400.
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