Every year Calgary Meals on Wheels is the hosts or Charity of choice of many exciting events throughout Calgary. We are honoured to work with great community partners who invest their time and effort towards raising funds to help us deliver nutrition and caring support to Calgarians.
If you or your organization are looking to get involved in supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels through an event or fundraiser, please contact our Event Coordinator at email@example.com.
To support a good cause while having fun, check out the upcoming events below!
The Seventh Annual Pig & Pinot Festival, presented by City Palate was another success that raised over $20,000 for Calgary Meals on Wheels. Chef Robert Jewell of Double Zero Pizza won the Divine Swine thanks to his assortment of delicious pork dishes. Thanks to all our wonderful event volunteers who helped make this event a success!
YYC Hot Chocolate Fest finished it’s biggest year ever. With over 100 locations and 90 drinks to choose from the month long festival gave enough selection to keep Calgarians coming back for more. In the end, YYC Hot Chocolate Fest raised over $35,000 for Calgary Meals on Wheels. Congratulations to the winners..
YYC’s BEST HOT CHOCOLATE:
The Taj Mahal by the Bean Stop
YYC’s BEST SPIRITED HOT CHOCOLATE
Aztec by Vendome Cafe
MOST FUNDS RAISED
Calgary Meals on Wheels was pleased to provide a gift wrapping service by donation throughout the month of December at both Marlboro Mall and Westbrook Mall this holiday season.
Thanks to the dedication of our amazing volunteers, we will be accepting donations of any amount in exchange for gift wrapping of holiday gifts.
YYC Pizza Week returned to Calgary for the third year, offering pizza lovers delicious and unique pizza pie creations, supporting Calgary Meals on Wheels & 100 Men of Calgary
From Friday, September 23 – Sunday, October 2 the public visited various YYC Pizza Week Restaurants around the city, buy a pizza for $20 with $3 of every pizza going back to Calgary Meals on Wheels & 100 Men of Calgary. Over 40 of Calgary’s best pizza restaurants featured a signature pizza in one of four categories; Neapolitan, Thick Crust, Unique or Gluten Free. Congratulations to the following winners of each category:
Thank you to every participant for your delicious pizza creations and for all of you who supported this event in purchasing a signature pizza. We are currently collecting final numbers and will share the final amount raised once we receive notice.
Pizza & Pints Tour!
Pizza & Beer – a match made in gastro-heaven. So when we heard that Alberta Beer Week & YYC Pizza Week overlap, we knew we had to deliver to YYCs Pizza & Beer enthusiasts.
YYC Brewery Tours & YYC Pizza Week celebrated Alberta Beer Week with the Pizza & Pints Saturday, October 1, 2 pm – 6 pm.
Pizza & Pints visited four YYC Pizza Week participants where 20 guests enjoyed the signature pizzas created for YYC Pizza Week alongside a paired craft beer! Guests visited Beer Revolution, paired with Brewsters Brewing Company; Cravings Market Restaurant paired with Big Rock Cider; Midtown Kitchen & Bar paired with Banded Peak Vienna Steam Punk; and Full Circle Pizza & Oyster Bar paired with Cold Garden’s East Calgary Lager! Pizza, Beer, and gift card prizes at each location! What better way to celebrate YYC Pizza Week & Alberta Beer Week?
Stay tuned for this event in 2017! A huge thanks to: YYC Brewery Tours, Big Rock Brewery, and Cold Garden for contributing to this event and allowing our guests to enjoy the delicious pizza & beer scene at four local favourites!
Shaw Charity Classic!
A huge thank you to all who made the Shaw Charity Classic fundraising concession tent a wonderful success! As always, our volunteers are the backbone of our success as an organization and you continue to enable us to do wonderful things for our community. We are pleased to announce that we raised $3570.30 for our programs and clients from this fundraising event! One last huge thank you to everyone who volunteered. We showed our community a great example of the teamwork, comradery, and hard work that Calgary Meals on Wheels exemplifies every day to benefit our community.
Amber Approved Stampede Breakfast
July 13, 2016: Calgary Meals on Wheels celebrated Stampede Week with our great partner, Amber Approved, at her annual Stampede Breakfast! Guests enjoyed a delicious healthy stampede breakfast, awesome entertainment, all while perusing the silent auction and sponsor exhibits on display. Amber successfully helped us raise $2900 for both Calgary Meals on Wheels & YEG Fire Relief Efforts through the Red Cross. We love sharing our vision of nutritious meals for all Calgarians with Amber and can’t wait to work with her again soon in YYC Pizza Week!
White Jean Wednesday
On Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 join Stampede Directors, Life Members, Volunteers and Community Leaders for the third annual White Jean Wednesday in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. White Jean Wednesday raised funds and awareness by asking both women and men to reach deep into their closets, dust off and wear white jeans in support of this great cause. Thanks to all staff who assisted in our promotional video, “White Jeans”, a mock parody of Jimmy Fallon’s “Tight Jeans”. A great day was had by all, and we raised $725 to support our programs and clients! Yeehaw!
Best Seat in the Parade Auction
June 23, 2016: The CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener annual Best Seat in the Parade package was auctioned to one lucky winner on June 23rd, 2016. All auction proceeds went to support Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Great Pie Chuck-N-Chomp
On June 24, we proudly partnered with Pie Cloud in presenting The Great Pie Chuck-N-Chomp!
This old fashioned, charming, messy event featured community members who participated in the Chuck [pie toss] or the Chomp [pie eating] features of the day. Spokesperson Dave Kelly welcomes guests and participants, who for the day were dubbed “Pie Chuckees” and “Pie Chompers”. Both groups fundraised for the event to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. We welcomed 12 Pie Chukees including Janice Curtis, our executive director, who was pied by Frank through our staff draw! The winner of the Pie Chomp was Constable Scott McAllum from Calgary Police Services. Thanks to our amazing community members, we surpassed our goal of $3,000 for this year’s event, raising $5,400 in our first year of the Great Pie Chuck-N-Chomp! Thanks to everyone who supported by donating and helping out at the event.
More information on the event can be found on our blog.
6th Annual Pig and Pinot Festival
City Palate presented the 6th annual Pig and Pinot Festival, a fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels, on Thursday June 16, at Hotel Arts. 11 talented chef teams competed for the coveted “Divine Swine” trophy, sponsored by Alberta Pork, as they created delicious and original dishes with free range pork from Spragg’s Meat Shop. And nothing pairs better with the perfect porcine than the perfect pinot! Five boutique wine stores pouerd an amazing selection of pinot wines from around the world. Guests enjoyed a great silent auction; a fine wine raffle valued at over $2000, Cappuccino King coffee cart, and live music from Rob Young and Simply Sinatra.
Gerbera Daisy Sales
In celebration of Seniors’ Week, Calgary Meals on Wheels sold beautiful Gerbera Daisies at the Suncor Energy Centre and the Kanahoff Conference Centre, from 11 am to 2 pm. Brighten someone’s day with a delightful daisy and support Calgary Meals on Wheels as they serve more than a meal to Calgarians in need. Thank you to all of those who supported us and bought a daisy, we sold over 300 flowers!
YYC Hot Chocolate Fest
YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is a delicious and friendly competition to see who makes the best hot chocolate in Calgary. To kick things off, everyone is invited to the official launch on Saturday, January 30, 2016! The launch will include free hot chocolate samples, a showcase of participating vendors, and the official “inaugural sip” to formally commence the festival. Join us at 11am sharp at the stage area in the Food Court!
Try a drink or try them all! Grab your friends and family, and enjoy YYC Hot Chocolate Fest!
Yoga Shala: Charity Yoga Month!
October (Various): Classes at the Beginner level will be held from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm each Saturday (October 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31). Participants are free to donate what they’d like for the course (minimum of $5.00), with all proceeds going to Calgary Meals on Wheels
Holiday Craft Market
November 21, 11 am – 4 pm: Support local vendors and Calgary Meals on Wheels while shopping for the perfect gifts for this holiday season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to register as a vendor.
December 5 – 24: Calgary Meals on Wheels will be providing a gift wrapping service at Marlborough Mall to raise funds for our programs! Shoppers’ Gifts will be beautifully wrapped by our spirited volunteers for a minimum donation of $2.00 per gift. We are seeking volunteers who are able to participate at various dates and time. Please contact email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering!
YYC Pizza Week
September 25 – October 4: Support local restaurants in Calgary and Calgary Meals on Wheels and enjoy specialty pizzas from across the city! YYC Pizza Week raised over $9,000 for Calgary Meals on Wheels in its first year and quickly became a fave annual event! Over 40 local restaurants are rolling up their sleeves and putting their best slice forward for the 2015 YYC Pizza Week to compete in one of four categories: thin crust, thick crust, gluten free, and unique pizza. Partial proceeds from each pizza purchased are donated to Calgary Meals on Wheels and winners are determined by an online public vote. For more information, please visit www.yycpizzaweek.com. Also please join us for any of the Pizza Crawls going on in this 10-day battle!Pizza Crawls (Locations TBD): September 30 – Gluten Free Pizza Crawl, October 1 – Yelp Pizza Crawl, October 2 – Scavenger Hunt
Totes for Turkeys
October 3, 10am – 4 pm: Swing by your local Calgary Co-op grocery store (various locations throughout the city) and donate a turkey or gift card and receive a tote for your donation that goes to Calgary Meals on Wheels!
Yesterday’s Wheels for Meals
August 19th: Classic cars from 1965 will be parked outside the office, and delivering meals to lucky recipients, in honour of Calgary Meals on Wheels’ 50 years of serving the local community!