Mardi Paws Critters & Cocktails Dinner Gala!

SCARS is delighted to present the 2023 edition of the Critters & Cocktails dinner-gala themed banquet with silent and live auctions. This year’s theme is “Mardi Paws”!

Join us Saturday, November 4th at the Italian Cultural Centre 14230 133 Ave NW in Edmonton.

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Tickets no longer available.

Doors open for cocktails and entertainment beginning at 5:00 p.m., with a sumptuous buffet dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. The amazing silent auction will be open throughout the evening, with a live auction after dinner.

Dress is business casual, or feel free to dress in your best Mardi Gras attire!

This is our biggest fundraising event of the year. We invite all of our friends and supporters to join our volunteers in helping us to save more animals in 2023!

  • Enter our Live and Silent Auctions
  • Draws
  • Prizes
  • 50/50 Draw

Thank you to our sponsors

Title Sponsor

Trip Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Puppy Parade Sponsor

Puppy Pavillion Sponsor

Volunteer Sponsor

Photo Booth Sponsor

Critters & Cocktails is SCARS’ largest and most popular fundraiser of the year.

Theme: This year’s theme is Mardi gras

Our master of ceremonies will again be the enthusiastic and entertaining Rob Christie!

The evening features our legendary live and silent auctions that include a dazzling selection of quality items.

Our goal is to raise funds for SCARS, raise awareness for animals in need, and have a lot fun doing it! The evening features a delicious buffet style dinner and the opportunity to go home with some wonderful auction items!

Dress code is business casual or whatever you feel is appropriate for an evening at Mardi Gras!


Auction Donation Items

We are looking for auction donations items. To donate items for the auction, please contact or 780-481-6142 (Mike and Laurel Cunnington). Auction items may also be dropped off at any of the drop-off locations. If donating an auction item, please download and fill out this form. Include the completed form with your donation item.


We are looking for sponsors. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact or 780-481-6142 (Mike and Laurel Cunnington).


We will be seated at tables of eight, and any tickets bought together will be seated together. Please keep this in mind if you’re buying a Table Card Sponsorship. If you buy tickets at different times, or you wish to be seated with other individuals attending, please send an email to with details of your request.

Please note: for Table Card Sponsors and Full-Table Hosts, your tickets will be emailed to you separately within 2 business days.

No tickets available.

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Event Schedule

From: October 01 - To: November 03
Ticket Sales
Critters & Cocktails
Nov. 04 From: 5:00 p.m. - To: 10:00 p.m.
Event Date
Critters & Cocktails


Oct 01 2023 - Nov 04 2023


Italian Cultural Centre
Italian Cultural Centre
14230 133 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB


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