Evening of Decadent Dessert

Friday, May 8, 2020
5:30 pm
Parkland Pavilion, Westerner Park, Red Deer

Evening of Decadent dessert is an essential piece of the puzzle at Aspire. It is our biggest fundraising event of the year, an elegant gala with over 570 guests attending in 2019.  All proceeds from this fabulous evening support programming for children with special needs served by Aspire; specialized equipment purchases; as well as fee assistance for families. 

As a guest, you will enjoy a welcome reception, buffet dinner, raffles and silent auction, as well as the anticipated Decadent Dessert Buffet. The highlight of the evening is an exciting live auction, featuring one-of-a-kind desserts created by bakers from across Central Alberta. These desserts may be sold individually or in combination with high-quality experience packages.

The annual Aspire Children's Raffle is another highlight at Evening of Decadent Dessert, as the three fabulous prizes are drawn at the event. Watch for more information about the Aspire Children's Raffle coming soon!

Get Tickets / Registration

Tickets for Evening of Decadent Dessert will go on sale in January, 2020.

How to Contribute

Make a donation to the Evening of Decadent Dessert! Would you like to make a difference in the life of a child with special needs? If so, we need you!

Create a Cake for the Event

The highlight of Evening of Decadent Dessert is the wonderful array of decadent desserts, donated by local businesses and individuals.

Please consider donating TWO identical desserts: one will be used in our live auction and will be served to our guests in the Decadent Dessert Buffet later that evening. The second dessert will be presented to the purchaser in the form of a gift certificate or voucher for a dessert of equal value to be redeemed at a later date of their choosing.

Alternatively, you may wish to donate TWO desserts to our Decadent Dessert Buffet. One dessert will be featured in our Decadent Dessert Buffet (served to guests after the auction), which is a highlight of the evening.

The second dessert will be presented to the winner of a door prize in the form of a gift certificate or voucher (of equal value to the first dessert) for redemption at a later date, so that they can claim their prize at a time of their choosing.

In order to make a dessert donation, complete the Dessert Donor Application form with a description of your donation and contact Angela Davis at 403.340.2606. We will gladly make arrangements to pick up your donation the day of the event.

Download Dessert Donor Application

What other donor opportunities are there for this event?

We have many sponsorship opportunities available. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor contact Angela Davis for more information and to create a recognition plan that suits your needs.
403.340.2606 ext 209 

Donate to the silent auction

Success of the Evening of Decadent Dessert depends entirely on the generosity of our supporters. Please consider becoming a vital part of this exciting event through a donation of merchandise, services or cash to be used in the auctions or raffles during the event.

In order to make a donation, complete the Donor and Sponsor Application Form below, with a description of your donation and then contact our office. We will gladly make arrangements to pick up your donation at your convenience.

All proceeds from this fundraiser will be directed to providing vital support for core activities and program enrichment at Aspire. 

Download Donor and Sponsor Application


We Need Volunteers!

Be a part of a great team! Every year, volunteer contributions are at the heart of Evening of Decadent Dessert.

We invite volunteers to be part of the planning committee or to provide help at the event. We welcome and appreciate all volunteer assistance!

Current volunteer opportunities include:

Silent Auction Phone Volunteers (6 people needed)

Description and tasks: Prior to the volunteer phoning tasks, request letters will be mailed out by Aspire staff to the list of past silent auction donors.  Volunteer phoners will then make follow-up calls to their list of 10+ prospective donors every week or two until receiving confirmation whether or not past donors will donate again this year.  Picking up the items and bringing them to Aspire is sometimes needed, but not always. 

Aspire has a script to follow, as well as a great list of past donors.  The silent auction brings in close to $24,000 of the total Evening of Decadent Dessert funds raised for Aspire.  It is an important way of helping children with special needs and their families in Red Deer and Central Alberta.

Help is needed from mid-January until the event on Friday, May 8th, 2020.  5-7 hours a month approximate time commitment.  Training is provided.

If you can help Aspire as a Silent Auction Phone Volunteer, please contact Angela Davis at 403-340-2606 or [email protected] 

Pick Up Volunteers needed

Have a vehicle and some spare time? We are in need of volunteers to pick up silent auction items from local businesses, and drop them off at Aspire. Flexible time commitment, January to May.. 

If you can help Aspire as a Pick Up Volunteer, please contact Angela Davis at 403-340-2606 or [email protected]

 Set Up & Day of the Event Volunteers 

There will be many tasks that need doing the day of the event. If you are available to come and help where needed, please contact Angela Davis at 403-340-2606 or [email protected]

A big thank you to our Evening of Decadent Dessert sponsors!
  • On the Mark Productions

  • Pediatric Consultants Associated

  • Real Country 95.5

  • Red Deer Advocate