vehicles and violins

Letters of interest by local charities for the Vehicles & Violins Gala are accepted by mail until May 31 each year. Applications are now closed for the 2019 Vehicles & Violins Gala. The CMDCF wishes to thank all who have expressed their interest in this annual event.  

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Vehicles & Violins - 20 Years of Giving

The 20th Annual Vehicles and Violins Gala will be hosted Tuesday, April 16th at the BMO Centre. Starting at 5:30 PM attendees will be treated to an exclusive preview of the 2019 Auto Show, accompanied by live music played by musicians from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, international cuisine, and complimentary drink tickets. During the Gala  there will be several fun activities to help us raise valuable funds for the selected Charity. The Vehicles and Violins Gala is an 18+ event, to order tickets please call 403-974-0707.

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Gala Tickets

For Gala tickets please call the Calgary Motor Dealers Association at 403-974-0707. Gala tickets for this year's event are $150 per person, GST exempt, 50% of ticket is tax-receiptable.

Calgary Motor Dealers Charitable Foundation (CMDCF) is a registered charitable organization 751180696 RR0001

Please contact us below for tickets.

Calgary Motor Dealers Association
#107, 11505 – 35 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2Z 4B1

Tel: (403) 974.0707



The Ronald McDonald house


Imagine learning that your child is ill and you will need to travel to a different city to receive the medical care they need. In the midst of your worst nightmare as a parent, you must now also leave your home, your job and your support system. This is the reality for more than 70 per cent of Canadian families with seriously ill or injured children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities Southern & Central Alberta is here to help. Our Houses provide a home away from home for families with children receiving vital medical treatment in Calgary and Red Deer. Most importantly, our warm, welcoming and affordable accommodations help ease the heavy financial and emotional burdens placed on the hundreds of families who come through our doors each year.

In addition to our Houses, we are the proud operator of Canada’s first and only Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Staffed by registered clinicians from Mosaic Primary Care Network, this state-of-the-art mobile clinic provides essential healthcare services and wellness programming to those living in east Calgary who need it most.

At Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta, we provide a home away from home for families travelling to Calgary for their child’s medical treatment.

Located across the street from Alberta Children’s Hospital, our House offers a warm, welcoming and compassionate environment where families can stay close to their child receiving medical care.

Built in 2007, our current House offers 24 private family suites, a communal kitchen, play areas for children, home-style living rooms and programming for all ages facilitated by our Family Services team. Most importantly, it provides a comfortable place for families to sleep, eat a warm homemade meal and connect with other families going through similar experiences.

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Since our first Gala in the year 2000, we have raised more than $3.9 million for charity!  This money has been shared by:

  • Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre
  • Alberta Cancer Society
  • Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation
  • ALS Society of Alberta
  • Alzheimer Society of Calgary
  • Calgary Meals on Wheels
  • Calgary Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
  • Canadian Cancer Society, Volunteer Driver Program
  • Canadian Diabetes Association
  • Children's Cottage Society
  • CMDA Entrance Endowment Fund at SAIT Polytechnic
  • Fresh Start Recovery Centre
  • Hospice Calgary
  • Inn from the Cold Society
  • Kids Help Phone 
  • KidSport Calgary
  • Make- A-Wish Southern Alberta Canada
  • Parkinson’s Society of Southern Alberta
  • The Calgary Drop-In and Rehab Centre
  • The Heartstrings Program of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra
  • The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta, NWT and Nunavut, The Kids Cancer Care Foundation of Alberta
  • The Missing Children Society of Canada
  • The Mustard Seed
  • The Prostate Cancer Institute of Calgary
  • The Alex Youth Services

We are extremely proud to work with our members, sponsors, charities and patrons in this highly successful and ongoing endeavor to support highly worthwhile, deserving charities in our community.

2018 Vehicles & Violins Sponsors