Our Events

The Airdrie Food Bank hosts two signature events a year - the Shamrock Shimmy in March and Empty Bowls Arts Festival in September. In addition, kind hearted individuals, families, businesses and organizations run various food drives and fundraisers supporting us. If you are planning an event, please visit our third party events page for valuable information.


Empty Bowls Arts Festival 2018

The Empty Bowls Arts Festival is coming up on Saturday, September 22, 2018. The family event features local musicians, artists, children’s activities, silent auction, pottery demonstrations, free soup lunch and handmade pottery bowls for purchase. All proceeds raised during the event directly support the Airdrie Food Bank, providing emergency food support to individuals and families in our community.

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Shamrock Shimmy 2019

This year the Airdrie Food Bank will be hosting our 14th Annual Shamrock Shimmy Fundraising Dinner. This dinner, dance, live and silent auction will be held at the Town & Country Center in Airdrie on Saturday March 16th, 2019. All proceeds go directly to support the programs of the Airdrie Food Bank. 

Airdrie Food Bank almost solely relies on community support, with only 10% of our total income through government funding. All donations for this event will have a direct impact on the services we provide:

  • $1000 provides milk for 200 families
  • $3000 will provide 3000 snacks to fuel kids learning at school
  • $5000 would provide 2000 lunches to hungry students who otherwise wouldn’t have one

The Shamrock Shimmy is our largest fundraiser and we are asking the local business community for their support. As Airdrie grows we intend to make a big local impact with the vision of making Airdrie a community where no one is hungry. If you are interested, we have two ways in which you can become involved:

Event Sponsorship

THE POT OF GOLD
SPONSOR
$10,000                      
As the ONLY Pot of Gold Sponsor you will have naming rights to the event. This package includes your name and logo being featured on all on social media including Facebook Lives, print media publicity, verbal recognition at the event and the largest title spot on the Shimmy Wall of Fame. The Gold Sponsor will be recognized as funding the entire meal and venue for the event. This package includes 16 tickets to the event where your tables will be highlighted as the main event sponsors.

LUCKY
LEPRECHAUN
$5000                          
As a Lucky Leprechaun you will have multiple name and logo exposures on social media including Facebook Lives, print media publicity, verbal recognition at the event and a large spot on the Shimmy Wall of Fame. This package includes 8 tickets to the event where your table will be highlighted as the event sponsors.

SHAMROCK
SPONSOR
$3500                          
As a Shamrock Sponsor you will have your name and logo exposer on social media, print media publicity, verbal recognition and a medium spot on the Shimmy Wall of Fame. This package includes 4 tickets to the event.

SHIMMY
PARTNER
$2000                          
Shimmy Partners will have exposure on social media, print media publicity, verbal recognition and a spot on the Shimmy Wall of Fame. This package includes 2 tickets to the event.

Other ways to contribute
Sponsorship of a Silent or Live Auction item will help us raise funds at the event. We are looking for:

  • $1000 to sponsor an ‘Experience’ auction item. Your name will be mentioned/listed with the item and in the program
  • $500 to sponsor a silent auction item. Your name will be listed with the item and in the program
  • Donations/gift certificates for the auctions are welcome and your name will be listed in the program

 

 

 


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