Cocktails For Critters 2019
October 19
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Telus Convention Centre
136-8 Ave SE (see map)
Calgary, Alberta

This years Cocktails for Critters theme is ‘Heroes’ and we will be celebrating those who have helped an animal in an extraordinary way.

Celebrating 97 years of connecting lives, Calgary Humane Society’s Cocktails for Critters gala, presented by Preventous Collaborative Health, will attract more than 450 discerning guests – primarily Calgary corporate and community leaders. An unforgettable and highly entertaining evening is planned; including ‘Rescues on the Runway’, Animal Alumni & Current Adoptable Meet and Greet, distinctive silent auction offerings, complimentary wine hour, signature drinks and an incredible culinary sampling.

Proceeds from the evening’s event will help Calgary Humane Society care for the thousands of animals who arrive at our facility each year. In addition to animal sheltering and care, your generous support will allow us to continue our important work in animal protection and humane education.

Please join us at Cocktails for Critters to show your support for Calgary Humane Society and the animals we help on a daily basis!

Ticket Information

Individual Tickets: $175.00 (eligible tax receipt of $95.00)

Group of 4: $660.00 (eligible tax receipt of $340.00) SAVE $10.00/ticket

Group of 8: $1280.00 (eligible tax receipt of $640.00) SAVE $15.00/ticket

Gala at a Glance

6:00 pm – Cocktail Hour

7:00 pm – Welcome

7:15 pm – Rescues on the Runway

8:30 pm – Animal Alumni Meet and Greet

10:00 pm – Silent Auction Closes

10:15 pm – Raffle Closes

*Times may change closer to the event


  • Complimentary cocktail hour sponsored by JSS Barristers
  • Visit with Calgary Humane Society animal alumni and adoptable’s in the Meet and Greet rooms sponsored by Royal Canin
  • Our popular Rescues on the Runway show
  • Have your photo taken at the Silly booth photobooth sponsored by Mawer Investment Management
  • Check out our department displays and speak with staff such as veterinarians, peace officers and more!
  • Bid on items at our largest silent auction yet!
  • Take your chance at winning our wine and trip raffles!

Silent Auction

The focus of Cocktails for Critters is to raise much needed funds for our shelter. More details about our silent auction will be announced soon!

Can’t make it to the event? Click HERE to make a donation in support of animals!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

  • Preventous Collaborative Health
  • Pet Secure
  • Royal Canin
  • Dilawri Group
  • Soft Rock 97.7
  • Avenue Magazine


Can I reserve a table?

No. Although we will have seating for everyone, reserved seating is unavailable at this time.

What is the dress code?

The dress code is cocktail attire.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Cocktails for Critters is an 18+ event.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

Although we love animals, this is a human only event. Please leave your pets at home. Calgary Humane Society animal guests will be present at the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

There is no need to print off your tickets. We can check your name on our list.

What is the refund policy?

All ticket sales are final.

Where should I park?

Parking is available at 727 1st SE at Lot 60. Electrical vehicle charging stations are available.

For more information and rates for this parking lot please click HERE.

Our Presenting Sponsor

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