PGI 2021 - A Night to Celebrate Literacy!

This year’s event, A Night to Celebrate Literacy with PGI, will take place on September 8th, fittingly on International Literacy Day. Hosted at Escoba Bistro & Wine Bar, the evening will include a sit-down wine paired dinner followed by the PGI National Virtual Event broadcast hosted by comedian Rick Mercer.

The Virtual Event will also feature celebrity author Louise Penny and music from Twin Flames, Stephen Fearing and fiddler Ashley McIsaac. In addition, the concert will spotlight PGI Calgary’s Poet Laureate Wakefield Brewster.

Want to support CanLearn, but not sure about dining-in? Escoba is offering the dinner to go (without wine pairings), so you can enjoy the delicious 3-course dinner and watch the event from the comfort of your home!

As always, the event will include a silent auction and exciting raffle, with the chance to win amazing prizes. Check back often for prize announcements!

100% of the funds raised at this event stay local and support our work to make Calgary a vibrant city of lifelong learners.  Birdies for Kids will be matching all of our funds raised from 5-50% until August 15th, so make sure you get your tickets now!

When: Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 6:00 PM

Where: In-Person Dinner:
Escoba Bistro & Wine Bar
624 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta

Virtual Concert: At 7:30 PM in your living room!

Join us by supporting our signature event!

The support of our sponsors allows us to help even more children, youth, adults and families with literacy, learning, attention and related mental health challenges. Together we can create a unique opportunity to promote your company brand and unlocking potential so all can learn.


Thank you to our Sponsors:

  • PGI – Peter Gzowski Invitational
  • Bow Valley College
  • Cloud Pilots
  • Peace Hills Insurance
  • The Awakened Company

Thank you to our Major Donors (500+):

  • W. Brett Wilson
  • WestJet
  • Birdies for Kids for matching sponsorship for ticket sales and donations
  • Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort