Purchase four tickets for the Red Deer Hospice No Show Gala fundraiser, and you can ‘Support a Stud:’ Your name will be preserved for posterity on wooden studs within the walls during construction of the Hospice’s expansion.

Support Red Deer Hospice: Be a no-show!

Fundraiser-with-a-twist supports vital care for local families

After five successful spring fundraising galas, Red Deer Hospice Society has a request: Please be a no-show this year.

It’s not that they don’t want to see you, of course, but as the society stands knee-deep in construction dust to better serve the community, and the city recoups from an amazing two weeks of Canada Games, “it was time to do something a little different,” says Lori Dufresne, Red Deer Hospice Society Event Co-ordinator.

READ MORE: More beds, more services coming to Red Deer Hospice

Here’s what’s happening: “We always have a lot of fun at the spring gala, but this year we’re doing something a little more grassroots: The No Show Gala,” Dufresne says.

Thanks to some amazing supporters in the local community, virtually all of the anticipated $100,000 revenue will go directly to expansion of palliative care and related services for local families – six additional rooms that will serve 100 more families each year.

  • One Week in Ultimate Luxury – Courtesy the Laser and Skin Care Medspa, choose from a stay at the Mayan Riviera or Nuevo Puerto Vallarta Grand Luxxe Resort (non-inclusive; all weeks available except Christmas week; airfare not included). Relax in a King Master Suite with personal plunge pool on a generous deck, second bedroom with two double beds or one king in lock-off compartment; gourmet kitchen; 2 Jacuzzi tubs; living area sleeper sofa. Sleeps up to eight (max. six adults); golf and massage passes also included.
  • Calgary Stampede Concert for 12 Guests – This unique experience courtesy of Calgary Sports and Entertainment includes a la carte dinner in the Saddledome Grill before the show, 12 concert seats directly outside the restaurant, all beverages and two parking passes.
  • Hockey Night in Canada – Four return flights from Calgary/Edmonton to Toronto to a Toronto Maple Leafs Game, with a bonus tour of the Hockey Night in Canada studio, plus a $1,000 accommodation credit, all courtesy Ron and Cari McLean, Glover Tucks and Phone Experts.

Be a No-Show:

Tickets for the No Show Gala are just $25, with only 4,000 printed. Purchase online and at Red Deer Hospice.

“Since we launched before Christmas, tickets have been a hit as gifts, and we’ve also had many businesses buy bundles as thank-yous to staff and clients,” Dufresne says.

And with the Support a Stud initiative, anyone who buys four tickets will have their name preserved for posterity on studs within the walls during construction.

Winning tickets will be drawn Sunday, May 5 at the Run/Hike for Hospice, a 1km/4km hike through the beautiful Kerry Wood Nature Centre Sanctuary or a 5km/10km along the city’s scenic riverside trails.

Walk/run participants receive a T-shirt and a barbecue lunch, and both individuals and teams are welcome – register today!

For information, call Lori Dufresne 403.309-4344 ext 109 or email events@reddeerhospice.com.


Lori Dufresne, Red Deer Hospice Society Event Co-ordinator, sells tickets for the society’s No Show Gala, featuring the chance to win three awesome prizes as an alternative to the traditional spring gala.

Proceeds from the No Show Gala will help support palliative care and related services for local families at Red Deer Hospice, where an expansion will add six additional rooms to serve 100 more families each year.

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