Event Calendar

Upcoming Events

May
1
Fri
May 1 – September 27th – Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge @ Your own neighborhood
May 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has turned VIRTUAL!

Did you know that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon raises $600,000 to $1,000,000 for up to 90 charities every year? The Alberta Cancer Foundation is one of those charities! You can help us build a better and stronger community by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

All races run right through the heart of your neighbourhood for you to experience the city’s breathtaking views, new finds and western hospitality when you run, walk or wheel in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5k or 50K . The new virtual component ends September 27th.

When you complete your registration consider a gift, large or small, to make an even bigger difference for Albertans facing cancer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Every dollar counts and 100% raised will come back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, even credit card processing fees.

When you register, there are a number of prizes you can win, along with the ability to raise SCENE points when you fundraise for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. If you aren’t interested in the prizing, you can register for FREE as a virtual fundraiser and participant!

Simply click the link https://raceroster.com/events/2020/23445/scotiabank-calgary-marathon-2020?aff=YRHHY&aff=YRHHY to register and choose the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support upon signing up! Join us to make a real difference for patients facing cancer across the province!

Nov
19
Thu
Big Blue Sky Gala – South – Postponed until November 2021 @ Big 4 Roadhouse, Calgary Stampede Grounds
Nov 19 all-day

This event has been postponed until November 2021.

From north to south, east to west, Albertans have one thing in common – a love for their province, their people and their communities. Known for our friendliness, resilience, generosity and good citizenship, Albertans have a lot to be proud of.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Big Blue Sky Gala – an event that celebrates all things Albertan, while providing support to our friends, family and neighbors facing cancer in our province. This inaugural event taking place in both Calgary and Edmonton will celebrate Alberta’s land, history, and diverse cultures in everything from music, art, sport and cuisine. From its rich landscapes, golden grain fields and clear blue skies, Alberta is a beautiful place and we can’t wait to showcase all it has to offer and all we can accomplish, together.

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Past Events

Jan
1
Tue
Rangeland Engineering
Jan 1 @ 3:00 pm
Rangeland Engineering

To make life better for sarcoma patients, more research is needed. My family and I have been working with the Alberta Cancer Foundation to raise funds specifically for full-time resources for sarcoma research to be available through an endowment. Together, we will create more moments for sarcoma patients across the province.

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Mar
15
Fri
Sanjel Energy Unites
Mar 15 – Jun 30 all-day
Sanjel Energy Unites

Sanjel Energy Unites is our company-sponsored cancer fundraising program. Thanks to your generosity last year during our 2018 campaign, over $40,000 was raised for Canadian Cancer Society and Kids Cancer Care.

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Mar
19
Tue
Alida and Leah’s Cancer Quest
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

On March 19th at 12:30pm Alida and Leah are putting on an assembly at Prairie Waters Elementary School. They want to share with students and their community what they have learned, how to take action and make an impact. Alida is shaving her head in an attempt to raise more money for research and Leah is dying her hair bright green! They have actively engaged other kids in the school and formed a cancer club. Through this club they have organized a bake sale at their school on February 28th, & March 1st as well as a Loonie Drive March 11-15th. They even have some teachers who may shave their head and Alida’s Oma has agreed to shave her head as well!

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Jul
1
Mon
Detail and Donate! Provide Hope @ In the NIK of Time
Jul 1 2019 @ 9:00 am – Jun 30 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Detail and Donate! Provide Hope @ In the NIK of Time

In The Nik of Time Auto Detailing is raising funds for the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. $10 from every detailing package starting at $149.99 will go towards supporting patients and their families who are currently facing cancer. Detail your cars, SUVs, Vans, Trucks, RVs, Fleets, Boats and Motorbikes!

Aug
27
Tue
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic @ Country Hills Golf & Country Club
Aug 27 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic @ Country Hills Golf & Country Club

The 3rd Annual Alberta Cancer Foundation Golf Classic will be supporting the Patient Financial Assistance Program, a program that gives financial support to patients and families facing cancer, so that they can focus on what matters most – healing.

Together, on August 27, 2019 at the Country Hills Golf Club, we have the power to change lives, one swing at a time! Join us and become a partner or register a team today.

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Sep
12
Thu
Women in Seismic Engineering Golf Tournament @ Fox Hollow Golf Course
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Women in Seismic Engineering (WISE) coming together to make a difference for breast cancer patients at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. This year there are 73 golfers and the team is hoping to raise $3,500!

To Donate Click Here

Oct
12
Sat
Taylor Bell Memorial Fundraiser @ 4th Spot Kitchen and Bar
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

We are getting organized for our 5th Annual Taylor Bell Memorial Fundraiser which is being held October 12th, 2019. It is hard to believe we have hit the 5 year mark! This event has been so successful thanks to the wonderful donations we have received over the last 4 yrs. We have managed to raise over $60,000 so far to benefit Young Adult Cancer Canada and The Tom Baker Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Clinic. To learn more, please visit our website.

We lost our daughter, Taylor Marie Bell to Acute Myeloid Leukemia on December 23, 2013. She was just 20 yrs. old. Taylor was treated at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre here in Calgary. The doctors and nurses were wonderful and they did their best to help us all through this tragic 8 month ordeal. At a time when most young adults are becoming independent, going away to school, choosing career paths, and maybe considering marriage and a family. Young adults affected by cancer are, instead, coming to terms with chemotherapy, radiation, prospects of infertility, and potentially moving back to live with their parents. This, as you can imagine, can be a very isolating experience during an already traumatic time. In Taylor’s memory, we are committed to helping other families who may be facing a similar situation. We see ourselves as advocates for this wonderful yet vulnerable and sometimes misunderstood group of young people between the ages of 18-39 years.

We were also invited to share our story in the Alberta Cancer Foundation magazine “Leap”, a publication about Alberta’s cancer free movement. https://myleapmagazine.ca/2015/09/01/staying-strong-for-taylor/

 

Oct
17
Thu
G-E-D-Fest 2019 @ Calgary Legion #1
Oct 17 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Gord Downie continues to be a poetic and musical inspiration to the world.  Musical hosts Soul’d Out and headliner Trickle Down look forward to seeing you on October 17th for the second annual GEDfest: celebrating the life of Gordon Edgar Downie and the music of the Tragically Hip. Please help us honour Gord Downie, who the world lost to glioblastoma, and raise awareness and funds for cancer research.

Nov
1
Fri
Station #4 Movemstash 2019
Nov 1 @ 12:00 am – Nov 30 @ 11:45 pm

For the month of November, #4 Fire Station members are growing moustaches and collecting donations in support of the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

Nov
9
Sat
Grit Charity Fitness Gala @ UNDRCARD Boxing Studio
Nov 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

GRIT celebrates local unsung heroes. Bree Howling, a Professional Boxer (1-0) is one of these heroes. Bree Howling’s father is fighting leukemia. Amidst getting stem cell tested to see if she is a match to donate to her father, Bree Howling is on a mission to raise money for local cancer patients. In collaboration with UNDRCARD Boxing Studio, DYNAMIC MOVEMENT LAB and Amplified Athletics, GRIT is organizing an charity event to raise money for this cause.

To donate or purchase tickets, please click here!

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GRITyyc/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grit_yyc/

Twitter: https://medium.com/@grit.yyc

Hashtags: #EverydayVictories #AreYouGRIT

 

Nov
10
Sun
Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition @ Proof Cocktail Bar
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm

Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition is an event that is sure to hype up the city of Calgary!

On November 10th, Bald-Faced Cocktail Competition will be hosting signature cocktail competition to highlight a new product available to the Alberta market. Ten bartenders will create signature cocktails using the product for judging by a panel and then to be auctioned off to public attendees. The event will be held at Proof Cocktail Bar.

Attention: the time has now changed from 1:00 PM to 12:00 PM.

To donate, please click here.

 

Mar
21
Sat
Lorne Howes Memorial Clay Shoot @ Silver Willow Sporting Club
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am

The friends and family host a clay shoot every year in memory of Lorne Howes. The event will once again be hosted at the Silver Willow Sporting Club and is organized by Randy Howes. This year, the event will be hosted on March 21st, 2020.

This event will be supporting Provincial Research in Alberta.

May
1
Fri
May 1 – September 27th – Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Charity Challenge @ Your own neighborhood
May 1 @ 12:00 am – Sep 27 @ 12:00 am

The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon has turned VIRTUAL!

Did you know that the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon raises $600,000 to $1,000,000 for up to 90 charities every year? The Alberta Cancer Foundation is one of those charities! You can help us build a better and stronger community by participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

All races run right through the heart of your neighbourhood for you to experience the city’s breathtaking views, new finds and western hospitality when you run, walk or wheel in the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10K, 5k or 50K . The new virtual component ends September 27th.

When you complete your registration consider a gift, large or small, to make an even bigger difference for Albertans facing cancer at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. Every dollar counts and 100% raised will come back to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, even credit card processing fees.

When you register, there are a number of prizes you can win, along with the ability to raise SCENE points when you fundraise for the Alberta Cancer Foundation. If you aren’t interested in the prizing, you can register for FREE as a virtual fundraiser and participant!

Simply click the link https://raceroster.com/events/2020/23445/scotiabank-calgary-marathon-2020?aff=YRHHY&aff=YRHHY to register and choose the Alberta Cancer Foundation to support upon signing up! Join us to make a real difference for patients facing cancer across the province!

May
21
Thu
Sally’s Crusaders @ Online Fundraiser
May 21 @ 12:00 am

David, along with his two sisters are raising money in honour of their mother Sally, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre. They intend to raise funds through this online event page, while abiding by social distancing. Please help support the Adamson family by donating today!

https://p2p.onecause.com/sallyscrusaders

Aug
1
Sat
Albertans Helping Albertans Silent Auction @ Online
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Thank you for considering supporting us in our Albertans Helping Albertans Online Auction, taking place August 1-31, 2020. Our goal is to highlight the best Alberta has to offer, by featuring note-worthy local businesses and unique experiences across our community.

This link will be active August 1st: https://givergy.ca/acf2020 

Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t stop during a pandemic. And it is our goal to continue raising funds to support Albertans facing cancer through these times, with a focus on financial support. 53 Albertans hear the words ‘you have cancer’, every single day. As the largest provincial health foundation in Alberta, we are uniquely positioned to help you make an immediate difference and impact for your friends, neighbours and loved ones facing this disease.

Thank you for your time and consideration of this initiative. Together, we can make a difference for Albertans facing cancer.

Mark your calendars! We will be launching this initiative August 1st, 2020.

Albertans Helping Albertans Putting Fore a Purpose @ Province-wide
Aug 1 @ 7:00 am – Aug 31 @ 11:30 pm

WHAT IS PUTTING FORE A PURPOSE?

This new virtual fundraising initiative is open to all Albertan residents looking to support Albertans facing cancer, while enjoying a round of golf with their friends this August. Think of it as a month-long social distanced golf tournament for a good cause! There are two ways you can participate:

  • Day of Golf: We have partnered with various Alberta golf courses, who will be dedicating a Day of Golf to drive awareness and raise funds for the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
  • Virtual Golf Initiative: You and your group can designate a round of golf at a course of your choosing, by pledging a donation in support of Albertans facing cancer.

Whether you dedicate a round through our Virtual Golf Initiative, or participate in one of our partnering courses Day of Golf events, the rules are simple:

  • Book a tee time and pay your green fee as you normally would.
  • Register on our official site (still to come) and make a recommended donation of $50 or over per golfer.
  • If you sign up through a Day of Golf – you will be given your bag tag and a golf cart flag at the course, to show you are golfing for Albertans facing cancer. If you are joining the Virtual Golf Initiative and would like a bag tag, we can arrange to have those delivered to you at home.
  • Print off an official “Putting Fore a Purpose” score card and submit your round via social media to be eligible for various prizes using #puttingforeapurpose.
  • Play a fun round of golf. Coordinate a group of your favorite golfers and set up challenges to create some friendly completion. If you want to get real competitive, challenge each person to pledge an extra donation for lost balls, mulligans, double bogies or highest net score.
  • Check out our Albertans Helping Albertans silent auction (still to come), open from August 1st – 31st, 2020, highlighting Alberta’s tourism industry and bid on unique experiences to support the beauty of our province and all it has to offer.

By registering a corporate group in our virtual golf initiative, you can practice physical distancing while getting out on the links, and making a difference in your community. Considering working with one of our public course partners to book a group of tee times to bring your employees together in a restriction-friendly way. Host a series of challenges to raise funds and create some friendly competition among your staff and stakeholders.

Nov
19
Thu
Big Blue Sky Gala – South – Postponed until November 2021 @ Big 4 Roadhouse, Calgary Stampede Grounds
Nov 19 all-day

This event has been postponed until November 2021.

From north to south, east to west, Albertans have one thing in common – a love for their province, their people and their communities. Known for our friendliness, resilience, generosity and good citizenship, Albertans have a lot to be proud of.

The Alberta Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the Big Blue Sky Gala – an event that celebrates all things Albertan, while providing support to our friends, family and neighbors facing cancer in our province. This inaugural event taking place in both Calgary and Edmonton will celebrate Alberta’s land, history, and diverse cultures in everything from music, art, sport and cuisine. From its rich landscapes, golden grain fields and clear blue skies, Alberta is a beautiful place and we can’t wait to showcase all it has to offer and all we can accomplish, together.

Learn More