C4 is a proud supporter of many local and international charities. Each year we focus on a variety of charities, providing them with booths on site, complimentary passes for their volunteers and of course donations. Donations begin with you the attendee at their booths and are then generously topped up by the C4 team after the event. We promise all our charities that we will match dollar for dollar what they raise at their booths, but we have been known to donate ten times as much depending on the success of fundraising efforts through programming ticket sales (50 years of Star Trek w/ William Shatner!) and our own volunteer efforts in the community (Bombers!) Below you’ll see the charities that will be on site at C4 2016!
The nerd and geek community is often considered by society to be misfits and outcasts, those living on the fringes of society, and often a childhood stage to be left behind at adulthood. In reality geeks are the connoisseurs and fanatics of science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, board games, video games, computers, and all the art and creativity that comes along with these things.
They are often the forward thinkers of our society, undeterred by what is perceived as impossible with full belief that it can be, it should be, and will be possible one day. We seek to be a holy sanctuary for these troubadours of society.
The mission of Geekdom House primary falls into three categories.
The first is for the nerds and geeks who identify as Christian believers. To bring their passions for geek culture and faith into harmony with one another. Often these things become two separate aspects of life. They take off their “geek” hat for church and put it back on to go to Comic-Con. The opposite tends to be true as well. They put on their church hat for church but take it off at the comic book store.
The second is for the nerd and geeks who do not have a faith-filled community. Nerds/geeks do community well—arguably better than many churches. They care and support one another, often with altruistic acts of good faith and kindness. Yet while they behave as Paul describes in Acts 2, they remain distant from God and the church because of past judgment, misunderstanding, and alienation.
Lastly, the third is to build the bridge and bring these two groups closer together. Often the geek community does not feel wholly welcome within the church. Either they risk judgment and must hide their geek passions or give them up completely to belong. We strive to be a host for a community where nerds and geeks, both believers and nonbelievers alike, can share all aspects of life together. To provide a safe and welcome place where spirituality and faith are a regular part of life and can be safely explored.
The Importance of the Arts
One may assume that the nerd and geek community can be found in the sciences, but as a community there is an extremely high value placed on the arts as well. From comics, graphic novels, literature, video games, board games, TV, film, roleplaying, storytelling, costuming, cosplay and countless others that easily missed are the cornerstones from which the community holds itself up.
As Christians looking to be an impact in the community we want to walk in the footsteps of the missionaries that have gone before us. C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and George MacDonald all made unique and excellent contributions to this geek culture while embodying their faith through it all. By doing likewise and making our own unique and excellent contributions to the community, our voice becomes far more respected and welcomed.
Hey there everyone! Our newly founded Guild is on a quest this year (2015) to discover golden treasure (Donations) for our local Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba, and the Children’s Hospital at HSC. Even though this is just my fourth year participating in Extra Life I now have the foundation of all the teammates and new friends to help us reach to new heights!
We’ll be part of a huge international celebration of the social impact of gamers with Extra Life and it’s our sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support us with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to that team member’s chosen hospital.Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.Last year, Extra Life raised more than 4 million dollars to save kids, but in 2014 our goals, just like the needs of the kids we serve, are much, much higher.We can’t do this without your help. Donating online is safe and easy! To make an online donation please click a participant’s name and then click the “Support This Participant” button on this page. Thank you for caring for our kids!.
The Epilepsy and Seizure Association of Manitoba provides important services to people with epilepsy/seizure disorder and their families throughout the province. The Association is made up of volunteers giving their best for others.
Community Living Winnipeg is a voluntary, not for profit organization committed to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. We are a member of a national federation of over 400 community, 10 provincial and three territorial associations together forming the Canadian Association for Community Living. Our name reflects the growing understanding that the right to live a full, integrated life within the community – to live, to go to school, to work, to enjoy recreation and to be active in retirement – belongs to us all.
Based on our belief that it is only through presence and participation can a person experience being a member of community, we envision an environment where people, regardless of ability can grow, make choices, and be valued and contributing members of the community. We envision people receiving support in natural settings such as their own home, neighborhood, schools, recreation centres and workplaces.
Community Living Winnipeg is dedicated to the enhancement of the lives and status of people who live with an intellectual disability and their families by promoting their full inclusion, support and acceptance in the community.
SMD Foundation is the fundraising member of the SMD family, working to raise two equally important things: funds and awareness. As the official provincial affiliate for Easter Seals™ Canada, SMD Foundation also conducts activities under the Easter Seals™ Manitoba banner.
Fundraising is essential to maintaining, expanding and improving the SMD programs and services so many Manitobans living with disabilities depend on. Awareness is vital in promoting a greater understanding of disabilities, which gives people a compelling reason to give.
Everyone knows someone with a disability. It may be a friend, a neighbour or a member of the family. It may be someone with a physical disability that they’ve had since birth or that is the result of an injury. It may be someone with an invisible disability such as Deafness or a chronic condition. It may be someone very young or an older person who has developed an age-related disability. No matter what a person’s age or disability might be, SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba is there, supporting the programs and services that support others.