**Update – March 31, 2020: This event has been postponed. We will update this page with more information as soon as we receive it from Run Calgary.

In honour of former Calgary Public Library CEO Bill Ptacek, who passed away earlier this year, the Calgary Public Library and Calgary Public Library Foundation have created The Bill Ptacek Fund for Innovation. The Fund, created in consultation with the Ptacek Family, will support the growth of bold new ideas and initiatives at the Library in memory of this imaginative and passionate leader.

Those that wish to remember Bill and celebrate his legacy can choose to walk, run and raise funds for The Bill Ptacek Fund for Innovation as part of the 2020 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge. The revised date for this event is to be determined and registration is currently suspended. However, you can make a donation to the Fund by using the form below. Thank you.

Donate to the Bill Ptacek Fund for Innovation

The funds in The Bill Ptacek Fund for Innovation will be used to support remarkable ideas at the Library that honour Bill’s adventurous spirit and would have made him smile.

Throughout his life, Bill pushed libraries to evolve and respond to community needs. We believe that Bill would be incredibly proud of how the Calgary Public Library has responded to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis and of their ability to support Calgarians across the city during their time of need.