2014 Fundraiser at Area Nightclub!

It’s that time for our annual fundraiser, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Gary effect!!

$20 for the bud and spud at Area night club on November 22nd at 6pm. We also have support tickets for $10 if u can’t make it but want to support the cause! Limited tix available, and all numbers must be in my November 19th, so don’t wait to get yours!!

Tickets available through:

Karen lizon 204 290-2530
Chris Wielkopolan
Jessica Boittiaux
Colin Erskine
Janet Allard
Karen Allard
Jan Wysmulek-Harvey
Brian Chrupalo
Jeff Allard
Jeff Boehm

As always there will be a silent auction and 50/50! A meal, fun, friends and dancing -all in support of a great cause! We will also have a very special guest DJ! Invite your family and friends… This is always a great night!

Anyone able to donate to the silent auction or help sell tickets, please let me know! All tickets must be sold by November 19th!

Anyone who doesn’t know what this is for, it’s in memory of my dad-we hand out presents randomly to anyone and everyone we come into contact with, focusing on the less fortunate, creating smiles everywhere!!! Check out www.thegaryeffect.ca for more info and pics! I haven’t updated it with the new fundraiser info yet, but hopefully will in the next few days! Thanks everyone!

T’was two nights before Christmas…

and all through my house… presents are scattered, no room for a mouse!!!


HAHA hey everyone! Merry Christmas and GaryEffect Day eve!  Can you believe it’s here already???  I just wanted to make sure, everyone knows, if they want to volunteer to be at the south/east corner of Salter/Stella at 1030hrs tomorrow morning  (monday, December 23, 2013)  sharp please!! It’s going to be a very cold one… dress warm!!  Brrrrrr!

I also just wanted to make sure you all checked this out!!:


2013 - 1172 smiles


What is this??? 

It is 1198 smiles all ready and wrapped to roll in just a few more hours!!!!

HUGE THANKS to everyone who’s donated, attended the fundraiser, promoted the fundraiser and our cause, who’s coming out to volunteer in the morning, and who’s come out in the past, who support us and believing in what we do – doing it on their own, or with us, or just cheering us on!! This experience truly humbles me! You take my breath away!!!

Also I’d like to give a huge special thank u to all my WPS elves who spent endless hours of their own time working diligently to get ALL these presents wrapped and ready to go! The city is so lucky to have u… For those of u that don’t know… My Wps family ( including the wpa )are huge supporters of our cause…These are people with huge huge hearts… Always there to help… Not only in times of crisis, but behind the scenes and volunteering for the Gary effect. When I think of you, my eyes tear. I am truly blessed. The city is lucky to have u. I am lucky to have u. I love u. Xox

Okay everyone… In just 12 hours the party starts!!! I’m ready to rock this…After a nap! haha MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Be safe! And again, on behalf of all of our recipients…. THANK YOU!!!!



If you’ve been touched by a random act of kindness, whether through us, or anyone else… please don’t be shy, click on the ‘Speak Up’ tab! We really want to hear from you! It helps to keep the motivation going… and helps to spread those good happy feelings!! We love warm happy thoughts! Thank you!

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!