AFC & ARDN Put on Their Work Gloves for Santa's Anonymous!

We are so excited to be able to help Santa's Anonymous get gifts ready for those children who are less fortunate this year. We will be heading out on November 25, 2015 to Santa's workshop to help sort, wrap and organize!

About Santa's Anonymous

In 1955, Jerry Forbes and his team at 1080 CHED organized the first Santas Anonymous campaign. In his radio messages, Jerry clearly outlined his vision for the charity; he wanted to make sure that each child in Edmonton had a new toy at Christmas. It was a simple concept that was eagerly embraced by the community. Over the years, 1080 CHED became 630 CHED and the city grew from 200,000 people to nearly a million, however the essence of our mission never changed. The mission of 630 CHED Santas Anonymous was inspired by a simple wish to see every child receive a new toy at Christmas. Throughout the years, the staff of 630 CHED and volunteers from our community have worked together to make this wish come true.

Canadian Food Championships: July 21 - 25

AFC will be volunteering on Friday July 24th from 8am to 1pm, along side our Executive Director, Bryanna Kumpula, as she judges the Bacon category.


Events Edmonton has partnered with the World Food Championships (WFC) to host one exclusive qualifying event in 2015 for Canada. The Canadian Food Championships is a year long search for Canada’s best cooks – from Amateur and Professional.  From July 21-25, 2015, the search will reach new levels during the multi-day competition to determine who will be part of Team Canada at the World Food Championships.

Competitors can compete in one of 7 different categories in Edmonton, Alberta:

  1. Bacon
  2. Burger
  3. Chili
  4. Dessert
  5. Pasta
  6. Sandwich
  7. Seafood

BBQ is also a category of the Canadian Food Championships. Through the Canadian BBQ Society, the top two Eastern Canada Teams and the top two Western Canada Teams (Manitoba and westward) as of September 15, 2015 will be crowned Canadian Champions and gain entry into the World Food Championships.

There is over $50,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs! The Grand Prize winner in each category will receive a golden ticket to the World Food Championships held in Kissimmee, Florida in November 2015, a $1,500 travel voucher to Kissimmee and a $2,500 cash prize.