There are many ways you can contribute to our school’s success, and make a difference for our school and our students. In our school, this can include providing in-kind donations, contributing cash and lending expertise and technical knowledge. Connect with our principal on what may be appropriate. For more information on ways to give to CBE, visit Donate ​on the CBE website.​​​

Fundraisers & Donations

Holiday Sharing at Westgate

For the holiday season, and in concert with the school led Holiday Sharing initiative, we have set up a FlipGive account. Fundraising for our school is as easy as shopping online!  No better time as we all prepare for the holidays.

FlipGive is simple, safe, contact free and instant.

You can use it for your holiday shopping and throughout the whole year! There is no cost to you – you just shop as usual, but first follow these easy steps:

1. Visit
2. Set up an account and join our "team" (WESTGATORS) through this code P5XDBG.
3. Start shopping.

Every time you want to buy something online, first go to the FlipGive website and be sure you are signed into your account. You can choose from the multiple retailers that use FlipGive.  Click on the retailer and it will redirect you to the online store. Shopping is normal from that point forward and a percentage of what you spend will be given back to Westgate! 

There are all sorts of retailers to choose from such as Amazon, Superstore, Home Depot, Walmart, Lululemon, Apple, SportChek,, and so many more!

By simply doing your regular online shopping, you are supporting our school.  Please feel free to pass the link and code on to family and friends if they would like to join. 

You may order gift cards through FlipGive for the Holiday Sharing initiative for Westgate and Catherine Nichols Gunn Schools. Send the electronic gift cards to our School Council email address ( by December 14, 2020.  We will print them off and include them in the Holiday Hampers. Gift cards from grocery stores are most helpful as they provide access to the most needed items, such as food and toiletries. 

We hope you will take advantage of this easy way to earn fundraising dollars for the school! Let us know if you have any questions:

Happy Holidays!

Westgate School Parent Society Executive

Mabel's Labels

Tired of having your child's belongings end up in the lost and found cycle. Mabel's Lables might be a solution. Visit their website for more information. Make sure you select Westgate Elementary and the school will receive a percentage of earnings to support our fundraising efforts.

COBS Bread 

Westgate School is registered at both the COBS in Signal Hill and Aspen. When you purchase from COBS, you just need to let them know that you are with Westgate School and the school will receive 5% of the yearly purchases.  

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​Donating to Our School

Ways to give to our school include:

Monetary (cash) donation

  • I wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $20 or more.
    • Visit the EducationMatters online donation webpage to make a donation. (Preferred donation method)
    • Write a cheque payable to EducationMatters  (all one word) and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school or mail it to: EducationMatters, 1221 8 Street SW Calgary, AB T2R 0L4
  • I do not wish to receive a tax receipt for my donation
    • ​Write a cheque made payable to Calgary Board of Education  and include the name of our school and the specific program, activity or item you want your donation to support in the 'memo' section. Give the cheque to the school.

In-kind donations of school supplies or equipment 

  • ​Contact our principal to ensure these supplies or equipment  are needed and can be used by the school.  ​