Young Philanthropist Supports CAWES

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The caring and thoughtful eight-year-old Grace (pictured here with operations manager Sandy in our Children’s Healing Centre) recently attended the shelter to deliver one half of her birthday money as a donation to CAWES. Thank you Grace! With your support, women and children will always have a safe place to retreat to in our community.

The Famous London Drugs Pancake Breakfast - Coming Soon!

Buttered pancakes smothered in warm maple syrup, hot sausage, orange juice and hot coffee - what's not to like about a pancake breakfast fundraiser event.  Thanks to our friends at London Drugs, CAWES volunteers will once again be dishing up the tasty breakfast delights during Westerner Days. 

Shifts are still available between 7:00am and 2:00 on Sunday, July 19.  Why not bring a friend, get your flapjack fix and flip some pancakes and sausages for a good cause.  For more information and to register as a volunteer, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Congratulations Brenda!

Congratulations to an exceptional person, our very own CAWES Board Chair Brenda Rebman – selected as a ‘2015 Woman of Excellence’ winner. Through her commitment to provide a safe refuge and to support women and children in achieving their full potential free from family violence, Brenda’s leadership has inspired us through her creativity, compassion and dedication. She has enriched our community.

We are grateful for the contribution Brenda has made to our charity and for her investment of time, talent and determination to make Central Alberta a better place to live.

Brenda Rebman - Woman of Excellence, changing the lives of women and children in our community. Congratulations and thank-you!

CAWES will once again be helping out this year at the Westerner Day’s Kid’s Corral. The Kid’s Corral is an indoor activity center that offers free exhibits, crafts, entertainment and games for children less than ten years of age and their families. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Corral or sharing information about CAWES at our adjoining information booth, a few three-hour shifts are still available on July 15.  All volunteers are provided with a mini orientation when they arrive.

Each volunteer is provided with two daily admit tickets and a parking pass.  If you wish, you can also take advantage of an offer for two seats in the VIP sponsor seating at the Pony Chuckwagon Races that day. 

Why not help out at the Corral and take in Westerner Days - Central Alberta’s Premier Summer Fair, all on the same day!  For more information, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Summer is just around the corner, and that means so is the smell of freshly grilled, golden brown flapjacks for the 34th Annual Bower Place Pancake Breakfast.

The feast will take place on Saturday July 11th, 2015 in the parking lot in front of Hudson’s Bay at Bower Place from 8:00am – 11:00 am.

Please plan to join the expected crowd of around 6,000 hungry shoppers. If you are interested in helping the CAWES volunteer team at the event, please send This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. a note. Thanks to our proud community partner Bower Place, all volunteers walk away with a $10 Bower Place Gift Card and a souvenir apron as a thank you. We hope you can join us as we get Red Deer in the spirit for Westerner Days.