Black Tie & Blue Jeans is an Online Auction & Raffle event in 2023!

Dreams Take Flight Calgary’s major fundraising event is back this year in the form of an online auction and two Air Canada ticket raffles. The auction will open on July 27, 2023 and end on August 27, 2023.

The SILENT AUCTION and the RAFFLE DRAWS are now closed for 2023!

The winner of the International Raffle draw was ticket no. A-1060

The winner of the NA-Sunshine Destination Raffle draw was ticket no. A-1018

The winning ticket for the 50/50 Draw was ticket no. 074278

The winners have been notified!

Dreams Take Flight’s online auction & raffle event supports Dreams taking Southern Alberta children with special needs to Universal Studios Hollywood for a life-changing day in the fall of 2023.

After 29 years of taking the children to Disneyland, we will be going to Universal Studios Hollywood in 2023.

You can support us in any of the following ways:

  • Make a financial donation to the charity.
  • Register for the online silent auction and bid on auction items
  • Purchase raffle tickets



You do not have to be at a physical event to participate in the silent auction. Register for the auction and you will have access to see and bid on all of the items in the auction. You can view and bid on items using your computer, laptop or cell phone.

The auction will open on July 27 at 12:00AM and close on August 27 at 10:00PM.

If you are successful in acquiring auction items, you will be responsible for picking up your items within a designated pickup window.


We are holding Two destination raffles this year:

    • Two Air Canada International Airline Tickets
    • Two Air Canada North America/Sunshine Destination Airline Tickets

NOTE: The raffle closes on August 26, 2023.

For more information about the raffles or to purchase raffle tickets:

Purchase your raffle tickets early because they could sell out.

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 to children with special needs in Southern Alberta!

Dreams Take Flight stretches children’s minds. As poet Oliver Wendell Holmes 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 dedicated to providing the trip-of-a-lifetime to medically, mentally, physically, socially or emotionally challenged children in Canada.

Dreams Take Flight Calgary has been taking deserving children with special needs from Southern Alberta to Disneyland since 1993. In this our 30th year we are taking the children to Universal Studios Hollywood.

We raise our funding through corporate and private donations, charity golf tournaments and an annual auction event. We are a 100% volunteer charity with volunteers handling fundraising, flight planning, administration and governance. Air Canada donates the aircraft, but the ground crew, flight crew and other services required for the flight are volunteers. Our amazing medical team are volunteers as well!

With your support we can bring some magic to some very deserving Southern Alberta children and make their dreams come true.

For a very long and exciting day, deserving children will live an adventure in California at Universal Studios Hollywood, with all expenses paid—thanks to sponsors and volunteers.

When they land back home, their minds are stretched to new dimensions. They see new possibilities.