Fundraising

Fundraising

Fundraising is a necessity for all registered charitable organizations and Pembina Active Living (55+) is no exception. With over 300 members, six yearly events, three part-time staff and a wide variety of programs, PAL (55+) is a large and growing organization which requires a lot of resources. There are few operating grants available to non-profit organizations and so, as we grow, PAL (55+) will rely more and more on internal fundraising efforts to help us fulfill our mission.

Ongoing Fundraising Events

At many of our special events, Pembina Active Living (55+) sponsors regular small fundraisers such as 50/50 draws, raffles, bingos and sale of items.

Future Fundraising Events

We are always open to ideas, if members have ideas they would like to share please contact Executive Director at ed@pal55plus.ca

Of course, once we decide on what fundraising events we want to organize, we will require many volunteers to assist with the planning and carrying out of these events. We hope that you will consider helping out. “Many hands make light work”. 

Past Fundraising Efforts

We have been hard at work in 2023 we had our Wine and Food Pairing Gala event, and Bingo Fundraiser

 

Fundraising Dinner – November 2016

PAL (55+) held its fourth annual Fundraising Dinner at the Canad Inns Fort Garry with 140 people attending. We were very pleased to welcome Ray St. Germain as the evening’s entertainment. A dedicated Dinner Committee met over the summer months to plan this event. The business community generously supported our Dinner donating 25 gift baskets for door prizes. We added to our fundraising with the Dufresne Furniture Raffle ($2,000 Gift Card). This event took a lot of volunteer effort but reaped benefits financially and socially.

Sisters of the Holy Rock Concert – April 2019

Over 270 PAL members, family and friends attended the “Sisters of the Holy Rock” concert. The Sisters did an outstanding job and a great time was had by all, plus we raised almost $5,000 for PAL! The audience appreciated the “Sisters” (and brothers) musicality, humour and polished performance. An event like this requires many volunteers – ticket sellers, people who put up posters, people who worked at the event as greeters, ticket sellers, ticket takers and ushers, etc.

Food and Wine Pairing Gala Evening – September 2019 

Riverwood Square on Pembina Highway and their helpful staff provided us with a memorable PAL (55+) fundraising event. We all enjoyed quite a party – the food, the beverages, the music, and fun times with friends. Who says that seniors can’t dance up a storm? And a tour of their display suite upstairs in the residence was a real treat! Many dedicated PAL (55+) volunteers helped out – taking tickets, providing directions at the entrances, taking photos, or selling 50/50 tickets during the evening.

Food and Wine Pairing Gala Evening – October 2023

Waverley Retirement Living on Kenaston blvd and their helpful staff provided us with a memorable fundraising event. The food, the beverages, the music, the prizes and the friends, what a wonderful evening. They offered a tour of their display suite upstairs in the residence was a real treat! Many PAL members from attendees to volunteers had a great evening of enjoying each others company, what a much needed night out.