The Big Social is a cross-Canada food party that happens in your own home or workplace. You could host a potluck, throw a dinner party, enlist your supper club or office lunch club, or enjoy a family dinner with a higher cause.
In Calgary, the event raises money for The Alex Community Food Centre; a welcoming place for people to come together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food for all, building health, hope, skills and community.
This November, The Alex will be hosting the second annual Perspectives Art Show and Sale with art by Alex clients, patients, and community members.
The art show is free and open to all!
August 17, 2019 – Free 2 Be Resource Fair for LGBTQ2S+ youth
July 3, 2019 – Stories of Resilience: Lessons from the Masters at Calgary Public Library
June 21, 2019 – 8th Annual People’s Gathering at The Alex Community Health Centre
Jan 25, 2019 – Robbie Burns Bash @ St. Louis Hotel with CMLC East Village
November 8, 2018 – Won’t You Be OUR Neigbour? presented by Parts + Labor
October 25, 2018 – Artful Bench and Bar for Youth Law at The Alex
October 17, 2018 – Restaurants for Change for The Alex Community Food Centre
September 17, 2018 – Food Dignity: Understanding Systems of Injustice (Panel and Screening)
August 18, 2018 – Free 2 Be Resource Fair for LGBTQ2S+ Youth
June 22, 2018 – People’s Gathering at Olympic Plaza
April 20, 2018 – Malbec World Day in support of The Alex
February 28, 2018 – Avenue Magazine Best Restaurants 2018 in support of The Alex CFC.
November 29, 2017 – Stan Rogers Tribute Night
October 27, 2017 – YHC Storybook Gala
October 18, 2017 – Restaurants for Change
August 30 – September 3, 2017 – Shaw Charity Classic
August 30, 2017 – Alex YHC Open Mic Night
June 27, 2017 – Daher Smile Cup in support of The Alex Dental Health Bus
June 23, 2017 – The People’s Gathering celebration Aboriginal Awareness Week, Olympic Plaza
June 17, 2017 – Neighbour Day and official grand opening of The Alex CFC
April 28, 2017 – Plaque Off: Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease w/ Dr. Caldwell B Esselstyn Jr., M.D. in support of The Alex Community Food Centre
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, 2017 – Mt. Norquay Toonie Tuesday in support of The Alex
October 20, 2016 – Dia de los Muertos Gala in support of the Youth Health Centre
October 19, 2016 – Restaurants 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, 2016 – Planting 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, 2016 – Willow Park Wines and Spirits Charity Food and Wine Festival – Alex Community Food Centre fundraiser
February 2016 – Vehicles 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, 2014– Branching 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, 2014 – What’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