On Saturday June 25, the Alberta Browncoats teamed up with Pete, Dan, Brad and
the rest of the Metro Cinema Society to host a screening of Serenity.
Over 130 people came to the screening and partook in the Browncoat
experience. They enjoyed hearing about the work we have done over the 6
years we have existed. Many came in costume so we knew that most people
were already unaffiliated Browncoats. The door prize competition had 8 very
happy winners as they searched the theatre for the prizes of Alberta
Browncoat merchandise and Nathan Fillion autographed items.
We hosted a very success silent auction and raised $600 for our two
charities. The auction proceeds will be split between WEAC (Women’s
Emergency Accommodation Centre) and YESS (Youth Empowerment and Support
Many of the Browncoats promised to visit us at our Booth at comic and
entertainment expo in September 23-25 in Edmonton.
Thanks to Drew and Sheelagh for organizing everything beforehand. Thanks
also to Andy, Natalie, Clinton & Doug for showing up and working on the
June 11th and 12th you could find us at the inaugural Red Deer Expo! We had a fabulous time with our con family and got to spend a few minutes basking in Morena Baccarin’s glory. For those of you who’ve been following our Geekograph’s progress, it has now been signed by Nathan, Jewel, Alan and Morena. We’re hoping to fit a few more signatures on to it before we auction it off to charity.
A familiar face dropped by the booth and won our weekend draw. Congrats Alvin!
We combined our proceeds from EEK! Fest and the Red Deer Expo and were able to donate another $500 to the Red Cross’ Ft McMurray Fire Appeal.
We returned to St. Albert this year and brought many new goodies and a new booth layout. Thanks to Karen of Firefly Cargo Bay (sadly, now closed), we were well stocked with fabulous Whedon ‘verse buttons.
This year our small pool of volunteers continued to work long and hard to bring all the shiniest goodies in the ‘verse to our Browncoat brethren. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our con family, Alan arranged for the creation and donation of 49 custom Browncoat Powerseed devices using a design by member Nat Dempsey.
We didn’t host a Serenity screening this year, but we did manage to donate an impressive $2695 to charities as a result of booth sales and donations.
The donation breakdown from Calgary Expo 2016 is as follows:
- GRIT Society (Calgary): $2045
- Kids Need to Read: $208.00
- Canadian Red Cross (Ft. McMurray Fire Appeal): $500
Thank you everyone for making this a great experience. See you next year (or, at Edmonton Expo in Sept!)
Due to the upcoming holidays we will not be scheduling any knitting nights for the month of December. Knitting nights will resume on January 13, 2013. Have a wonderful holiday season and we’ll see all our dedicated knitters in the new year.