With his deep ties into Calgary’s business and rodeo communities, Ron Scott is a natural connector between the two. But for this Big Hearted Cowboy, the idea of bringing these two distinct groups together for a night of fun offered an opportunity for even more than a good ol’ time – it was a chance to give back.

Since its inaugural event in 1995, Ron’s Big Hearted Cowboys event has become an annual fixture and a major driver of good. Over more than a decade, Ron’s philanthropic efforts have raised close than $3,000,000 for Calgary-based charities. Proceeds from sponsorships, tickets sales and items auctioned at the event go to Calgary-based children’s charities; past events have funded an accessible park for special needs children for the Variety Club of Southern Alberta, programming initiatives for the Between Friends organization and the purchase of six vans which provide daily transportation to 3,500 children and their families via Hull Services. Ron’s commitment has earned him a Gold Heart Award from the Variety Club and a nomination for the Generosity of Spirit Award through AFP.

Big Hearted Cowboys is a true team effort, bringing together all members of the Ron Scott Financial team. And as with everything else Ron puts his mind to, Big Hearted Cowboys brings together the things Ron loves best – rodeo, the Calgary business community and putting his big heart towards making children’s dreams come true.

To find out more about Big Hearted Cowboys, including how to get involved and upcoming events, visit

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