WOW FAQ

Event Info

Each year the demand for our services grows. An increased demand equals the need for more funds to support our programs, and on August 1st, 2019 we will launch our first ever fitness challenge fundraiser.

Workout for Wildlife (WOW!) will run throughout the month of August, encouraging registered participants to reach their individually set fitness goals and collect pledges for AIWC. WOW! is your chance to connect – to Alberta’s wildlife, to our natural environment, and to your own fitness goals!

Get Involved!

  1. Decide on a personal fitness goal you want to reach in the month of August.
  2. Register for WOW.
  3. Pick up your registration package (see below for locations and times).
  4. Raise pledges to help care for wildlife in need.
  5. Have fun!

The fitness goal can be anything of your choosing, from taking a walk every day, to bicycling 100km in a month. You choose! There are no right or wrong goals, decide what personally works for you. Thank you for helping wildlife in need!

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FAQ

1. Does AIWC want to know what my fitness goal is?

It’s entirely up to you, it’s not a requirement. If you want to let us know how you’re doing, use #workoutforwildlife on Instagram or Facebook.

2. Do registration fees include a t-shirt?

In an effort to keep registration fees low, we have decided to add t-shirts as an optional add-on. If you would like to purchase a WOW t-shirt, grab one here! Pre-orders for t-shirts have now ended. We have limited quantities of each size available so please purchase now to guarantee your size.

3. I don’t have the Strava App, what do I do?

Strava is a free app you can download to your phone or access on a computer. Once you have registered for WOW, we will invite you to join the AIWC WOW! 2019 group. It’s completely optional to join and is a great way to track your fitness goal and start a conversation with other group members.

4. How do I raise pledges?

When you register for WOW, you can create and customize your own fundraising page. Share the link to your personal fundraising page with family, friends, co-workers, your neighbours, anyone! Make your page personal, include what your challenge is, why you’re doing it, and why helping wildlife in need is important to you.

We’ve put together a WOW Tool Kit (see below) to help make it easy to ask for pledges. You can do this! If you have any questions, always feel free to give us a call at 403-946-2361 or email us at info@aiwc.ca

5. Where can I pick up my registration package?

WOW! Registration packages are included in your registration fee.  They will be available on these dates at these locations:

If you are outside of the Calgary area, please contact us to make arrangements to receive your registration swag bag.

6. I have someone that wants to give me cash as a donation, what do I do?

Cash donations can be made, please fill out the WOW Pledge Sheet if you want to collect cash or cheques and drop off or mail to AIWC.

If you still have questions, let us know! Give us a call at 403-946-2361 or email us at info@aiwc.ca

WOW Tool Kit

Pledges

With your support, we can ensure that Alberta’s wildlife receives the critical care they need. Individuals will have until Saturday, August 31st, 2019 at 11:59pm to raise funds to be evaluated as a Top Pledge Earner. The top 3 Pledge Earners will be announced on Sunday, September 1st, 2019.

All individuals will have until Sunday, September 8th, at 11:59pm to raise funds, however any funds raised September 1st and onwards will not be counted towards Top Pledge Earner prizes.

Check out the prize opportunities for supporting wildlife and reaching any of the fundraising tiers below! The more funds you raise, the more wildlife you help support! Every little helps, reach out to family, friends, and co-workers and ask them to donate.

Raise $150.00 or more

Raise $300.00 or more

Raise $500.00 or more

  • Receive an AIWC tote bag
  • Receive an AIWC WOW T-shirt*
  • Free registration to our 2020 WOW!

Raise $1,000.00 or more

  • Receive an AIWC tote bag
  • Receive an AIWC WOW T-shirt*
  • Free registration to our 2020 WOW!
  • Receive two free tickets to an on-site talk

Raise $5,000.00 or more

  • Receive an AIWC tote bag
  • Receive an AIWC WOW T-shirt*
  • Receive two free tickets to an on-site talk
  • Free registration to our 2020 WOW!
  • Be invited to attend the release of a rehabilitated animal within the next year.

* T-shirt size will vary according to availability.
** Pledge goal items will be mailed out to you in August after reaching each fundraising goal. 


Top Pledge Earner Prizes

1. Lady Rufus Hummingbird painting, original artwork by Crystal Driedger.

2. 2 Tickets to CFL Labour Day Classic game on September 2nd [view].

3. $200.00 in Mountain Equipment Co-Op Gift Certificates.

Individuals have until September 8th, 2019 at 11.59pm to raise funds. To have your pledges count towards the Top Pledge Earner prizes, funds need to be donated to your page by August 31st at 11:59pm.