Woohoo! What a day!
The third annual Branch Out Snowshoe Tour was the best one yet! 111 participants, 20 dogs, and nearly $40,000 raised! We even got a few celebrities out and about, including Olympic Champion Michelle Cameron Coulter, Olympian Emily Baadsvik, members of the Calgary Stampeders, and Mrs. Laureen Harper!Read more
Snowshoe Is A GO!!!
Pretend the other end of that rope is tied to you and he’s pulling you to registration.
Us humans have a tough time trudging through snow. We have small feet, freeze in the cold, and we’re heavy. You know who’s not like that? Elves. Like Legolas. You’ll notice in The Fellowship of the Ring that Legolas walks right on top of the snow of the Caradhras mountains.
Fortunately, we have snowshoes instead. And with those snowshoes we shall walk 5 or 10 kilometres to raise funds to fight neurological disorders at the Branch Out Snowshoe Tour!!
It’s at the sweetest place in Alberta, Fallentimber Meadery near Water Valley on February 18th! Bring your dog, bring your kids, bring an elf if you know one! Register HERE. What a great activity for the Family Day weekend!Read more
Top Moments of 2016
Jumping for joy after another great year!
2016 seemed to be a down year for celebrities (RIP Bowie, Prince, Alan Thicke, etc.) but Branch Out was only getting more lively with our most successful year to date!
Some of the many 2016 highlights for Branch Out include:
- Record attendance at our 2016 Snowshoe Tour
- Record number of grants awarded (Nearly $250,000!)
- Partnership with Calgary Flames & Calgary Flames Foundation for MS On Ice event
- Branchy Brew – our very own beer is on tap at Last Best Brewery, raising money for us until 2020
- Branchy Ginger Kombucha – our own kombucha, too! From Wild Tea Kombucha
And of course, it’s all thanks to you, dedicated LEAFlet readers. Oh and also all the other donors, participants, volunteers, sponsors and supporters but for just this second, you LEAFlet readers get all the credit. Thanks for reading!
It takes big hearts and brains of all kinds to find solutions for neurological disorders such as Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Epilepsy etc. In every monthly newsletter ("The LEAFlet"), Branch Out highlights a special Branchy who's gone above and beyond....Read more
MS ON ICE
Top three things ever to happen in the NHL:
- NHL ’94 created for SNES & Sega Genesis
- Disney’s “The Mighty Ducks” is released
- MS On Ice goes down on December 17th, 2016
That’s right, Branch Out has partnered up with the Calgary Flames for MS On Ice. We’re partying to put an end to MS and the best part is all the players and coaches HAVE to hang out with us regular people! 50% (!) of the proceeds will be going to Branch Out so we’d love to get a whole bunch of Branchies in attendance.
Details? Who needs ‘em! The only detail you need is knowing you will be just a few feet away from Sean Monahan! Just kidding:
WHERE: Flames Central
DRESS: Semi-formal, dress nice with a touch of ice!
WHEN: Saturday, Dec 17th. Doors @ 6pm, performance @ 8pm!
WHAT: appies from six top restaurants, OPEN BAR DUDES!, live music performance, conversation with NHL gods
TICKETS: Get ‘em HERE