yyc pizza week
September 20 to 29, 2019
Regardless of age, ability, or life-circumstances, we all have something to offer the world. It may be as simple as a smile, or it may be a testament to the courage everyday living requires — whatever shape our gifts take, they exist within all of us to share. At Calgary Meals on Wheels, we give the comfort of healthy, nutritious meals to anyone who needs it, so they can continue giving themselves to the world. What we aim to offer our clients is far more than full stomachs, we want to offer them the chance to be the heroes of their own stories.
In 2014, Wanda Baker, founder of YYC Pizza Week, established a 10-day, annual event with charity, community and pizza crusts in mind. Each year, local participating restaurants craft an original recipe in a competition to be lauded Calgary's best pizza. From every purchase, a slice of the proceeds goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels, thereby directly supporting the needs of Calgarians by making sure they are well-fed. In a joint effort, more than 40 participating restaurants and our pizza-lovin' community raised over $42,000 in the past five years.