Calling all volunteers for December 23rd!!!

HO HO HO!!!! It’s almost our favorite time of year!!!!


We will be heading out on Monday, December 23rd, to spread our cheer for the 3rd annual Gary Effect day!   We request that if you are interested in volunteering, please let us know by December 1st, if you will be participating! (You can contact us directly through this website!!).


We start at 1030 hours. Typically, we break up into two groups.  One group that is there for the entire day, until the presents are gone, the other, for those that have other commitments, and are only able to stay for 1 to 2 hours.  We will be holding a meeting in the very near future for those that are planning on coming out with more specific details.  If you have any specific locations you can suggest as to where we should attend, please shoot us a line! or any suggestions really!  Again, please contact us by December 1st, to let us know if you’ll be coming out, so we have an idea of how many volunteers there will be.


If anyone also has any of those long wooden sleds they are able to lend us, that would be amazing! it was a suggestion last year, that would be oh so helpful, to help santa tug those presents around on the sleighs!


It’s going to be a very merry Christmas… Can’t wait to get out there with my co-elves! 🙂

Thank You!

The fundraiser was a HUGE success!!! We were able to raise $3500!! Great job everyone! Thank you to everyone that came and and supported our cause!!! We will be able to create even more smiles than last year! Stay tuned for updates!


Through the Gary Effect, we hope to generate as many smiles as possible!  Without your support, this wouldn’t be possible! So thank you for being a part of this event and for helping us to achieve our goals! Each year we’ve grown, and that’s because of you! So give yourself a pat on the back, hug the person sitting/standing next to you and spread the cheer… you’re awesome!

Huge thank you to those who helped put the event together!! These very special peeps have worked extremely hard for weeks to sell tickets to tonight’s event, coordinate tonight’s events, as well as gather and donate to the fabulous prizes found in our silent auction tonight.  You are truly amazing and we’re lucky to have you – words cannot express our appreciation!  *Insert big round of applause here* Stand up and take a bow! (Alphabetically listed, of course!)


Janet Allard

Karren Allard

Jessica Boittiaux

Melba Boittiaux

Jerry Bueno

Brian Chrupalo

Kaila Lizon

Aldrich Locquiao

Maya Morcilla-Moreno

Alana Ring-Woodard

Rainer Robb

Chris Wielkopolan

Jan Wysmulek-Harvey



The following businesses have also made donations to our silent auction.  They believe in the strength that one random act can do for our community and support the Gary Effect.  We ask that when you have the opportunity, you show them your support! Applause for these amazing people and their companies!


Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites

Area Nightclub


We’d also like to extend a very special thank you to our volunteers.   They are a very important part of our day and without their hard work, generosity and commitment, we wouldn’t be what we are!  They donate time, money and gifts, wrap presents until the wee hours of the morning and bundle up to hand out presents for hours on end in the cold Winnipeg weather.   They are our angels! Through them the spirit of Gary lives on!

2013 Fundraiser at Rumors Comedy Club!

Join us for a hilarious evening out while contributing to your community at the same time! We’d like you to join us for a fundraising event at:

Rumors Comedy Club, 2025 Corydon Ave, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 9:45 pm (LIMITED sales ONLY until October 30, so get yours now!!)

In support of “The Gary Effect – Random Acts Of Kindness Day” (held annually on December 23rd)

Last year was a huge success with enough funds raised for over 1000 presents! I’m hoping to do the same this year… or better!!! 🙂

Performing is Ron Josol, a professional stand-up comedian performing across the globe. Traveling regularly in Canada, U.S., Hawaii, Persian gulf, Asia, central America and top comedy clubs like the Improv and the infamous Laugh Factory in Hollywood California. In 2000 Ron won the Craven A’s funniest home grown competition for the Just For Laughs comedy festival and from there achieved a lead in his own comedy specials, “Comedy Now”, on CTV/Comedy network, the “Winnipeg Comedy Festival, and The Orange County Comedy Festival”. Indubitably, the most recognizable Asian comedian in Canada, Ron was profiled in CBC’s Bill Cameron short documentary called “Different but the same, has been a featured guest on the Toronto show, Echo, omni1&2, MTV Canada, and recently the Biography Channel Canada. He has written/ performed on the Gemini award winning show “The Buzz”, has hosted his own television series on the new omni2 Network called, “FLIP”, has produced, co-wrote and stared as the lead of a short film based on his true story entitled, “Rolling Longaniza,” which aired on the CBC Zflicks. Currently, he writes and performs on the Much Music hit show “Video on Trial”.


Watch Ron Josol Stand-Up