Fundraising

On behalf of the GPA and our families, we would like to thank all the volunteers who helped out at the Elbow River Casino which was held on Thursday, November 15 and Friday, November 16. This two-day event required over 50 volunteers and many hours of effort from our executive team.

Thank-you for your continued support and for volunteering your time to raise funds to support students in the GATE classroom.

Indigo

Support GATE by buying books! Click below to buy a gift card, and 15% of the purchase price will go to support the work that we do, including funding for teacher professional development and public information seminars and events. Gift cards may be used at all Chapters, Indigo, and Coles stores, and online.

Casino

Every 18-24 months, we require volunteers for casino gaming events – volunteers provide behind-the-scenes support and they are not part of the casino staff, such as card dealers, etc. Volunteer shifts are easy and can be a lot of fun! It is a wonderful opportunity to develop friendships when you meet fellow parents of children who are gifted.

Casino fund-raising is very effective to help us support the GATE Program. In fact, each individual parent helps to raise approximately $1,800 during their shift! Altogether, the funds are directed to our schools to purchase advanced resources that enhance gifted education. The funds raised benefit your children directly and are crucial to support extraordinary learning initiatives.

We need approximately 36-40 volunteers to act in various roles.

Please volunteer to help at our next one! 

Volunteer Positions

General Manager: Responsible for the overall continuity of the casino. Some data entry experience is required. Can fill in for any volunteer positions for a short period of time if needed.

Banker: In control of the cash and chip inventories. This position is mostly data entry and should be staffed by someone who can use a computer mouse!

Cashier: Redeems players’ chips for cash. Little data entry required.

Chiprunner: Delivers chips from the Banker to the game tables as required. Will count chips with the gaming floor staff as required. A fair amount of data entry is required. (*able to work on own laptop between tasks)

Countroom Staff: Will sort and use money counting machines to count money. Some data entry required. (*late-night shift)

If you cannot see a shift that matches your availability (or are not yet sure of your exact availability) but would like to still help out, please email us at info@gatecalgary.ca.

Purdys Chocolates

Support GATE by buying chocolate!

Seasonal Fundraising – November Christmas season – check back soon for details!

  • Earn 25% profit
  • Select from a curated chocolate collection available in our seasonal catalogue
  • Minimum $1000 order (pre-tax) during Christmas
  • Earn bonus items with every minimum purchase