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You’re invited to Vecova’s 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off!

Join us on Friday, October 27, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm for a culinary competition! Cook up your best chili – as a team or individually – and compete for the top competitor prize.

Registration in the chili competition for individuals and teams is as follows:
-$5 for 1-2 people
-$10 for 3-5 people
-$15 for groups of more than 6 people

Vecova will provide registrants with a table to decorate (if required), a plug-in for crockpots (crockpots not provided), tasting cups, cutlery and a bowl of chili to enjoy.

If you prefer eating over cooking, come prepared to sample chili from our registrants and cast your vote for your favourite chili. Admission for guests is $5 per person and includes 3 sampling tickets, 1 bowl of Vecova’s signature chili and 1 bun. Drinks will be available for purchase ($1).

Where: Vecova Recreation Centre gymnasium
When: Friday October 27, 2017 from 11:00am-1:00pm

Register for the Chili Cook-Off competition here:
– $5 for 1-2 people
– $10 for 3-5 people
– $15 for groups of more than 6 people

Purchase admission tickets here ($5).

All of the proceeds from this event will go towards Vecova’s programs and services for persons with disabilities.

If you have any questions, please contact us at donations@vecova.ca

We will have prizes for the competitors based on a jury vote and a public vote. There will also be many other prizes, so come on down and enjoy some chili!


2017 Strength in Abilities Run

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Our June 25, 2017 Strength in Abilities Run was a great success! Thank you to all who participated.

For 2017  run results, please click here.


Adopt-a-House

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Looking for a unique way to give back to your community? Adopt-A-House offers organizations, groups or individuals the opportunity to contribute to their community today.

Vecova currently provides living support services to 98 persons living with a disability and/or complex need. This can vary from a group home environment, to supportive roommates and independent living. Broken down, there are 57 clients living in Vecova owned, leased or client/family owned homes, 31 living with supportive roommates, and 10 in an independent living situation. Ensuring that the homes owned and/or managed by Vecova are up to correct standards and that the individuals are receiving sufficient support to live either independently or with support staff requires extensive funds, some of which often exceed Vecova’s budget.

Homes that provide support to people with disabilities incur higher than average maintenance costs due to wear, tear and a limited maintenance budget. For example, some of our couches have tears, tiles are cracked, BBQs are old and no longer work, walls need new paint, etc.

How you can help:

You and your friends or colleagues can get together to raise money (have a bake sale, hold a friendly challenge) to buy items and new materials for the homes. You can also volunteer to complete projects inside the home using the new materials.

Or you can show your support by making a donation online.

Vecova needs:

  • Couches and comfy single chairs
  • Stair lift (really needed)
  • 3 homes needs new blinds throughout
  • Deck and furniture repair
  • BBQs
  • Paint and painters
  • 2 garden sheds need upgrades of replacement
  • 5 homes need new tiles to be bought and installed
  • Tables and chairs
  • Dishwashers, stoves and a refrigerator

For more information, please contact donations@vecova.ca


Donate to Vecova

For over 45 years Vecova has provided services that enhance the quality of life for persons with disabilities.

We offer a variety of options to match your individual giving goals.
Explore the many ways you can help us enhance the lives of persons with disabilities, and enrich our community. Donate Now.

Click here for more information about our programs and services.

Our commitment to you

We value you, our donors, and respect your privacy. When you become a financial supporter of Vecova you entrust us with your personal information.

This information will only be used to establish your identity in order to send out a tax-deductible receipt for your donation of $20 or more and to include your name on our mailing list. Your information will not be sold or shared with anyone.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the Development Manager at (403) 284-1121 or email donations@vecova.ca.

Vecova adheres to the Donor Bill of Rights, as developed by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Vecova is a registered non-profit Society and is pleased to provide a Canadian tax-deductible receipt for donations of $20.00 or more.

Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research

Registered Charitable Number:  119286912RR0001

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