EVENT SPONSORSHIP

WELCOME TO ZOOMINESCENCE

A Festival of Light Like no Other.

 

Zoominescence is the Festival of Light at the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Featuring an outstanding collection of light and art installations, the Zoo transforms into a magical winter wonderland hosted by the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Valley Zoo Development Society. Each December, the festival runs on the weekends and 2 full weeks leading up to and after Christmas for everyone to enjoy!

Every year the Valley Zoo Development society hosts a Call to Artist Competition. This competition reachs out to Edmonton creators giving them a chance to share their vision with the local community by having there design featured during Zoominescence. This years theme is Northern Animal Conservation.

We are inviting local businesses and community members to be a part of the festival by becoming sponsors! With dozens of opportunities available, you’re sure to find the sponsorship package that’s right for you!

DECEMBER 1, 2023 – JANUARY 3, 2024

 

NIGHTS

LOCAL ARTISTS

INSTALLATIONS

VISITORS

WHO WE ARE

THE VALLEY ZOO DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY.

The Valley Zoo Development Society (VZDS) is a registered charity and not-for-profit with a mission to raise funds and promote awareness to ensure the continued development of the Edmonton Valley Zoo. This is achieved through various events, education and conservation programs.

THE EDMONTON VALLEY ZOO.

Since opening its gates in 1959 as a 5-acre petting Zoo, the Edmonton Valley Zoo has held a special place in the hearts of Edmontonians.

Edmonton Valley Zoo has an average of 400,000 visitors a year with almost 8,000 being annual members. The Edmonton Valley Zoo cares for 299 animals and is active in 4 Species survival programs. We also welcome an annual average of 980 schools and 214,000 drop in participants .

We have ambitious plans to show how a small zoo can make a massive difference by focusing on stewardship, conservation, and education by creating a vibrant new zoo that will allow people to connect with animals in a way that inspires them to preserve our natural world

TITLE SPONSORSHIP ($20,000)

ONLY 1 AVAILABLE!

EVENT PERKS:

  • Receive name recognition in all Zoominescence-related print as Presenting Sponsor.
  • Logo recognition on general event signage.
  • Name inclusion in press releases and mentions in news interviews about the event.
  • Right of first refusal as Presenting Sponsor in 2024.

DIGITAL PERKS:

  • Recognition on all social media, website, media, and advertising mentions.
  • Recognition as presenting sponsor on event webpage.
  • Recognition in all emails sent out to event attendees.
  • Recognition in the Valley Zoo Development Society Monthly Newsletter.

ADDITIONAL PERKS:

  • Opportunity for onsite engagement with product placement, sampling, contests, information tent, and/or have brand ambassadors on site.
  • Opportunity to host a private corporate networking reception for up to 100 guests (Value of $1,750). Dates limited; Please contact us for more details.
  • Includes 100 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (Value of $1,750).

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

Reining in the Caribou light up in purple light

INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION SPONSORSHIP ($8,000)

LIGHT CURTAIN SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Feature your company name and logo on our new programmable Light Curtain, which will feature short light shows throughout the festival and illuminate a feature wall.
  • Includes 50 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $875.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

INTERACTIVE ELEPHANT SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor our Interactive Elephant that guests can interact with to change its colour by pressing buttons that change the lights that illuminate the elephant frame.
  • Includes 50 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $875.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

ICE RINK SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor our skating Rink (guests bring their own skates.)
  • Your logo on the rink via Gobo (illuminated logo recognition.)
  • Includes 50 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $875.)
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

GEODOMES SPONSOR: 2 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor one of our 2 Geodomes that guests can warm up and take photos in. You can personalize them with fun lights and furniture for people to enjoy.
  • Includes 50 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $875.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

LIGHT INSTALLATION SPONSORSHIPS ($5,000)

ENCHANTED TREE SPONSOR: 8 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor one of our 8 Enchanted Trees:
    • Red Tree Fairy Tree (Multicolour)
    • Heirloom Tree (Champagne & Red)
    • Kaleidoscope Tree (Pastel Patchwork)
    • Enchanted Tree (Winter White)
    • Pink Diamond Tree (Pink & Purple)
    • Andromeda Tree (Winter White & Blue)
    • Wintergreen Tree (Green & Winter White)
    • Dancing Trees (Teal, Purple & White)
  • Includes 40 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $700.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

RAINBOW TUNNEL SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor our Rainbow Tunnel that guests walk through with twinkling lights and fun music. The Rainbow Tunnel is a fan favourite every year.
  • Includes 40 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $700.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!!

BAT LUMINESCENCE SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor our Bat Luminescence Installation. This amazing installation was created to promote awarness for Bat Conservation.
  • Includes 40 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $700.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

WIRE FRAME ANIMAL SPONSOR: 8 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor one of our newly wrapped Wire Frame Animal sets:
    • 3 Tigers
    • 3 Wolves
    • 5 Fish on an Arch
    • 7 Geese in a V Formation
    • 9 Meerkats
    • Mom & Baby Snow Leopard
    • Mom & Baby Zebra
    • Mom & Baby Camel
  • Includes 40 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $700.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

ART INSTALLATION SPONSORSHIP ($3,500)

A Frog's Journey Lit Up at Night

5 AVAILABLE

Double your sponsorship dollar impact by supporting the festival and local artists. Zoominescence supports local artists each year and provides compensation for each installation designed and added to the Edmonton Valley Zoo for the festival.

This year’s installations are: Northern Spirits, Love Each Otter, Impact, Porcupine Lantern, and The Ice Walker.

Follow the links below to learn more about each installation and the artist behind it. 

 

  • Includes 30 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $525.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.
Northern Spirits

Northern Spirits

“Northern Spirits” will center around a striking seven-foot hexagonal structure, serving as an art…

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Love Each Otter

Love Each Otter

Love Each Otter, two six-foot tall North American River Otters, celebrates the success story of…

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Impact

Impact

“Impact” is an art installation that displays what people can achieve when working together.

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The Ice Walker

The Ice Walker

The Ice Walker installation depicts a life-sized, or close to life-sized, Polar Bear in motion. The sculpture…

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Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORSHIPS ($2,500)

HOLIDAY WEEK SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor Holiday Week (Dec.17-23) with Elsa and The Grinch as they create holiday magic with guests of all ages.
  • Includes 20 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $350.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the event.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

FAIRYTALE FRIDAY SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor the first 3 Fairytale Friday’s during the festival (Dec.1, 8, 15) with with our friends Anna and Belle, who entertain guests of all ages.
  • Includes 20 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $350.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the event.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Superhero Saturday SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor the first 3 Superhero Saturday’s during the festival (Dec. 2, 9, 16) with with our friends Spiderman And Wonder Woman, who entertain guests of all ages.
  • Includes 20 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $350.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the event.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

ADD-ON INSTALLATION SPONSORSHIP ($1,500)

FIREPIT SPONSOR: 1 AVAILABLE

  • Our fire pit is a winter staple for crowds to gather around and warm up by the Ice Rink.
  • Includes 14 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $245.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!!

ANIMAL PHOTO FRAMES SPONSOR: 3 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor a set of our Animal Photo Frames:
    • Butterfly Wings
    • Penguins
    • Reindeer
  • Includes 14 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $245.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

OTHER SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ($1,000)

SELFIE SIGN SPONSOR: 4 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor one of our 5 popular selfie signs:
    • We <3 Lucy!
    • Light it Up!
    • Shine Bright!
    • Let it Snow! SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!! SPONSORED!!
    • And to All a Good Night!
  • Includes 10 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $175.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

ANIMAL SILHOUETTE HEXAGON SPONSOR: 3 AVAILABLE

  • Sponsor one of our 3 pairs of Animal Silhouette Hexagons:
    • Owl Silhouette Hexagons by the Birds of Prey
    • Tiger Silhouette Hexagons by the Tiger Training Wall
    • Elephant/ Snow Leopard Silhouette Hexagons by the GeoDomes
  • Includes 10 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $175.)
  • Signage with your company logo around the installation.
  • Recognition on our website, social media, and on-site donor blocks.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information or to select this sponsorship level.

MORE WAYS TO GIVE THIS SEASON…

COMMUNITY SPONSORSHIP

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience this magical event. These tickets are intended to be shared with other non-profit organizations, as well as with schools or groups that may need financial assistance. 

  • The following packages are available for sponsorship in multiples of 50 at the Children’s Ticket cost of $9.95 instead of $17.50.*
    • 50 tickets for $497.50 ($875 value)
    • 100 tickets for $995 ($1,750 value)
    • 200 tickets for $1,990 ($3,500 value)
    • 400 tickets for $3,980 ($7,000 value)
  • If you do not require recognition you can choose to receive a tax receipt for the amount of your donation.
  • As a thank you for helping everyone enjoy Zoominescence, we will provide you 10 complimentary tickets to Zoominescence (value of $175) to community sponsors who allow us to distribute the tickets throughout chosen groups.

* A limited number of community sponsor tickets are available.

BULK TICKETS

A limited number of bulk tickets are available for groups or organizations wishing to purchase 50 tickets or more for use any night that the Zoo is open to the public. Please contact us for more information.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

Online auction gift cards valued over $75, online auction items or services valued over $100, firewood, rentals, equipment, or your time – We appreciate all in kind sponsors!
 

  • Receive name recognition of your sponsorship on site and on our website throughout the festival.

CORPORATE/ STAFF APPRECIATION

Companies wishing to hold a private event at the Edmonton Valley Zoo during Zoominescence can do so on our corporate exclusive evenings (Wednesdays and Thursdays).

Contact specialmoments@edmonton.ca to book a private corporate event. Availability is limited.

Email us at FOL@BuildingOurZoo.com or call 780-496-6924 for more information, purchase tickets, make a donation, or reserve your private event today.

HELP BUILD OUR ZOO!

It is through today’s zoos that future generations will come to a greater understanding of the human impact on the natural world and be motivated to preserve it and reverse the damage already done. Every donation, big or small, helps us revitalize our beloved Edmonton Valley Zoo! Thank you for caring for the animals, our children’s future and the planet!