At Fergus & Bix, we believe it's the communities we're in that makes us great. Because of that, we understand the importance for us to give back and to be actively involved in the communities in which we operate. In 2010 we developed "The Charity Tap" program to do just that. With every sale of our feature beer, we take 50¢ and donate it towards a select local charity or community initiative. Since the program's inception, the Fergus & Bix group of restaurants has contributed over $43,000 towards worthy causes.
AARCS was founded in 2006 and is comprised of a network of individuals and families concerned about the welfare of abandoned, abused and surrendered animals in the province of Alberta. Their volunteers range in age from young children to seniors and all are animal lovers who are looking to make a difference.
AARCS initially started with a Rescue, Rehabilitate & Re-home Program. This program entails rescuing animals and placing them in the safety of their foster home network while awaiting suitable placement in permanent adoptive homes. The animals are provided with all the necessary veterinary care, as well as food, rehabilitation, training, kindness and support.
They have further expanded operations to include additional programs, including Spay/Neuter & Disease Prevention Initiative, Emergency Medical Care Program, Emergency Shelter Care Program, Humane Education Program, Dog House Program and Pet Food Program.
In 2012 AARCS opened their first shelter in NE Calgary, which is designed to provide temporary housing, emergency shelter and quarantine for animals.
For more information on the AARCS, please visit: http://aarcs.ca/