Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2024: An Online Auction & Raffle Event

Dreams Take Flight Calgary is thrilled to announce the return of our major fundraising event, Black Tie & Blue Jeans, in 2024! This year, our event takes the form of an exciting Online Auction and two Air Canada ticket Raffles. Here’s what you need to know:

The ONLINE AUCTION and the RAFFLE DRAWS are currently closed !


Date: July 21 to September 14, 2024
Location: Online


The proceeds from our online auction and raffle event support Dreams Take Flight’s mission of taking Southern Alberta children with special needs to Universal Studios Hollywood for a life-changing day in the fall of 2024.

This year marks our 31st year of taking children to a California theme park, and we’re excited to visit Universal Studios Hollywood.


Register For The Online Auction

You don’t have to attend a physical event to participate in the auction. Register for the auction to gain access to all auction items and place your bids from the comfort of your own home, using your computer, laptop, or cell phone.

Auction Dates: Opens on July 21 at 12:00 AM, closes on September 14 at 10:00 PM.

If you win auction items, please remember to pick them up within the designated pickup window.

Purchase Raffle Tickets

We’re holding two destination raffles this year:

  • Two Air Canada International Airline Tickets
  • Two Air Canada Sunshine Destination Airline Tickets

Raffle Close Date: September 7, 2024

Purchase your raffle tickets early to secure your chance at these exciting prizes.


To learn more about the raffles or purchase raffle tickets:

Thank you for your generous support and participation in Black Tie & Blue Jeans 2024. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these remarkable children.

We need your support in raising funds to take children in Southern Alberta with special needs to Universal Studios Hollywood for a day they will never forget!

We hope you will join us for the online auction and the raffle!

About Us

Making a Difference for Children with Special Needs in Southern Alberta!

At Dreams Take Flight, we believe in stretching children’s minds and expanding their horizons. As poet Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote, “One’s mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”

Dreams Take Flight is a registered national non-profit charity committed to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially, or emotionally challenged children across Canada.

Since 1993, Dreams Take Flight Calgary has been dedicated to bringing deserving children with special needs from Southern Alberta to a California theme park. In our 31st year, we are thrilled to announce that we will be taking these children to Universal Studios Hollywood.

We raise our funding through various means, including corporate and private donations, charity golf tournaments, and an annual auction event. As a 100% volunteer charity, our dedicated volunteers handle everything from fundraising and flight planning to administration and governance. Air Canada generously donates the aircraft, while the ground crew, flight crew, and other essential services are all provided by volunteers. Even our incredible medical team volunteers their time and expertise!

With your support, we can bring some magic into the lives of these very deserving Southern Alberta children and make their dreams come true.

For an unforgettable and exciting day, these deserving children will embark on an adventure in California at Universal Studios Hollywood, with all expenses paid, thanks to our generous sponsors and dedicated volunteers.

When they return home, their minds will be stretched to new dimensions. They will see new possibilities and carry the memories of this extraordinary experience with them forever.

Thank you for joining us in making a difference for these remarkable children. Together, we can create moments that inspire, empower, and transform lives.