Community InvolvementWe're not accustomed to tooting our own horn much here at Barbecues Galore (after all, it’s common knowledge that we’re the best in the galaxy at what we do…) but you may be interested to know that, when you shop with us, you are dealing with a responsible corporate citizen -- it's certainly something we take into account when we do our shopping.
Our company has been around since 1979 and, for nearly that long, we have been supporting worthwhile causes.
Each year at our annual birthday sale, we ask the Calgary Fire Department to come and grill some tasty food (and often freeze their buns off) for our customers. In return, our customers donate to the Burn Unit at the Foothills Hospital. It’s a tradition, we've enjoyed the relationship -- not even sure how this one started to be honest -- and it amounts to a sizable donation annually, and we can't help but be proud of that.
In addition to the burn unit we are also a contributor to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation which is close to our hearts. Along with raising money all year round through the sales of the JDRF silicone basting brush, this year our Ontario stores formed a team to participate in the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research. The ride took place on Thursday October 10th and our lovely participants were "riding stationary, to move research forward.
Barbecues Galore is also a proud sponsor of the Burlington Bandits -an Inter County Baseball League team that offers fast-paced, exciting ball games right in our own backyard with a great mix of veteran and up and coming players.
As for the myriad requests for barbecues on loan, or silent auction items -- we get almost a call a day -- we simply cannot satisfy everyone's request. As a result, we draw the line at those charities we've outlined above.