Our Annual Fundraisers

Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a registered Canadian charity run by volunteers. Your donations help us to bring meditation and Buddhist teachings on developing compassion and wisdom to our community in Southwestern Ontario. To help us to accomplish our aim, we run two fundraisers every year.

Annual Picnic Fundraisers

Each May we hold our annual fundraising picnic in a local park in Guelph to raise money for the Centre. Everyone is welcome to bring family and friends for an afternoon event with food and games. There is a smorgusbord of picnic food, barbecue peace burgers and lots of snacks. All vegetarian of course! During the picnic we also hold a raffle and have a silent auction with beautiful items. All the proceeds of our annual picnic go towards maintaining AKBC’s programs.

If you have an item that you would like to donate to the auction or raffle or you would like to volunteer your help in any way, we would love to hear from you!

Unfortunately our picnic in May 2020 has been postponed due to the pandemic, but we can start planning for next year’s picnic now. How wonderful when we can all get together soon. If you like to help, please contact Jelena at admin@akbc.ca

Targeted Fundraiser

Once a year, usually in the fall, we put together a fundraiser that is targeted to raise money for a specific need. Last year’s fundraiser was targeted towards raising money for a Centre car to enable us to travel easily to branches. Due to covid-19 and the financial impact it has had on the centre, our targeted fundraiser this year will go towards maintaining our Centre and programs.

If you would like to contribute to our classes and programs, please consider making a secure monthly or one-time donation at CanadaHelps.