Fundraising Information:



Fundraising is an integral part of the WDA. Not only does it keep our course costs down, it also increases our ability to receive Alberta Foundation of the Arts grants. In addition, it is a way to advertise our programs. The WDA is typically allotted a casino every three years.


Each family will be issued a booklet of raffle tickets, prepaid in the amount of $50 with registration. Families may choose to sell the booklet to recoup the funds.  Any family that fundamentally objects to participation in a raffle may indicate on their registration form that the $50 is a donation. 


Each family must participate in at least one other fundraiser; this may be casino, Purdy’s, etc.  WDA sells Purdy’s chocolates at Christmas and Easter. If you participate in Purdy’s sales, we ask for a minimum of $150 in sales.


A $150 fundraising deposit is required at costume pick up for those families who have not completed their fundraising obligations by that time, in either cash or cheque dated for May 1st.  If a family did some fundraising but did not achieve the minimum $150 in sales, the difference between $150 and the amount of fundraising completed will be required.  The cheque will be destroyed in May if the required fundraising activities have been completed. Alternatively, members may make a $150 cash donation to the WDA.



WDA's 2017 - 2018 Fundraising Events:


PURDY'S CHOCOLATES (Mandatory Fundraiser)

Our Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate campaign is about to begin.  Order forms and catalogues are available for pick up in the WDA Front Studio and Back Studio waiting areas. 


All orders are due back by November 10, 2018. 

You can place your sealed envelopes with orders and payments in the grey fundraising box (found above the shoe rack in the front studio).  Please ensure your dancer’s name is on every order form so that it is easier for us to sort. Cheques can be made payable to WDA and there are no shipping costs on any orders. 


The chocolates should be available for pick up on or around December 1st.  Additional information will be emailed at that time.


Online Orders: orders can also be placed online by going to, our customer number is 16348.  After you've logged in or registered for an account, you can use the Shop Online tab to buy chocolates or invite other members to join and support our fundraiser

Important Note: We would like to remind you that all WDA families are required to participate in a minimum of two fundraising activities.  Selling Purdy’s chocolates will fulfill one of your fundraising obligations for the dance year. We ask that all families sell a minimum of $150 in Purdy’s chocolates.

If there are any questions, please contact us.

Thank you in advance for your support and cooperation.


RAFFLE TICKETS (Mandatory Fundraiser)

Raffle tickets will be handed out in March/April (usually in conjunction with the costume hand out).  Parents prepay for these tickets with their registration in September.



There will be more information about this fundraiser in February.