Splash of Red

For 16 consecutive years, The Splash of Red Gala continues to lead the charge in raising awareness and funds for Trellis, aimed at providing care for youth experiencing homelessness. The Gala includes elements of a cocktail reception, dinner, dance, silent auction and live auction. Event sponsorship, ticket sales, donor matching and proceeds from the auction add up to a growing amount of $800,000 annually.

Together we have raised over $5M for vulnerable youth and families since 2005.​

For over 80 years, Trellis Society has been transforming lives and creating opportunities for children and youth to grow up well and thrive. By creating safe spaces with remarkable programming, kids can develop confidence, gain skills, and experience success so they can reach their best potential in life. Trellis Society is responsible for delivering a breadth of services supporting youth well-being, empowering them to thrive. Without your support, we would not be able to show up for Calgary’s most vulnerable.

Splash of Red 2019 by the numbers

Splash of Red Committee

Splash of Red Committee (clockwise from left)​
Elaine Frame, Barb Shaunessy, Ruth Beddoe, Sara Shaak, Holly Goulard, Murlyne Fong​

The 2021 Splash of Red Committee is made up of six incredible volunteers dedicated to supporting Calgary’s vulnerable children and youth.

For the past sixteen years, the committee has grown the event into one of Calgary’s biggest fundraising galas in the City. At Trellis of Calgary, we are so grateful for the commitment and thoughtfulness this committee brings to the organization year after year.

Their efforts have brought about the end of homelessness for many young Calgarians, restoring hope and possibility to those who would otherwise be without.

Splash of Red in the Media: Calgary Herald Link