The organization was founded in 1961 by Kay Dant, forming the first Newcomers’ Club in Canada. We are a non-profit, social club run by member volunteers. Our club provides women an opportunity to meet and socialize with other women.
We currently have a membership of over 200 women from over 20 countries and provinces. Our club provides women an opportunity to meet and socialize with other women.
Why the white hat in our logo?
The Calgary White Hat recognizes great ambassadors of hospitality and is the symbol that showcases the four key values of hospitality – integrity, western hospitality, pride of place, and commitment to the community. An iconic symbol of Calgary’s international reputation for unrivalled hospitality and western roots. The first white cowboy hat in 1946. Representatives of Calgary wore the white hats while cheering Calgary’s football team, the Calgary Stampeders, in the 1948 Grey Cup – Canada’s national football championship — and the novelty caught on.
The white hat means you came to Calgary as a visitor and now you are leaving as a friend.