WOW!!! First of all, we owe each and every one of you who voted a big hug!! We honestly didn't think we'd have a shot, which is why we never asked people to vote for us. YOU did this on your own. Because of your votes, CaliCan Rescue was named "Best Non-Profit" in 2015 by the Vue Weekly Readers, in their "Best of Edmonton" edition.
When we learned the news, we honestly thought it was someone pranking us, but it turns out it's true. We are unbelievably honoured AND overwhelmed by the news.
CaliCan Rescue has been around for nearly 6 years, and we've helped find homes for almost 500 dogs. This accomplishment couldn't have been possible with the help of our amazing volunteers and supporters. We like to think we have the BEST foster families and volunteers out there (we're biased).
To our friends and family in the rescue community, THANK YOU for your support as well. We value the relationships we have built with you and the courage you have thrown our way in the past, present and future. The term "We're all on the same team" gets thrown around a lot, but it's true. We're in it for the animals. Even if a small breed dog isn't a fit for you, we'd love to point you in the direction of an amazing local dog rescue!
As stated before, being named the "Best Non-Profit" in Edmonton is incredibly overwhelming. We've been called "The Little Rescue That Could" and your votes have proved it. Small things can make a great impact! We truly hope we can live up to your expectations in the future, and as always, we are an open book - If you have any questions or concerns, we'll never shy away from answering any of them.
Lastly, PLEASE support your local non-profit groups. The majority of them do the hard work in their spare time (on top of full time jobs), and funds sometimes come out of their own pockets. Each and every one of these groups yearn for good help and support. A BIG shoutout to our friends at YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services) and the Edmonton Humane Society - Whom we've had the pleasure of working with in the past and look forward to working with again in the future!