It’s the 18th Annual CBC Turkey Drive!
CBC Edmonton’s biggest fundraiser to support Edmonton Food Bank runs from Friday, December 13 to Thursday, December 19 and our goal is $500,000 (or about 20,000 turkeys valued at $25 each).
Each day of the Turkey Drive we will collect monetary donations (cash, visa, mastercard & cheque) and frozen turkeys for Edmonton Food Bank. Plus if you are coming down to donate, don’t forget to join us each weekday from 11:45-1pm for our free, lunch-hour entertainment on the CBC Centre Stage.
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Our goal: $500,000 (or about 20,000 turkeys valued at $25 each).
Donations of more than $20 will receive a tax receipt from the Edmonton Food Bank. Please make cheques payable to Edmonton Food Bank
- Dec 13Kick-off on Edmonton AM. Be part of the live Edmonton AM audience from 5:30-8:30 a.m. Centre Stage performers: Keri Lynn Zwicker (11:40am to 12:10pm) and Edmonton's Children's Choir (12:15am 12:50am).
- Dec. 16Mayor Don Iveson will be joining CBC on Edmonton AM. Centre Stage performers: Ben Sures (11:40am to 12:10pm) and India Glitz (12:15pm to 12:50pm).
- Dec. 17Edmonton AM host Mark Connolly will be live on location at Transcend Coffee - Garneau. Centre Stage performers: Hong De Cultural & Athletic Association and Ariane Mahrÿke Lemire.
- Dec. 18Live hits from the Amble with Angus 5k fun run. Centre Stage performers: Bardic Form (11:40am to 12:10pm) and Bedouin Beats (12:15pm tp 12:50pm).
- Dec. 19Edmonton AM will be live from Centre Stage in the morning, and Radio Active will wrap up the Turkey Drive live from Centre Stage from 3pm to 6pm. Centre Stage Entertainment: Command Sisters (11:40am to 12:10 pm), Fiesta Cubana (12:15 to 12:50) and Holyrood School Choir (12:55 to 1:15).
- Dec. 13-19CBC Holiday Programming at cbc.ca/holiday.
- Dec. 18From 3-6pm you can bid on some great prizes and more in support of the CBC Turkey Drive. All funds raised go to Edmonton's Food Bank. We have a CCMA signed guitar, a signed Hockey Night in Canada Car Hood, Oilers Tickets, This hour has 22 minutes swag, gift cards, Edmonton City Centre Mall prizes and more.
Tune in to CBC Radio Active on CBC Radio 1 to find out how to bid.
Turkey Spirit Awards
The organization and school that contributes the most to the 18th Annual CBC Turkey Drive will win the Turkey Spirit Award.
The trophy will be engraved with the name of the winning organization/school, and be presented by a CBC personality on December 20, and can be kept for display until the following December.
A round of applause to our 2012 Turkey Spirit Award winners:
- Junior Turkey Spirit Trophy: Holyrood School who donated $24,350 (or 745 turkeys)
- Turkey Spirit Award: Landmark Group of Builders who donated $40,610 (or 1094 turkeys)
Your generosity was outstanding!
Turkey Drive Kit
Everything you need for you, your workplace or school to get started!