Special events in support of The Alex

Plaque Off: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease
w/ Dr. Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr., M.D.
Friday April 28, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Public Library
Tickets at heartcalgary.com

Dr. Esselstyn, as seen in documentaries “Forks Over Knives” and “Eating You Alive,” presents the revolutionary, scientifically proven, nutrition-based cure to prevent and reverse heart disease. With special guest Anne Crile Esselstyn, co-author of best seller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.

Good Food and Wine Festival
Thursday May 18
6:00 PM
Cibo Calgary

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Cibo and Willow Park Wines and Spirits present the second annual Good Food and Wine Festival in support of The Alex Community Food Centre!

Featuring delicious food from some of Calgary’s top restaurants including Alloy, Foreign Concept, The River Cafe, Deane House and The Nash, plus many more. Willow Park Wines & Spirits will pair top-shelf wine at each food station throughout Cibo. All ticket revenue will be directed to food education programs and meals at The Alex Community Food Centre.

It will be an amazing evening with music, silent auction and raffle prizes.

6th Annual People’s Gathering: Celebrating Aboriginal Awareness Week
Friday June 23
11:30 – 2:00 PM
Olympic Plaza


The People’s Pow Wow honours the many diverse Indigenous cultures in Canada, including the Metis, Inuit and First Nations during Aboriginal Awareness Week. Opening with a traditional Grand Entry, the event offers rich cultural experiences including sampling of traditional drumming and dancing, plus an arts market and kids area!

The event is a celebration of community and neighbourhood spirit. Please join us!

Past Events

Past Events

April 6, 2017 – Malbec World Day at Willow Park Wines and Spirits, in support of The Alex Community Food Centre

February 28, 2017 – Avenue Magazine Best Restaurants Celebration in support of The Alex Community Food Centre.

February 8, 2017Mt. Norquay Toonie Tuesday in support of The Alex

January 25, 2017 Robbie Burns Night in the East Village (w/ CMLC, Bricks Wine, Deane House, and The Nash) in support of The Alex

October 20, 2016 – Dia de los Muertos Gala in support of the Youth Health Centre

October 19, 2016Restaurants for Change fundraiser for Alex Community Food Centre

July 8, 2016 – Boots and Buccals, in support of Alex Dental Health Bus

June 24, 2016 – 5th annual People’s Pow Wow

June 18, 2016Planting the Seeds of Change – Alex Community Food Centre Sneak Peek

June 16, 2016 – The Root Ball – Alex Community Food Centre donor appreciation night

May 15, 2106 –  Change your World One Cabbage at at Time: A Tea & Talk with Donna Balzer – Alex Community Food Centre fundraiser

March 20, 2016 – Rouge Restaurant Spring Equinox Garden Dinner – Alex Community Food Centre fundraiser

April 30, 2016Willow Park Wines and Spirits Charity Food and Wine Festival – Alex Community Food Centre fundraiser

February 2016Vehicles and Violins, Calgary Motor Dealers Association

October 2015 – Old Hollywood Gala, The Alex Youth Centre

August 2015 –  Birdies for Kids, Shaw Charity Classic,

July 2015 Boots, Buckles & Belts – 1st Annual Dental Health Bus Fundraiser, 

June 2015 – 4th Annual Pathways to Housing Peoples Pow Wow

May 2015 – Scotiabank Calgary Marathon

October 2014 – Homeless Awareness Day – Planting the Seeds of Change

October 2014 – The Alex Annual General Meeting and Report to Community – hosted by Encana, on the 54th Floor of The Bow, community members were given a “Birds Eye View of Health and Housing”. To view our invitation: click here

September – Horses Jump To Give a Leg Up!  To  learn more click here!

July 2014 I Can Go Without! Save a Beer Ride a Movement – To learn more visit:  https://x.icangowithout.com/charity/CA/132824905RR0001

June 2014 – Pathway’s to Housing Pow Wow! For more information, click here

June, 2014- The Alex was once again an official charity at this year’s Scotiabank Calgary Marathon!

May, 22, 2014Branching Out-The Second Annual Pathways to Housing Event! The Alex celebrated with clients and family at the Golden Age Club.

May, 1, 2014 Second to None-Reinvesting in Hope Charity Fundraiser. Hosted by Distinctive Women and held at Devonian Gardens. The Second to None Fundraiser was an evening of fashion, philanthropy, peers, colleagues and family, in support of The Alex Youth Health Centre!

April 6, 2014 – Gettin’ Jiggy Wit it – 9o’s Dance Party. Hotel hosted Mpact’s newest dance production – The Cypher. The Alex was their charity of choice,  moving towards a healthier more resilient future for vulnerable youth in Calgary.

February, 2014What’s in a Name, our Signature Awareness Campaign launched.  In partnership with XL103 and AMP 90.3 radio we are giving voice and a name to our vulnerable neighbours. Click here to listen to our messages airing on @XL103Calgary

December 3, 2013 – Giving Tuesday Campaign! The Alex joined Canadians in this innovative initiative harnessing the power of social media and the generosity of people to change and improve the world.

November 29, 2013 – Stephens Backpacks joined 70 youth and their children at The Alex Youth Health Centre to share lunch, hope and provide over 300 seasonal backpacks to brighten the holidays.

Thursday November 14, 2013 – HomeBase Book Launch of “I Wonder Why” hosted by West Candian saw 58 people join our writers group as they recited readings from their powerful compilation of short stories and poetry.

Thursday October 10, 2013 – Homeless Awareness Day- Planting the Seeds of Change held at Olympic Plaza attracted over 300 Calgarians who share our commitment to Housing First.

May 2013 – Calgary Scotiabank Marathon 2013.  To review the day, click here.

December 2012 – Stephen’s Backpacks celebrated their youth Red Carpet Awards, Dec 15, donating over 300 backpacks to The Alex just in time for Christmas.

December 2012 – TKO Round One.  On December 6 over 120 friends of The Alex worked it out at TKO Round One. Pete Estabrooks – The Fitness Guy and Jari Love – Get Ripped lead an enthusiastic crew supported by The Outlaws girls hockey team. Some things are just worth sweating over.

November 2012 – Gear Up for Winter!

October 2012 – Homeless Awareness Week – For more information, click here

September 2012 – Premier Redford’s Inaugural Charity Golf Tournament

August 2012 – Stephen’s Backpacks Footprints Project

July 2012 – Willow Park Charity Classic Golf Tournament 25th Anniversary

July 2012 – Human Kanvas Lucky 13 Tatoo Fundraiser

June 2012 – What GIVES YYC Antosz Orthodontics

June 2012 – First Annual People’s Pow-Wow

June 2012 – Mountain Park Middle School’s “Camp Hope” helped raise awareness around homelessness and presented over $25,000 to the Youth in an assembly

2011 – Calgary Herald Christmas Fund – generously supported by Calgary Philanthropist Mr. Alan Markin

2011 – Penn West Exploration – United Way Days of Caring


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