2024 Cat Drag & Burlesque Show Raises $3,000 for Alberta Sphynx Rescue

We are so thrilled to ameownce that our 2024 Cat-themed Drag & Burlesque Fundraising Show held at 9910 in partnership with Queer Joy YEG raised $3,000 for the Alberta Sphynx Rescue!!!

Edmonton Cat Drag Show 2 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
This Adults Only 18+ fundraising event in partnership with Queer Joy YEG was one of our standalone CATivities held as part of the Edmonton Cat Festival MONTH—celebrating our 10-year anniversary. 

While our main festival proceeds are being donated to Community Cats Edmonton, Enoch Animal Services and Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society, we designated this particular event as a smaller fundraiser for Alberta Sphynx Rescue. 

We say smaller—but this $3,000 is going to make a huge impact for the work the ameowzing crew at Alberta Sphynx Rescue do! 

“Your support not only helps us provide essential care & medical attention to the cats in our rescue, but it also allows us to open our doors to future cats that find themselves in a bad situation. The dedication and effort you all put into raising these funds is truly inspiring, and we are deeply grateful for your generosity.”
– Alberta Sphynx Rescue
Edmonton Queer Joy
Alberta sphynx rescue
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 1 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
We want to thank the performers for donating their tips to Alberta Sphynx Rescue as part of this fundraising event!
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 3 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 7 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 5 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 12 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
We want to thank our venue sponsor 9910 for donating their incredible space for the purrformance.
Earlier in the evening we held a Cat Block Party (/Patio Party) at Dolly’s Cocktails and The Common—where they also offered catty food and drink for purrticipants.

Thank you to 9910, Dolly’s Cocktails and The Common for their support of this fundraiser!

Community Cats Edmonton, Enoch Animal Services and Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society were also on hand at the Block Party to meet and greet with purrticipants (and cuddle kittens!) 

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The Common Edmonton Logo
Dollys Cocktails Edmonton
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 8 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Shout-out to Edmonton Cat Festival Organizer James Harley for coordinating the event alongside the ameowzing team at Queer Joy YEG.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 9 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 10 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
And of course we want to thank all purrticipants who came out to our first-ever cat-themed Cat Drag & Burlesque Show!!

It was so meowch fun and most impurrtantly—all for a great cause. 

Edmonton Cat Drag Show 4 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 6 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
As part of this year’s main festivities we raised more than $20,000 for Community Cats Edmonton, Enoch Animal Services and Greater Edmonton Animal Rescue Society as well! Stay tuned for a cheque presentation + final figure ameowncement on that front, but in the meantime, we are so proud to be donating $3,000 to support Alberta Sphynx Rescue.
Edmonton Cat Drag Show 11 Photo Credit Reed Larsen thatreallyblondehuman
Photo by Reed Larsen / @thatreallyblondehuman.
ABOUT Queer Joy YEG

We’re Here! We’re Queer! Queer Joy YEG is a joyful group of pals that found themselves planning community events in Edmonton to celebrate and create queer spaces!

ABOUT 9910

9910 is a 126-person venue features. chic seating areas, a stage, and fills the void left behind by closing venues—a place for music to be discovered and appreciated (and a great location for all event types including industry premieres, corporate gatherings, product launches, holiday receptions, and of course—Cat Themed Drag + Burlesque Shows!) 99ten is part of the same local owners behind The Common, Dolly’s Cocktails, Fu’s Repair Shop, the Bamboo Ballroom, Foosh, and more!

ABOUT Alberta Sphynx Rescue

Alberta Sphynx Rescue provides a loving sanctuary for hairless, partially hairless, and specialty breed cats who in recent years due to the increasing popularity of unique and exotic breeds, has also led to a rise in irresponsible breeding practices resulting in a surge of cats being acquired by individuals ill-prepared to meet their specialized needs. Many of these cats end up in distressing situations, lacking the proper care and attention they require for optimal health and well-being. Alberta Sphynx Rescue provides a safe haven for these vulnerable cats, offering them a second chance at a happy and fulfilling life.

Thanks to our 2024 Festival Sponsors:

Cheery Cat Co.
Celebrity Cat Sponsor

Yogalife
Cat Yoga Sponsor

Miklo Creative
Festival Sponsor

Edmonton Public Library
Festival Sponsor

Get Cooking
Festival Sponsor

Cat Cafe on Whyte
Festival Sponsor

Robin Good Art & Design
Festival Sponsor

Heart Felt
Festival Sponsor

Queer Joy
Festival Sponsor

The Common
Festival Sponsor

99ten
Festival Sponsor

Dolly’s Cocktails
Festival Sponsor

Spilt Bar
Festival Sponsor

Escape City
Festival Sponsor

Budget Printing
Printing Sponsor

Taproot Edmonton
Festival Sponsor

DW Good Investments
Festival Sponsor

Lillia Wan Photography
Photography Sponsor

Klique This Photography
Photography Sponsor

JOHO Photos
Festival Sponsor

Domi
Festival Sponsor

Miklo Creative
Festival Sponsor

NALUG
Festival Sponsor

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