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

CASINO Dates October 28 & 29, 2021

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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. 

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

For more information about positions and volunteering for a casino, please see Gaming Information for Charitable Groups

For more information about positions and volunteering for a casino, please see Gaming Information for Charitable Groups


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.

Purdys Chocolates

Support GATE by buying chocolate!

Seasonal Fundraising!

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

Questions about this fundraiser?

Questions about ingredients/allergies?
Contact Purdy’s: 1-800-661-2378

Prefer to make a direct donation?
Email us, or donate via PayPal here:   About Us – Giving



Thank you for your support!

Order Deadline: March 20th at 6:00 pm

Order pickup: April 7th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Louis Riel School


We will no longer be hand delivering orders to students in classrooms. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PICKED UP by either a student or parent.

If the school is open, pickup will likely occur in the foyer or in front of the school. In the case of school closure, pickup will still occur on school property, likely in or around the staff parking lot. 

During pickup, we will be taking all necessary precautions such as using hand sanitizer, wearing gloves when handling orders, and maintaining social distancing protocols. 

We are no longer able to offer free delivery on orders over $500. 

Our schools, teachers, and students thank-you for your support!

Online ordering steps:
1. Visit:
2. Enter your email address
3. Log in or register
4. Click on your name (in the top right hand corner beside logout)
and add your child’s homeroom teacher & number to your last
name in the “Last Name” field. This will allow us to deliver to the
correct classroom.
5. Click “Shop Online” (third tab under Purdy’s logo)
6. “Use Online Order Form” or “Marketplace” to place your order

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How can we help you?

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How can we help you?

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