Giving Back: Ways I Engage the Calgary Community

Giving Back: Ways I Engage the Calgary Community Calgary is more than just the place where I work. It is my home, and I believe in giving back to the community. Volunteering is a great way to utilize your skills, meet new people, and feel like you are part of a bigger picture. There are several charitable endeavors to help better the community where I live and work. It is a priority for me to be personally invested in Calgary’s future.


Meals on Wheels is a program that provides meals for those who need it. This organization delivers prepared and frozen meals to the elderly, people with disabilities, or individuals who are unwell. As a volunteer, I have the chance to connect with residents within the community while offering a much needed service. Fundraising is required to provide Meals on Wheels with the resources that they need to keep up the great work each year. I am involved in a golf tournament for the program that has a goal of raising $500,000 for capital expenditure this year.


I also sit on the Calgary Real Estate Board-Board of Governors and participate in an organization called Calgary REALTORS Cares. Over the last 26 years, this organization has donated more than $5 million to 25 different local charities. We believe in Calgary, and we want to make sure that we give back to the community we work in.


There are many private communities within Calgary that are run by their own resident’s associations. In my community, I am a member of the Chaparral Resident’s Association. The executive board helps to manage the operation and maintenance of our lake and adjoining park. There are many engineers and practical-minded people on this board who make decisions about how to improve the area that we live in.


Participating with all of these groups is wonderful because it gives me a chance to work on a little bit of everything in my community. I get to work within my neighborhood, my group of peers, and with people throughout the city. It is just one more reason that I love Calgary.



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About Sue Saunders

was born in Victoria and grew up in a large family, which moved throughout BC. By the time she was 22 she had 4 children, was divorced and living on welfare. The move to Calgary in 1976 was an excellent decision. Sue loved the sun, vibrancy and potential – Calgary has become home!

After 20 years of food sales Sue took the Real Estate Course and became a REALTOR® in March, 1997.

Residential Real Estate – Starting with nothing but the course, business experience and a drive to succeed Sue has built a business. In a very determined move she has achieved what only 10% of all REALTORS® do – she is still in business!!

Weddings – In July 1999 Sue was appointed a Marriage Commissioner by the Province of Alberta and still loves performing ceremonies. Meeting lots of great people and traveling to different locations she has done over 1000 weddings now!

Sue is proud of her 6 children and 13 grandchildren! She loves spending time with them and many years ago started a “Wednesday Night Dinner”. The tradition continues and anywhere from 9 – 23 attend these scrumptious, fun filled, crazy, family nights!

She loves golf, reading, games, social activities and embraces change, technology and challenge. Sue works Real Estate and weddings like everything else with humour, tenacity, skill and enthusiasm. Always finding balance between work, family and home – call for YOUR Marriage Commissioner or REALTOR®!!