Edmonton Expo & Serenity Screening at the Garneau

Looks like we may have lost a nothing part a while back and our website post authors were down for the count. We’re firm believers that late is better than never, so we’ll try to catch everyone up on what we’ve been doing lately.

AB Browncoats began as a small group of friends who registered a new not for profit organization in fall of 2009.  We’ve run a variety of charity events throughout the province since 2010 and have raised over $58,000 for mainly women’s and children’s charities in that time.

Sept 22-24 found us in the thick of things at Edmonton Expo running our annual charity booth. We had a great time chatting with everyone who stopped by and raised $1825 for our partner charities YESS and WEAC (e4c Alberta). Youth Empowerment and Support Services (YESS) and e4c Alberta’s Women’s Emergency Accommodation Centre (WEAC) offer safety, shelter, and support for individuals in need in Edmonton.

On Sept 28th, we joined with the Metro Cinema Society to present a screening of Serenity. Ticket proceeds supported the non-profit cinema while poster sales and a silent auction raised additional funds for YESS and WEAC. The screening event raised $934.50.

A great variety of auction items were donated by:
  • Qmx,
  • Sean Abbott,
  • Bev Williams,
  • Scott Irving,
  • Clinton Ouderkirk,
  • Alan Tudyk,
  • Drew Semper & Sheelagh Semper, and
  • Nathan Fillion.

We owe a great deal of thanks to the Metro Cinema Society and their staff and volunteers; Pete, Dan, Nic, Shania, Antoine, Connie, Hitomi, Miro, Brent, Owen it is always a pleasure to work with your team!

For those of you figuring the math at home – we’re certainly not dividing nuttin’ into nuttin’. Our donation total for our week’s activities is $2759.50, which will be split equally between YESS and WEAC.

Even more exciting?  With the donation totals from this past week, we’ve raised $62105.55 since we started on this journey 7 years ago!  I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty proud of all of us this evening!

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