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Casino event raised significant program funding for the ASA

The Alberta Society of Artists held its annual fundraiser event on April 23rd and April 24th this year at the Elbow River Casino. Members of the Society volunteered for positions during the afternoon and evening to support the fundraiser and we’re pleased to say that the event was a great success!

Our Volunteers

LasVegas-CasinoThe Society required volunteers to fill several different positions at the casino during the afternoon and evening. These included front end positions such as cashiers, chip runners and general managers, and back room positions such as bankers, count room staff and count room supervisors.

Overall, approximately 42 positions needed to be filled for our fundraiser to be fully staffed. Although many members of the Alberta Society of Artists volunteered for various positions, we still fell short of the number required to make the event work.

Unfortunately, due to the lack of volunteerism from our own membership, we had to reach out to external volunteer resources to fill shifts for the event. Nearly half of the volunteers signed up to help our organization with the fundraiser were not members of the Alberta Society of Artists.

The Results

The ASA hosted this event with the Alberta Liquor and Gaming Commission, one of our funding partners. The casino event is one of our largest fundraisers of the whole year, and generally pulls in a lot of funds that can be used towards our programs and workshops. Many of our volunteers had no prior experience with the positions they filled for the event, but everyone did a great job!

One volunteer shift at the casino raises approximately $2000 towards the programs of the ASA, according to an estimate from the funding raised from previous years. This year, the casino event brought in nearly $55000 for the Alberta Society of Artists to put towards educational programs and events, exhibitions and more.

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered for a position at our fundraiser event this year. Because of your desire to help the Society, we now have the funds that we need to continue to host events and programs throughout the year. Thank you so much, and we hope to see you again at our fundraiser next year!

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Crossroads Art Centre
#305 - 1235 26th Avenue SE
Calgary, AB T2G 1R7
ASA Phone: (403) 265-0012
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