Another Amazing Year for CNOY 2022 in Okotoks!
We want to give a HUGE shout out to everyone who participated or made a donation to support BCO and the Okotoks Food Bank in our community for CNOY 2022.
This year we raised almost $11,000 thanks to the outstanding efforts of 13 local fundraising teams and a grand total of 57 walkers! Right down to the tips of our frozen toes we are so grateful for all of their hard work and for all of the generosity you've shown us once again, Okotoks!!
Socially Distanced but United in the Spirit of Giving
This year all of our participants walked socially distanced routes through town as we near what we hope is the end of the COVID-19 pandemic in southern Alberta. We are very excited to return to the group walk format in CNOY 2023, when we can fully celebrate the community spirit that makes this annual fundraiser so important for BCO and the work we do to help local folks in need.
How to Donate
Missed the event this year? There's still plenty of time to make a donation through our official CNOY Okotoks web page!
Get in the Spirit with Holiday Giving
🎄✨It's that time of year again! With the holidays right around the corner, our BCO elves are busy making plans and rallying community support as we prepare for our annual Christmas Feast. This is one of our most truly heartwarming events of the year, and it's always so inspiring to see so many local businesses, BCO partners, volunteers and donors give generously and work with our outstanding team to make it all happen, no matter how much it snows or how high demand grows.
If you know a local family in need in Okotoks or Lethbridge, get into the spirit of the season, and 'adopt' them with a nomination!
How it Works:
With generous support from the communities we serve, every year around Christmas Eve our BCO elves visit nominated families and deliver all the ingredients needed for a classic holiday feast, as well as presents for all the children on our list 🎁
Send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org or DM any of our social media accounts, and we will take care of the rest!
❄️ Last year our volunteers braved a terrible blizzard and receive the help of many selfless Christmas angels as they delivered meals and gifts to 49 nominated families in the Okotoks area and 5 families, 10 seniors and 2 group homes in Lethbridge. 2020 was the first year we expanded the Christmas Feast to Lethbridge and it was such a tremendous success that we can't wait to do it all again this year!
Call For Volunteers and Donations
We are still looking for volunteers to help us deliver meals and presents to nominated families, and donations of cash and toys/gifts to help us meet the need in our communities, which we are already seeing is higher than ever this year. Fortunately, we are also blessed with an early outpouring of support to boost our efforts, and we are confident we can keep rallying the community to rise to the challenge!
🙏 If you would like to make a donation, please contact BCO directly or visit our account on Canada Helps to give online!
Watch this space for news and updates about this year's Feast as we switch into high gear to bring the brightness of the season to those who need it most ❤️❤️
BCO's 2021 Movie Night Fundraiser at High River Sunset Drive-In
BCO just wrapped up our second annual movie night fundraiser at the High River Sunset Drive-In! This year's double feature was fun for the whole family, with 'Frozen' followed by 'Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom. The Sunset is a fantastic local venue where a portion of the proceeds always goes to local charities, and we are blessed to be included among the foothills nonprofits they support.
BCO Volunteers Man the Box Office
As always, a huge BCO thank you goes to our wonderful team of volunteers who helped us take tickets, park cars and generally ensure everyone had a great time! These events would not be possible without the helping hands of our volunteers- and even with rain threatening the evening turned out beautifully this year.
Stay Tuned: Our Next Movie Night TBD Summer 2022
Stay tuned until Summer 2022 for our next movie night fundraiser at the Drive-In! In the meantime check out some of the other awesome flicks coming to the Sunset and enjoy that feel-good glow of supporting local charities while you enjoy a classic movie night under the stars!
What a fantastic day! Our first CNOY- Okotoks 2020 co-hosting with Okotoks Food Bank Association was a great success! We had over 120 amazing folks from our community share in a walk for the hungery, homeless or hurt.
We are incredibly grateful to our volunteers that welcomed everyone, managed routes and rest stops, our registration team that registered our walkers to our food team that made the delicious community meal for all to enjoy.
Thank you to all our amazing teams! You raised over $15,000.00 to date! Thank you for your dedication and your big hearts for thinking of others first, caring for your community and those who are vulnerable. We loved meeting your families and friends as you all gathered to share an evening that was one we at BCO will not forget! And to our donors WOW! Thank you so much for all your support!
To our sponsors and community business leaders that supported our event: Thank you for all you do in our community and your continuous compassion for charity!
It’s not too late if you would still like to donate to a team, individual or to CNOY-Okotoks the link will remain active for 1 more week.
All of us at BCO are forever grateful for every part, every action and all the compassion and kindness you brought in making CNOY- Okotoks a great success!
Mark your calendars and we will see you at CNOY-Okotoks 2021💛
We hope you can join us on February 22nd and support a community we hold so dear to our hearts. We are still in great need of volunteers! Please feel free to sign up directly on the CNOY Okotoks page or reach out to us directly.
Check out this excellent video by Coldest Night of the Year:
We are beyond thrilled to be hosting the Okotoks Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser in partnership with the Okotoks Food Bank.
We are gearing up our teams and getting ready to spread some community love on February 22nd, 2020!
We would love your support--where’s your passion? Team captain? Or do you want to be part of a team? We have a spot for you! Volunteer for one of the many spots available. Or maybe you would like to sponsor part part of our community walk? Reach out to us today and we will help to get you all set up!
Sign up today to run, walk or donate! #community #charity #fundraising #giveback
And then there are days when your heart overflows with gratitude!
What an amazing crew this evening! 523 essential bags ready to be delivered to the The Mustard Seed and Calgary Drop-In Centre.
Huge thank you to everyone who donated essentials, had fundraisers and volunteered their time!
We love offering a hand up and so does our community!
A wonderful evening celebrating all the volunteers in our BCO family.
The rain and hail couldn’t stop this amazing group from having some fun!
We couldn’t be more grateful for the amazing turnout in support for the BCO Jail and Bail at the MarketSquare Artisan Markets Spring Fling.
We had an amazing line up of BCO jailers that made this event the great success that it was in raising a total of $4780.00!
We have so many people to thank:
Brad Mauro Digipower Design and Print Centre
Chrissy Mouland Loop Kids Consignment & New
Beverly Ryan iDental Okotoks
Julie Matchett JD Accounting Services
Tanya Thorn - Okotoks Town Councillor
Jeannine Coupland Evolve Wellness
Tanya Douglas Pure Envy Salon & Spa Ltd
Laurene Palmiere Band
Special thanks to:
Ron and Sheila Hughes
Jim Boudreau CDBloom Studio
Megan Wozniak Created by MarketSquare
The George Traditional House
Can’t wait until next year!
We are a charitable organization based in Alberta, Canada. We are devoted to helping the homeless through various fundraising events, clothing and essentials drives, and our eventual goal is transitional housing.