Put on your Fascinators and Bowties as we bring that famous derby style to the rolling hills of Calgary. Enjoy Cocktails and appetizers, competitions, auctions, and prizes on a beautiful private estate. ​

Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to make an impact on men and women experiencing homelessness in Calgary.​


Experience this unique estate home located on 40 acres of private land in Bearspaw. The Ridge Meadows is a former estate home custom built with incredible craftsman features re-imagining a signature mountain dwelling. As the former home of Frank and Anita Carey, this home was created with hospitality in mind. Dusk at the Downs will take advantage of the unique features of this home and property including the sprawling grounds and 9 hole golf course. ​


Group of 4 - $6,000 CAD​
The majority of this cost is eligible for a tax receipt.​

Event Details

The Ridge Meadows,
24314 Meadow Dr, Rocky View No. 44
September 11, 2021

Presented by

Roger insurance

Dusk at The Downs


  • Food and Beverage ​

    Each unique space of the venue will feature signature bars and food stations. Passed hor d’oeuvres and cocktails will highlight the southern charm of the Kentucky Derby. No formal dinner or seating will be included. ​

    Throughout the venue different activities will draw your attention and excitement. Activities will include:​

    • Live Auction ​
    • Live Music​
    • Pitch and Putt (weather dependent)​
    • Race Betting​
    • Matching donation opportunities ​

    Inclement Weather Plans​

    In case of inclement weather the event will take place inside the estate home and tent spaces with heaters. ​

  • Dress Code

    Show your derby Spirit and break out your spring colors
    Please note: The majority of the event will take place outdoors so a shawl or sweater is ideal

    Ladies Derby Style:

    • Cocktail Hat/Fascinator​
    • Knee Length Dresses​
    • Pantsuits​
    • Pearls​
    • Clutch​
    • Wedges ​

    Gents Derby Style:​

    • Blazer/Jacket ​
    • Vests​
    • Collared Shirts​
    • Hat​
    • Bow ties

  • Available Amenities

    • Coat Check
    • Parking is free onsite with Valet parking to the main doors

    Covid restrictions ​

    This event will be updated regularly based on current covid-19 restrictions and AHS guidelines. The event is planned with the intention of spreading out throughout a large home, tent, and grounds for the purpose of limiting gathering. Sanitizing stations will be plentiful and food and beverages will be planned in accordance with covid restrictions. We will update you on changes to the event in accordance with updated restrictions.

About the Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is a Christian organization with a mission to alleviate poverty and homelessness through acceptance, empowerment, and practical solutions. We care for those in need, by providing a safe, supportive haven where they can not​ only have their physical needs met, but can also grow mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. We strive to create a meaningful difference within the community and in the lives of those facing poverty.​

At The Mustard Seed, we believe in helping people where they are at. We understand the value of going out into communities, providing supports to those in need, and working collaboratively to prevent people from falling deeper into the cycle​ of poverty. We know that poverty is no longer confined within the blocks of our downtown streets or city core; it is not kept to one particular corner of town or ward. There are individuals throughout our city seeking basic services, relationships,​ support – individuals in need of our help.​

As The Mustard Seed continues to grow, it is our hope to expand our reach and services across Calgary. We will go where our help is needed; not for the sake of growth, but for the sake of seeing the transformation in someone’s life when they​ achieve wellness and independence.


​With your support, funds raised from The Mustard Seed’s Dusk at the Downs Gala will help make a difference for Calgary’s most vulnerable participants – building community, growing hope, and supporting real change.​

By supporting The Mustard Seed and its programs and initiatives you can make a positive, lasting impact​ in your community and in the lives of those in need.

Become a sponsor

The Mustard Seed’s Gala is attended by Calgary and area’s most influential guests, including previous supporters, corporate partners, and the philanthropic community.​

​Through partnering with The Mustard Seed, sponsors not only engage in good corporate citizenship but also have the opportunity to form relationships with other influential Calgarians.​


​For further information or to secure your sponsorship, please contact Amanda Stephenson at AmandaStephenson@theseed.ca or 403-767-2811.