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BLG donates $50,000 to History and Heroes Alberta Foundation

Calgary (November 18, 2022) — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) is donating $50,000 to the History and Heroes Alberta Foundation to advance its mission of engaging students, educators and public and spotlight the history and heritage of Alberta.

The Foundation is the legacy of The Honourable Lois Mitchell and her late husband, former BLG co-Chair, Douglas Mitchell, K.C. The announcement was made at a memorial hosted to celebrate the life of Douglas Mitchell, held at the firm’s Calgary office on November 8, 2022.

“This donation reinforces our longstanding commitment to our communities and to Alberta,” said Alan Ross, K.C., Regional Managing Partner of BLG Calgary. “We share the Foundation’s values of honesty, respect, tolerance, inclusivity, integrity and compassion, and believe in celebrating the heroes of all stripes who have contributed to the rich history of this province.”

“Doug was a true Canadian icon and leader in the community as well the business, sports, and legal worlds nationwide,” said John Murphy, National Managing Partner and CEO. Douglas Mitchell was instrumental in the foundation of BLG and was a leader in the merger that led to the Firm’s inception in 2000.

In addition to our involvement in the History and Heroes Alberta Foundation, BLG has a rich history of supporting our communities in Alberta, such as through the Luna Child and Youth Advocacy Centre, the Calgary Food Bank, the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters, the Calgary Homeless Foundation, and many others, as well as being the principal sponsor of the 2022 National Pro Bono Conference in Calgary.

About Borden Ladner Gervais LLP

As the largest, truly full-service Canadian law firm, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG) delivers practical legal advice for domestic and international clients across more practices and industries than any Canadian firm. With 800 lawyers, intellectual property agents and other professionals, BLG serves the legal needs of businesses and institutions across Canada and beyond – from M&A and capital markets, to disputes, financing, and trademark & patent registration.


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For more information, please contact:

Tamara Costa
National Director, Brand Marketing and Communications
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
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