Mark your calendars! You’re invited to the Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ Annual Fundraiser on Thursday, September 19. Join us at the Yellowhead Brewery for a night of live art, musical entertainment, culinary specialties and more! This year’s event will feature some new guests, including Girls Club DJs and caricature artist, Laurel Hawkswell. Canadian artist, Jani Galarneau, will also be painting a picture throughout the evening, and guests will have a chance to bid on the finished product! There will be a silent auction, raffles, a 50/50 draw, and a fully stocked bar. Get your tickets fast—it’s going to be a night you won’t want to miss! Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Eventbrite.
We’ve got over 75 amazing prizes lined up for the silent auction, including a ride-along with the Edmonton Police Service, and a ride-along with the Edmonton Fire Department. Also up for grabs is an assortment of hotel stays, restaurant gift cards, golf packages, and more. At the end of the night, we will be announcing the winners for our two raffles, but don’t worry: the winner doesn’t have to be present to claim their prize. This means that if you are unable to make it to the event, purchasing a raffle ticket is a great way to still support your senior, and homebound neighbours. Only 100 WestJet raffle tickets will be sold, and only 125 VIA Rail raffle tickets are available, which means that you have some pretty good odds of taking home one of the big prizes.
All of the proceeds raised at the event will be used to fund our meal and grocery programs. The Yellowhead Brewery will also be generously donating $1 from every alcoholic drink sold that night. So by having a pint of their lager, or a glass of wine, you’ll be doing your part to help the thousands of Edmontonians that rely on our services for their independence and well-being! As our biggest fundraising event of the year, we are counting on you – our community – for help. Show your homebound, and senior neighbours some support, by helping make the Edmonton Meals on Wheels’ Annual Fundraiser a success. We hope to see you there!
We are so grateful for our amazing sponsors who have made this event possible! Thank you to Solid Energy Group, Witten LLP, Yellowhead Brewery, Tzin Wine and Tapas, Direct Energy, Habitat Studio, Roy Financial Services Inc., Chrisen Realty, CWB Wealth Management, and Melcor! As well, thank you to Save on Foods Jasper for supplying the ingredients we will be using for appetizers!