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Fundraising Activities

The Sheep River Health Trust and its valued partners organize regular fundraising events to develop and improve health and wellness in the Foothills. Participating in one or more events is a unique way to make a difference, and to work with a team on behalf of the community.


You can get involved in various ways: as an organizer, a volunteer, a participant, a donor, or a sponsor. The success of any event depends on teamwork.


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Together We Make a Difference

Thursday, June 22, 2023

6am - 6pm

In partnership with The Eagle 100.9FM we broadcast live for 12 hours highlighting health & wellness initiatives and the sponsors that have supported them.

Since 2013 our region has raised over $431,000 that has supported the following organizations and Projects:

  • Keeping the Music On-Rising Sun Long-Term Care

  • Rowan House Emergency Shelter

  • Covid Patient Communications Project

  • Okotoks Health & Wellness Center

  • Oilfields General Hospital

  • Foothills Country Hospice- Complimentary Care 

Join us onsite at the Eagle (22 Elizabeth St) for hourly prizes, food trucks and a vendor market along with displays showing 10 years of community support for the health and wellness of the Foothills.

2023 Sponsors

2023 Prize Donors

Nov - Dec, 2023

Photos with Santa

The Sheep River Health Trusts’ Photos with Santa have become a beloved holiday tradition here in the Foothills, sparking joy and wonder in children and their families with each visit to Santa’s village.

Located at the Best Western Plus Okotoks Inn and Suites, children and their families are invited to interact with Santa during their private family photo session. Sessions are $55 per family and must be pre-booked. Following their visit, each family will receive a link and unique gallery code to download all their images on the personal device(s) of their choice.

Last year’s Photos with Santa event was a HUGE success, with more than 790 families visiting Santa’s village together we raised over $27,000 for the Sheep River Health Trust. Our team, volunteers, and photographers are looking forward to greeting families during this magical experience and are beyond grateful for the ongoing support.

Our buttons below will be active when the event opens: 

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Avenue of Trees Sheep River Health Trust

Dec XX, 2023

Avenue of Trees

We invite you to join us for this holiday tradition, where you will be welcomed by the warm feeling of the holiday season at the Best Western Plus Okotoks Inn and Suites. Many fully decorated trees will light up the hotel lobby, breakfast room, and ballroom. This event is hosted at no charge to guests.

During your visit, you can choose to view the spectacle of trees, as well as place a bid on the selection of auctioned trees generously donated by local businesses and residents. Proceeds raised from the Avenue of Trees auction deliver essential resources and funds directly into our rural healthcare system, supporting health and wellness programs and projects for residents of all ages.


In 2021 we raised over $26,000 thanks to all the incredible support from the many community champions.

Learn how to Nominate a family

Trees of Hope
Support a family

Each year, 10 of the fully decorated trees on display are designated as Trees of Hope and are donated to families in need of a Christmas tree. If you know a family in need, please let us know through our nomination form. All information provided is confidential and will not be shared. Families selected to receive a Tree of Hope will have their tree delivered on December 18th between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. There must be someone home during these hours to accept the tree.

Email your completed nomination form to

Contact our office at (403) 995-5400 with any questions.

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Leave your legacy


We extend our condolences to you and your family during this time of loss. When you lose a loved one, it may seem that no gesture is adequate to show how much that person means to you.

Making a memorial donation is an opportunity to pay tribute to someone who touched your life in a significant way.

Thoughtful donors’ names and addresses will be provided to the family contact but amounts will not be revealed.

Setting up memorial contributions with the Sheep River Health Trust is quick and easy

Please notify us of the following  by phone, email or mail:
– Your Loved one’s full name.
– Full name and address of the family contact for us to send notifications to as we begin to receive donations in your loved one’s name.
– The specific fund to which you wish the gift to be applied.


People who own stocks, bonds, or mutual funds are happy when their investments increase. Unfortunately, when you convert your investment to cash, the capital gain is taxable. By directly donating your publicly listed securities to the Sheep River Health Trust, you will pay no capital gains tax on their increase in value.

The Trust will provide you with a charitable tax receipt for the full market value on the day
they are received in our account. This tax receipt:

– will help you immediately reduce the amount of tax you pay on your income

– may be carried forward if your donation exceeds your annual limit and used in any of the next five years

– may help reduce the taxes on your estate in the year of your death – and allow more of your estate to go to your beneficiaries

If you would like more information please contact us.


Bequest: Leaving a bequest to the Sheep River Health Trust in your will is a way to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.

Life Insurance: You can name the Trust as the owner or beneficiary of your existing life insurance, or you can create a new life insurance policy and donate it to the Trust.

Endowed Gifts: With endowed funds, the donation is invested and the earned income is directed annually to support highest priority programs or areas of special interest to the donor.

If you would like more information on how you can make a difference or if you have already made arrangements for a planned gift, please phone 403-995-5400. If you would prefer that your gift remains anonymous, we will respect your wishes.

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