The Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS) is taking a lead role in the stunning and sustainable transformation of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. As a non-profit partner since 1988, the Valley Zoo Development Society’s objective is to raise awareness and funds to improve the experience for the animals, our guests, and to support the zoo’s sustainable and environmental programs. With ongoing support from the community, the Edmonton Valley Zoo can continue to position itself as a leader in its field in delivering exceptional educational programs and leading-edge conservation efforts.

In addition to helping support a great cause, when you sponsor an event, it gives your company access to the VZDS Event and helps you advertise by allowing us to put your logo on our promotional materials such as event tickets, posters, banners, and on our website.

ADOPT AN ANIMAL TEA PARTY

Each May, the Valley Zoo Development Society hosts an Adopt An Animal Tea Party, as a “thank-you” to the wonderful people that have adopted an animal during the year. Each year, this exclusive – by invite only – event is attended by over 300 guests.

With the help of event sponsors, we are able to pull off fun events like the Parent Appreciation Tea Party. Sponsorship gives your company access to VZDS Events and helps you advertise by allowing us to put your logo on our promotional materials such as event tickets, posters, banners, and even on our website.

2017 TEA PARTY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Entertainment Sponsor $500 Level (1 Available)

Get recognized in the community, while supporting a great cause at this fun, exclusive, and one-of-a-kind event!

– Invite for 2 to this EXCLUSIVE EVENT
– Recognition on our website
– Signage at the event (if desired)
– Social media mentions


 

Entertainment Sponsor $250 LEVEL (2 Available)

Get recognized in the community, while supporting a great cause at this fun, exclusive, and one-of-a-kind event!

– Invite for 2 to this EXCLUSIVE EVENT
– Recognition on our website
– Signage at the event (if desired)
– Social media mentions

To become a sponsor for the Adopt An Animal Tea Party, contact the Event Coordinator: Devynn King at 780-496-6924 or by email at: vzds@buildingourzoo.com.

ZOOFEST 2017

The Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS) and the Zebra Child Protection Centre are combining efforts to host ZooFest at the Edmonton Valley Zoo on Saturday June 17, 2017.

The VZDS has been a partner with the Edmonton Valley Zoo since 1989, and is a registered charity. Our mandate is to raise funds for the continued development of the Zoo and we have been working to raise funds for the award winning new area planned for families; Nature’s Wild Backyard. This phase will continue to expand the impact the Edmonton Valley Zoo has on our community (with almost 500,000 people visiting last year!) as well as conservation efforts worldwide. This spring we will also be breaking ground on the first part of Nature’s Wild Backyard, which will include the Urban Farm and Red Panda Exhibits. ZooFest is a huge part of our fundraising efforts and we greatly appreciate support from community sponsors like you, who help make these changes a reality.

We will be partnering with Zebra Child Protection Centre to bring you Zoo Fest. We believe benefiting two worthwhile causes and at the same time provides twice the exposure to our sponsors and reduces the number of asks charities make of community supporters in the current economy. Since 2002, the Zebra Child Protection Centre has been lending strength to victims of child abuse within Edmonton and surrounding areas.

This year’s Festival will support Nature’s Wild Backyard, and assist the Centre in continuing to provide a space where children’s voices are acknowledged and a place where people work together for the best interest of every child who walks through the doors. Guests will interact close up with roving zoo staff holding animals, pose for photos, create enrichments for our residents, watch painting demonstrations by Lucy the Asian elephant and partake in raffles and bid on unique live and silent auction items.

We invite you to join us on June 17, 2017 and become a sponsor of ZooFest, which takes place after hours on the zoo grounds. As previous years, there will be restaurant and wine sampling for adults, a live and silent auction, and a Kids Zone that will have crafts, games and unique opportunities for kids to get up close and personal. There are few opportunities in Edmonton where adults can have a first class evening and share that with their children.

Please review the opportunities below to see how you can help support this great event,then download the Sponsorship Packet and submit it as per the included guidelines. We are excited about the possibilities this year and we would love to have you as part of our plans!

ZOOFEST 2017 SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Come see what happens at the zoo after dark! This unique fundraiser includes animal encounters, food and wine sampling, a Kids Zone, entertainment, a live and silent auction – all in support of two local charities. Sponsorship Opportunities Include:
 

Title Sponsorship (1 Available): $10,000

– Logo on recognition banner as title sponsor inside entrance
– Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
– Logo prominently displayed onsite at event
– Newsletter mentions: Valley Zoo – Wild Times & Zebra Child Protection Centre – In the Herd
– 20 complimentary tickets to the event
– Social media, media and advertising mentions
– Ability to have a booth at the event with representatives
– Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
– An invitation to the annual VZDS Donor recognition event
– 5 Family Annual Valley Zoo Passes
– Private tour of the new Otter Habitat building for up to 8 people
– Meet Lucy and watch her paint your original and exclusive Lucy painting
– Community Profile Page on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
 
*For “Title Sponsorship,” please download the “Sponsorship Packet” above.
 


 

Activity Sponsors (3 Available): $7,000

KIDS ZONE
Zoo Fest has an area set aside for families with kid friendly restaurants, special entertainment geared toward families, carnival games, contests and cute animals. Early access to this area allows our families to enjoy both aspects of the event.

ENTERTAINMENT
From roving stilt walkers, mascots and 4 local musicians entertaining every hour in our beautiful new amphitheater and stage – let all our guests know you brought the entertainment to them!

SILENT AUCTION BAR/TENT:
This year our silent auction and bar will be in a huge tent overseeing the amphitheater and all the evenings performances. Let all of our guests enjoy the end of the evening and get to know your company that much better!

– Logo on banner advertising at activity location
– Newsletter mentions: Valley Zoo – Wild Times & Zebra Child Protection Centre – In the Herd
– Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
– Social media, media and advertising mentions
– Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
– Ability to have a booth at the event with representatives
– 10 complimentary tickets to the event
– 3 Family Annual Valley Zoo Passes
– Meet Hula the Harbour Seal and watch her paint your original Hula painting
– Community profile page on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
 
*For “Activity Sponsorship,” please download the “Sponsorship Packet” above.
 


 

Gold Sponsor (3 Available): $5,000

– Logo on all playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
– Newsletter mentions: Valley Zoo – Wild Times & Zebra Child Protection Centre – In the Herd
– Onsite signage
– 2 Family Annual Valley Zoo Passes
– 8 complimentary tickets to the event
– Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
 
*For “Gold Sponsorship,” please download the “Sponsorship Packet” above.
 


 

Silver Sponsor (4 Available): $2,500

– Logo on playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
– Newsletter mentions: Valley Zoo – Wild Times & Zebra Child Protection Centre – In the Herd
– Onsite signage
– 6 complimentary tickets to the event
– Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
 
*For “Silver Sponsorship,” please download the “Sponsorship Packet” above.
 


 

Bronze Sponsor (8 Available): $1,000

– Logo on playbills and on www.buildingourzoo.com and www.zebracentre.ca
– Onsite signage
– 4 complimentary tickets to the event
– Ability to insert an item into attendee gift bags
 
*For “Bronze Sponsorship,” please download the “Sponsorship Packet” above.
 


 

In Kind Sponsorships Available

– Equipment Rental
– Entertainment
– Lighting
– Food Services
– Restaurant: Adult
– Restaurant: Children
– Restaurant: Beverages
– Linens
– Hosting
– Advertising
 
*To participate as a restaurant, please download the “Restaurant Packet” above.
 


 

Live & Silent Auction Donations

If you would like to participate, you can support this worthwhile cause by donating to our Live and Silent Auctions! Ideas for Silent Auction Donations include: gift cards valued at $25.00 and up and Goods & Services valued at $75.00 and up. Ideas for Live Auction Donations Include: Items valued at $1,000 and up, and/or experiences or unique items! Donations received by June 1, 2015 will be acknowledged in our program. You may have recognition at the event OR receive a tax receipt.
 
*To donate an Auction item please download the “Auction Packet” above.