Cocktails for Critters


September 23, 2023

Silent Auction

The Westin Calgary
320 4th Ave SW, Calgary

This is Calgary Humane Society’s premiere gala to raise vital funds for the vulnerable animals in our community.

Every year, Calgary Humane Society relies solely on the generosity of Calgarians to continue advancing our mission to help as many animals as we can in the hopes of creating a more humane world.

The shelter is a hub for all animals in need under any circumstance. Beyond adoptions, we support animal welfare in Calgary through education, outreach, emergency vet services for surrendered animals, behaviour training for those in need of help with their pets, and our unique ability to enforce the Animal Protection Act.

With your help, we act as a gateway for more meaningful lives. By connecting people and animals, we help animals live healthy and happy lives with the right caretaker. And we help those caretakers reach feelings of fulfilment and companionship that come from caring for an animal.

The Phoenix Fund

The Phoenix Fund, established in 1999 by a compassionate donor, has played a vital role in Calgary Humane Society’s ability to provide exceptional care to animals in need. Supporters of this fund have been instrumental in saving the lives of numerous animals over the past two decades.

We are excited to announce that the funds raised through this year’s Cocktails for Critters will support the Phoenix Fund, further strengthening our ability to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome animals facing extraordinary challenges. Animals featured at this year’s event will showcase the impact of the fund on their second chance, sharing inspiring tales of transformation and resilience that would not have been possible without the unwavering support of compassionate individuals like you.

Your support will have a direct and profound impact on the lives of these animals, ensuring they receive the specialized care they deserve and a second chance at a happy, healthy life.

Together, let’s continue making a difference and create a brighter future for animals in need.

By attending, donating to and supporting this event, you are helping us bring our dream of a community where all animals are valued, humanely treated, and live enriched lives, a reality.

VIP Experience for 4 Guests

VIP Experience for 6 Guests

You and your guests will enjoy the ultimate VIP experience and get a front-row seat* to the Rescues on the Runway! Private table for four (4) or six (6) in the center of the room where a bottle of champagne will be sent to your table right before the runway.

5:45pm – VIP Experience Start Time
5:45pm – 6:30pm Complimentary glass of wine and access to the Critter Meet and Greet Rooms
7:00pm – 7:30pm – Ballroom opens, and VIPs will be seated at their table where they will be served their bottle of champagne
7:30pm – Rescues on the Runway Begins
9:30pm – Silent Auction Closes & Raffle Draw
10:30pm – Event Ends

*Tables will be assigned based on when the table was purchased.

Purchase a VIP experiance

General Admission

Join us for a wonderful evening in support of our critters. Indulge in excellent cocktails and hors d’oeuvres before the beloved Rescues on the Runway and meet some of our furry, feathered and scaly friends in the Critter Meet and Greet rooms.

Help us raise crucial funding by supporting the silent auction, wine and trip raffle and our compelling Fund-A-Need animal stories.

6:30pm – Event Begins
7:30pm – Rescues on the Runway Begins
9:30pm – Silent Auction Closes & Raffle Draw
10:30pm – Event Ends


Purchase Tickets

Thanks to our friends at The Westin Calgary for providing a group rate on hotel rooms for the evening. Book your stay before September 15th and while quantities last.

Reserve Hotel Stay with group rate

On behalf of Calgary Humane Society, we are thrilled to present you with the sponsorship package for our highly anticipated event, Cocktails for Critters. As a valued supporter of animal welfare and community enrichment, your partnership plays a vital role in our mission to care for as many animals as we can. This extraordinary evening of philanthropy and celebration will bring together over 400 animal lovers, including like-minded individuals, businesses, and organizations dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of our animal friends. We invite you to join us as a sponsor for Cocktails for Critters, where you will not only enjoy exceptional brand exposure but also contribute to a cause that resonates deeply with our community. Together, let’s create an unforgettable experience while raising critical funds to support the welfare of animals in our care.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We kindly invite you to support the Calgary Humane Society’s Cocktails for Critters Gala by donating silent auction items. Your contribution will make a significant impact in raising essential funds for vulnerable animals in our community. Whether it’s a unique experience, a valuable item, or a special service, your generous donation will not only enhance the event but also showcase your support for our mission. Your generosity will be prominently acknowledged, offering valuable exposure to a compassionate audience. To donate an item, please fill out the form below.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a difference in the lives of animals in need.

Silent Auction Donation Form

A big THANK YOU to our sponsors: