Gone too Soon - Rory McCann Memorial Fundraiser

Date: March 18, 2017
Time: 06:00 PM - 10:56 PM
Location:Shanks South
 9627 Macleod Trail South
 Calgary, AB


On January 4th, 2015, our family circle was broken and lives changed forever when our beloved son, brother, nephew and friend, Rory McCann, passed away from an accidental Fentanyl drug overdose at the age of 19.

He had been battling addiction for a couple of years and despite all the love, support and help offered, he could not remain in sobriety. Fentanyl was not a drug he would have knowingly used but it was the one that took his life. Rory was an adventurous loving young man who was loved by many. He was a shining light in our lives and in those he met.

In an effort to prevent other families from experiencing the overwhelming sense of loss and anguish we feel, we have committed to have something positive come out of this tragedy.

By sharing Rory’s story this past year we have been able to put a face to, and focus on, the dangers of Fentanyl and the disease called addiction. We also see the need to address a drastic shortage of support services for addicts seeking help, such as access to detox facilities.

We are holding our 3rd annual silent auction fundraiser at Schanks South (9627 MacLeod Trail S) on March 18, 2017 with the doors opening at 6:00. We are pre-selling tickets for $20 which includes a variety of appetizers.  All proceeds from this event will go to Calgary Health Trust where they will be directed to  Alberta Health Services’ mental health & addiction Initiatives, which includes Renfrew Recovery Centre. Renfrew Recovery Centre is woefully undersized and cannot accommodate a fraction of individuals who reach out for help every day.

Any donation you or your company may be able to provide to this fundraiser would be graciously accepted. We will be accepting silent auction donations until March 10th, 2017.

Thank you for your support, we greatly appreciate it, and together we will make a difference!

Kindest regards,

Sparla, Kelly, Tasson and Conor McCann


Watch News Hour Calgary's story on Rory and the addictivness of Fentanyl: