November 27, 2018
The past month has been a busy one for the team at Compass Centre.
At the end of October, the team spent two days strategic planning for the future of the organization. Stay tuned to see the exciting developments coming up in the new year!
Between November 15th - 18th, our Peer Sexual Health Educators were at the Compass Centre booth at Taboo, the "naughty but nice" sex show at the Edmonton Expo Centre. The volunteers had the opportunity to engage with over 500 people about sex-positive sexual health education and what we do at Compass. We are still tallying the exact number of condoms and lube we handed out but given the number of people who played our sex trivia wheel, the number will be big! Huge! The volunteers contributed 55 hours of their time over the weekend and Compass Centre would like to thank them for their commitment and energy.
Our school educators have been busy presenting to CALM classes while our multicultural educators have been busy working on specialized sexual health workshops for immigrant and newcomer communities. Jeremiah has also been facilitating WiseGuyz workshops where he promotes healthy masculinity for youth.
This coming weekend, December 1st and 2nd, Compass Centre is holding our annual casino fundraiser at Century Casino on Fort Road. This fundraiser regularly brings in over $70,000 to the organization, which translates into huge impact in terms of the services we are able to continue to offer and develop. It will surely be a lot of work for staff, volunteers and the board but we are so grateful to be the recipient of charitable gaming. If you choose to come out and play some casino games this weekend, be sure to keep Compass Centre’s mission in mind and play safe (in moderation)!
Finally, Compass Centre has launched its fundraiser, Wine Survivor, in support of the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region’s capital campaign #unignorable. To play Wine Survivor, participants purchase a ticket to play ($20) as well as a bottle of wine ($15). Over the course of ten days, names are drawn each day for elimination. The last name drawn will be named Ultimate Wine Survivor and will walk away with lots of wine. There are plenty of chances to win, however, with prizes scattered throughout the ten days. Players can also purchase immunity to stay in the game. See the link for more details: http://ow.ly/oA3d30mKWOo All proceeds will be donated to the United Way, who is one of our largest donors.
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