T h e G a r y E🥚🥚f e c t!

Happy Easter everyone!

We’ve been busy hiding a bunch of “Easter eggs” around Winnipeg. Have you spotted one? Keep an eye out for eggs like these! If you find an egg you can’t use, please pay it forward to someone who can.

You can follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Tiktok for hints on where some of our eggs are hidden!

Here’s a link to our Instagram so you can join in on the fun: https://www.instagram.com/garyeffect/

Bear Clan donates 28 turkeys to the Gary Effect

He’s no stranger to kindness! James Favel donated 28 turkeys today, on behalf of Winnipeg’s Bear Clan Patrol! We are inspired so much by all the greatness the Bear Clan has done for not only the North End, but the Winnipeg community. THANK YOU, BEAR CLAN!

Perfect Christmas dinners?! CHECK! So excited to give these away with our team and the Bear Clan.. which is coming up very soon! If you see us, say hi! We might just have a gift for you!


If you’re interested in joining us, please feel free to contact us through our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thegaryeffect/



Gary Effect – Victoria, BC

Our cousin Jamie works very hard to celebrate the Gary Effect in Victoria, British Columbia!

So thankful to all the donors for this year’s Sandy Merriman Christmas gifts! The 25 ladies residing there will each get a bag with 10+ gifts of slippers, toiletries, cosmetics, socks, scarves, jewelry and much more…..along with 3 boxes of clothes, purses and jackets, and big platter of Christmas goodies.
The generosity of Victoria is so lovely.
Merry Christmas!

The Gary Effect Justice League Giveaway

Justice League Give Away

Thank you so much for believing in the spirit of kindness and compassion! We were so pleased to treat you to a movie! We had a ton of fun!
The Gary Effect, along with our media partner, Ondisplay.ca, will be screening DC’s “Justice League” on Monday, December 11th, 2017 at Scotiabank Theatre (Polo Park). The screening will begin at 7PM sharp, it’s rush seating, so arrive early! You’ll see the Gary Effect sign at a table upon entry where you can pick up your tickets.
All you have to do is RSVP online!
Limit of 2 tickets per person, please.

Offer ended. So much fun! Thank you so much!

Justice League Movie Night

November 4th 80s party Dancing in the Dark at Sonix

Nov 4, 2017: ‘Dancing in the Dark’ – An 80s night in support of The Gary Effect

gary effect- 80sIts that time of year again! We are holding our annual Social Event to fundraise for The Gary Effect 2017! This year our theme is ‘Dancing in the Dark’ an 80s night! Whip out those leg warmers and the crimpers, boys – feel free to grow out those mullets! Our venue will once again be at the fabulousSONIX BAR & GRILL! (Huge Gary Effect supporters, thank you!)

And back by popular demand, we’ll have Filipino Food to munch on! As always, we’ll also have our fantabulous Silent Auction, 50/50, DJ Coliwog and guests, Entertainment, Dancing, friends and amazing times! You get all of this for $15 bucks, all while supporting our community! Invite all your friends and lets make this the best year ever!

Less than a month away, hurry to get your tickets! (Support tickets are also available for $5 each)

Tickets are available through:

Kay Lizon  (204 290-2530)
Botcho Je
Chris Wielkopolan
Kaila Lizon
Aldrich A. Locquiao
Colin Erskine
Barb Bobychuk
Tina Bueno

this list will increase as i get those tickets out there… but feel free to inbox/contact any of us for yours! *Tickets available until October 30th!

Santa’s Workshop – Full Effect



Staff at HFH took time out of their lunch hour to help us wrap today! Only a couple weeks left!

So thankful! It felt like Santa’s workshop!

We have been so busy wrapping, aiming to give every stranger we run into a gift on Gary Effect day! If you see us out and about say hiiiiiii 👋 watch for us, Winnipeg! This is for you!

The Gary Effect in British Columbia!


Our cousin, Jamie and Auntie Lori are behind the Gary Effect in Victoria, British Columbia. They send us all this update:

“Thank SO much to everyone that donated to this year’s women’s shelter gifts.  We were blessed with a hat and scarf, tons of toiletries and a TON of Clinique and Lancome cosmetics  for each lady.
Big thanks to everyone at Cameron Izard Snell….huge donors.
And thank you to Mother Nature’s Market….you saved us from having to spend on gift bags.

Merry Christmas everyone!”.

Can’t wait to hear the response from our BC fam on Gary Effect day! It’s coming up…!!!!!

Thank you to all who supported our 2016 fundraiser!

Our Prairie Tale masquerade fundraiser was a fantabulous success! Thank you to all who came out and help us raise $3,520!  All profits go directly to bringing more smiles to our Gary Effect victims of random acts of kindness!

Everyone couldn’t stop talking about how amazing our entertainment, food and prizes were this year!  So here’s some shout outs to those that helped us make it amazing!

First, like to  thank Sonix Bar and Grill who hosted our event… please pop by 423 McMillan and give them your support. They’re amazing people!  While you’re there, play some pool, have some drinkies… it’s a great venue!

Our entertainment was fantabulous! A special thank you to Dahlia Kurtz who was the emcee for our event!  Our performers, Kevla (Belly dancing), Kane Greene (beat boxing), Dave Greene (Elvis) and Maribeth Tabanera (dancer) did an amazing job! Winnipeg has some amazing talent! ( Be sure to check out Kane and Dave’s CBC’s documentary ‘Being Greene’… to find out more about about this strong, courageous amazing family).  Our Dj’s who kept the music going all night long:  Jerm the Worm, Sheen Sayer and Coliwog.

A special thank you to Michelle McCann, Candace Heywood, Kaila Lizon and Brian Chrupalo who worked tirelessly pounding pavement finding so many sponsors for our amazing silent auction!  (for a full list of our sponsors please check out the ‘Gary’s friends’ page  – all these businesses deserve your support, because they believe in our community!)

And last, but not least… We would like to thank everyone who came out to support us!  And those who couldn’t make it and still supported us, thank you!  You make us who we are and we couldn’t do it without you!

We’re gearing up for another amazing winter surprise session… We can’t wait! Stay tuned for further details! =)



2015 Fundraiser!

4th Annual Smiles for Gary Fundraiser! October 3, 2015 at Canadinns McPhillips 6-9pm! $20 gets you a bud, (or soft drink!) spud, and all the trimmings! Tickets only on sale until September 30th!! Contact us for details! 204-290-2530