The results are in for the January 2013 penny drive. Thanks to the generosity of a number of amazing individuals in Edmonton, we raised $902 on behalf of YESS.
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Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Time: Noon – 5pm
Where: Metro Cinema Society (Garneau Theatre) 8712 109 St, Edmonton
Tickets: $15 each (available online)
Can’t Stop The Serenity is a global series of screenings of the film Serenity, held to raise money and awareness for Equality Now, an international women’s rights advocacy group. Can’t Stop The Serenity events are held on (or around) June 23, which is writer / director Joss Whedon’s birthday, through the Serenity Release Anniversary, September 30.
Advance ticket sales are now closed. Don’t fret, you can still get your ticket from the Garneau Theatre box office beginning at 11:45am on Saturday, June 23rd.
The CSTS 2012 Global design Tshirt and hoodies pre-sale is now closed in Edmonton. We happily sold a number of these items to our lovely supporters and fans of Firefly around the province of Alberta. We will have a very limited number of tshirts available for purchase at our CSTS event in Edmonton. First come, first serve.
Thank you to everyone who managed to get their pre-orders in by the deadline.
The Alberta Browncoats Society has decided to take their support of the Edmonton Youth Emergency Shelter Society (YESS) out of the comfort of the movie theatre and into TELUS field. Just a few short weeks before our Can’t Stop the Serenity fundraiser event, we’ll be participating in the Homeless for a Night event presented by the Canadian Western Bank.
Word on the cortex is that it’s going to be an experience of a lifetime.
As Browncoats, we’ve committed to “doing good in unexpected ways” and pledge our time, support, and lots of shiny cashy monies to organizations that focus on improving the lives of women and children world wide.
So, on June 1st, we’ve committed to stepping outside of our comfort zone and will “aim to misbehave” once again.
Long before that one night, our team banded together and set our fundraising goals high in order to challenge ourselves, but we would love to exceed this amount. Once we fulfill our fundraising goal, for one night, we will all venture outside of our comfort zones and become “homeless” at TELUS Field. That night we will hear some of the stories of the clients at YESS, we will gain more knowledge about homelessness and the youth that are in crisis in our community. Every dollar we raise goes towards YESS programs.
Help us shatter our fundraising goal by skipping one morning coffee this week & donating the cost to our team. $2 can make a difference! Make your pledge at http://www.gifttool.com/athon/OurTeamPage?ID=1312&AID=1880&TID=12122
Of course, donations over $10 come with a shiny Revenue Canada tax receipt.
And a huge thank you to everyone who has already supported our team. You help make the lives of teen’s shinier.
The Edmonton Youth Emergency Shelter Society, one of the charities we fundraise for at our CSTS, is holding their annual Homeless For a Night fundraiser on June 1, 2012.
There’s still time to join our team!
Go to https://www.gifttool.com/athon/SignUpMode?ID=1312&AID=1880 and select Join a Team. Type “Alberta Browncoats” in the team name field. Click Continue. Click Join Team and complete the registration process.
Each participant would be expected to raise $250 independently. Team members fundraising totals are averaged to determine ‘comfort levels’ at the event.
If you have any questions about joining our team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info.