Past Fundraisers

2011 ACTSS Dogwash /uploads/2011%20ACTSS%20Dogwash.pdf

2011 Halloween Extravaganza wrap up /uploads/2011%20Halloween%20Extravaganza%20Wrap%20Up.pdf

2012 Halloween Extravaganza promotion /uploads/HE%202012.pdf


15th Annual Halloween Extravaganza


an evening helping pets living with cancer


This fundraiser raises money to help pets living with cancer. Our 15th annual event will take place at the prestigious Lois Hole Enjoy Centre and will feature a personally created meal by award winning Mercer's Catering.

Live & Silent Auctions:

The evening includes a live and silent auction. Items to be auctioned include resort stays, sports memorabilia and unique experiences including a private sight-seeing flight. Promising exciting live auction games with comic relief.........the rest is for you to discover; so get your tickets now!

Pet Costume Contest:

DON'T MISS OUR UNIQUE PET COSTUME CONTEST! This portion of the evening sells out every year!! Imagine dressing up with your pet and walking the "catwalk" with crowds cheering you on to compete for amazing prizes!

Balloon Frenzy:

Finally, back again this year will be our balloon frenzy where $20 will give you the rights to fight for a gift card valued at anywhere from $25-100!! The odds are in your favor!

New this year:
We are excited to be featuring the talented event artist; Lewis Lavoie who will create a masterpiece during the evening to be auctioned off at the LIVE auction and the lucky highest bidder will be taking home a unique work of art!

This is an event you must attend and dress up in your finest costume as pets aren't the only ones being judged and all for a great cause....supporting pets needing a second chance and life-saving treatments!






14th Halloween Extravaganza a Howling Success!

On October 17, at the ACTSS 14th Annual Halloween Extravaganza, we set a record at 350 people and their pets in attendance! Even more exciting, with the assistance of Emcee Seanna Collins of Global TV and Gary Meyer, Auctioneer extraordinaire, we doubled our proceeds this year at over $50,000!

The evening began with a moving tribute to “Angel” one of the pets with cancer ACTSS subsidized and her family that stood by her through this difficult time.  The Italiani Banquet Facility served a delicious meal enjoyed by all and in between bites, people kept sneaking off to outbid others on their favorite silent auction items.

Dinner was followed by a game of “Heads & Tails” with the lucky winner taking home an autographed Brett Michaels cowboy hat followed by our LIVE auction, that created an all time high bidding war for items such as an Edmonton Police Service Canine unit tour, autographed Big Bang Theory wine, luxurious stays at the Fairmont resort in Lake Louise and Echo Valley Ranch & Spa and Thunder 1 charter fishing adventure trip. New this year, we featured a wine tree with over 60 varieties of wine that was an appealing feature of our stage until auction time.

Back by popular demand was the balloon frenzy with over 100 balloons containing gift cards and certificates valued at $25-100.  For just $20, guests stormed our real-life lifesavers for a chance at one of these winning balloons. Tremendous thanks to Firefighters; Curtis Lomanaski and Scott Wilde, Canadian Search and Disaster Dog Assistance Team members Josee Nolting and Richard Lee, Veterinarians; Heather Lam, Annabelle Sydie, Sherry Van Boxtel, Kristina Hughes and Doug Hefflefinger, Animal Health Technologists; Erin Gerwing and Dawn Philips. These individuals bravely fought off the crowds of eager participants that showed no mercy in having a chance at getting a balloon!

Next; the Pet Costume Contest took the stage and the cheering was enthusiastic for the 20 pets, which included a Star Wars jawa and yoda, cowboys, a teenage mutant turtle, a spider and sheep. With so many great entries, the contest was eventually won by the infamous Judy, Mitzi and Roger Millette who posed as the police intercepting the Anthony Henday traffic jam!

The audience was full of surprise with the announcement of our “Purse Snatcher” event….after 3 bidding wars for Michael Kors, Matt & Nat and Kate Spade purses, the surprise came when one lucky lady also took home her purse full of money! The evening was a huge success and tremendous thanks must go to all the volunteers and especially to the Halloween Extravaganza team that worked so hard to put on this wonderful evening.

Guests were also treated to “tea sampling” provided by DAVIDsTEA (Whyte Ave) with animal-themed “Pink Flamingo” tea! Other exhibitors included original artwork by Little Blue Bug designs and Portrait sitting certificates by Chewed Slippers Pet Photography who generously donated their proceeds from the evening to ACTSS.


Special thanks to the Committee Organizers: Auction (Jennifer Stelfox, Carol Nelson & Sharen van Fossen), Raffle (Amanda Dean), Public Relations (Cherie Sawaryn & Chelsey Chapman), Ticket Sales (Kathy Carey & Debbie Legere), Decorations (Darlene Job), Volunteers (Lia Watkin), Costume Contests (Jen Shelley), Sponsorship (Sandi Krucik-van Bommel), Program (Lorraine Shulba & Sandi Krucik-van Bommel), Audiovisual (Ron Strobl ), Evening Event (Sandi Krucik-van Bommel, Cherie Sawaryn), Cash Out Table (Diane Gauvreau, Madeleine Leduc) and Photography (Lorna Savak, Darlene Konduc).  

ACTSS would not be celebrating our success without distinguishing the wonderful support of our event Sponsors.  

Gold:  Shippers Supply

Silver:  Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre and Leduc/Beaumont Animal Clinic.

Bronze:   Guardian Veterinary Centre, Crestwood Veterinary Centre, Lorna Savak

Volunteer: Park Veterinary Centre, Janet Ohm

Wine: Lexus of Edmonton (West)

Pet Costume Contest: Sleeprover doggie hotel & daycare

Human Costume Contest: Dirty Dog Spa

Annual Supporters:   Ken and Judy Chan

Early Bird Draw Sponsors:   Bellstar Hotels and Resorts


We are extremely grateful for the generosity shown by so many people in making this year’s event reach even further to the pets with cancer that we are able to help make a difference in their lives – thank you!

If you enjoyed our event, please tell your friends and family and help spread the word! We hope to see you next year!

Sandi Krucik-van Bommel, Event Chair