We love giving back! There are so many incredible organizations that are near and dear to the members of the Ballet Barre Works community that we are proud to support. Whether we are participating in an event, or donating class passes, or running fundraising donation classes, we embrace the opportunity to contribute to those in need and the community in general.
If you have an organization that you would like us to get involved with please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Please give 30 days notice prior to your event so we have sufficient time to participate as best we can!
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The annual Parent’s Quest for the Cure gala is in it’s 16th year this year! It will take place on March 16th at the Westin Calgary. This event’s goal is to raise money for research geared towards ending childhood cancers and helps to support the Kids Cancer Care Foundation, which provides care and support for families throughout the province who have been affected by these illnesses. Ballet Barre Works is proud to have donated class passes to be a part of the events silent auction. Visit www.kidscancercare.ab.ca for more information.
Ballet Barre Works’ Marda Loop studio is housed in St. Mark’s Anglican church which is holding a silent auction March 2nd to raise funds for repairs. We have happily donated a class pass, and love being able to help out our community in any way we can!
Class pass donation to the organization JDRF silent auction at their 3rd annual Picks & Plates Gala on April 21st. This event was in support of research on Type 1 Diabetes and finding a cure. To find out more about this organization and the work that they do visit www.jdrf.ca
Class pass donation to the Marda Loop Communities Association (MLCA) Indulge Event's silent auction. Indulge took place on May 26th and was in support of MLCA programs and facilities that provide opportunities for youth in sports and preschool, as well as to adult and senior programs including fitness and community activities. For more information on the MLCA visit www.mardaloop.com.
We donated a class pass to a fundraiser for St. James School on May 4th. This event aimed to raise funds for educational experiences throughout each of the school departments.
On May 28th we donated a class pass to the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) to raise funds in a silent auction for the health trust which then redistributed the money to support Emergency Medicine Research Students and the The Refugee Clinic. Find out more about this organization and the work they do at www.caep.ca.
During the Calgary Marathon that took place May 27th this year, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's (LLSC) Team in Training Participants worked to raise money for Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Whoever raised $500 received a 5 class card, and anyone who raised $1000 received a monthly unlimited membership. If anyone raised above and beyond $1000 they received both incentives! Check out www.llscanada.org to see what else the LLSC does to raise money in search of a cure, and aid those affected by blood cancers.
From June 22nd to 24th Diabetes Canada partnered with the Encore 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament to raise money to fund research for a cure. The inaugural event took place at Mount Royal University and included a silent auction where a Ballet Barre Works class pass was one of the items up for bidding, and a 50/50 draw. For future events and more information visit www.diabetes.ca
The HIV Community Link's team, the Social Lubricants, put on a fundraising event for the Calgary AIDS Walk & Run. The First Time in Drag event took place on August 19th and included a silent auction that we donated a class pass for, music, as well as drag performances by friends of the HIV Community Link! The Calgary AIDS Walk & Run will take place September 23rd. Visit www.calgaryaidswalk.ca, and www.hivcl.org for more details on the upcoming Walk & Run and other ways you can become involved!
On Tuesday November 13th the Calgary Youth Justice Society is hosting a Strong Not Wrong fundraising event at the cSPACE King Edward to gain support for their programs that help youth find the Strong in their lives through programs that build resilience and nurture community connections. Cocktails, live art and entertainment, and a silent auction (keep you eyes peeled for a Ballet Barre Works unlimited monthly pass!) will all be a part of the event. Visit http://calgaryyouthjustice.ca/what-we-do/strong-not-wrong/ for more information and, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/strong-not-wrong-fundraising-event-tickets-48225278105 for tickets.