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WESTERNER DAYS FREE BBQ

It is our joy to serve our community at our 10th Annual Free Westerner Days BBQ!

WESTERNER DAYS SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, July 15th
11 am to 2 pm
FREE BBQ MEAL FOR ALL!
FREE Kids & Youth Activities!

Donations of non-perishable food items are welcome to help those in need. We hope to see you there, rain or shine!

July 15, 2020, will be our 10th Annual Westerner Days Free BBQ at Living Stones Church! At our first BBQ in 2010, we fed 750 guests; since then our BBQ has grown every year and on July 14, 2019, we fed 2,250 guests! Our community looks forward to our BBQ on parade day every year. After taking in the Westerner Days parade, families, individuals and groups from non-profits agencies come to Living Stones Church for a free lunch, live music and lots of free children’s and youth activities! YEE-HAW!

THE WHY

Our Westerner Days BBQ is an outreach to our community; to express our love and help them to get to know us. Many families look forward to our BBQ every year because they can’t afford to take their children to the Westerner Days fairgrounds. Over the years, many individuals who have attended our BBQ remembered us when they were experiencing difficulties in their lives. They felt comfortable coming to one of our Recovery programs or coming on a Sunday because they felt accepted and welcome at our BBQ. We are passionate about creating a place where hope and healing live, and about meeting people where they are at.

At our BBQ we raise funds and collect food donations for our benevolence fund, which is used to help people in need throughout the year.

THE COST

The cost of this event is approximately $10,000 for food, condiments, paper supplies, water bottles, freezies, portable toilets, bouncy castles, kids craft supplies and marketing. We run this event with over 100 volunteers. We are grateful for generous donations in past years that have equalled approximately $3,500 in cash and gifts in kind. We need the help of more sponsors to offset the cost of this event so that we can continue to offer it to our community for free.

THE REACH

Internal: We have an average of 900-1,000 people attending Living Stones Church each Sunday. Sponsor mentions/logos would be in our weekly bulletin, mass emails, video announcements, posters, PowerPoint slides, bathroom stall ads, invitations, etc.

External: We welcomed over 2,2000 guests to our BBQ in 2019. Located at the intersection os 20th Street and 40th Avenue, our parking lot has high exposure. External reach includes sponsor logos/mentions on our website and social media, SHINE FM Community Calendar,  Westerner Days Offsite Events website, newspaper ads, hand-delivered postcard invitations to the surrounding neighbourhoods, posters around the city, Big 105 Live On Location, press releases to Todayville, Red Deer News Now, the Red Deer Advocate and CTV News Edmonton Community Events. We will also have a sponsor table at the BBQ for sponsors to display their promotional materials.