New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy

Here at NWS, we believe that we are called to love the poor, the hurting, and the marginalized.

Last December, a day after our annual Christmas with New West concert, New West Society held a unique concert that embodied what Christmas is all about.  New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy was the highlight of our Christmas season, and our members were thrilled to be able to show love and share joy to vulnerable members of our community through our music and gift-giving.

It was an amazing opportunity for New West, and we’re doing it again! On December 17, 2023 New West Society is giving away 1500 tickets to New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy, an exclusive concert for individuals and families in Calgary who are experiencing significant financial challenges, who are stressed and hurting…. and who need an infusion of JOY into their Christmas.

In order to make this concert happen, we have invited social service agencies in the Calgary area to help us share joy by extending an invitation to their clients to attend our New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy concert.  Some of these agencies include:

The Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre            Sonshine Centre
The Immigrant Education Society           Emma House        Kids Up Front
Inn from the Cold           FearIsNotLove           Ruth’s House
The Dream Centre           Jesus Loves You Society
New Canadian Friendship Centre
Discovery House           CSC Compassionate Ministries

Will YOU Help New West SHARE JOY this Christmas?

We’re looking for Individual and Corporate SPONSORS

After receiving resoundingly positive feedback from our guests, members of our performance ensembles, and from the wonderfully supportive staff at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, New West Society is thrilled to announce our New West Gifts Back: Sharing Christmas Joy concert in December 2023.

Providing a free concert to Calgary’s most vulnerable at Arts Commons’ stunning Jack Singer Concert Hall is a immense privilege; as you can imagine, however, it is also very expensive.

We are looking for Corporate Sponsors to help New West Society share joy with even more people this upcoming Christmas season.  Email us TODAY to learn more about how your organization can help share joy with hundreds of vulnerable men, women and children in our community.

Sponsor a SEAT!  Or TWO!  Or a whole Row!
New West Society needs over 1200 seats at the Jack Singer Concert Hall to be sponsored, so we can welcome our Sharing Christmas Joy concert guests.  With each $40 donation, you’ll be providing a community member the opportunity to experience the HOPE and JOY of Christmas through New West’s music; guests will even go home with a small Christmas gift bag from the “New West Community”.

Here’s how you can donate:

  • etransfer: (please put “Sponsor a Seat” in the e-transfer message)
  • credit card through New West’s CanadaHelps page (choose the “Donate my Seat” option)
  • cheque: mail your donation to New West Society, 2182 39 Avenue NE, Calgary, AB  T2E 6P7

Sharing Christmas Joy: What our Participating Agencies Had to Say (and why we’re doing this again in 2023!)

Here are just a few of the encouraging comments we received about our Sharing Christmas Joy concert:

  • Would we participate again?  A hundred percent yes! Many would not have an opportunity to attend something so magical and family friendly. It was truly a joy for them to attend this concert. The moms kept on talking about how amazing the performance was.
  • This event was magical and so life- and joy-giving to our newcomers and refugees who are processing a lot of loss and grief.
  • One person said she felt like she’d entered a scene from a movie that she never expected to find herself in, and another lady who had just recently come from the Congo told me it was the most beautiful thing she had ever heard.