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We are excited to announce that the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre’s participation in the 2017 Shaw Charity Classic presented by AltaLink at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club from August 30th– September 3rd. AARC is honoured to be selected as an Official Charity Partner and to be involved in the Birdies for Kids program; a non-profit program run under the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation that is designed to help raise funds for local charities.

 All administrative costs and efforts for the program including website administration, credit card fees, promotional materials, invoicing, etc will be covered by the Shaw Charity Classic tournament. This means that 100% of all donated funds through the Foundation will go directly to the charity selected.

 On top of your donation, the most exciting part of Birdies for Kids is the matching pool. For your generous contribution, up to 50% will be matched and the funds will go directly to AARC.

Here’s how to help your donation to AARC go farther through Birdies for Kids:

To donate online:

Step 1: Click the button above, or visit AARC’s Birdies for Kids link at

Step 2: Read the “I agree / I do not agree” statements and select your anonymity preference from the drop-down menu. AARC will receive your contact information if you select “I agree”; your donation will be anonymous if you select “I do not agree”.

Step 3: Fill out your donation amount, mailing address and payment details, then click the “Donate” button.

You’re all done! Please note that your charitable tax receipt for this donation will be issued by the Calgary Shaw Charity Classic Foundation. All receipts will be issued by November 30, 2017.

Donations to AARC through Birdies for Kids may be made until September 3, 2017.


Make miracles happen: join our generous donor community

Here at the Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre, we see miracles happen every day. When a young person walks through the doors of AARC, they are often desperate, defeated, and completely hopeless. Lives have been destroyed and families have been torn apart. But at AARC, we know what that’s like. Many of us have been in the grips of addiction ourselves, and have overcome the ravages that it caused.

We believe in this program, because we’ve seen it work – over and over again. We believe in all the individuals who come into this program, because we know that deep down within them lies the courage to change. We believe in the families that stand behind those individuals, because they too have repeatedly shown strength and bravery while overcoming numerous difficulties. But most of all, we believe in miracles, because we know where we’d be without the love and support of AARC and its entire staff.

There is a solution for adolescent addiction. With the support of sponsors, donors and friends of AARC, we are able to bring hope back to these young and shattered lives.

Thank you for helping us to make miracles happen!



Please give what you can. Please note that in order to receive a charitable tax receipt for your donation, you must input your full mailing address during the checkout process.