At Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd we strive to provide excellent customer service and quality products at an affordable price in a reasonable amount of time. We work one on one with each customer to create a personalized design and provide an accurate quote before any carving takes place.
In Memory of Corey Chartrand Books currently available for sale include:
- The Schobrine (2013) $20.00
- The Goonchba (2016) $20.00
- The Floke-Floke (Coming soon!)
(Left to right: Sheila Chartrand, Shauna MacKinnon, Kallie Williams with the first book in the
Come Over To My House Series: The Schobrine)
The Come Over To My House Series is written by Sheila Chartrand and illustrated by her daughter, Kallie Williams. The series is based on true events or on stories Sheila would tell her children when they were little. The mother and daughter duo combined their talents to write these books in memory of Sheila's son (Kallie's brother), Corey Chartrand. Corey (16) was killed in a vehicle collision with his friend, Neil Bursey (19), on Highway 69 in December of 2010.
WHERE IS THE MONEY GOING?
The organization Kids Forever reached out to the family when this tragedy occurred and they have become huge supporters of the organization. Unfortunately, Kids Forever is no longer in operation. Kids Forever was a locally founded organization that helped children with special needs and or severe illnesses. All of the money that was raised by Kids Forever went toward the families in need.
After ending in 2015, Sheila and Kallie still wanted to help charities and organizations that are children and family oriented. They have arranged to have donations from the sale of each book go toward Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. Many families from Fort McMurray stay in Ronald McDonald house every year and are faced with costly expenses while their child or children undergo intense medical treatments that are not available in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.
The books are being sold for $20 each. Currently, you can contact Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd, Bertini's Catering, Heritage Park, or Dunvegan Gardens to purchase the books.
SHEILA'S STORY TIME
The duo are also launching a new program within the schools in Fort McMurray called Sheila's Story Time. The goal is to have a book in every child's hands from grades K-6. You can sponsor the program by donating a specified amount where a portion will be used to purchase the books for the children and the other portion will go toward charity. Contact Sheila or Kallie to find out more about how to purchase books, get involved in the program, or to become a sponsor!
Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd is already on board! Join us today!
In Memory Of Jeremy Snook
On November 29th, 2014 the Snook family hosted an event at Earls in memory of their son Jeremy Snook. Jeremy was a brave young man battling cancer. He always had a positive attitude and displayed his No Regrets No Excuses motto proudly. On October 3, 2013 heaven gained another amazing angel.
The memorial evening hosted by the family included a 3 course meal, silent auction, 50/50 draw, dance and a few other fundraising events. Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd. donated a sign ordered by Liz Dempsey for the silent auction. The sign valued at $150 sold for $2000 and was the highest selling item in the silent auction. The proceeds of the event went to the Norther Lights Foundation toward a newly renovated palliative care suite. With everyone's support, help, donations, and love the Snook family met their goal and raised a total of $15,705.00 in memory of Jeremy. The new palliative care suite will be dedicated in Jeremy's name.
For years competitive hockey players have travelled south to participate in the Spring Hockey Division of Alberta. The Mountaineers Hockey Team was developed to give local families the opportunity to stay in the community and give their athlete the same high quality coaching with less out of town travel. 2014 was the inaugural season for the 2006 born Mountaineers Spring Hockey Team. The Mountaineers travelled to 3 out of town tournaments in the 2015 season. To assist in their road to success they hosted a pub night at a local establishment. One of the fundraising events held was a silent auction. Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd. donated a medal rack with the Mountaineers logo carved into the wood and painted in their team colors. It was able to raise $150 to assist in the team's travel expenses. Good luck in your tournaments Mountaineers!
Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) is the leader in wetland conservation. It is a registered charity partnered with government, industry, non-profit organizations and landowners to conserve wetlands that are critical to waterfowl, wildlife and the environment. The Sawridge Hotel and Conference Centre was the host of their May 2015 banquet with many fundraising activities. Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd. had two signs in the live auction. In spirit of The Northern Kickoff in June 2015, one sign was made for an Edmonton Eskimos fan and the other for a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan. The signs were paired with a pair of tickets to the CFL game taking place in Fort McMurray in June 2015. Together the package raised $1200 for the charity. We are thrilled that we were able to help with our environment's conservation by donating to such a great organization!
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The Fort McMurray Sno-Drifters hosted the Alberta Snowmobile Association (ASA) Jamboree on March 5th, 2016. The day was filled with fun that allowed over 450 riders to socialize and have a blast on the trails. Kalex Custom Carvings sponsored the Sno-Drifters and our sponsor signs have been posted on various trails in the Wood Buffalo region.
Kalex Custom Carvings made the awards that were presented later that evening at the dinner celebration. The Sno-Drifters sign that is painted went to the "Furthest Travelled" rider. You can watch a recap of the adventures and fun on the Sno-Drifters Facebook page or by clicking the video button below.
If you would like to purchase a trail pass, volunteer, or sponsor to keep this amazing organization going please contact the Fort McMurray Sno-Drifters! The Sno-Drifters have been keeping our trails groomed and safe since the 1980's. Let's keep it going!!
Kallie of Kalex Custom Carvings worked as a registered nurse with the ladies seen in the above picture on the 2nd floor of the hospital. To support Momma Mo, Kalex Custom Carvings created a Christmas themed sign for the silent auction that was held at McDonald Island Park in December 2015. The nursing team put together many fundraisers for the cause and their support continues. Good luck in your battle Momma Mo! We are all cheering for you!
If you see a sea of purple in the hallways at the Northern Lights Health Centre in Fort McMurray on Tuesdays and you start to wonder why, they have a truly touching story behind the purpose.
A nurse that works on the paediatrics unit has started her own journey battling cancer. She goes for weekly treatments where people know her name.
You would never guess it, she's always remained the same. Her smile is infectious, her laugh tells it all.
Momma Mo lights up the floor as she walks down the hall. So the nurses at the hospital and throughout the community have come together to support their Momma bear, "Eggplants on Tuesday.. We will never forget to wear."
Our beloved Maureen McMillan passed away May 10, 2017, in Ft. McMurray, AB at the age of 48 years. Maureen graduated ED Feehan Catholic Highschool Saskatoon in 1986, and then went on to graduate from Kelsey Institute Saskatoon in 1989, with her nursing degree. She worked at the University Hospital in Saskatoon in the pediatric ward, until she moved to Fort McMurray with her family in 2003, working at the NLRH in pediatrics & Surgery units. Gaining a 2nd "Nursing family" and the respect of her colleagues, peers & patients, her desire for nursing mentoring & helping others was a passion that cannot be described. Maureen will be lovingly remembered by her husband, James McMillan. Daughters: Jayna, Nicole, and Carly. Parents: Charles and Sharon Dorner. Sister: Michele McCormick. Uncle: Brian Henry. Aunt: Sheila (Grant) Henry. Cousins: Brent Henry, Kim Kocean (Henry), Brenda Henry, and Jim Henry. Maureen is predeceased by her grandparents Peter and Doris Henry, Frank and Katie Dorner. Uncles: Bill Henry, Ross Henry, and Grant Henry. In lieu of flowers, the family graciously accepts cash donations for Maureen's children (244 Burton Place, Ft. McMurray, AB T9K 1W4) Care has been entrusted by Robert Anderson Funeral Services. To send a hand-delivered message of condolences, please visit www.rafuneralservices.com.
Although your passing will leave emptiness,
Heartache and sorrow;
It would be foolish to mourn your passing
As we live our lives tomorrow.
But rather thank God in all his glory,
For the Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister and Friend,
So we can celebrate & cherish your life,
As this is not the end.
Please help me to bring
Comfort where there is pain
Courage where there is fear
Hope where there is despair
Acceptance when the end is near
A gentle touch with
Tenderness, patience & Love
Navy League Cadets is a program for youth 9-12. Boating, sports and music are just some of the fun activities Cadets can enjoy in an environment that emphasizes citizenship, teamwork and friendships.
The Navy League Cadet program is funded and operated by the Navy League of Canada —a civilian organization that aims to help young Canadians learn life skills including citizenship, leadership and teamwork.
There are more than 3,500 Navy League Cadets active in 102 communities across Canada.
The Navy League Cadet program depends deeply on parent and community volunteers. If you are interested in joining or becoming a volunteer please click the Navy League of Canada link below to contribute to making this program a success!
Aradia Fitness Stony Plain hosts an annual Breast Cancer Fundraiser in October.
Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd has donated an empowering key rack for their silent auction being held October 20th, 2017.
Aradia Fitness Stony Plain prides themselves on their lively and energetic instructors. With instructors of different ages, body types and fitness backgrounds, they each bring something different to their classes. They are all certified with Aradia Fitness to teach Pole Dancing and Sensual Movement.
Women leave feeling strong, beautiful, and empowered. Check out one of their many classes on their website!
Each year, Finning Canada employees demonstrate their strong support for the United Way and its goal of eliminating poverty by participating in an annual campaign, holding fundraising events and volunteering for community agencies.
This year, Kalex Custom Carvings Ltd. has donated a solid maple Rummoli Board to their silent auction to help raise money for the United Way.