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Variety Alberta and the City of Calgary Pilot Aquatic Wheelchairs at Variety Park

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Variety Alberta worked with the City of Calgary to bring aquatic wheelchairs to Calgary. Variety Park was one of three parks selected to pilot this project for the remainder of the summer. We are excited that Calgary is taking strides to be more inclusive and supportive of individuals living with disabilities. Variety Alberta is [...]

Expansion of Variety Park to become more Inclusive

By | June 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

On June 24, 2018 Variety Alberta celebrated the reopening of Variety Park with more inclusive features added to it to support individuals living with specialized needs. With our special guests: Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Minister Kent Hehr, Minister Irfan Sabir and other honoured guests in attendance, we celebrated changes made to Variety Park to [...]

Book sale Fundraiser for Variety Alberta

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Variety AB Board President assembling bookmarks as giveaways at the bookstore.

Support for Assistive Learning Device

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Thomas is a happy 4 year old with severe cerebral palsy, dystonia, epilepsy and cortical visual impairment. He loves spending time with his family, especially his two younger siblings, Joe and Vera and his dog, Bella. He attends school during the year and loves his teacher, classmates and taking part in group activities. Thomas has also has been [...]

Modified Vans Open Doors for Families

By | May 4th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Think of how quickly and easily you and your family get around in the family vehicle for an outing. This convenience is something we all take for granted. Sondra Austin’s son, Lukas, has arteriovenous malformation of the brain as well as cerebral palsy and epilepsy. He is completely wheelchair-bound. Sondra received a modified van in June 2015 with help [...]

New Feeding Tube Offers Freedom and Better Quality of Life for Breanna and her Family

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

It’s 4:00 am and Breanna’s dog, Benny, has woken her up with his whining and pacing in her room. Breanna shares this story and tells us “he does this every once in a while, as sleeping through the night is a new thing for him. It’s a new thing for all of us actually”. Breanna is [...]

New hospital bed provides essential support for Nyah

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Beautiful little Nyah is a ten-year-old who is the center of life for her parents, Angela and Todd and her big brother Jacob. A gentle and loving girl, her mother shares that the family often remarks that she has a quiet softness about her. Living with multiple severe medical issues, Nyah is restricted to her wheelchair [...]

Our Stories

By | May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

Great night, great support

By | October 25th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our Night of Variety on October 22 raised just over $13,000, that's up from $11,700 last year! The event would not be possible without the help of sponsors and especially our feature event sponsor, Marsh Canada. We are also grateful for all the silent auction donors, performers, vendors and wonderful guests who helped to make this event another great success. We received lots of compliments [...]

Life Saving Formula For Infant Twin Boys

By | May 4th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|

Wyatt and Blake are twin boys who were born prematurely at 33 weeks gestation in September 2013. Within a month of their birth, both twins started displaying negative symptoms and were diagnosed with severe milk protein allergies due, in part, to their under developed digestive systems. Their condition made it impossible for the boys to digest dairy products, [...]