Past Events - Calgary
- 10th Annual Bannerman/Clark Christmas Dinner
- The Mustard Seed's 10th Annual Shine-a-Thon raises $108,660.58
- The Mustard Seed's Turkey Drive collected 130 turkeys
- The Hand Made Here 6th Annual Boutique Christmas Sale
- Stampede Barbecue & Breakfast
- FREE Pancake Breakfast!
- Music for a Winter Evening supports Affordable Housing
- Shine-a-Thon raises over $251,000
- Our most successful Gala to date
- Go Green with Calgary Co-op Between January - March to Support The Mustard Seed
- 7th Annual Way of the Cross Walk
- Cartwright Lighting donates day’s sales
- 2012 Seeds of Hope Gala
- Lindsay Rachel Giacomelli Memorial Golf Tournament
10th Annual Bannerman/Clark Christmas Dinner
The Bannerman/Clark families, together with The Mustard Seed, served a traditional Christmas dinner to the less fortunate in our community including music, entertainment and gifts for each individual in attendance.
The Mustard Seed's 10th Annual Shine-a-Thon raises $108,660.58
Thanks to your support, we were able to raise $108,660.58. Thank you for making the 10th Annual Shine-a-Thon a success!
The Mustard Seed Turkey Drive collected 130 turkeys
On the day of the Turkey Drive, with your help we collected 130 turkeys to give away as part of the Christmas food hampers to individuals and families in need. This Christmas, The Mustard Seed will distribute more than 400 food hampers to individuals and families, including more than 200 individuals who have recently moved out of the shelter system and into their own homes.
The Hand Made Here 6th Annual Boutique Christmas Sale
Date & Time:
Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 11 am to 4 pm
Triwood Community Association Hall (Charleswood Hall)
2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta
Hand Made Here is accepting donations of gently used and new mittens, hats, and other winter woolys. The collected items will be donated to the Mustard Seed to help needy Calgarians warm this winter.
Stampede Barbecue & Breakfast
On Parade day, come and join us for our annual Stampede barbecue on Centre Street.
We'll have beef on a bun and entertainment for the whole family!
On July 14, dust off your boots and head on over to The Mustard Seed Shelter in the Foothills industrial area for our annual Stampede breakfast. Have some flapjacks, meet our community and learn a little more about The Mustard Seed.
FREE Pancake Breakfast!
On race day, May 29, come join us for a community breakfast and family fun in the Beltline!
Inn from the Cold, The Mustard Seed, Victoria Park BRZ and Volunteer Calgary are teaming up to host a neighbourhood party of epic proportions.
Get a hearty start to your day before heading over to the finish line to cheer on your runners. We'll have food for the folks, bouncy houses for the kids, and lots of fun for everyone. Celebrate our community with the Calgary Marathon Neighbourhood Spirit Challenge!
Music for a Winter Evening supports Affordable Housing
Calgary's Jack Singer Concert Hall was sold out on Dec. 15 for the 10th annual Music for a Winter Evening, where the Corpus Christi Male Chorale, joined by special guest Steve Bell, entertained the 1,800-person crowd with special holiday music.
The concert was held in support of The Mustard Seed's Affordable Housing Initiative, and was an incredible success as Calgarians joined with the performers and the event's sponsor, Legacy Kitchens, in an outpouring of generosity and compassion.
"We are tremendously grateful to Legacy Kitchens, tonight's performers and the hundreds of Calgarians who are helping to bring the dream of affordable housing for the less fortunate into reality," says Derek Fraser, Capital Campaign Director for The Mustard Seed.
Above and beyond record ticket sales, nearly $60,000 was donated on Wednesday night. In total, more than $100,000 was raised - enough money to fully furnish almost 30 of the housing units in The Mustard Seed's Affordable Housing development. Making the impact of those funds even greater, every $2,000 donated on Wednesday night will be matched by Legacy Kitchens, who generously committed to top off each fully-furnished unit with a kitchen.
Shine-a-Thon raises over $251,000
On Dec. 9, The Mustard Seed and Shine 88.9 FM set out to raise $250,000 to benefit our city's less fortunate through the 10th annual Shine-a-Thon.
Friendly volunteers manned the phones from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m., and notable Calgarians called or stopped in throughout the day to keep the energy flowing. We even had a visit from Austin Powers!
At the end of the day, thanks to an incredibly outpouring of generosity from Calgarians, we were able to meet and exceed our goal, reaching $251,060.
On behalf of our staff, volunteers and guests, thank you, Calgary!
Our most successful Gala to date
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported The Mustard Seed's fifth annual Gala Dinner on October 16. The event raised an incredible $139,000 to help Calgary's homeless, making it the most successful Mustard Seed Gala to date!
More than 350 people attended the Gala, where they enjoyed a gourmet feast and a memorable private performance by Calgary's own Paul Brandt, who graciously donated his time and talents for the event.
Dozens of generous donors contributed to the Gala's success by providing more than $20,000 worth items for the silent auction. As well, The Family Office kindly provided a trip for two to Belize, valued at $6,000, to be raffled off at the end of the evening.
The Mustard Seed also wishes to thank Grower Direct for the donation of all table centerpieces and Heninger Photography for providing the photo booth.
The money raised through the Gala will go toward helping Calgary's less fortunate through the provision of meals, clothing, shelter, education and employment assistance, mentoring and supported housing.
Go Green with Calgary Co-op Between January - March to Support The Mustard Seed
Date & Time:
January - March 2012
Calgary Co-op Locations
From January until the end of March 2012, Co-op supported The Mustard Seed through its "Bags to Riches" program. For every grocery bag reused in all Calgary-area Co-op stores, customers could choose to receive 3 cents off their purchase or donate the same amount to The Mustard Seed!
7th Annual Way of the Cross Walk
Date & Time:
Good Friday, April 6, 2012, 10:30-11:30 am
Meet at The Mustard Seed, 102 11 Ave SE
It can be tempting to fast forward through the Easter weekend and focus on the resurrection of Easter Sunday; but, that is only part of the story. The Way of the Cross walk is a chance to contemplate Christ's incredible sacrifice through music, readings and prayer. Following the walk, there will be a time for coffee and fellowship.
Cartwright Lighting donates day’s sales
On October 13, Cartwright Lighting generously donated an entire day’s worth of their Calgary store’s sales to The Mustard Seed!
For the sixth year in a row, the store asked its customers to come out for a cause and they responded en masse. At the end of the work day, Cartwright had raised an incredible $59,997 for The Mustard Seed and people we serve.
Thank you to Cartwright owners, staff and customers for this amazing contribution!
2012 Seeds of Hope Gala
This year’s gala was held on September 28 at The Hyatt Regency in downtown Calgary. Over 200 guests enjoyed a delicious meal in The Imperial Ballroom while hearing updates about The Mustard Seed’s success and plans, and being entertained and challenged by keynote speaker, Arlene Dickinson. The event was a great success and an evening to remember for supporters new and old.
Lindsay Rachel Giacomelli Memorial Golf Tournament
This June, the Giacomelli family chose The Mustard Seed’s Affordable Housing Initiative as their charity of choice at their annual golf tournament remembering their daughter, Lindsay. With generous donations and sponsorship, the event raised $16,001 towards accessible and supportive housing for some of Calgary’s most vulnerable citizens. For more information, go to the event site at http://fundraising.lindsaygiacomelli.com/