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

Just Posted

UPDATE: Red Deer RCMP arrest man involved in fatal hit and run

RCMP flew to Nipawin, Sask. to arrest Tosh Vertraeten

Pop Evil hits the stage at Bo’s Nov. 25th

Acclaimed band is touring in support of self-titled disc released early this year

Oh What a Night! celebrates iconic American legends

Frankie Valli and Andy Williams honoured during Red Deer show

Red Deer Lights the Night gets residents into the holiday spirit

Free winter festival is on Saturday, Nov. 17th from 4 to 7 p.m.

First Nation marks ‘milestone’ land deal at Alberta ceremony

Lubicon Lake First Nation Chief Billy-Joe Laboucan signed treaty last month

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

Canadians more prepared for weather disaster than financial one: poll

RBC recommends people check their bank app as often as the weather app

Supreme Court hears case on migrant detainees’ rights to challenge incarceration

Currently, migrants who do not hold Canadian citizenship can only challenge detention through an immigration tribunal or a judicial review.

Canada Post issues new offer to employees as eBay calls on Ottawa to end strikes

Ebay is calling on the federal government to legislate an end to the Canada Post contract dispute, warning that quick action is needed to ensure retailers don’t lose out on critical Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

No G20 member has climate plan strong enough to meet Paris targets: report

Canada’s push to be a world leader in the fight against climate change may be hampered by its distinction for producing the most greenhouse gas emissions per person among the world’s 20 largest economies.

City of Wetaskiwin didn’t apply utility hikes to bills

Clerical financial error discovered by Wetaskiwin city council

Black Panther claw, Power Rangers blade among 2018’s ‘worst toys,’ safety group says

The World Against Toys Causing Harm organized announced its 46th annual list in Boston on Tuesday

What now for Calgary, Canada and Olympic Games after 2026 rejection?

Calgary, along with the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., made Canada a player in the international sport community

Most Read