Fundraising for Your Cause

The Victoria Event Centre is a venue that frequently holds fundraisers for clubs and non-profit associations and/or for individuals raising money for a particular cause. There are two ways we can help you raise funds for your organization:

Option A: Discount Rental Rate

  • Rent the VENUE (Prices vary depending on the day of the week, please see venue rental rate section).
  • Renter will be granted a 5-20% discount when renting venue for fundraising purposes for a non-profit organization.
  • Renter will be responsible for all aspects of planning and promoting their event, but VEC will provide basic promotional support (VEC website and Facebook page)
  • VEC will provide specific services and staff when necessary or requested. Bartenders and Concession Staff are included in rental.
  • VEC General Manager will advise Renter on additional fundraising ideas that can be incorporated into event and can suggest marketing tactics and how to best utilize local media outlets.
  • Renter will take all profits from ticket sales and any other fundraising elements (i.e. raffle tickets, silent auction).

Upside of Option A: 
If the event is promoted very well, the fundraising organization should be able to reach their fundraising goal. Past groups have successfully reached their goals of anywhere from $2000-$8000.

Downside of Option A: 
An organization may end up losing money or not earning what they hoped if their event isn’t marketed properly or if the equation isn’t calculated properly.

Option B: A Night on the Town!

The VEC presently produces four of its own events/shows on a monthly basis:

  • Improv Cabaret (1st Sunday of every month)
  • The Merridale Showdown (3rd Sunday of every month)
  • Tuesday Night Cabaret (2nd Tuesday of every month
  • Club Latino (One Friday a month, date varies)

To check out more info on all shows, visit Produced by VEC page.

So here’s how it works:

1 – Choose an event/show that you think you could sell ticket to.
2 – The VEC prints off up to 100 tickets (depending on show) for you to sell.
Cost of printed tickets is $20, or you can create your own.
3 – You can sell the tickets at whatever price you decide (but the VEC takes $5/ticket or $7/ticket for Club Latino nights, due to event production costs)
4 – You sell tickets and keep profits (tickets can only be sold in ADVANCE, not at the door).

FOR EXAMPLE:

If you decide you want to sell 50 tickets to The Merridale Showdown at $20/ticket, you will earn $750.00 (that’s 50 tickets x $15/ticket, with $5/ticket going to VEC).

Upside of Option B
Raising funds in this format is very easy, with very little risk, little planning and requires no money upfront.

Downside of Option B
If a fundraising event is organized very professionally and marketed very thoroughly, an organization may be able to make more of an overall profit when throwing their own independent event.