Yearly Archives: 2015


FCL Community Investment Fund Grant

Just taking the opportunity to thank Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) for the great support and joining Hearts and Hammers as a funding partner with a donation of $5,000.00 to help with our projects. Donavon Nelson from FCL dropped by our last Board meeting to present us with the cheque representing […]

Donavon Nelson (R) of FCL presenting Dave Bonk with a $5,000 cheque

Reader's Digest Aug 2015 Contents

Dave Bonk Featured in August 2015 Reader’s Digest

Great to see that Hearts and Hammers Calgary is now receiving national exposure this month in a Reader’s Digest article by Katherine Laidlaw. Congratulations on making it nationally, Dave! And thank you Reader’s Digest and Katherine Laidlaw for the choosing to tell the rest of Canada about us! The article […]


Hot Dog Fundraiser at RONA June 27, 2015

Hearts and Hammers held a successful hot dog sale at RONA Home and Garden Southland location this past Saturday. Great weather for the event, albeit a little too hot standing next to the BBQ. There was an awesome team effort displayed with organizing this under short notice. Credit goes to […]

Ready for business!

Aloha dancers celebrate in anticipation of Lions summit in Hawaii upcoming this 2015

Support From Calgary Filipino Lions Club

Earlier this month Hearts and Hammers founder Dave Bonk attended the Calgary Filipino Lions Club (CFLC) Charter’s 30th Anniversary celebration. Dave reported that the funfilled evening had amazing food, entertainment and friendly people. He was the event’s guest speaker, and was presented with a $500 donation to Hearts and Hammers. […]


Shaw TV’s Ramirez Video Available on YouTube

During the Ramirez media visit hosted by Noemi and Ramon and Hearts and Hammers on May 19, 2015, Shaw TV reporter/producer Shiva Jahanshah shot a mini documentary about the renovation, featuring guest appearances by Dave Bonk and John Casuga. The mini documentary was edited by Karin Koppitz and broadcast on […]


Vote for Hearts and Hammers

Field Law Community Fund Program – Vote For Us!

Hearts and Hammers has applied for a grant sponsored by the Field Law Community Fund Program. Field Law who supports local initiatives and causes within the community, is engaging the public to help determine which of the qualified applicants will receive funding to launch or grow their project. Please show […]


Calgary Sun Covers Ramirez Reno May 25, 2015

On Monday May 24th, the Calgary Sun featured an article by Laura Booth updating the Ramirez reno. Below is Laura’s article found on page 2: Solution hammered out BY LAURA BOOTH, CALGARY SUN Renovations make it possible for couple to continue to live together Ramon Ramirez woke up one day […]

Calgary Sun Hearts and Hammers Article 5.25.2015

Ramirez Media Visit May 19, 2015

Noemi and Ramon graciously opened up their home today to Calgary media to show the accessibility improvements made by Hearts and Hammers, and to talk about how life changing those improvements are. Global TV and CBC Television interviewed Noemi for the local news tonight, while Shaw TV did a mini […]

Jose from Shaw TV riding lift

Exterior ramp

Ramirez Project Media Event May 19, 2015

With the Ramirez project completed and Ramon and Noemi having moved back into their extensively renovated home, Hearts and Hammers takes the opportunity to announce an upcoming media event. The Ramirez project involved extensive renovations to address the accessibility issues for the family. Renovations include an exterior wheelchair ramp, automatic […]