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Kindergarten Show & Tell sessions (Breakfast/Lunch is on us!)

You're invited! We regularly host Kindergarten Show & Tell sessions at schools that receive funding through our Foundation for full-day Kindergarten. At the session, our Director Graham Metzger and the Principal talk about the benefits of a full-day of learning for those children who truly need the extra support. Then you will go on a tour of the Kindergarten classroom to meet the Kinders and their teacher. Our only expectation is that you consider getting involved and tell your friends, family and colleagues about what you learned.

  • May 31  from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calder School, 12950 - 118 Street
  • June 4 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at Princeton School, 7720 - 130 Avenue

Contact us to register.


Along with our partner Kingsway Mall, the Foundation is pleased to be hosting its 9th annual Ready to Shine: Student Fashion Show. This event highlights the design talents of students and raises awareness and funds to support full-day Kindergarten programs. Fashion Studies students from six District schools – Harry Ainlay, L.Y. Cairns, M.E. LaZerte, Jasper Place, Ross Sheppard and W.P. Wagner – are excited to be showcasing the three-piece collections they designed and created. In addition, full-day Kindergarten students from John A. McDougall School will also be walking the runway in their own special way. 

When:  Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Where:  Kingsway Mall, 109 Street and Kingsway (upper level near Marshalls)
Tickets:  $15 per person (regular seating) / $100 per person (front row seating and special gift bag)

Thanks to our partners and sponsors: Beyerbergen Interiors Ltd.MC College, Marshall FabricsJohnson's Sewing Centre and Western Electrical Management Ltd.

Check out video footage from last year's show.

Want to join us!  RSVP to Alva Shewchuk.

2019 READY FOR LIFE Fundraising Event 

Join us! Each year, the Foundation hosts its signature fundraising event in support of full-day Kindergarten. Last year,
450 people attended the 9th annual Ready for Life Fundraising event at John D. Bracco School. As a result of these contributions and additional funds raised throughout the school year, the full-day Kindergarten programs established at Beacon Heights, Calder, Lauderdale, Mee-Yah-Noh, Princeton and Tipaskan schools were sustained.

This year, the 10th annual Ready for Life fundraiser is scheduled as follows:

When:     Friday, May 3, 2019 from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. (FREE continental breakfast)
Where:   J. Percy Page School, 2707 Mill Woods Road NW

Contact us to RSVP.