We have to admit, out hearts jumped into our throats when we learned Neil Patrick Harris was not only coming to Calgary Expo as a last minute addition, but that he’d been scheduled for a panel at the same time as our charity Serenity screening. But, you lovely, loyal and amazing Browncoats proved we had nothing to be worried about. Despite the conflict in scheduling, 110 Browncoats eschewed NPH and came to our screening, raising $669. Our booth raised another $1382 for a total of $2051 to donate to charity this month.
The donation breakdown is as follows:
- GRIT Society (Calgary): $1080
- Kids Need to Read: $505.50
- YESS (Edmonton): $332.50
- Northern Food Bank: $133
Thank you everyone for making this a great experience. See you next year (or, at Edmonton Expo in Sept!)
New shiny goodies. Same location. Same old charity fundraising*.
Please stop by our Alberta Browncoats booth (#200) at the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo (April 16-19, 2015) and help us raise funds for G.R.I.T. Calgary Society, Kids Need to Read, and Edmonton’s Youth Empowerment & Support Services (YESS).
Click to embiggen – Calgary Expo 2015 Floor Map – Booth 200
Along with our usual Jayne hats, we’ll have some amazing new items at our booth sure to please.
Click on photos to enlarge & view some “new to us” items we’ll be featuring at the booth this year.
Serenity Charity Screening
Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Room: PALOMINO E
Don your best flowery bonnet, grab your rain stick & join the Alberta Browncoats for a charity screening of Serenity (2005). This is an un-ticketed event; your Calgary Expo ticket (Friday or Weekend pass) is all you need to come join in on the fun.
Cashy money donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will be eligible for door prizes, including some autographed items from the cast. We’ll also have a quick live auction* with 1-2 amazing items donated by the cast.
Costumes & Evil Laughs welcome.
*Cash/Credit payments will be accepted for all booth sales and the live auction items at the Serenity screening. At this time, Debit is not an available payment option.
In case you missed our posts on Twitter and Facebook –
Ma Cobb’s Knitting Army is taking the month of April off for some well earned rest and relaxation. April 16th will see the bulk of us at Calgary Expo selling these wonderful hats for charity, so do drop by booth #200 and say “hi” if you’re in the neighbourhood.
We will meet again on May 7, 2015 at the Carrot.
If you are attending Calgary Expo and are interested in volunteering to help at the Serenity screening Friday evening or at our charity booth (Thursday – Sunday), please send us a wave by March 15, 2015 with your contact information.
Help is always desperately needed. Shifts for new volunteers are 2-3 hours, based on volunteer preference, and new volunteers are always be paired with experienced booth staff.
For volunteers in Edmonton & Area, a general orientation session will be held Thurs, April 2nd at the Carrot (9351 118 Avenue NW) from 7 pm – 8-ish pm. Volunteers from outside of the Edmonton area will get a “crash course” at the booth one hour before their first shift.
Thanks to the wonderful generosity of our sponsors and the Calgary Expo team, we will be hosting a charity screening of Serenity (2005) as part of the official Calgary Expo programming on Friday, April 17, 2015.
If all goes as planned, this will be the first of three planned screenings taking part throughout Alberta (Edmonton in Sept, Lethbridge in Nov) to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Alberta Browncoats Society and the 10th anniversary of the Big Damn Movie!
As with our screening at Edmonton Expo in 2014, this screening will be an un-ticketed event; your Calgary Expo ticket (Friday or Weekend pass) is all you need to come join in on the fun.
However, this is a charity screening so donations will be greatly appreciated. Donors will receive a draw ticket making them eligible for door prizes. Remember last year when we gave away Nathan Fillion autographed items as door prizes? Keep that in mind. This year’s donations are equally epic!
Of course, an event like this (and our charity booth) can’t run by itself. If you are attending Calgary Expo and are interested in volunteering to help at the screening or at our charity booth, please send us a wave by March 31, 2015 with your contact information.