2016 Calgary Expo

This year our small pool of volunteers continued to work long and hard to bring all the shiniest goodies in the ‘verse to our Browncoat brethren.  Thanks to the amazing generosity of our con family, Alan arranged for the creation and donation of 49 custom  Browncoat Powerseed devices using a design by member Nat Dempsey.

We didn’t host a Serenity screening this year, but we did manage to donate an impressive $2695 to charities as a result of booth sales and donations.

The donation breakdown from Calgary Expo 2016 is as follows:

  • GRIT Society (Calgary): $2045
  • Kids Need to Read: $208.00
  • Canadian Red Cross (Ft. McMurray Fire Appeal): $500

Thank you everyone for making this a great experience. See you next year (or, at Edmonton Expo in Sept!)

CHAS Touch History Expo 2014

Thank you so much to our volunteers at the CHAS Touch History Expo over the weekend. Nat, Andy, Bev, Kat & Jeri went above and beyond to help us raise funds for some great charities.

Our “Irate Fowl” live action game and charity booth raised $623 CAD this weekend. $500 will be given to Valour Place, a home away from home for military, RCMP and first responders (similar to concept of Ronald MacDonald House) who need to travel to Edmonton for medical treatment. $123 will be distributed to Kids Need to Read.

A celebratory “you’re so wonderful to us” salute to Jeff Tkachuk and Clinton Ouderkirk is also in order. Both donated lovely items to our next round of charity auctions.

Thanks so much to our sponsor CHAS for inviting Adam Baldwin as a guest to their show. He certainly made a number of people’s days.

Adam Baldwin signing the "Support Our Troops" banner at the CHAS Touch History Expo.

Adam Baldwin signing the “Support Our Troops” banner at the CHAS Touch History Expo. Photo Credit: Len Horst

Got a favourite Adam story from the weekend? Share it with us.

CSTS 2013 Results

The invoices are in. Cheques are being cut. PayPal has electronically sent monies from one end of the earth to another.

Total Raised: $4179.01*


Most impressive? Over the past four years the Alberta Browncoats Society has donated $30,590.18 CAD to our partner charities. We may be small but we are very, very mighty!

Thank you so much to our 2013 Sponsors:

Special thanks to Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Joel Watson, James Marsters, Jason Palmer, Eddie McClintock, Jewel Staite, Wil Wheaton, Julie Christie Brown and Erin Gray for making our auction extra special this year.

Photos of the 2013 event will soon be online. While you wait for them to post, you can view photos of some of the items we auctioned off for charity.

To our auction donors, volunteers, knitters, and all attendees; we could not have done it with out you.

And finally, thank you Alberta Browncoats for being a part of this shiny event. We are looking forward to an amazing 2014.

* all funds are listed in Canadian dollars

YESS.org Homeless for a Night

The Alberta Browncoats team had a wonderful time at the YESS.org Homeless for a Night fundraiser. This is one of YESS’ biggest annual fundraisers and we’re proud to have been able to join them. Our small team of 3 people raised $1480 for YESS this year. Next year we hope to have a larger team at the event. Thanks to everyone who donated and/or participated!

Welcome Yardstick Software

Yardstick SoftwareThe Alberta Browncoats are thrilled to announce our latest Can’t Stop the Serenity sponsor, Yardstick Software.Yardstick Software is Canada’s leading provider of professional testing and online training systems. The Yardstick training and testing platform is a highly customizable web application used by corporations to deliver employee training and as well, the platform is utilized by associations and licensing organization to deliver high stakes, license exams.