Special Events

“PAL Calgary received $2700.00 through the generosity of the following donors at the July 9th silent auction held in conjunction with Jon Lord’s Stampede BBQ.”

Silent Auction items
1.Marty Antonini framed sketch
2.Mandy Stobo painting
3.Mandy Stobo painting
4.Mandy Stobo painting
5.7th Heaven choir performance
6.Ben Laird photo www.blaponline.com
7.Reiki sessions with Catherine Myles – Reiki master
8.Reiki sessions with Catherine Myles – Reiki master
9.Reiki sessions with Catherine Myles – Reiki master
10.Dog care package by Emily Parkhouse.
11.Phil & Sebastian’s Coffee Roaster Package
12.ATP Theatre package
13.Lunchbox Theatre package
14.Theatre Calgary package
15.Calgary Opera Gold Tickets
16.Vertigo Theatre Package – Y stage family Package
17.Vertigo Theatre Mystery Package
18.Framed New Orleans Jazz fest poster donated by Marnie and Doug Roberts
19.Framed Organ fest poster donated by Marnie and Doug Roberts
20.Body Essentials Pedicure and Foot Care Bag
21.Marv’s Classic Soda Shop Basket
22.Back and Body Health certificates (NOT Health and Body) 3 Certificates
23.$50 Don’s Hobby gift Cert.
24.Make up gift (Gail Kennedy)
25.Make up gift (Gail Kennedy)
27.Dr. Lippit Dental package
28.Quest Theatre
29.Nicole Zylstra Pkg.
30.IATSE Gift Pkg.

“Thank you to these wonderful people who helped to further the dream of affordable housing for performing artists in the Calgary area!”


It’s that time of year again and here is your invitation!

The Ranchman’s North (333 – 4th Ave. SW) have teamed up with Jon Lord to put on the biggest and best indoor networker/fundraiser Stampede Party downtown this year!

Every year, Jon and his friends support a very worthwhile charity and 2010 is no different. This year again, for the second year, the charity is PAL Calgary.

Pal Canada has done a great job in Toronto and Vancouver and now its Calgary’s turn! In this recessed economy, never has PAL’s goal of providing affordable housing, care and a sense of community for disadvantaged and disabled individuals who work in or have worked in the performing arts industry with priority given to seniors been more necessary.

The Stampede Hoedown is held on Parade Day ( Friday July 9th this year) Doors open at 5:30 PM, dinner served 6 PM until 7:00PM at:
Downtown Ranchman’s Metropolitan CentreMetropolitan Centre (across from the Westin Hotel)

333 – 4th Ave SW

Your $10.00 ticket includes dinner

First come first served!

First 700 get the food!

Free Music (top-notch band as usual )

Your drinks will be low-cost

And the opportunity to buy some great silent auction items as well!

Please come and support PAL Calgary

Please forward this invite along to your friends and associates who you think might want to have a little fun kicking off the Stampede and supporting a worthwhile charity while doing it!


Please be aware it is first come first served, and although we do not anticipate large line-ups, we cannot guarantee there won’t be – so come early and be prepared to have a lot of fun! Yaaaaahooooooo!

“Click” on the appropriate links below:

YES I will be attending this year!           NO, I can't make it this time

photos by Jeff Dow

Whitechapel : The Story of Jack the Ripper

Lyrics by international bestselling author, Jack Whyte, music by Dave Zabriskie.
Written, produced and directed by Tory Doctor; starring a brilliant ensemble cast of 33 performers from across North America was brought to life at a semi staged reading on May 11, 2009. The company generously supported the PAL Calgary efforts by donating a portion of the proceeds
from ticket sales , book and script auction.
Performing Arts Lodge Calgary is grateful for the amazing support from the theatre community.


ACTRA business representative, Tina Alford listens to PAL Calgary President, David
LeReaney, speak on PAL Calgary to the party goers at the January 10th
Alberta Film Industry Wrap Party. A portion of the ticket sales were
donated to PAL Calgary and PAL Edmonton. We appreciate the support of PAL
by the organizers and attendees.

PAL Calgary conducted curtain speech fundraising at 6 of Rebecca Northan’s performances of the wildly popluar Blind Date. We thank her and the audiences for their generosity.:

January 8th 8:00 pm January 15th 8:00 pm
January 9th 10:30 pm January 16th 10:30 pm
January 10th 10:30 pm January 17th 10:30 pm

Loose Moose Theatre 1235 26th Ave SE

Come out and enjoy this wildly funny performance and help support PAL Calgary.


PAL Calgary was present for curtain speech fundraising for the entire run of ATP’s Half Life, April 29th through May 17th. Everyone came out and saw award winning Canadian work by playwright John Mighton and support Pal Calgary’s efforts. The production starred Grant Reddick, Shirley Broderick, Christopher Hunt, Val Planche, Kira Bradley, Kevin Rothery, and Kathryn Kerbes.

“Patrick and Clara meet in a care home and begin to fall in love.  As their adult children observe them, the older couple rediscovers beauty and love in the twilight of their lives.”

 PAL Calgary extends their gratitude to ATP for this opportunity.

In April we had the run of Vertigo Theatre/Serendipity production of Gin Game
with half of the proceeds going to PAL Calgary. Click the image for a bigger picture.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

PAL Calgary held a curtain speech fundraiser March 7 and 8 during the run of Sage Theatre’s
Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Geoffrey Ewart and Jamie Konchak directed by Kelly Reay
at the Pumphouse Theatres in the Joyce Doolittle Theatre. One of the cast spoke to the audience
after the show, telling them about PAL and asking for donations to assist PAL Calgary in its efforts.


PAL Calgary receives a donation from IATSE Local 212 Chapter President makes a presentation at the AGM John Hyde presents a donation to David LeReaney and Pat Pearson
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Christopher Hunt and Christain Goutsis to star in Mesa
Ghost River Theatre staged a benefit performance of Doug Curtis’ wildly successful play,
Mesa starring Christopher Hunt and Christain Goutsis for PAL Calgary.

Deanna Dubbin & Brad Steckel Marti Antonini & Hamish Boyd jamming Tim Williams Danielle French
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Musicians donate their talents at PAL Calgary’s first Curtains Up fundraiser
held at the Auburn Saloon in 2004. .

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