Gamealot is a 2 1/2 day board game convention that brings novice and experienced players together to play games and raise funds for a local charity that supports families in our community.
This year, our goal is to raise $6000 for the St. Albert Family Resource Centre to empower and assist children and parents in St. Albert.
About the St. Albert Family Resource Centre
The St. Albert Family Resource Centre provides services, resources, and educational support to strengthen families in our community. It offers 400 courses and workshops annually through their Family Life Education program, and one-on-one education, support and referral services to parents and primary caregivers of children.
In the late ’90s, John Engel, owner of Mission: Fun & Games in St. Albert, set out to host an event “for the gamers, by the gamers.” The idea evolved into a fundraiser. John hosted the first Gamealot in support of the St. Albert Food Bank at his store in 2000. The event has since raised thousands of dollars and hundreds of pounds of goods for people in need.
Today, Gamealot is organized and managed by a partner committee, and hosted at the St. Albert Kinsman Banquet Centre. Over 100 guests from across Alberta attend the event each year.
In 2017, Gamealot attendees raised $5000 for the St. Albert Family Resource Centre.