Red Feather Society - United Way Alberta Capital Region

Red Feather Society

The Red Feather Society celebrates the loyalty of those who have supported United Way for more than 25 years. As a member of this honoured society, your efforts have built, and continue to build, a strong community that benefits everyone.

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Upcoming Event

Exclusive Screening of Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story

Celebrate your longtime support of United Way and the difference you make in our region. Connect with fellow Red Feather members as you take in a complimentary exclusive screening of Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story.

Hear from filmmaker Frederick Kroetch as he shares behind-the-scenes insight into the making of this Edmonton-made, award-winning documentary film. Plus, learn about the fascinating production of the film’s soundtrack by a 40-piece Czech orchestra from the film’s composer John McMillan.  

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Learn how you can build a strong and vibrant community for future generations

Following the film presentation, hear from Debra Wooding, Senior Wealth Advisor, CIBC Wood Gundy, as she explores the topics of wills, estate planning, and individual and family endowments. Opt-in to this bonus presentation when you complete your Eventbrite registration for the film screening. 

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 11, 2023  

Film Presentation – 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Jasper Room)
Legacy Giving Presentation – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Banff Room)

Derrick Golf and Winter Club
3500 119 Street NW
Edmonton, AB 

Reserve your complimentary ticket by Wednesday, October 4, 2023 


About the Film 

He survived a dogfight with The Red Baron. He was one of the first barnstormers. He connected the world to the Arctic. He helped invent search and rescue in WW2. And he did it all with just one eye. Learn about the exciting adventures, heroics, and generosity of Wilfred ‘Wop’ May, famed First World War pilot in the award-winning documentary Blind Ambition: The Wop May Story. 

Run time: 22 minutes

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About The Red Feather Society

Our History

We have inherited and are the custodians of a proud tradition of caring and sharing in this community – a tradition that dates back many years. United Way has been active in the Capital Region for more than 80 years and working together, we have generated over $400 million that has been invested in the local human services sector.

From our humble beginnings in 1941 as the Community Chest of Greater Edmonton, the Red Feather has been our symbol for giving. That first campaign raised $102,905… a huge sum for a small city whose needs were dire during the war years.

A Symbol of Courage, Compassion, and Generosity

Today, as United Way of the Alberta Capital Region, we continue to work with the community for the betterment of all its members. The red feather has been the iconic symbol for many decades. It represents courage, compassion, and generosity. The outstanding dedication and support of Red Feather members is an inspiration to how we can unite for real change in our community.

We would be pleased to have you proudly display your United Way Red Feather signature in your email.

To download your email signature, right-click the logo graphic and select ‘Save image as…’ to save it to your computer.

"For more than 30 years we have assisted United Way through donations and volunteering to better our community. Our lives have blessed us with a multitude of resources we are happy to share. We have great respect for the variety of ways that United Way engages and supports our community and are glad to be a part of that."

Bob & Linda Ascah
Red Feather Society Members

"With the confidence that United Way is the biggest bang for my charitable dollar, I am proud to be – and recommend being – a regular donor. Its commitment to effectiveness, efficiency, and community priorities has earned my trust. I’m glad to be able to be part of the solution to our community’s needs."

Larry Derkach
Red Feather Society Member

"We live on a limited income but feel it is important to give what we can. We know that the money we donate to United Way goes to many important needy causes. We’re proud to be ongoing members of United Way’s Red Feather Society."

Marg & Denny May
Red Feather Society Members

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