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Raymond James employees generously give back to their communities

Hockey tournament raises more than $1 million for Alzheimer's

Brad Ginet, Financial Advisor, Calgary, is both an avid hockey enthusiast and supporter of raising funds for Alzheimer's research. From April 7-9, 2017, Brad participated in this year's Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Pro-Am Hockey Tournament. The event took place at Calgary's Winsport Arena, and brought together local amateur hockey players and notable NHL Alumni. The tournament was a huge success and raised over $1 million in proceeds, which will benefit the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Center for Alzheimer's Research and Education Society.

In advance of the event, Brad was heavily involved in coordinating his team, liaising with the event organizers and spearheading the fundraising.

"My hockey team understands the importance of raising funds for dementia and Alzheimer's research, because it is a disease that impacts so many people, not only in Canada, but globally," says Brad. "Our team decided to get involved in this cause, driven to make a difference. Even though we were a late entry, our team still managed to raise over $50,000 in just 50 days for the charity."

Brad and his hockey team are proud of their fundraising efforts for a cause they strongly believe in, and enjoyed playing a sport they love alongside some incredibly talented NHL Alumni.

Volunteers lend a helping hand to newcomers in Canada during RJ Cares Month

RJ Cares Month kicked off in Toronto at WoodGreen, one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto. WoodGreen aims to fulfill various needs in the community, from helping seniors live independently to helping newcomers settle into Canadian life.

John Donnelly, Tina Seifert and Jacob Leibel spent the afternoon mentoring professionals new to Canada; activities included participating in a speed mentoring, an activity to prepare for employment in Canada such as resume reviewing, mock interviewing and explaining workplace culture.

"It was truly a fantastic, rewarding experience!" says Jacob, Vice President, Private Investment, Toronto. "Helping newcomers to Canada was very fulfilling and helped to promote a wonderful perception of Raymond James."

John, Tina and Jacob enjoyed volunteering this year for RJ Cares Month, and look forward to more volunteer opportunities in the future!

"Volunteering at WoodGreen was an incredible afternoon that meant a lot to us," says Tina, Vice President, Syndication, Toronto. "It felt very rewarding to help this group of newcomers by sharing our stories, experiences and expertise."

Cleaning up the city, one park at a time

On May 7, 2017, the team at SAGE Investment Advisors geared up for the 50th annual Pathway and River Cleanup in Calgary. Every year, locals gather to remove litter from the city’s parks, green spaces, pathways and river banks.

A whopping 3,000 volunteers participated in this year's Pathway and River Cleanup, 18 of which were employees and family members of SAGE Investment Advisors and Calgary IAS office.

"It was a great turnout for a blustery Sunday morning," says Patti Dolan, Portfolio Manager, Calgary. "The 3,000 volunteers and 145 teams divided and conquered more than 200 kilometers of pathways and green spaces in our city."

Patti and her team encourage more people to get involved in this great initiative, so future generations can enjoy the city's natural beauty.

Angela Crowe helps prepare children for the future with 4-H

Angela Crowe, Financial Advisor, Prince George, has volunteered as a leader for the Beaverly 4-H club for seven years. The 4-H club is part of a global organization that started more than 100 years ago in Canada to provide positive life skills where young people learn by doing. As a 4-H leader, Angela is driven to inspire, educate and develop youth into strong community leaders. Angela was recently recognized for her many accomplishments with 4-H, with an article in the Prince George Citizen.

Click here to read more about Angela's involvement with 4-H.

Back row (left to right): Perry Berezan, Calvin Chan, Jim Keough, Mickey Elick, Brad Ginet (Financial Advisor, Raymond James), Dave Grout, Moe Charanek, Chris Budra, Mike Bona, JD Stevenson Front row (left to right): Cory Taillon, Byan Trottier, Lyle Michaluk, Peter McDougall, Jay McKeen, Pat Nelson, Lenny Bielle

In this photo (left to right): Mickey Elick, Brad Ginet (Financial Advisor, Raymond James), Marty Howe (Son of the late Gordie Howe), Perry Berezan (NHL Alumni, Calgary Flames)

In this photo (left to right): Brad Ginet (Financial Advisor, Raymond James), Bryan Trottier (NHL Alumni, New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins)/p>

In this photo (left to right): Doug Pinder, Patti Dolan, Ryan Smith, Leanne Dowell, Erma Sweet, Miho Shimazu, Brad Moore, Scott Brassard, Pierre Fournier, Kenley Tam, Ken Christensen, Marshall Evens

In this photo (left to right):Leann Dowell, Pierre Fournier, Miho Shimazu, Ken Christensen, Patti Dolan, Barb Higgins, Erma Sweet, Doug Pender, Brad Moore, Marshall Evens, Kenley Tam

Angela Crowe, Financial Advisor, Prince George