Calgary Comic Expo – Apr 27-30

Calgary Comic Expo

When: April 27 – 30, 2017
Time: Thur Apr 27 – 4 pm – 9 pm
Fri Apr 28 – 1 pm – 9 pm
Sat Apr 29 – 10 am – 7 pm
Sun Apr 30 – 10 am – 5 pm
Where: Calgary Stampede Park
Price: Visit the TICKETS page to learn about the many different ticket options available. Some are available at the door, but most ticket types are only available online in advance and many sell out.
About: Stop by the AARCS booth and meet some real-life super hero animals from our 2017 AARCS Super Calendar! We will have AARCS merchandise for sale and information on what we do in the community!




Edmonton Woman’s Show – April 29 & 30

Edmonton Woman’s Show – AARCS Booth

When: April 29 & 30, 2017
Time: Saturday: 9 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre (7515 – 118 Avenue, Edmonton)
Price: General (13+) $13
Student & Senior $11
Children (12 and under) FREEPurchase Tickets Now at
About: Stop by the AARCS Cuddle Corner and meet some of our adoptable and alumni dogs! We will also have merchandise, information about fostering, volunteering and more!




Rockin’ To Rescue Benefit Concert for AARCS


When:  Saturday April 29th
Time:  2 pm – 2 am
Where:  Boomtown Pub & Patio (135 Southland Drive SE, Calgary)
Price:  $10 min. donation
About:  Thank you to all of the artists who signed up for April 29th for this charity fundraiser to help support Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society – AARCS.

15 great musical performances from 2:00pm-2:00am. Minimum $10 donation

Jillian Layne
Armando Barahona
JACK and the WOLF
Silver Moss
Bebe BuckSkin
Left Hand Willy
The Rad Hatters
Emre Cords
Bat Finger
The Slick 68′s
The Varmoors
Life Like Fire
Fluffy The Pitbull




Reservoir Dragons Fundraiser – May 6 – Calgary

Reservoir Dragons Fundraiser
Third Party Fundraiser

When:  May 6, 2017
Time:  4 pm – 7 pm
Where:  Cat ‘n’ Fiddle (540 – 16 Ave NW, Calgary)
Price:  Free!
About: The Reservoir Dragons (Dragon Boat Team) are holding a fundraiser with a silent auction to help raise funds for team fees and new equipment – HALF of what they raise will be donated back to AARCS! For more information, email and visit




Vintage Redefined Market – May 12-13 – Calgary

Vintage Redefined Market
Third Party Fundraiser

Vintage Sale -TPF - May 12-13

When: May 12 & 13, 2017
Time: Fri May 12 – 4pm-8pm
Sat May 13 – 10am – 6pm
Where:  Century Casino (1010 42 Ave SE, Calgary)
Price: Fri May 12 – Presold VIP Tickets $10 (can be purchased in advance or at the door)
Sat May 13 – $4 per person (16 and under are free)
About: Featuring 13,000 sq ft of True Vintage, Re-purposed, Reclaimed, Oil & Gas, Records, Jewelry, Video Games, Antiques, Comics & more

AARCS’s will receive half the proceeds of tickets sold on-line under this link :

50/50 tickets Sold Friday & Saturday

Donations Accepted

Rusty Owl Vendor is donating % of sales

Merchandise will be available.




Adoption Event – May 20 – Calgary

AARCS Adoption Event

When: May 20, 2017
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Where: Pet Valu Deer Valley (#42, 1221 Canyon Meadows Drive SE, Calgary)
Price: Free!
About: Stop by Pet Valu Deer Valley and meet some of the adoptable animals AARCS has in our care! We will also have information on site about what AARCS does in the community!




Dog Gone Running Doggy Dash – May 27 – Calgary

2nd Annual Dog Gone Running Doggy Dash
Third Party Fundraiser

2017 Doggy Dash

When: Sat May 27, 2017
Time: 11 am
Where: Eau Claire Market
Price: TBA *Registration will open soon – please stay posted for details!
About: Join Dog Gone Running for a 5k Doggy Dash or 1 Mile Family Wag N Walk. Funds raised will support the new Veterinary Hospital that AARCS is in the process of building!
Swag bags are included for all runners and dogs. Prizes for Top Finishers.

Register at
For more information, visit




Scotiabank Charity Challenge

Join the AARCS Rescue Racers team for the

Scotiabank Charity Challenge!

Do you love animals, want to give back and get in shape at the same time? Sign up for our team and help raise $20,000 for the animals in AARCS care!

Date: Sunday May 28, 2017
Location: Stampede park, 650 25 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB T2G 4K8


  • Scotiabank Kids Marathon (kids 12 and under)
  • GoodLife Fitness 5KM
  • Jugo Juice 10KM
  • Centaur Subaru 21.1KM
  • Scotiabank 42.2KM
  • 50KM Ultra
  • Confederation 150K Solo

By joining our team and setting a goal of raising $500, you will also get the following benefits:

  • Scotiabank Charity Challenge Race-day T-shirt
  • Training program (individual or group training available)
  • Dog friendly running group
  • Personal training Coach
  • Weekly webinars including inspiration and motivation!
  • Puppy/Kitten Cuddles!
  • New friends!




  • Please Note: We have not been provided with a Pin Code for this year
  • Registration Steps:
  • Fill in your personal information and race preferences
  • Select “Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS)” as your charity
  • Select either:”Create Scotiabank Charity Challenge Fundraising Account (via Artez)” or “Make a Donation”
  • Record your user name and password that you choose during registration



  • Login to your fundraising page
  • Click on “My Team” on the left bar menu
  • Click on “Join a Team”
  • Search for “AARCS Rescue Racers” (Team Captain – Lindsay Black)
  • Select the Team Name at the top
  • Click “Join Team”

Race Training graciously provided by:

Sheena Denscombe of Health Matters Fitness



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A Tail to Remember 2017

A Tail to Remember
AARCS Signature Event

When:  June 10, 2017
Time:  TBA
Where:  TBA
Price: Tickets for the evening are $40 each, or two tickets for $70.

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.

We are currently looking for Sponsors, Auction Items and Artists for this event – please email if you are interested in partnering with us!

Download the 2017 Sponsorship Package!




Jail n’ Bail 2017

Jail n’ Bail 2017
AARCS Signature Event

When:  August 12, 2017
Time:  10 am – 4 pm
Where:  TBA
Price:  FREE!

The Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS) will be hosting its fourth annual Jail ‘n Bail fundraiser on Saturday, August 12th, 2017! Last year, the event raised over $59,900 for the animals in AARCS’ care! The event will be held at our NEW Safe Haven shelter facility, from 10 am to 4 pm. During the event, VIP’s will be jailed in dog kennels (fur friends are optional but recommended!), and they will be released when they have raised the preset amount of money to be bailed! The family-fun event will also have a street festival, kids area, food trucks, adoptable animals on site and more!

We are currently looking for VIPs, Sponsors and Vendors for this event – please email if you are interested in partnering with us!

Download the 2017 Sponsorship Package!