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Art & Viv Meyer

Art & Viv Meyer are always positive, they make an impact wherever they go and wherever they are involved. At 89 years of age respectively, Art and Viv continue to contribute in their daily lives, both as living examples of love in action and continued involvement in their community and family. Raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan the two of them were high school sweethearts. Art went to Saskatoon and graduated with his Engineering degree and Viv off to Winnipeg for her RN.
They married 65 years ago, and had five children in seven years, JAK Meyer being the youngest! Art played semi pro hockey in his early years, then moved into the burgeoning world of marketing with oil and gas. He was instrumental in developing the ethanol formula and processing plant for Mohawk Oil, because he believed before very few did that we needed to make a change with how we handled our renewable resources. Viv spent a lifetime of making her mark as a volunteer and organizer of charity events in the many cities they lived in, from Saskatoon to Vancouver, Edmonton and finally home in Calgary.
For the past decade they have put their considerable efforts and energy towards the First Baptist Church Open Door program for seniors, a non-denominational
outreach for seniors in the Calgary area. Their absolute belief that each individual must give back to their community inspired the line of Tribute wines, ingrained in JAK and Janice Meyer the desire to make a difference. Art and Viv have built a legacy of love, commitment, integrity and joy. They have 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and have touched innumerable lives with their kindness and warmth. The greatest pleasure for the kids and family is to watch grandma and grandpa dance. This Tribute is to an eternal, once in a lifetime love story that will touch generations to come.

Open Door Senior Fellowship

Open Door Senior Fellowship of Calgary was incorporated in 1978 and is a registered charity. Their mission is to provide a drop-in facility that will contribute to the independence and well-being of senior citizens through the provision of social, recreational and educational programs and to provide outreach services to its members and to the community at large.
Open Door Senior Fellowship of Calgary’s goals are to provide outreach programs of encouragement and to give non-professional caring support to seniors and to provide a seniors' centre for recreation, socialization and entertainment. They strive to generally improve the well-being of seniors and also to provide a seniors centre that is organized for learning new skills and an appreciation of the arts.