Alberta Challenge Final results!

The 2017 Alberta Challenge results confirmed!

Alberta Challenge results confirmed January 27, 2018:

First of all, thank you for participating in Tails of Help’s Alberta Challenge and supporting our cause. The support you have all provided has been nothing short of exceptional, and as result many MORE pets will be provided with essential veterinary care. 

We have just completed the audit of the final result and we are very pleased to announce that the total amount of funds raised from the Alberta Challenge Campaign was $88,747.25 !

A fantastic result !!!

We have confirmed the placings for the Alberta Challenge competition based on the funds received, as follows:

1st      Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary                
2nd     Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park          
3rd     Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton  
4th      Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton        
5th      C.A.R.E. Centre, Calgary                                   
6th      Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary                        
7th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer                           
8th      Leduc Animal Clinic, Leduc                               
9th      Bow Bottom Veterinary Hospital                       
10th    Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane   

Congratulations to the Team at Coach Hill Animal Hospital for winning the Alberta Challenge Trophy for 2017!

We would like to thank all of you for supporting Tails of Help and participating in the Alberta Challenge.

2017 started off as a challenging year for the organization, and for charities in general. It was heartwarming to see the veterinary community, clients, public, sponsors, and our generous donor who is matching our campaign total, rally behind our cause.

On behalf of all the pets and their owners that will benefit from receiving essential veterinary care in the coming year, WE say thank you so Much.

and THANK YOU again TO OUR SPONSORS WHO SUPPORTED THE 2017 ALBERTA CHALLENGE CAMPAIGN:

thank you to all of our Alberta challenge 2017 sponsors!

thank you to all of our Alberta challenge 2017 sponsors!

Alberta Challenge Teams

Gold

Aqueduct Foundation - Rosebridge Fund

Coach Hill Veterinary Clinic

Park Veterinary Centre

Town Centre Veterinary Hospital
 

Silver

Calgary Animal Referral & Emergency (CARE)

Dog & Cat Hospital Red Deer

Landing Animal Clinic

Leduc Animal Clinic

Mayfield Veterinary Hospital

Petline Insurance
 

Bronze

Alberta Veterinary Dentistry
Animals First Clinic
Arrowhead Veterinary Centre
Associate Veterinary Clinics
Bow Bottom Veterinary Hospital
Calgary Foundation
Calgary North Veterinary Hospital
Castledowns Animal Hospital
Edson Veterinary Clinic
Forest Lawn Veterinary Hospital
Glamorgan Animal Clinic
Guardian Veterinary Centre
Hall Veterinary Service
Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic
Harvest Hills Veterinary Clinic
Hindle Family Foundation
Lessard Callingwood Veterinary Hospital Ltd
Macleod Trail Animal Hospital
Marda Loop Veterinary Centre
Meadowbrrok Animal Clinic
Millwood East Veterinary Clinic
Morinville Veterinary Clinic
National Veterinary Associates
Riverbend Animal Clinic
South Side Animal Hospital
Trupanion
Tudor Glen Veterinary Hospital
Uncas Veterinary Clinic
Veterinary Graduates of Western Canada
Westmount Animal Clinic
 

Iron

Active Health Mechanical Services Inc
Benevity Community Impact Fund - Encana Corporation
Blackfalds Veterinary Hospital
Britannia-Kingsland Veterinary Clinic
Canmore Veterinary Hospital
Central Animal Clinic
Clearview Dog & Cat Hosptial
Country Hills Veterinary Clinic
Cypress View Veterinary Clinic
Delton Veterinary Hospital
Desiree Sieben Yoga
Douglas Square Pet Clinic
Due South Animal Hospital
Edgemont Veterinary Clinic
GateWorks Inc
Glenora Cat Clinic
Manning Veterinary Clinic
Park Equine Veterinary Services
Parkland Veterinary Services
Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic
Riverbend Veterinary Clinic
Rocky Mountain Veterinary Inc
Silver Springs Animal Hospital
Slave Lake Veterinary Services
South Trail Pet Hospital
Stettler Veterinary Clinic
Sylvan Lake Veterinary Clinic
The Pooch and Pony
Vedder Transport Ltd.
Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre
Westhills Veterinary Clinic
Westside Animal Clinic
Whitecourt Veterinary Clinic


Alberta Challenge results!

The 2017 Alberta Challenge has now Finished!

Final results update at end of Wednesday Dec 20, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Dec 22nd:

Thank you to all of you that participated, donated and supported this campaign. The support has been absolutely exceptional! 

Now for the Results …
Our target was $50,000.
From the reported updates, the total raised from The Alberta Challenge Competition is … $66,945.


And there’s more …..
From donations made by the public for the Alberta Challenge Campaign means that we expect to exceed $75,000.

And still there’s more …
Our generous donor offered to match every dollar raised during the campaign which will result in a total of approximately $150,000 raised for providing essential veterinary care for pets of low income Albertans..

An incredible result – Thank you!

Now for the Competition Results …

A lot of activity took place in the final 5 days of the competition.

Northern Alberta continued to surge during the final days to come from behind and pass Southern Alberta to win the Regional Challenge by only $95 !!!
Northern Alberta $33,520 total
Southern Alberta $33,425 total

Before we announce the individual results, please note that these results are tentative until they are verified and confirmed on 20th January. The winners will be officially announced on January 26th . 
(These results are based on reported updates as of December 21st)

The battle for the winning Veterinary Practice continued right down to the wire and was so, so close …

Coach Hill Animal Clinic, who has led the competition from the first week, held off a strong challenge from Park Veterinary Centre to narrowly hold on to the top spot by only $584.

Congratulations Coach Hill Animal Clinic!

The leading clinics are:
1st     Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary                $8,234
2nd    Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park          $7,650
3rd    Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton  $5,030
4th     C.A.R.E. Centre, Calgary                                   $4,220
5th      Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton       $3,894
6th     Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary                        $3,500
7th     Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer                           $3,459
8th     Bow Bottom Veterinary Hospital                       $2,286    
9th     Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane         $2,210
10th   Leduc Animal Clinic, Leduc                               $2,008
11th    Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary                  $2,007

A huge thank you to all the staff and clients of veterinary practices and companies that took part and supported the Alberta Challenge!

Thank you to our Sponsors who supported the 2017 Alberta Challenge Campaign:

 


Week 7 update as of Dec 15, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Dec 18th:

After week 7 of the Alberta Challenge $46,000 has now been raised
- Only $4,000 away from our target of $50,000! 

What an achievement it will be if together we can SURPASS $50,000
- Our donor has advised he is ready to match every dollar raised! 
Imagine how many pets we can help from a $100,000 campaign!

only 2 days to go !  The Alberta Challenge finishes at midnight on Wednesday DEcember 20th.

Southern Alberta remains only $3,000 ahead of  Northern Alberta.

Tails of Help wishes to thank the Veterinary Graduates of Western Canada who raised $1,000 for the Alberta Challenge at their annual veterinary student and alumni hockey tournament also known as Hockey-O-Rama.
They plan on doing it again and even better next year, so please join them for fun and fundraising!  Check them out at www.hockeyorama.com.

Southern Alberta remains only $3,000 ahead of  Northern Alberta.A big thank you to Hockey-O-Rama and their sponsors.

Now for the Week 7 Update …

Northern Alberta has come in with a late surge to reduce Southern Alberta’s lead to only $1,100.

Mayfield Veterinary Hospital jumped up two places to 6th place and there is a big battle going on for the top position.
After 7 weeks, Town Centre Veterinary Hospital & Park Veterinary Centre are tied for second place, and they have gained ground on Calgary’s Coach Hill Animal Hospital who have led the competition from the first week. 
But now there is only $1,000 that separates these 3 clinics.  
This really is going to be a close finish.

As of Dec 18 the leading clinics are:
1st       Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd =   Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton & Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park
4th      Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
5th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
6th      Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton
7th      Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane
8th      Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary      
9th      Guardian Veterinary Centre, Edmonton
10th    Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centr

Now only 2 days to win the Alberta Challenge Trophy and the vacation to the Cayman Islands ...


Week 6 update as of Dec 8, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Dec 11th:

After week 6 of the Alberta Challenge We have surpassed $40,000!
We are getting close to our target of $50,000
…. and our anonymous donor will contribute another $50,000

only 11 days to go !  The Alberta Challenge finishes at midnight on Wednesday DEcember 20th

Southern Alberta remains only $3,000 ahead of  Northern Alberta.

Guardian Veterinary Centre and Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre jumped into the top 10 this week, while Coach Hill Animal Hospital hang onto the lead for another week, but only by a mere $630.

Only $2,000 separates the top 5 clinics.

This is going to be a close finish. 11 days to win the Alberta Challenge Trophy and the vacation to the Cayman Islands …

As of Dec 11 the leading clinics are:
1st      Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd     Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton
3rd      Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park
4th      Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
5th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
6th      Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane
7th      Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary
8th      Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton
9th      Guardian Veterinary Centre, Edmonton
10th    Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Centre

It's the home stretch now in the race to win the Cayman Islands vacation ...


Week 5 update as of Dec 1, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Dec 4th:

After week 5 of the Alberta Challenge We have hit $30,000!

Southern Alberta still leads Northern Alberta.

Royal Oak Animal Hospital have jumped into the top 10 this week, whilst Coach Hill Animal Hospital stay in the lead for another week …

As of Dec 4 the leading clinics are:
1st      Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd      Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton
3rd      Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
4th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
5th      Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park
6th      Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane
7th      Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary
8th      Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton
9th      Shawnessy South Animal Hospital
10th = Royal Oak Animal Hospital & Calgary North Animal Hospital


Week 4 update as of Nov 24, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Nov 27th:

We are half way through the competition and we just hit $20,000 !!!
Well done to everybody involved.

Now for the progress results … Southern Alberta is still ahead of Northern Alberta but the gap has closed slightly fROM last week.

There’s been some shuffling of places this week but Coach Hill Animal Hospital has stayed in front for another week …

As of Nov 24 the leading clinics are:
1st       Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd      Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
3rd      Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park
4th      Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton
5th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
6th      Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane
7th      Shawnessy South Animal Hospital
8th      Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary
9th     Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton
10th    Calgary North Animal Hospital


Week 3 update as of Nov 17, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Nov 20th:

After week 3 of the Alberta Challenge
We have passed the $15,000 mark!

Southern Alberta is staying ahead of Northern Alberta but the gap is closing …

Some new clinics have hit the ground running this week and are challenging the front runners…..
As of Nov 17 the leading clinics are:
1st      Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd     Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
3rd     Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton
4th      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
5th      Arrowhead Veterinary Centre, Cochrane
6th      Shawnessy South Animal Hospital
7th  =  Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park & Happy Paws Veterinary     Clinic, Airdrie
8th  =    Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary & Mayfield Veterinary Hospital,  Edmonton
9th      Morinville Veterinary Clinic
10th    Calgary North Animal Hospital

We are only in week 3 of the competition so it’s still anyone’s race for the prize for the Cayman Islands vacation ...

 


Week 2 update as of Nov 10, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Nov 13th:

After the first 10 days of the Alberta Challenge
$10,000 has been raised!

Southern Alberta has shot ahead of Northern Alberta and lead by $2,300:

As of Nov 10 the leading clinics are:
1st      Coach Hill Animal Hospital, Calgary
2nd     Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
3rd      Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
4th      Town Centre Veterinary Hospital, Edmonton
5th      Park Veterinary Centre, Sherwood Park & Happy Paws Veterinary Clinic, Airdrie
6th      Calgary North Animal Hospital, Calgary
7th      Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary

We are only in week 2 of the competition so it’s still anyone’s race for the prize for the Cayman Islands vacation ...


First update as of Nov 3, 2017:
Alberta Challenge results posted Nov 6th:

SOUth REGION LEads ALBERTA CHALLENGE OVER north REGION BY $64:

As of Nov 6 the leading clinics are:

1st    Dog & Cat Hospital, Red Deer
2nd   Landing Animal Clinic, Calgary
3rd   Morinville Veterinary Clinic, Morinville
4th   MacEwan Animal Hospital, Calgary
5th   Glamorgan Animal Clinic, Calgary
6th   17th Ave Animal Hospital, Calgary

Our sincere thanks go out to these groups and all the many others who are participating
in the 2017 Tails of Help Alberta Challenge!

Alberta Challenge prizes will be awarded to the top 3 fundraisers after submission of their donations.

And remember, you can keep the fun going and boost your team holiday spirit by continuing to do Tails of Help fundraising from now through Christmas.
You can do pet photos with Santa, nail trims, and other fun events to gather more donations that will help more Alberta low-income families when their pets are ill or injured.


Tails of Help 2017 Alberta Challenge runs Nov 1 to Dec 20!
Thank you for registering for our 2017 Alberta Challenge fundraising campaign! It’s great to have you on board and we look forward to partnering with you.

To add even more fun, challenge and invite your friends/rivals at another clinic, pet supply store, or other neighbouring business, to participate in the Tails of Help Alberta Challenge with a little head-to-head competition, and make some kind of friendly wager between groups - losing team buys doughnuts for the winners or hosts them at a barbecue or washes their cars or whatever you think would be fun.

Kit deliveries - IF YOU HAVE NOT YET RECEIVED YOUR KIT:

If you have registered for Tails of Help Month and have not yet received information about your FREE kit delivery, please email us here: alberta-challenge@tailsofhelp.ca to check on delivery.

The ALBERTA CHALLENGE TROPHY!

Northern Alberta Vs Southern Alberta

regions: North vs south

regions: North vs south

The Northern Alberta Team will consist of those clinics / groups / businesses north of Airdrie.
The Southern Alberta Team will consist of those clinics / groups / businesses south of and including Airdrie.

RESULTS UPDATES!

We are posting competition updates on Facebook and Twitter on a weekly basis starting November 6th. We will let you know what clinic is leading the competition and also North versus South progress “scores.”
In order to do this we ask that you update your results HERE each Friday, commencing Friday November 3rd through Friday December 22nd, stating the total $$ raised up to that date during the campaign. You can enter your updates HERE using the form below, or email your results to alberta-challenge@tailsofhelp.ca – we will then post updates on the following Monday.

Please follow Tails of Help on Facebook and Twitter so you receive these updates:

We look forward to communicating with you over the next 6 weeks and we thank you again for your valuable support.

Tails of Help will also be at the CanWest Conference so we look forward to meeting many of you there also.

QUESTIONS?

Should you have any questions please contact us here: alberta-challenge@tailsofhelp.ca

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Thank you to our generous sponsors:

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*Tails of Help is seeking to raise commitments of $330,000 during its fiscal year ending October 31, 2017 through its fundraising campaigns.  We estimate that it will cost our organization $120,000 to raise this amount. We anticipate that these organizational costs will be entirely covered by corporate sponsorships and grants. This means that 100% of all additional donations will go toward our charitable activity of helping pets and families. Please note that this is the first full year that we will have a paid staff member working for the charity. We plan to use the money to fund essential veterinary care for ill or injured pets of Alberta owners who are experiencing financial hardship. Our goal is to keep pets healthy and with their loving families. For further information, please see our website at www.tailsofhelp.ca, or phone Andrew Ewan, Executive Director at 587-575-8415 or email andrew.ewan@tailsofhelp.ca . Our mailing address is 1260 – 5328 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, T6H 4J8.  Tails of Help is incorporated under the Companies Act (Alberta) and is a registered charity under the Income Tax Act (Canada).