Giving BACK

We Build Homes & Support Communities.

Baywest Homes and Bordeaux Developments have always made giving back to the community a high priority. We do it daily, and it’s engrained in our company philosophy. We are all connected to each and every other person in the world, We all share the same humanity, and it’s directly on companies like ours to do something to try to make the world a better place, whether its donating money to build a playground in one of the neighbourhoods we build, throwing gala parties to raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation or working with Paul Brandt to build homes for a humanitarian initiative. It’s all in a day’s work.

Building Hope for Kids

Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation

Now in its fourth year, Building Hope for Kids has raised over one million dollars for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation. This is all thanks to our guests and sponsors, a mix of local business leaders and community members dedicated to supporting the kids and families who use the Alberta Children’s Hospital every year.

Baywest Homes, in partnership with The Calgary Marriott Downtown and Qualico Communities present a yearly gala with the hallmark of themed food, drink, entertainment and unmatched décor that transport you to an exotic city the minute you step in the door. Superb auction opportunities and a slew of surprise elements make this event the most fun you can have for a great cause! On October 3rd 2015, we hosted a night in RIO, raising over $200,000. Learn more at www.buildinghopeforkids.com

www.buildinghopeforkids.com

United Way of Calgary & Area

From the passionate involvment of our Chairman, Bill Pringle, this company gets behind the United Way of Calgary and Area. In 2006 Baywest undertook several initiatives to raise just over $70,000. This included a commitment that for every Baywest home sold in the community of Crystal Green, Okotoks, Baywest would make a $500 donation to the United Way of Calgary and Area. This raised over $12,000 alone, the rest generated by staff driven fundraising and matching donations from Baywest. Every year we come up with a new way to raise money for this important organization. We’ve done everything from Mini-Olympics, to dressing up our Showhomes as haunted houses, to coat and donation drives.

www.calgaryunitedway.org

Paul Brandt's Build It Forward

TV Documentary, 2010 / 2011

The concept and vision of Canadian country music star Paul Brandt, BUILD IT FORWARD chronicled the emotional journey of seven separate families at risk of homelessness who recieved a new home. While the recipient family works first hand and receives the goodwill and grace of donations and volunteers in the creation of their new home, they are also required to “build it forward” by volunteering in their own community as well as travelling abroad to help build for others in need. This movement was documented with 7 episodes, airing September 2011 on CMT Canada.

“When Paul Brandt first approached us to participate in such a meaningful way, the question was never ‘should we participate? It was a unanimous understanding that this is simply the right thing to do. And when can we start? Our trades and suppliers only confirmed that we had made the right move with their outpouring of support, resources and participation. Our business is based on building custom homes- from conventional residences, to grand estate masterpieces- usually for families that are blessed to afford them. Paul Brandt’s Build it Forward allowed us to help out two families that truly needed our help. Most charity work involves giving money or volunteering and sometimes you don’t always get to see the benefits of your efforts. This project is different; we become a part of something. We can experience first-hand how the careers we work at every day at Baywest, can impact and change lives. This, without question was a profound ‘coming of age,’ for our company”.

Safe Haven Foundation of Canada

Another charitable organization close to Baywest’s heart is the Safe Haven foundation of Canada. Safe Haven is a privately funded, non profit organization established to provide long term homes with stable family environments and lifetime relationships to homeless and at risk teenage girls. Baywest was a partner and supporter of Safe Haven Foundation for the annual Street of Dreams Gala for three years.

www.safehavenfoundation.ca

Habitat for Humanity

ReStores are building supply stores that accept and resell quality new and used building materials as well as furniture. They generate funds to support Habitat’s building programs, while reducing the amount of used materials that are headed for overflowing landfills. Baywest Homes donates some of its showhome furniture to Habitat’s ReStore program. Baywest is also partnered with Habitat for Humanity on “Paul Brandt’s Build it Forward” initiative, where they will build two homes for two special families, as part of a CMT documentary that aired in 2011.

www.habitat.ca