Host Your own Event

You, your family, friends, neighbours and co-workers have great power to make a difference in the lives of people wanting to break free from the chains of the disease of addiction. Your event can mean the difference between someone getting the help they need to save their life … or not. Please follow the steps in this guide to help make your efforts more enjoyable and impactful. We are grateful and honoured that you are helping Fresh Start in this way and congratulate you on your initiative.

Host Your Own Event

Every year, we are privileged to work with individuals and organizations that come together to raise awareness and funds on behalf of Fresh Start Recovery. We are grateful you have chosen us as your Charity of Choice. Your event will help raise awareness and provide financial support for our organization. Events held by individuals and community partners provide men and their families the treatment and support needed to ensure long term Recovery. Every event held in support of Fresh Start Recovery helps us to provide treatment to individuals- returning them to their children, to their parents and employees to their jobs. Some event options may include, but are certainly not limited to-

Golf Tournaments, Corporate Challenges

Work or individual events & parties such as Paint Parties, Bingos, trivia nights

Challenge Events (i.e. walks, runs, scavenger hunts, fitness/sport challenges)

Auctions or Share of Ticket Sales

Family Events like lemonade stands, yard sales, bake sales

Create a birthday fundraiser on facebook or other social media

Or your own creative and unique fundraising idea



Step 1 Decide what type of fundraiser you would like to do.

Step 2 Complete the EVENT AUTHORIZATION FORM and return it to our Director of Fund Development at

Step 3 Once approval has been given, you will receive an official letter of endorsement

Step 4 Host your event


Providing a limited number of informative materials such as brochures, that profile Fresh Start Recovery Centre and all the services that we provide

Sharing your event on our social media. If you can get us with a description and, if possible, posters or your own promo material, we’ll let our database know

Getting you a letter of endorsement showing our support of your event

Provide a representative to attend your event, upon request and whenever possible

Step 5 Forward the proceeds from your event to Fresh Start Recovery Centre within 30 days of completion.

Cheques should be made out to Fresh Start Recovery Centre

We will provide Tax Receipts for all donations over $20 where donor contact information has been provided

Step 6 If you have time, come by Fresh Start to drop off the funds as we would love to meet you personally and express our gratitude!

For more information about hosting an event, please contact Rod Garossino at 403-387-6266


The Government of Alberta supports Recovery Oriented Systems of Care and Recovery-Oriented Communities of Care which include addiction treatment and post-treatment housing. Their goal is to create lasting Recovery in Alberta for individuals, families, and entire communities promoting the fact that Recovery is Real, Attainable, and Sustainable. All Albertans can experience the positive and healing effects of Recovery Capital. For more information please visit their website

for more information about Fresh Start Recovery or any of our programs.

Your gift changes lives.

We rely on your time, talents
and contributions to help men
on their road to recovery.



Fresh Start Recovery’s 2023 Annual Report

Fresh Start Recovery’s 2023 Annual Report

Reflecting on the past year, we've woven a rich tapestry that showcases our collective achievements. To discover our 2023 milestones, click the link below or visit our Annual Reports page.  We're deeply grateful to our community for your support. Together, we achieve...

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