Hike for Hospice in Calgary 2017

Simply Elegant was proud to partner with Hospice Calgary for their annual Hike for Hospice. This was our 10th year! On May 7, 2017, some 700 people plus 50 or so volunteers met at Calgary’s Fish Creek park for the hike.  Simply Elegant was there to support in the walk...

Simply Elegant Supports the Arts

“I believe that the Arts allows us to explore our dreams and aspirations through sounds, touch and sight.” states Rob Vidra, CEO and founder of Simply Elegant, when explaining why he believes it is important for corporations and communities to support the Arts. Simply...

2017 – A Year for Great Celebrations!

What’s Red and White all over and topped with a big “Yahoo!”? Clearly it’s Canada’s 150th birthday celebration Calgary style. Simply Elegant is brimming with excitement about events that will take place in 2017. Combining the annual Calgary Stampede celebration with...

Harvest to Table – A dinner party to support Hospice Calgary

Simply Elegant is a supporter of Hospice Calgary. To bring awareness to this cause and raise funds to support the organization, we wanted to do something special that would include our clients and colleagues. Our management team decided to host an event at our shop to...

Help the People of Fort McMurray

Hey Calgary businesses, Fort McMurray needs our help. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced from their homes and are at risk of losing everything. See the story here. Simply Elegant has made a $500.00 donation to the Canadian Red Cross and we invite, no...

Simply Elegant at Hike for Hospice

Simply Elegant is proud to once again partner with Hospice Calgary  for the annual Hike for Hospice. This year’s Hike was a huge success generating over $130,000 in donations! It was a beautiful sunny day in Calgary’s Fish Creek park. Over 600 happy hikers...

News: Small business owners concerned…

Earlier this month Robert Vidra was featured in Calgary Herald. For those of you who didn’t have a chance to catch it, here’s a shortened version of the article. We hope you like it and share it with your friends. Let us know in the comments what you think...

News: Calgary Event Planners Swamped

Hey everyone! Just wanted to share an article that recently appeared in 660 News, written by Jonathan Muma. It features both the company and one of our own Sharon Barwick commenting on the catering trends this holiday season. Thank you all for your support! For a lot...

Simply Elegant’s Crew at Calgary’s Model Milk Restaurant

Stampede is a fun but an incredibly difficult time for everyone who works in creating all the atmosphere in Calgary. Hats of to all the companies who make it happen. Simply Elegant’s crew was no different, everyone went above and beyond to make it seems...

2013 Stampede tips, takeaways from a 660 News interview

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Hike for Hospice Making a Difference in the Community

By Judy Wark of the Hospice Calgary What happens when a company like Simply Elegant gets involved with an organization like Hospice Calgary? Every December, Robert Vidra and his team come down to Hospice Calgary and serve a full course Christmas dinner to the...

Christmas at Hospice Calgary

We’re so proud to announce that Hospice Calgary is Simply Elegant’s charity of choice for the 2011 season. It was a delight to sponsor the Turkey Luncheon for the 5th year running.

Brenda Strafford Society

Simply Elegant feels so fortunate that we were able to be apart of the Brenda Strafford Society for the Prevention of Domestic Violence Grand Opening. Kudos to all the staff and volunteers at the Centre who worked so hard to ensure the success of this event, you guys...

Throwing A World Cup Party

Every four years, Canada embraces cultures from around the world in one massive, month-long World Cup Party. Because, whether you like soccer or not, there’s something about the World Cup tournament that gets people excited.  Really excited. It might be because...

Kensington Riverside Inn

Sometimes, you need a venue that offers a little bit of everything: accommodation, dining and an elegant space for an event. Kensington Riverside Inn could be exactly what you’re looking for… Kensington Riverside Inn 1126 Memorial Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3E3 Phone:...

Calgary Event Planning: Sysco interview with Rob Vidra

by Joe Sheptak Playing poker with Rob Vidra, owner and CEO of Simply Elegant, might not be wise as he likes to hold his cards close and thinks every step through and when he does play his hand he is always holding 4 aces. Founded in 1997, Vidra has taken the time to...

Simply Elegant Puts Life in Corporate Parties – Calgary Herald

Simply Elegant puts life in corporate parties Making It Simple For Businesses Mario Toneguzzi Monday, September 07, 2009 Small Business Simply Elegant – Owner and CEO: Robert Vidra; – Location: #6, 3600 19th St. N. E.; – Phone: 403-242-0598; –...

Hospice Calgary: Simply Elegant’s Charity of Choice

All of us at Simply Elegant are humbled by the work done by Hospice Calgary. That’s why we’re very proud to announce that, once again, Hospice Calgary is Simply Elegant’s charity of choice for the 2010 season. As we did last year, Simply Elegant and...