2018 Event Sponsors

Alberta Culture and Tourism

Works to improve Albertans’ quality of life through support of cultural development, historical preservation and tourism opportunities.


At quiksilver, we believe boardriding is a universal source of fun, freedom and natural energy, so powerful it transforms lives. From the mountains and the wave to the streets we shape boardriding culture, infusing art with performance and performance with art, creating premium products and experiences to awaken the spirit of boardriding that lives in everyone.

Big Rock

Big Rock Brewery has been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution since 1985. Our three initial offerings have grown to ten signature beers, ongoing seasonals, four ciders and custom-crafted private label products enjoyed nationwide. We believe today, as our founder Ed McNally believed in 1985, that to raise one glass is to raise an entire industry.
Big Rock Brewery. Craft for All.

Big Winter Classic

BIG Winter Classic was born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the fleeting summer months. Arts, music local beer and YOU collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend. They take the best and funnest people in our city and put them in a room together to create, imagine, dream, drink and play, all in the dead of winter. Big and Slam brought you last year’s rooftop patio party and are back at it again for 2018. This time we are thinking block party in Inglewood. What do you say… see you there?

Surf Anywhere

We work with surfers, cities and wave teams around the world to create lasting river waves with great cultural, economic and environmental returns. Surf Anywhere builds the waves and surroundings to best fit the needs and desires of the community.  We are committed to constantly improving wave technology, design and the overall experience of river users and spectators.

Global Calgary

Global Calgary is proud to be a part of the community in which we work and live. We believe that our community is the strongest part of what we do. Global Calgary partners with events and festivals that our community has a vested interest, and causes that are close to the hearts of our viewers. Globalnews.ca offers Canadians from coast to coast a host of news and information – from breaking news in their community to deep engaging content that puts complex world issues in perspective. Our 12 local newsrooms provide up-to-the-minute community-based news, weather and information, while our national coverage features stories, analysis and deep, engaging content about issues in Canada and abroad.

Jameson Irish Whiskey

John Jameson founded his distillery in Smithfield, Dublin in 1780. From the very beginning he concentrated on the quality of his whiskey, demanding the best ingredients. He wanted to make the world’s finest whiskey so he selected the best casks from around the world, freshest barley and the purest Irish water. These traditions are still honoured today. Right down to sending reps from Ireland to help us make Slam grow into the vision we see for Calgary.

Supporting Sponsors

Slam FestivalSURF | SKATE | MUSIC | ART

Surf Culture Lives Here.

Summer 2018