Giving Back – Where does your money go?
We are a 100% volunteer organization. In fulfilling our mission and meeting the objectives we have set forth, we need to raise money. It is raised through the sales of memberships and, above all, at our yearly Banquet/Fundraiser.
Safari Club International Northern Alberta Chapter has sponsored or given grants to many worthwhile cause and studies.
In 2011 Northern Alberta Safari Club International gave out grants totaling approximately $30,000.00
The following organizations received funds:
- Ponoka Fish & Game Association for new Dock system and aeration system for Pond
- Yellowhead Arrow Launchers for youth archery lanes in Hinton youth center
- Narrow Lake Conservation Camp for kitchen equipment
- NASCI sponsored various youth to attend Alford Lake Conservation Camp run by AHEIA and to Narrow Lake
- Sponsored U of A student study of Cougars in Cypress Hills area of Alberta
- Sponsored U of A student study of wolves in SW Alberta
- Sponsored U of A student study of Grizzly bears / open pit mining in Cadomin area
- Youth (NASP) archery competition at Edmonton Boat & Sportsman Show
- We are evaluating submissions received by year end December 2011 for sponsorship in 2012.
In 2010 approx. total of funds given out: $45,000
- Sponsored 20 youth to attend Alford Lake conservation camp put on by Alberta Hunter Education Instructors Association
- Grant given to Narrow Lake Conservation Camp for Big Bore Gun range upgrades
- Grants given to University of Alberta students in their studies of the following:
- Cougar study in South west Alberta
- Lynx study in the Nordegg area of Alberta
- Grizzly study in the Cadomin area of Alberta
- Grant given to Alberta Conservation Association to study fencing issues and pronghorn Antelope in Southern Alberta
- International Conference in Edmonton for Society for Conservation Biology
- Disabled Hunters funding
- “Hunters Feeding The Hungry” Mustard Seed Church
- Sensory Safari for the visually impaired with the Museum and CNIB
Funding and Grant Application Forms
Please click to download the following forms in PDF format. If you would like to make an application, please download, print, and complete the forms, sending them to the contact information detailed within the respective forms. Deadline is December 31 of the calender year!
Other SCI Causes
We funded, in whole or in part, various conservation and humanitarian projects and programs right here in Alberta, such as:
- Hunting For Tomorrow Foundation
- 3 AHEIA programs:
- Outdoor Women’s Seminar
- Outdoor Youth Camp
- Outdoor Youth Seminar
- Our yearly SENSORY SAFARI — a touch and feel experience for visually impaired
- AHEIA / SCI NAC Hunter Education Camp Sponsorship
- WISE Awards sponsorship
Educational and humanitarian events are a cornerstone of Safari Club International. The Sensory Safari is a flagship event for the Northern Alberta Chapter.
For individuals who are visually impaired, understanding wildlife is an impossible task with only words as a guide. Through the Sensory Safari visually impaired children and adults are provided an opportunity to “see” wildlife through their sense of touch by touching and feeling.
Supported by the Royal Alberta Museum, the Sensory Safari utilizes donated and borrowed animal mounts, skins, skulls and horns to help visually impaired and disabled people come to better know wildlife.
In 2002, SCI Northern Alberta Chapter hosted the first Canadian Sensory Safari. Every year since then the Northern Alberta Chapter has provided at least one Sensory Safari in different venues.