Our Community "Star Partners"
Be a VPR Superstar!
Play, Support, and Save! Donate $25 to the VPR United Way campaign and receive Superstar status.
Being a superstar grants you access to participate both the Board Game Champion and Winter Wellness Challenge activities without paying the entry fees.
- Log in to the United Way donation portal using your university email
- Donate a minimum of $25
- Email the receipt to Maryam to get your Superstar status
- Have fun!!
Activity hosts will reach out to all Superstar holders to confirm participation in the Board Game Champion and Winter Wellness Challenge activities. Superstars can join one, both, or none of the activities.
- VPR Superstar donations must be made on or before November 10
- Hosts will confirm dates for specific activities
You Activity Host
Please reach our to Maryam Tahir with the RSO office at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to send your donation receipt.
Board Game Champion
Roll up your sleeves and challenge your colleagues with this year's social event of the season!
Join your fellow campus colleagues in a friendly competition to be crowned Board Game Champion. Held over a series of several lunch hours, players will compete to get the overall highest score!
The game will be easy to learn, play, and have a short run-time (can be completed over the lunch hour).
Donate $15 through the United Way donation portal (or become a VPR Superstar to waive the fee)
Email your donation receipt to Connie to confirm participation in the activity
Players will be competing individually.
Highest score at the end of the final heat wins!
Guaranteed laughs (and groans)
Winner will receive their own copy of the game!
- Dates for game heats will be announced based on number of entrants
Your Activity Host
Questions? Contact Connie Tsang with the Transdisciplinary Scholarship group at: email@example.com
Hosted by the Faculty of Science
This year, the VPR is joining 12 units and faculties are combining forces to bring you 2 amazing fundraisers: Cozy Island and Wonders of Fermentation Island survivors.
Participate in one or both - it's up to you!
To participate, you must be 18+ and reside in Alberta. Ticket sales will run online, so you need a credit or debit card with an Alberta address. Winners of the Survivor games will be announced in December.
All donations will be equally attributed between participating UCalgary units at the end of the activity.
Hygge Survivor on Cozy Island
The seasons are changing...are you ready for hygge evenings and weekends? Cozy island is filled with all the warm, comfortable things that bring hygge into your life - woolly socks, handknit mittens, warm tea and hot chocolate, candles, delicious non-perishable snacks and candies, good books, and more...
Wine Survivor on Wonders of Fermentation Island
Isn't yeast the best? Wonders of Fermentation Island offers you the chance to restock your wine cellar and beer fridge with marvelous wine, beer, cider, spirits, cocktails...all brought to you by our favourite eukaryote!
For more information:
Hosted by the Office of Advancement
UCalgary invites you to participate in our first-ever 50/50 raffle as part of our 2023 United Way Workplace Campaign! Simply put, a 50/50 raffle is like a party where someone could leave with a cash prize.
Participants purchase tickets, and the winner walks away with half the total money raised while the rest goes straight to United Way! The more you/your colleagues donate, the higher the pool of winnings!
The pool can go as high as $20,000 (which means the winner can walk away with as much as $10k!)
- Ticket prices: 200 for $50 | 50 for $20 | 10 for $10 | 1 for $5
- Choose "Research" when purchasing tickets to ensure your donation is counted as part of the VPR fundraising campaign
- Ticket sales - October 19 - December 12
- Draw date - December 12
For More Information:
Visit: UCalgary rafflebox
Sparks of Gratitude
Hosted by the Office of Advancement
UCalgary’s Sparks of Gratitude campaign is a fun new way to show appreciation for your colleagues and give to United Way at the same time!
This campaign supports a positive, engaged culture, and helps make UCalgary a great place to work and learn. Write messages of thanks, encouragement or just let someone know how they make UCalgary a better place for all. Collect your “sparks” from your area’s United Way cabinet representative.
- Donate $10 and receive 5 “sparks” to share with your colleagues
- Purchase sparks until December 15
Visit: Sparks donation page