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Volunteer Incentive Program winner donates $500 to The Calgary Zoo

Being nominated for a “White Hat Award” is a huge honor to receive as a Calgarian. The Awards, presented by the City of Calgary, showcase the unsung heroes of tourism and hospitality who go the extra mile in their volunteer or working role. There were over 800 nominees this year. Our very own David Brown was nominated by The Calgary Zoo for his volunteer role as an educator in the hippopotamus amphitheater.

To receive this special nomination, it isn’t about how many hours you accumulate. It’s about your passion, willingness to get people engaged, and going above and beyond. It was for his contributions to the success of tourism and hospitality in Calgary.

David demonstrates these attributes as a volunteer at The Zoo as much as he does with his role at DIRTT. His passion for DIRTT and charismatic enthusiasm is his way of engaging our clients and guests who come through DIRTT’s doors. It leaves them with an unforgettable experience. He is a walking “DIRTTbag Culturist” and exudes the same energy while educating guests at the Zoo.

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The 56th annual Calgary White Hat Awards, a one-of-a-kind event that includes a red carpet, live awards and gala reception, will take place on May 16, 2018. DIRTT is proud of David for his success as a well-known volunteer and we wish him the best of luck at the awards ceremony! In addition to David’s nomination, he was the winner of DIRTT’s Q1 Volunteer Incentive Program where he chose to donate the $500 winnings to The Calgary Zoological Society to help with animal conservation.

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Melissa Allan

With her finger on the pulse at DIRTT, Melissa is a "DIRTT culturist" and works to make a positive impact on the communities where we live, work and play.