Sam Switzer packs them in at biography party

 

 
 
 
 
Ron Switzer, left, at the book launch of Seeking the Summit with Janet Dirks from CTV News and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.
 
 

Ron Switzer, left, at the book launch of Seeking the Summit with Janet Dirks from CTV News and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.

Photograph by: Bill Brooks, Calgary Herald

If one were to look up the word philanthropy in the dictionary, chances are you would find Sam Switzer’s name mentioned. Who can forget his stellar $250,000 contribution to last year’s Herald Christmas Fund?

Or his amazing contributions to myriad organizations, not only in the city, but in Israel, as well?

That award-winning author Sydney Sharpe has written a book about Switzer is apt indeed. Friends and family gathered in Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park Oct. 30 for the launch of Seeking the Summit — the 218-page story of Sam’s life.

See a photo gallery of the event.

Among those in attendance were: Sharpe’s proud husband, Herald columnist Don Braid; Flames president and CEO Ken King; Calgary Stampede CEO Vern Kimball; Frank and Lorraine Sisson; Aron Eichler and his son Jeff; Lou Pomerance; Ron Switzer; Darlene Switzer-Foster; CTV News’ Janet Dirks; and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.

 
 
 
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Ron Switzer, left, at the book launch of Seeking the Summit with Janet Dirks from CTV News and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.
 

Ron Switzer, left, at the book launch of Seeking the Summit with Janet Dirks from CTV News and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.

Photograph by: Bill Brooks, Calgary Herald

 
Ron Switzer, left, at the book launch of Seeking the Summit with Janet Dirks from CTV News and Metropolitan Centre’s Howard Silver.
Lorraine and Frank Sisson were among guests in attendance at the launch of Seeking the Summit.
Legendary philanthropist Sam Switzer, right, and author Sydney Sharpe at the book launch of Seeking the Summit, the Sharpe-penned bio of Switzer. Several hundred of Switzer’s friends and family gathered at Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park for the book launch.
Calgary Flames president Ken King, left, and Calgary Stampede CEO Vern Kimball were among several hundred guests in attendance at the book launch of Seeking the Summit, the Sydney Sharpe biography of legendary philanthropist Sam Switzer.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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