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PGIB CONVENTION 2020
NETWORKING, COCKTAILS & DINNER

Saturday, February 22, 2020

If you can't make it you can still donate!

It has been some time since we gathered supporters from across the Province.

The Progressive Group for Independent Business (PGIB) has recently enjoyed massive provincial success from helping unite the two conservative parties by starting the merger talks in 2017 with our Directions conference, helping create the UCP, getting Jason Kenney elected as leader, 22 of our members ran in nominations and 19 won in the General Election and several are in Cabinet.

The PGIB was also crucial in volunteering throughout Calgary to ensure victories and a clean sweep for the federal Conservative Party of Canada. With all this recent political activity we still have the infrastructure in place because of several campaigns. Now we are focusing on City Hall and our new www.takebackcityhall.org project and we need your help.

At the recent United Conservative Party (UCP) convention we formally launched the project attracting many volunteers and interest. This new initiative by the PGIB called Take Back City Hall has been launched in response to a growing tax burden on Calgary businesses and home owners. Take Back City Hall is now a permanent municipal division of the PGIB. This project will educate voters, interact with all Stakeholder groups, develop policy, recruit candidates and assemble volunteers.

  • We have already been at the doors and are getting great response.
  • We are encouraging conservative and business friendly individuals to run for City Council in the 2021 Municipal Election.
  • We will be endorsing candidates (as we always have in the past). Thus far we have 6 candidates that we are endorsing: Councillor Peter Demong, Councillor Sean Chu, Councillor Joe Magliocca, Councillor Jeromy Farkas, John Volponi, Brent Trenholm, Sanjeen Kad, Dan McLean and Craig Chandler.

    *** NOTE *** This is not a political party and is merely an endorsement. Our endorsement is no different than endorsements from Firefighters Association and Police Associations etc... PGIB has been endorsing candidates at the municipal level since 1995.

Calgary city hall is out of control, the bureaucrats run the show and there are only 4 conservatives on council. This must change! We can no longer be apathetic about this level of government.

Here Are Some Quick Facts: Since 2010, spending in the City of Calgary has increased by more than 40%; Property taxes for a typical Calgary home have more than doubled; Roughly one-third of City employees now earn salaries in excess of $100,000 per year; The City has added more than 2,000 new employees to its payroll; Total City budget is now about $4 billion per year; the vacancy rate downtown is almost 35%; Last year, Calgary had the most bankruptcies in city history.

We are writing policies and solutions for the many issues and are in discussions with several members of City Council. We have asked for a full Organizational Forensic Review of all City Departments to effectively ascertain where smart cuts can and will be made. These reviews are done on a regular interval in the private sector. There is so much waste at City Hall and our demanded Organizational Review would find millions in savings per year!

WE NEED YOUR HELP! - Join us for Networking, Cocktails & Gala Dinner:

JUST NETWORKING & COCKTAILS

DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020
TIME: 2 PM - 6:30 PM
LOCATION: Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre,
1000 Glenmore Ct SE, Calgary
COST: $15 (includes power networking, great munchies and great drink prices)
DISPLAY TABLES: $500 to showcase your company and / or organization (includes 10 Free tickets for the Networking portion and Cocktails to hand out to customers etc, an 8 foot by 3 foot display table and 1 ticket for the Gala Dinner (2nd ticket only $75). Call 403-720-2143
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER: CLICK HERE to buy individual tickets and call 403-720-2143 for a display table (very limited quantities)

COCKTAILS & GALA DINNER

DATE: Saturday, February 22, 2020
COCKTAILS: 5 PM - 6:30 PM
GALA DINNER: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, 1000 Glenmore Ct SE, Calgary
COST
:
$125 per ticket or Table of 8 for $900
DISPLAY TABLES: $500 to showcase your company and / or organization (includes 10 Free tickets for the Networking portion and Cocktails to hand out to customers etc, A 8 foot by 3 foot display table and 1 ticket for the Gala Dinner (2nd ticket only $75). Call 403-720-2143
SPEAKERS: TBA
TWO WAYS TO REGISTER: Please refer to the on-line payment options below OR Call 403-720-2143

SPONSORSHIP - $1,000 and includes logo on banner at podium, logo on gala handout and two Cocktail & Gala dinner tickets. These monies help us pay for candidate and volunteer training, speakers, flights, accomodations and hand out materials for the day.

If you can't make it please make a donation matching the ticket price or any other amount by referring to the on-line payment options below or calling 403-720-2143. As a business you can write off your donation and / or membership. The PGIB is not funded by the government in any manner and need your support to fight for you and against the unions and tax and spend politicians.

Thanking you in advance for helping us fight Municipal Apathy!

The Progressive Group For Independent Business (PGIB)

P.S. You can do more than donate!.

How Do I Volunteer? - Call 403-720-2143

What Are We Doing? - Launched www.takebackcityhall.org; Already door knocking residential homes and surveying the top 3 concerns in Calgary; Calling Calgarians and finding out their top concerns; Contacting Calgary's business community; In Calgary, we have already contacted most MLA's and Cabinet Ministers in the UCP who are giving us their full support; In Calgary, we have already contacted most MP's and Shadow Ministers in the CPC who are giving us their full support; We are recruiting credible conservatives for the Interview committee; We are recruiting credible conservatives to help the PGIB.

Can't make it to PGIB Convention 2020? Refer to the on-line payment options below OR call us to donate at 403-720-2143 OR email transfer to groundwar@pgib.ca

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