Charities benefit from off-site events during Westerner Days

  • Aug. 8, 2012 3:16 p.m.

A record number of Westerner Days Fair & Exposition Off-site events were hosted this year through out the City, raising almost $36,000 for charity.

Hosting an off-site event offers businesses the opportunity to partner with central Alberta’s largest summer celebration – Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. This event attracts over 100,000 people from across Alberta enabling partner organizations to position themselves as community-minded to Red Deer and to the rest of Alberta.

The mandate of an off-site event is to host and advertise a non-profit event in Red Deer and central Alberta for the purpose of promoting Westerner Days Fair & Exposition. All off-site events must be open to the public with all proceeds going to a charity.

Some events included the pancake breakfast at the Bower Place Shopping Centre which raised $5,900 and 1,635 lbs of food for the Red Deer Food Bank Society. The pancake breakfast at Mooney Insurance raised $7,122 for the Golden Circle. The pancake breakfasts held at London Drugs raised $6,000. Proceeds went to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Red Deer Food Bank Society, Kerry Woods Nature Centre, Red Deer Search & Rescue and the Central Alberta Women’s Shelter.

There were also numerous other events as well. The total raised for charity at the off-site events during Westerner Days was $35,834.18.

-Fawcett

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