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

Octoberfest 2021


Welcome to William Reid School’s biennial parent Fundraiser - OKTOBERFEST! William Reid School’s fundraiser will be a CHEQUE-WRITING CAMPAIGN this year.

The campaign is officially launched right now and during the entire month of OCTOBER and will run for approximately one month. 

Where does the money go?

YOUR children!

William Reid's biennial Oktoberfest fundraiser rallies parents, teachers, students and friends of William Reid School to raise needed funds to support our amazing school and staff! Items such as computers / technology, student agendas, student assistance, and teacher resources. These are some examples of how these funds are used to enhance your child’s experience at William Reid School.

Also, in non-COVID years we have a number of amazing, community building special events! So please keep in mind, the funds raised this year will contribute to the AWESOME events we are able to hold in the 2022-2023 school year!

How important is this fundraiser?

Very important!

If this is your first OKTOBERFEST you may not be aware of the history around this event. Years ago, our Parent Council decided to combine all of our fundraising efforts into just two fundraisers: a casino and an evening social event, held in alternating years. Parents loved this change: going all in for two large fundraisers, one per year, instead of having smaller fundraisers throughout the year. Do you remember knocking on your neighbours doors to sell magazine subscriptions, wrapping paper, chocolates? Or holding bake sales?! With this event your child(ren) (and let’s face it - YOU) don’t need to peddle these wares (and many… many others….) to your family, friends, neighbours and colleagues (did I hear a whoop of joy?) Although we are not asking our kids to “sell” anything, this fundraiser does still require donations and participation from all within our school community to be a success!

What happened to the party?!

In the past, OKTOBERFEST has been an in person, social fundraising event organized by William Reid School parents. The most recent event was held in November 2019 at the National on 17th Ave. Unfortunately, due to the ever changing status of restrictions, and the general risks associated with COVID-19, instead of throwing an Oktoberfest Fundraising Party, this year’s fundraising event will be:


Where do I send my cheque?

The Oktoberfest Cheque-Writing Campaign is here!  Details of how to donate is in the link below.  

If you have any questions, contact Jessie Muncaster through the William Reid School Council email

Thank you

We appreciate everyone’s enthusiasm and look forward to a FULL event again in 2023!


EvenStart Hampers

Every year, William Reid students and their families 'adopt' families in need through the support of the charity, Evenstart, in their endeavor to help families in need within the Calgary Area. If you are interested in helping out on the Evenstart committee please contact School Council (

Mabels Labels

Let’s eliminate our lost and found! WRSFS is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels, a leading provider of personalized labels that are as tough as they are cute. Easy, online ordering gets your labels dispatched within one business day to your door. By visiting Mabel's Labels you are supporting our school's programs when you make a purchase of your own. 

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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.  ​

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