The King Eddy
ABOUT THE SEED
The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness an poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence.
We have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers, and support from the community.
Currently in the early building stages and on track to open in spring 2023, Ogden Hub:29 will be a 5-storey
building with a dedicated 3 storeys of permanent supportive housing for families facing extreme economic challenges.
The Wrap-Around Supports Families Need to Thrive
- One-on-one support from family advocates will help families set and reach long-term goals.
- On-site health and wellness care will help families heal and stay healthy and well.
- Affordable daycare and pre-school facilities will provide a safe, secure space for children to grow, learn, and play while parents focus on providing for their families.
- Common spaces that provide a safe, secure, and affordable space for families to laugh, learn, play, grow, and thrive.
- Employment coaching will help residents find meaningful, secure, well-paying jobs.
- Activities and resources to teach life, social, and parenting skills to residents.
Today, you can change a family’s story, forever.
The ground is broken. The foundations are being laid. We are so close to making this long-held dream a reality. But
we need your support today! When you help build Ogden Hub:29, you will join a special group of community leaders who are going above and beyond to end family homelessness and poverty in Calgary. Your impact will be felt for generations. It will lift our entire community higher. And it will revolutionize the way we serve vulnerable families.
WAYS TO GIVE
Everyone has a different ability to give, but what we all have in common is the ability to make a difference. Below are some of the ways your passion and generosity can support this project:
As we revel in the return of in-person celebrations, we are pleased to celebrate your life-changing contribution to the Ogden Hub:29 project with an evening at the King Eddy. Established in 1905, the King Edward Hotel was Calgary’s second oldest hotel and the longest operating bar and hotel when it closed in 2004. Today the Eddy continues to be a cornerstone of music, community, and culture, building on its storied musical legacy.
Join us for show-stopping performances by UPTOWN, mouth-watering canapes, handcrafted specialty cocktails,
and an opportunity to connect with The Mustard Seed’s Executive and Program Teams, as well as Calgary’s
philanthropists, business, and community leaders.
Hosted by Joelle Tomlinson
Calgary-based Joelle Tomlinson joined the CTV Morning News team in 2017 —jumping into local, national and
international news coverage, interviews and local emceeing duties. She is a Jill-of-all-trades on the morning news — covering topics from the opioid epidemic, to food and fashion, to interviewing big profile names that land in Calgary. She is also the live in-studio host for the widely-watched Calgary Stampede coverage that occurs every July.
Live Entertainment by UPTOWN
UPTOWN brings the party to YOU! With amazing musicians, dazzling costumes & slick choreography, UPTOWN is not your average dance band; they are professional entertainers who have collectively performed at over 10,000 corporate events, fundraisers, weddings and production shows across North America and Europe.
You are invited
March 23, 2023
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
ABOUT THE SEED
The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for individuals experiencing homelessness and poverty since 1984. Operating in five cities across Alberta and British Columbia, The Mustard Seed is a supportive haven where people can have their physical, mental, and spiritual needs met and grow toward greater health and independence. We have been an agent of change for more than three decades, thanks to our donors, volunteers, and support from the community.
The Mustard Seed Red Deer
The Mustard Seed Red Deer meets the immediate needs of those experiencing homelessness and poverty by
community with a variety of programs and services, offered in safe and supportive spaces.
School Lunch Program
This program aims to assist families and schools with food security. The quality of food is essential and an important ingredient that contributes to the children’s success and development. It’s important that the students have the ability to learn instead of focusing on the hunger that they are experiencing. Each day, around 425 students at 48 schools in Central Alberta receive healthy and nutritious lunches.
The barriers preventing people from transitioning out of poverty and homelessness are as unique as the individuals facing them. Our wellness advocate breaks down these barriers by meeting with clients to determine which programs and services best meet their needs. These health and wellness services include counselling, medical doctor and nurses, assistance with obtaining ID, employment, income support, and housing, community resources, drop-in programming, and much more.
The dinner program not only provides hot meals three nights per week, but an opportunity for those living in homelessness and poverty to build a sense of community with our staff and other guests. Each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday meals are served in-person, following all physical distancing and COVID-19 guidelines, along with offering take-away meals.
There are a variety of drop-in programs and services such as haircuts, coffee and snacks, movie nights, prayer meetings, Bible studies, and many more. All programming follows proper physical distancing and COVID-19 guidelines.
Join us for an evening featuring live entertainment, exceptional fare courtesy of Bo’s Bar & Grill, and an opportunity to network with Red Deer and surrounding area philanthropists, business executives, and community leaders.
Net proceeds from this year’s Celebration will benefit The Mustard Seed Red Deer’s various food and meal programs that support Central Albertans experiencing food insecurity.
If you are unable to join us but would like to support this cause, please click below to make a donation designated to The Mustard Seed Red Deer’s food programs:
To be announced
Live Performance by
Thank you to our Sponsors!
Raffle & Gifting Sponsor
Interested in Sponsoring?
Please email Ana Kitlar, Manager of Partnerships & Events to request a list of available sponsorship opportunities. AnaKitlar@theseed.ca
This is a Calgary and Red Deer program