Friday, February 11, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. West Edmonton Mall Ice Palace (8882 - 170 Street)

People are going PINK for Kids!

When Hair Massacure started in 2003, 48 people shaved their heads and raised $37,000. The event has grown by leaps and pinks, and in 2010 more than 1,450 people, 24 schools and 420 volunteers participated and raised more than $1 million!

Thanks to the passion of participants and volunteers, Hair Massacure has raised more than $4.6 million to help children affected by cancer. Funds raised from this event are split between Make-A-Wish® Northern Alberta and the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology, with a percentage to Ronald McDonald House.

There are many ways to get involved: pink your hair, shave your head, donate your hair, volunteer and fundraise!

For more information, to register, or to volunteer, please visit us online at or call Nicki at 780-431-4621.

Drop in anytime between 9am and 10 pm on February 11 and enjoy the fun with entertainment from special guests, music groups, goodies, and a whole lot of pink hair.

Volunteer at this year’s Hair Massacure

If you are interested in volunteering for Hair Massacure 2011, please attend our volunteer sign up and orientation at 2 p.m. on January 16 at Mayfield Elementary (10950 159 Street, Edmonton).

If you would like to volunteer and can not attend the orientation, send an email to

For more information, please visit or call 780-431-4621.

13th Annual Radiothon Live Broadcast on February 23 and 24, 2011

Sponsor a Miracle Hour and be a part of Radiothon, the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation’s largest fundraising event!

Corus radio stations 92.5 JOE FM, CISN COUNTRY 103.9, and 630 CHED, broadcast live sharing inspiring real-life stories of patients, families and staff to raise money for pediatric equipment and research.

As a 2011 Radiothon sponsor, your company demonstrates leadership in the communities you serve by helping to raise money for sick and injured children. Your support encourages others to follow suit by calling to make their pledge.

For a sponsorship package or for more information, please contact Jennifer Thompson at 780-989-7385 or via email at

Volunteer Call Out

There are many exciting volunteer opportunities coming up. For more information or to sign up, please contact Kristin at 780.431.4606 or

It’s time for another CASINO!

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation is up for another casino this year and we are looking for your help. Volunteers are needed on Sunday, February 6 and Monday, February 7 to fill the positions of chip runner, and various count room roles.

For more information, please contact Kristin or see details below.

Location: Yellowhead Casino, 12464 153 Street
Dates & Shift Schedules:

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 11:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. to 2:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.

Also, we would like to take a moment to thank all our Snowflake Gala Volunteers who help make this event such a success year after year.

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS we couldn’t do it without you!!

Stollery Family Day Classic

In support of the Stollery and minor hockey, the First Annual Stollery 4 vs. 4 Family Day Weekend Tournament will take place February 18 - 21, 2011. This incredible tournament will feature Novice, Atom, PeeWee and Bantam categories in both Elite and Recreational Divisions. There will be a four game minimum for all teams.

This tournament will be sold out. Don't miss your opportunity to participate and support two great causes. Call 1-877-30-SKATE to register as a team or individual.

Date: February 18 - 21, 2011
Location: Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre


The St. Albert Steel Junior A Hockey Club will raise money for sick and injured children at the Stollery at their home game on February 4th. Tickets will sell at a discounted rate of $10 with 50 per cent of the sales benefitting the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. For more information visit or call 780-459-5218.

Location: Servus Credit Union Place 400 Campbell Road, St. Albert
Date: Friday, February 4, 2011 at 7 p.m.

Community Bulletin Board

The following groups, organizations, and individuals are holding events and fundraisers in support of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation:

    Teams will compete in this annual rec hockey tournament. The entry fee is $500 and proceeds will benefit the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. For more information call Curtis at 780-552-6369 or email

    Location: Valleyview Poker Palace
    Date: January 21 to 23, 2011
    Tomahowk is hosting an all ages talent show in their community. In lieu of admission, they are requesting donations for the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation. Call 780-898-2422 for more information.

    Location: Tomahawk, AB
    Date: Saturday, February 5, 2011 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
    Britec Computer Systems will be hosting a friendly hockey game and silent auction. All funds raised will be donated to the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation.
    If you are able to donate an item for their silent auction, visit to get involved.

    Location: Crestwood Arena 9940 147 Street, Edmonton
    Date: Sunday, February 6, 2011 8:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

For more information on these events visit If you are interested in raising money for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, please contact Stephanie Perilli at 780-431-4622 or To receive a Third Party Fundraising Application form click here.

Tobogganing is a popular winter activity for many Albertans — but don’t let an injury spoil the fun.

Did you know … between 2004 and 2008 the average number of tobogganing-related injuries treated annually in Alberta emergency departments was 410? (Alberta Center for Injury Control and Research, ACICR)


Look First

  • Only sled when temperatures are above -19 C. Take into consideration the wind chill factor when sledding. If the temperature drops below -19 C, the risk of cold - related injuries such as frost bite and hypothermia increases.
  • Choose hills with a gentle slope and long run off area.
  • Sled on snowy hills and avoid icy surfaces.
  • Be sure the hill is free of jumps, bumps, holes, and obstacles.
  • Stay away from roads, rivers, railways, and parking lots.
  • Only sled in the daylight or on well lit hills.

Wear the Gear

  • Make sure your gear is in good condition before you head to the hill.
  • Choose equipment with brakes and steering; inner tubes and plastics discs are hard to control.
  • Wear a helmet as head injuries can be serious; ski helmets are best because they are designed for use in cold weather and for similar speeds and types of falls.
  • Wear warm and waterproof hats, mittens or gloves, clothing and boots.
  • Wear neck warmers instead of scarves and remove drawstrings from children’s clothing to prevent strangulation.

Get Trained …

  • Actively supervise children under 12 years of age; this means staying alert, watching for possible hazards and being close enough that you can act if needed. Children under five should have a responsible adult on the sled with them at all times.
  • Set a good example for your kids;
    • Always wear a helmet and appropriate winter gear (warm and waterproof hats, neck warmers instead of scarves, mittens or gloves, clothing and boots).
    • Choose a path that is free of obstacles and other people.
    • Go down the hill sitting up or kneeling and keep arms and legs within the sled.
    • Move quickly out of the way of others when you get to the bottom of the hill.
    • Walk up the side of the hill.
  • Check children regularly for wet clothes, possible chilling, frost bite and fatigue.

Know the limits—teach children to rest if they are tired and to come in when they are cold.


Proper supervision, safe environments, hazard awareness, and participating in age-appropriate activities all help reduce the risk of injuries to children during the winter season.

Information provided by the Provincial Injury Prevention Team/Kidsafe Alberta, affiliated with the Stollery Children's Hospital -