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.  ​

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