2017 CASH CALENDAR LOTTERY License # 441580

January 18, 2017

January 25, 2017 

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MY 13, 2017       

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June 3, 2017 $1500    




















Mylene Manalo

John Partridge

Myra Manuel

Derek Campbell

Sander van der Wissal

Teresa Gillies

Goorge Tanhudi

Rebecca Gafuik

Melissa Lange

Erin Molnar

Chantelle Tindall

Luis Baez

Cameron Plewes

Brenda Gracie

Lachlin McKinnon

Jeanie Godfray

Jennifer Craig

Janet Chafe  

Goorge Tanhudi

NOTE:  Tickets #0400 - #0420 were not sold and have been lost.These tickets will not be part of the 2017 Cash Calendar draws


Amazing Coupon books

Most people in Calgary are very familiar with these coupon books – they are very reasonably priced and have lots of popular coupons inside.


BOTTLE DRIVE [September and April] 

Each year we set out to do our part for the environment and raise some money at the same time during this super-fun one-day fundraiser. Choristers and parent drivers canvas designated neighborhoods asking for bottle donations; other parent volunteers hang out at the bottle depot working on their counting and sorting skills! It's amazing how much you can raise in such a short time frame.



If you already subscribe to a magazine or two, this one is simple. By ordering new subscriptions or renewing your favourites through Cantaré, it costs you NO MORE, yet the profit stays in our choir community. There are over 700 magazines to choose from and magazines make great gifts! You can renew a magazine from the selection online anytime during the current season; Cantaré Children's Choir benefits from all subscriptions ordered until the end of the season. 

Visit:, Cantaré Campaign Code: AB2501.



These two projects are one that you DON'T want to miss. Our growerprovides INCREDIBLE quality and very competitive prices for something that everyone usually purchases in the Spring. Those who didn't order were extremely disappointed when they saw the exceptional quality. Lilies and Hydrangeas are delivered just before Easter. We aim for delivery of the Bedding Out plants in late May. You can either add to Golden Acres' profit margin or you can help the choir!



Gift cards for CO-OP and Safeway are on sale at every rehearsal.  Five percent of all grocery cards you buy or sell earns credit towards your child’s tour cost this summer, or helps to support Cantaré Children’s Choir. This is a great way to raise funds while purchasing the things you would be buying anyway!  You can let us know your order in advance, and we’ll be sure to have your gift cards ready and waiting for you at sign in. 



Cantaré Children's Choir Society held its last casino in June2015.  Although the money earned is restricted in its use, many of our expenditures do qualify. Our next casino fundraiser is scheduled forFebruary 14-15, 2017.. 



Looking for a fun night out – just adults – and a chance to support Cantaré?  Dinner, drinks, 50/50 and a silent auction all wrapped into one. Choir families and local businesses donate items; everyone gets the chance to go home with something special!  Our 2012 Pub Night earned over $8200 in profits.



These ever-popular and very delicious Calgary made sausages will be available for BBQ season.



Invest in Success


Invest in Success

As a community children's choir program, we rely on the support that is so generously provided to us by individuals, businesses and corporate donors.  If you or your business is interested in helping to enrich the lives of Calgarians, please consider making a donation to our program.  Our needs range from bursaries and music library acquisitions (in memory of a loved one or in honour of a special occasion!) to capital acquisitions and tour funding.

Cantaré Children's Choir is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the province of Alberta and is recognized by Revenue Canada as a charitable organization.  As such, we issue Income Tax Receipts for gifts and charitable donations.  Please contact our office to coordinate your donation. 

Become a donor

Cantare Children's Choir is known for the exceptional way it fosters growth in our young singers so that each child can be nurtured in their musical, educational, leadership, and social development. Cantare's many successes are built not only by the dedication and efforts of our singers, but also on the unwavering support of our families volunteers, community groups, governmental agencies businesses, and corporations.

We invite you to make an 'investment in success' through your contribution to one of our funds:

Artistic Director's Discretionary Fund

Enables many creative ideas to come to fruition... this includes commissioning composers to write new music for the choir, enabling artistic collaborations, recordings, touring, as well as bolstering recruitment and outreach to bring more children to cantare.

Music Library Fund

Enables the purchase of music resources for all of our ensembles. Sponsor music to celebrate an occasion, in memory/honor of a loved one, or just because. Music library donors are listed alongside the pieces they sponsor in programs they are performed on as well as recognized on the sheet music used by our choristers.

Bursary Fund

Enables choristers with limited financial resources to participate in the choir experience from rehearsals to retreats and touring. Even the smallest amount can go a long way in making music more accessible for a child.

Performance fund

Enhances the experience for singers and audiences through the addition of instrumentalists, purchase of new instruments, staging, lighting name a few.

Card Fund

Send a card to someone special letting them know a donation has been made in their honor. They receive a personalized card with your message an you will receive a tax receipt. Suitable for birthdays, anniversaries, condolences, in memory of, thank you, in appreciation, or just because!

2016-2017 Donors


Friends and Collaborators

  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Heather Slater
  • Calgary Opera Association, Bob McPhee
  • Calgary Civic Symphony, Rolf Bertsch
  • Festival Chorus, Mel Kirby
  • Calgary Bach Festival Society, Terry Edwards
  • Calgary Pro Musica Society, Dean O'Brien
  • Spiritus Chamber Choir, Timothy Shantz
  • Luminous Voices, Timothy Shantz
  • Calgary Wind Symphony, Jeremy Brown

Music Library Fund

  • ATCO Power Canada Ltd.
  • Gwen ande David Baker
  • Michelle Bozynski and Paul Labrecque
  • Clare Beers
  • Mary- Ann and TimBrezinski
  • Carmen Opera Choristers
  • Catherine and Stan Climie
  • Allan and Gloria Fradsham
  • Karen Fruetel and Michael Leaker
  • G. Brent Cooper Professional Corporation
  • Cheryl Gibson-Allegro and Ross Allegro
  • Teresa and Damian Gillies
  • Catherine Glaser-Climie
  • Laura and Phil Holck
  • Jenny Huang and Tom Wu
  • Holly and Kiley Hykawy
  • The Kathol Family
  • Tammy and Don Kozlowski
  • Fred Mahler
  • Glenda MacQueen and Alex Memedovich
  • Tara and Gord McDonald
  • Susan and Eric McKay
  • Julianne and Lachlin McKinnon
  • Oliver Munar
  • John and Jean Partridge
  • Carey and Steve Patterson
  • The Plewes family
  • Lisa and Laverne Rude
  • Christine Renz and Ben van den Berg
  • Rick and Margaret Solinger
  • Lili and Bandi Szakony
  • Team Brenda 5
  • JoanneandStephen Spurgeon
  • Connie and Ted Weryshko
  • Bill and Mary Ann Wieger
  • Kelli and Geoffrey Wreford
  • United Way

Performance Fund

  • Joanne and Steve Spurgeon
  • John Thompson


  • Adagio Yoga, Brenda Reid
  • BandiPhotoGraphy, Bandi Szakony
  • Calgary Bach Society, Terry Edwards
  • Calgary Civic Symphony, Rolf Bertschè
  • Calgary Opera Association, Bob McPhee
  • Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Dornian
  • Cantaré Music Services, Catherine Glaser-Climie
  • CBC Radio
  • Canadian Music Centre, John Reid
  • Luminous Voices
  • Lutheran Church of the Cross
  • Festival Chorus, Mel Kirby
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • St. Stephen's Anglican Church
  • Spiritus Chamber Choir
  • Field of Crosses

Artistic Director's Discretionary Fund

  • David and Gwen Baker
  • Jenny Belzberg
  • Beverly Berkhold
  • The Benevity Community Impact Fund
  • Marlene and Jim Blair
  • Meredith and Patrick Cashion
  • Cenovus Employee Foundation, Teishan Wang
  • Terry Chow and Karen Hill Chow
  • Conoco Phillips, Jim Read
  • G. Brent Cooper Professional Corporation
  • Culture Connect Ltd., Jim Read
  • Delta Calgary South, Yvette DeGagne
  • Encana Cares Foundation, Rick Solinger
  • Foster's Garden Chapel and Crematorium
  • Rhonda and Bruce Francis
  • Karen Fruetel and Michael Leaker
  • Deb and Matt Lowe
  • McCann Family Foundation
  • Murray and Carole McCann
  • Dory Glaser-Watson and Neil Watson
  • Katie and David Partidge
  • Shell Canada, Sabrina Rongxia Cheng
  • Stephen and JoanneSpurgeon
  • Syncom Consulting Inc., Damian Gillies
  • United Way of Calgary
  • Mary Annand William Wiegert
  • Shelley Wong

Card Fund

  •  Gloria and Stephen Ross

Corporate Partners

  • AMD Transport , Art O’Dwyer
  • BandiPhotoGraphy, Bandi Szakony
  • BMO Glenmore Landing  
  • Classical Movements, Neeta Helms
  • The Digital Post Macleod Trail, Kassie Harder
  • First Class Flowers, Wendi van Oosterhout
  • Frontier Bus Lines, Laura and Keith Budd
  • Go Red Promotions, Kristina Berg
  • Graphics 4 You, Tamara Kilvington
  • Hall Visual Systems, George Hall
  • Kamp Kiwanis, Nestor Kelba 
  • Knox United Church, Chuck Curry
  • Leslie Music Supply, Joan Leslie
  • Long and McQuade Music, Ray
  • McDougall United Church, John Naylor 
  • Melody Lane Piano, Steven Shu
  • R & S Business Equipment, Ramsay Kamis
  • Sewing Studio, Eva Gugala
  • St. John’s Music, John Wright
  • Syncom Consulting Inc., Damian Gillies
  • Tributes Promotional Products, Neil Almond
  • Van Helden Agencies Ltd. Brenda Sawers

Bursary Fund

  • Anonymous x 2
  • Dorothy Baker
  • Madeleine Demers 
  • Dianne Fortier
  • Dory Glaser-Watson and Neil Watson
  • Murphy Oil Company Ltd.
  • Earnest Spurgeon
  • Joanne and Stephen Spurgeon
  • Syncom Consulting Inc., Damian and Teresa Gillies
  • Barbara Storwick
  • Faye Larsen Turnbull

Government and Funding Agencies

  • Alberta Foundation for the Arts
  • Alberta Lottery Fund
    • Community Spirit Program, Culture and Community Spirit 
    • Community Initiatives Program
  • Calgary Arts Development Authority
  • Canada Summer Jobs
  • [Human Resources and Skill Development Canada]
  • Rozsa Foundation
  • Southern Alberta Opera Development Foundation
  • Summer Temporary Employment Program [STEP]

Ladies Luncheon Donors 2017

Hilary Argento

Gwen Baker

Laura Baker

Susan Bannister

Deanna Berg

Birte Bergman

Heather Bowie

Janice Bowie

Michelle Bozynski

Michelle Brooks

TIffany Butler

Paulina Genderka

Lorna Gladman

Karen Fruetel

Kathryn Gerling

Catherine Glaser-Climie

Dory Glaser-Watson

Cheryl Hawke

Chris Hogan

Laura Holck

Andrea Hood 

Holly Hykawy

Carolyn Hyndman

Deirdre Jenkins

Melanie Jerrom

Katie Kahler

Iris Kathol

Tammy Kozlowski

Barbara Labrecque

Jennifer Labrecque

Melissa Lange

Laura Lovett

Deb Lowe

Roberta Mack

Rhonda McAndrews

Ellie McCullough

Jane McCullough

Parand Meysami

Wendy Miles

Laurie Milne

Brigitte Molyneux

Jackie Nodwell

Lola Omar

Carey Patterson

Marie Patton

Louella Pethrick

Betty Plewes

Christa Range

Tracy Range Huthersall

Farinaz Razi

Jane Rivest

Patricia Rodberg

Lorraine Ross

Jill Rossier

Raheleh Selehi Mojarad

Susan Schalin

Kathleen Sendall

Margaret Solinger  

Dianna Sole Kahler

Margaret Solinger

Lili Szakony

Desiree Tan

Margaret Watty

Brenda Welsh

Connie Weryshko

Elaine Weryshko

Sarah White

Jean Wood

Debra Wood-Zybutz

Calgary Opera Association

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Cantare Music Services

Catherine Glaser-Climie

Karen Fruetel

Luminous Voices

Spiritus Chamber Choir

The Cookbook Co. Cooks

Alberta Theatre Projects

Lorraine Ross

Brenda Welsh

River Cafe


Man Enough to Sing Donors 2017

Steven Anderson

David Baker

Jeffrey Baker

Ken Beaumont

Dick Bergman

Gavin Biton

Brian Breukelman

Graeme Climie

Stan Climie

Brent Cooper

Henry Doornberg

Joe Essenburg

Ian Gibson

Colin Giles

Damian Gillies

John Gillies

Fred Goldsmith

Peter Heissler

Phil Holck

Kevin Jackson

Bruce Kent

Cool Kornak

Don Kozlowski

Maximilln Labrecque

Paul Labrecque

Cory Lake

Matt Lowe

Doug MacKay 

Fred Mahler

Lachlin McKinnon

Russell McKinnon

Ashif Merani

Jeff Nielsen

Richard Oppenheim

Curtis Patterson

Steve Patterson

Wayne Pethrick

Ian Ramshaw 

Jim Read

Allan Riemer

Laverne Rude

Kelly Scott

Steve Spurgeon

Chris Stokes

Mikhail Tesarski

Bill Wiegert

Max Webber

Derek Weiss

Geoff Wreford

Calgary Opera Association

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Calgary Pro Musica Society

Cantare Music Services

Catherine Glaser-Climie

G. Brent Cooper Professional Corporation

Good Earth Coffee House [11Street SW]

Village Brewery and Karend Seda

Gavin Biton

Stan Climie

Stephen Spurgeon

WMC Graeme Reid