Communica Stampede Party 2013: The Office Was Closed, But The Party Went On

August 7, 2013

In the Come Hell or High Water spirit of Stampede 2013, Communica held its annual Stampede Party on July 9 – despite the widespread flooding in Calgary, and despite our offices being closed because of the flooding.  

“We were delighted to see the great turnout of so many clients and colleagues,” said Doug Ford, Communica Principal and Senior Consultant.  “About 200 people were on hand, including our Calgary and Vancouver employees, and we would like to thank everyone who came out to celebrate with us – particularly this year, more than ever we are grateful to our amazing clients for their support and understanding as Communica staff continued to work via remote access due to flood damage to our building.”

Our resourceful staff worked from a variety of locations for most of July, and continued to meet all of our clients’ needs.  We are still not back in our offices but have managed to find working space for all of us.  We know not all Calgarians have been that fortunate.

And that’s why this year’s Communica Stampede Party also was a fund-raiser for a not-for-profit organization, the Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation (CEPF). CEPF worked out of the basement of our building, which took the brunt of the flooding, and they lost everything in the flood.  Thanks to the generosity of our Stampede guests, and Communica’s matching contributions, we raised $2,166 for CEPF.

We also plan to help CEPF raise awareness about the amazing work they conduct with children in our community.  If you would like further information about CEPF it can be found at

So thank you again for your support and we look forward to seeing you at next year’s Communica Stampede Party.