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

Casino May 27 & 28

The casino is the main fundraising activity for the Sunnyside School Society and it only happens every two years. We raise approximately $70,000 in two days – that is about $500 per child in our school.

The casino funds field trips, artist in residence, technology and supply purchases, and many of the other fun activities our children enjoy.  (Interested in learning more? Visit the Sunnyside School Parents website

The casino is Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 at Casino Calgary, 1420 Meridian Rd NE, Calgary. Each volunteer raises about $2,000 for our school plus you get a free meal and the chance to hang out with other cool Sunnysiders. It’s win-win!

We still have 5 vacant positions and need another 6 volunteers willing to sign up as backups. As of May 8, the remaining shift options are:

Sunday, May 27

  • 6:30 PM to 3:30 AM – Banker*

Monday, May 28

  • 6:30 PM to 3:45 AM – Banker*
  • 6:30 PM to 3:30 AM – Chip Runner
  • 11:15 PM to 3:45 AM – Count Room Staff (3 positions)

All shifts – backups – at least 6 needed

Please click on the following web link to go to the signup sheet:

To sign up, just follow the instructions on the page. It only takes a few seconds to do. You will receive a confirmation email of your shift. Please feel to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for volunteering!

Jacqui Thompson

Clothing Exchange

Our parent operated Clothing Exchange is now in its 18th season. It is located near the student entrance doors. Donations of used clothing, footwear, baby gear and small sports equipment are gratefully welcomed. “Take what you need and leave what you can.”

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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.  ​

At the Nov 25 regular board meeting, the Board of Trustees voted to approve the closure of the National Sport School effective June 30, 2021. #yycbe

There will be a Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon for the consideration of closure of the National Sport School. Due to current COVID-19 guidelines this meeting will be held virtually. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe

The province announced important new health measures for all K-12 students in the province. We have shared this information with our families and more details will be provided in the coming days #yycbe #WeAreCBE

In light of the Alberta Government's current COVID-19 guidelines today's Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online #yycbe

RT @EdMattersYYC: Team Gio and @italianctrYYC are supporting food security programs for our students through sales of a holiday gift box! Delicious ingredients for you and your loved ones plus the added benefit of feeding students in need. Get yours soon before they're gone!

Friday, Nov 20 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for CBE students. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE

Check out these moving stories from students about their experiences coming to Canada #WeAreCBE

Things may look different but what hasn’t changed is our commitment to our students! Thank you to all of our teachers and families for adapting so these important conversations can continue. #WeAreCBE

We're looking for on-call casual lunch supervisors to supervise students during indoor and outdoor lunch break activities. Apply today at and enjoy flexibility, opportunities & a great work environment! #yycbe #WeAreCBE

Plan ahead | Several CBE systems and websites will be unavailable this weekend for system maintenance. The outage is planned for 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21 until 6 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 22. Learn more: #yycbe #WeAreCBE