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2018 Calendar Sponsors Wanted!

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An opportunity for Sponsorship and Advertising


The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) is preparing to launch the very popular annual Animal Rescue Calendar; featuring 12 stunning photographic portraits of AARCS rescued animals. All funds raised from sponsorship and calendar sales will go towards helping even more animals in need.

We are looking for companies/organizations to purchase advertising spots in the calendar to cover the cost to produce the calendars. By being involved, you will be helping us raise funds for animal emergency costs, veterinary care, food and supplies. In addition, corporate sponsors will gain brand recognition among our rapidly growing support base. Calendars will be distributed to local businesses for distribution. AARCS typically circulates over 1500 calendars.

Ads will be placed on each calendar page, rates and sizes are as follows:
  • Monthly Banner Ad $495
  • Monthly Block Ad $195
  • Back Page Business Card Ad $100
Additional Benefits:
  • Fosters corporate responsibility in supporting local charities
  • Company name mentioned on social media (our Facebook page has over 77,000 followers)
  • Brand recognition with AARCS’ rapidly growing volunteer/support base

 


CONTACT INFORMATION

5060 74 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2C 3C9

Rachel Howard, Volunteer Manager

Email: volunteer@aarcs.ca

PH: 403-250-7377


 

Registered charity Number 80718 8479 RR0001

Download 2018 Calendar Advertising Form here!

Save completed form and email to volunteer@aarcs.ca

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Wanted: Events & Fundraising Coordinator

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Events and Fundraising Coordinator

Full-time (40 hrs/week)

Looking for a dynamic and creative Events & Fundraising Coordinator who loves animals!

POSITION SUMMARY: The Events and Fundraising Coordinator is a dynamic and creative individual responsible for fundraising, developing relationships, securing new sponsors and executing signature events. You will report to the Executive Director and work closely Creative & Marketing Specialist.

ABOUT US: ALBERTA ANIMAL RESCUE CREW SOCIETY  is a registered non-profit charity located in Calgary, Alberta rescuing and re-homing abandoned, abused and surrendered animals facilitating over 3,000 animal intakes each year and providing numerous community support programs across the province, including Emergency Foster Care, Humane Education, Spay/Neuter Assistance Program and Animal Disaster Response. Our mission is Changing Lives Through Kindness. This role is responsible for fundraising, sponsorships and executing numerous events throughout the year.

ABOUT YOU: The Events and Fundraising Coordinator is a motivated individual with exceptional time-management and organizational skills.  Having both a love for animals and people, you excel at creating and building relationships. You are positive, friendly, and approachable. You love planning and take pride in your work to meet and exceed goals. You are able to work some weekend to accommodate the numerous events happening throughout the year.

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant experience in marketing, fundraising and event planning.
  • Motivated to exceed fundraising goals.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with sponsors to meet objectives.
  • Extremely organized and efficient.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers.
  • Personable and able to develop a positive rapport with a diversity of experiences and backgrounds.
  • Manage deadlines, projects and assignments in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Self-motivated and takes initiative; has the ability to set priorities and manage workloads with minimal supervision.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including evenings and weekends to attend events beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.
  • Genuine interest in animal welfare.
  • Experience in not-for-profit sector an asset.

Apply Now:  Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter speaking directly to the requirements list with an attached resume to Deanna Thompson, Executive Director (deanna@aarcs.ca) before June 26, 2017. Please ensure the subject line in your email states: Events and Fundraising Coordinator Application. 

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

AARCS is an equal opportunity employer. We invite all suitable candidates to forward their application in confidence. We regret that only the best qualified candidates will be contacted for screening. Thank you in advance for your interest.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Job Posting – Events and Fundraising Coordinator 2017

 

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Staff Announcement

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Staff Announcement: Veterinarian & RVT Hires


 

WendyWe are pleased to announce that Dr. Wendy Drohan will be starting with AARCS as our Veterinarian in AARCS Veterinary Hospital on May 15th, 2017.  Dr. Drohan comes to us with 21 years’ experience as a primary care veterinarian and a wealth of experience with companion animals.  Dr.  Drohan loves working with animals and is looking forward to combining her passion for animal welfare and the homeless animals with her love for veterinary medicine. She is an experienced surgeon and takes pride in keeping up-to-date on the latest advances in veterinary care. Dr. Drohan has been working with AARCS’ animals at one of our partner clinics and is a primary veterinarian for the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force where she volunteers her time. Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Dr. Wendy Drohan to the team.


 

JessicaIn addition, we are pleased to announce that Jessica Perillo will also be starting at AARCS as a RVT (Registered Veterinary Technologist) in AARCS new Veterinary Hospital starting on May 15, 2017.   Jessica started her career as a veterinary assistant with small animals and exotics in Ontario in 2004, and has been working in the veterinary field ever since.   She relocated to High River in 2008 where she continued to gain experience working in various areas of a veterinary clinic, and attended Old’s College, graduating as a RVT in 2012.  Jessica comes with a wealth of experience and dedication to animal welfare. Jessica is a current foster home for AARCS and has been a long-­‐term volunteer with the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force working on their medical team.  Please join me in congratulating and welcoming Jessica to the team.


Should you have any questions please feel free contact me.

Deanna Thompson 

Executive Director

Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society 

deanna@albertaanimalrescuecrew.com

 

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A Tail to Remember – June 10, 2017


When:  June 10, 2017
Time:  Doors Open: 7:00pm
Entertainment Begins: 8:00pm
Where:  Best Western Plus Village Park Inn (1804 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary)
Price: Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or $70 for Two  $60 for Two
About:

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting A Tail to Remember fundraiser (formally known as Art Combat) on Saturday June 10, 2017! Last year’s event raised over $46,000 for the animals in AARCS’ care. Guests will enjoy live music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, raffles, and a chance to bid on silent and live auction items. Those in attendance will be entertained as they watch talented local artists turn blank canvasses into distinct pieces of artwork throughout the night. At the end of the evening, the art will be live auctioned off to the highest bidder. Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70. We hope to have 200+ guests in attendance. Guests must be 18 or older to attend. We are currently looking for Sponsors, Auction Items and Artists for this event – please email Lindsay@aarcs.ca if you are interested in partnering with us! Click here to download the 2017 Tail to Remember Sponsorship Package

Proudly Sponsored By:

Carmax Canada EPS1


Thank you so much to our Silver Sponsors:

Altalink Cornerstone
Youth Centre Calgary
DKMZ Integration Systems Inc.

Cornerstone Engineering Ltd.

Candy Bar Sponsor:

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Artists performing this year at A Tail to Remember

 Dean Stanton of Dean Stanton Interactive Artworks
 Karen Biko of Karen Biko Kreations
 Taylor Odynski of Tays Art
 Tanya McMahon
 Chris Casson
 Jill Tuttle

 


 

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Featured Volunteer: Melissa Brathwaite

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Photos courtesy of Inga Morozoff Photography

 

AARCS Featured Volunteer:

Melissa Brathwaite

A word from Melissa:

I absolutely love AARCS in every way.  From the moment I first did the orientation I realized there was this feeling of fullness in my heart, a sense of belonging and a feeling of comrodery towards a common goal to save as many lives possible no matter the obstacles.  I am so thankful to be a part of the most amazing group of people I have ever met, who show me daily that we can make such a great difference and there are no limits to what can be achieved.  I never knew before I volunteered and fostered how life changing it could be for us to see these animals blossom into happy healthy successful lives.  I have always loved animals, but now that love and passion makes a difference.  We have been lucky enough as a family to find through fostering for AARCS the most perfect fit of a dog in our home, he helps us with every foster , he helps them to transition and learn in our home.  As well a young cat that brings unending laughter and joy each and every day.  Thank you AARCS for always being the voice of the voiceless and ensuring so many animals have a happily ever after.  Cheers too many more fulfilling years growing with this wonderful organization.
 
Thank you
Melissa B.
AARCS Volunteer and Foster Home

A word from our Volunteer Manager:

We are so grateful to have Melissa as part of the AARCS Family. Over the years, she has been involved in a number of areas, including fostering a number of dogs and cats, being a part of our Cat Caregiver team here in the shelter, and assisting with planning large AARCS fundraising initiatives.
In addition to that, both her and her husband have been incredibly involved in assisting us with the completion of our new building. They have both spent countless hours putting their professional painting skills to use (which we are incredibly thankful for as green paint is very unforgiving!).
Melissa, thank you so much for always keeping a smile on your face and for staying positive, even when the situation is less than ideal. Thank you for all of the love you have shown to each and every animal who has crossed your path.
Keep up the great work!
Rachel Howard
Volunteer Manager

 

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New AARCS Sneak-a-Peek

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We want you to come for a sneak-peek at the new AARCS facility so that you can see where your donation is going and how it will help more animals now and for years to come! What do you say?!

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

WHAT:
 NEW AARCS HOME + VETERINARY CLINIC SNEAK-A-PEAK!
WHEN:
  APRIL 1, 2017 between 11am – 3pm, THIS SATURDAY!
WHERE:
 The NEW AARCS Safe Haven, 5060 74 Ave SE, CALGARY
We will be doing guided tours throughout the day to show you around! In addition, we’re planning a grand opening during the second quarter of 2017 and we hope you will be able to join us on this joyous occasion.

CHECK OUT THIS TRANSFORMATION SO FAR!


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DONATE TODAY!

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Double Donation Match!

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DOUBLE DONATION MATCH CAMPAIGN!


Long time supporter of  animal welfare initiatives and dedicated donor, Heather Waddell will DOUBLE YOUR GIFT to help CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

She has generously committed to MATCH your donations up to $20,000!


This means that for every DOLLAR you DONATE, AARCS will get $2!

This will get us to our GOAL OF $40,000!


Your contribution will help fill our NEW AARCS’ VETERINARY HOSPITAL with essential life saving equipment!Donate Now!

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• Anesthesia System

• Autoclave and Ultrasonic Cleaner

• Defibrillator

• Centrifuge and Blood Analyzers

• Diagnostic Equipment

• Monitoring Equipment

• Surgery Table (x2)

• IV Pump and Pole

• Exam and Surgery Lighting

• Wet Table / Treatment Table

• Exam Tables

• Emergency Kit

• X-Ray Machine

• Isolation and Recovery Kennels


YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

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Light Up Donation Match!

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT with YOUR DONATION!


Dr. Audrey Remedios, who is a long time supporter and incredible veterinary surgeon has proposed an offer to help AARCS raise funds. She has committed to match your donations up to $10,000. This means that for every dollar you donate, AARCS will get $2!

This will get us to our goal of $20,000 to purchase surgical lighting for our NEW AARCS VETERINARY HOSPITAL!!!


Dr Audrey

“The project for a veterinary hospital is essential and will allow the organization to continue to help hundreds of animals, reducing animal homelessness and improving our community. The project will drastically reduce costs for the organization allowing them to have an even bigger impact.”

— Dr. Audrey Remedios 

B.Sc, DVM, DACVS

 


 

Bronco_surglightYou can light up an AARCS animals’ life by contributing to the cost of the surgical lighting for our new Veterinary Clinic. Animals just like Bronco, who required an orthopedic surgery as a result of massive trauma after being hit by a car. This left Bronco with a fractured hip which was very painful and caused him to ‘hop’ from pain and discomfort as he walked. By helping AARCS to acquire professional surgical lighting for our clinic, this type of surgery can be performed in-house saving us enough to do twice as many life changing surgeries!

Please consider giving a donation below to help us provide surgical lighting for animals in need of extensive veterinary care in our new Veterinary Clinic!

 Surgical Lighting

YOUR GIFT WILL CHANGE THE LIVES OF ANIMALS!

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Valentines Challenge

 Join Our Valentine’s Day Challenge!

WE HAVE REACHED OUR $6,000 GOAL FOR OUR  VALENTINE’S DAY CHALLENGE! Total has been added to our over-all Capital Campaign!

We need to purchase two Heart Rate Monitors for our new Veterinary Hospital at a cost of $1,500 each. Cheeko is just one of over 100 animals that AARCS has taken into care so far in 2017. It is incredibly important to AARCS to provide the highest standard of care to each animal brought into our programs. To minimize risk while animals under-go anesthesia for surgery, all animals are monitored closely using tools such as heart monitors.
This is where we could really use your help!


Don’t let their rescued hearts skip a beat this Valentines!
Contribute to the AARCS Doppler Fund (Heart Rate Monitor) for our AARCS Veterinary Hospital!

We hope to raise $3,000 in ONE DAY!

WOW! A GREAT BIG SHOUT OUT to the Spindler Family for covering the cost of our two heart rate monitors! We would like to CHALLENGE everyone to help us by MATCHING THEIR DONATION bringing our NEW Valentine’s Challenge up to $6,000! This will cover the cost of a multi-monitor which will manage all the other vitals!

Every dollar makes a difference and will help us save the lives of so many animals who need us the most!  

*Any funds raised above and beyond this amount will go towards our over-all Capital Campaign fund.

We would like you to meet Cheeko!

“Hi there! The name is Cheeko! When AARCS asked me to share a few words for their Valentine’s Day newsletter, it made me blush. AARCS rescued me at the beginning of January 2017 and I won’t lie, I was in really ruff shape. You know, I came from a place where dogs don’t really stay in the house.  Instead, they stay outside and fend for themselves, like wild animals, which sure wasn’t easy.
Please don’t be fooled by the way I look – all big and buff – ‘cuz deep down I am as soft as an ice cream cone.  Really, I swear! In fact, I was the dog that the other neighborhood dogs picked on and bullied every day. When my rescuers came along, they found me pretty beat up with open sores and old scars all over my body. I wasn’t a pretty sight at all and I wasn’t having much fun, but it was all I had ever known.
These people took me to a place called ‘Safe Haven’, and that’s just what it was. It was so nice to be treated with kindness and compassion.  And then…it happened!  My tail began to wag and I just couldn’t stop it! Not that I wanted to anyway. I wasn’t quite sure what it was, this big, heavy feeling in my chest, but it was something really great that I had never felt before. I think they call it LOVE!  They treated my sores and provided me with comfort, delicious food and a bed to call my own. Soon after, I went to a super foster home and guess what?!  As of last week, some people had that same feeling for me and I have been ADOPTED! If there is a lottery for dogs, this was it and I won…BIG TIME!”
- xo Cheeko 

Cheeko required more than just routine medical care such as vaccines, dewormer, microchip and neuter. This big fella required antibiotics and medicated baths for his open sores and skin infections as well as dental surgery to remove multiple fractured teeth due to past trauma. We are so grateful to be apart of his journey, including his rescue, rehabilitation and helping him find his forever family.
Join us in our mission of
“Changing Lives Through Kindness”
Your kindness is going to allow us to help thousands of homeless animals in Alberta in 2017.

CONNECT with us:
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Dueling Pianos 2017


Thanks to your support, over $20,000 was raised at the 2017 Dueling Pianos!
Check out photos from the night!

When:  Thursday April 13, 2017 (Easter long-weekend!)
Time: Doors Open @ 6:30 pm | Pianos Begin @ 8:00 pm
Where: Aussie Rules (1002 37th Street SW, Calgary)
Price: $30 (Ticket includes Appetizers & Live Music)
About: Party the night away for AARCS with live entertainment of Dueling Pianos! Last year’s inaugural event was sold-out and raised over $17,000 for the animals in AARCS’ care!


• Silent Auction, 50/50, Raffles & Drink Specials •

 

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If you are interested in sponsoring AARCS Dueling Pianos, please contact Lindsay Black at Lindsay@aarcs.ca or by phone 403-250-7377.


Thank you to our Title Sponsor

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Thank you to our Gold Sponsor

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Thank you to our Silver Sponsor

PoorBoy Tire Ltd.

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