UPDATE: As you all may have seen, the CSEC has announced a compensation program for part-time employees:
This is what we set out to accomplish and I am very pleased that we have achieved this objective.
Since starting this campaign, I have received numerous messages from employees who shared their gratitude. Thank you to everyone who contributed – it’s heartwarming to see what we can accomplish when we come together.
I will be closing the campaign at 11:59pm MT on Monday, March 16, 2020. After receiving feedback from those that have donated, I will be connecting with the CSEC this week to find the best possible solution to support the affected employees.
Go Flames Go!
Original GoFundMe campaign:
As a long time Calgary Flames season ticket holder and former Saddledome hourly employee, I am very disappointed in Calgary Sports and Entertainment’s (CSEC) decision to not pay hourly and event employees for cancelled shifts as a result of the season being paused due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
It is troublesome to see these individuals left in the cold during these difficult times. Lots of teams and players in the NHL and other sports leagues have stepped up to take care of their staff and community. It’s the right thing to do. Arena employees are as much a part of our beloved Flames as the players themselves.
Let’s come together as a community and show them that we won’t leave anyone behind.
Please join me in helping raise funds to help our fellow Calgarians through this period of adversity.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to CSEC hourly and part time employees. I have contacts within the Flames organization and will find a fair way to distribute the funds. If the Flames ownership group changes their mind and decides to compensate their employees, all proceeds will be donated to the Flames Foundation, a local charity, or we’ll find a way to still compensate CSEC staff.
Click here to share or donate to the Employee Fund for Calgary Flames Hourly Staff.
Click here to read Calgary Sun’s article about this story.