Cowboys & Cocktails - Annual Fundraiser 2020

Honouring the memory of Sam Ousher Switzer z"l

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, JFSC recognizes that we are navigating uncharted territory where one hour and one day looks different to the next. We simply cannot know what the face of the pandemic will look like in a month’s time, let alone on June 11, 2020, the day we had set aside for our annual fundraiser.

These new circumstances have necessitated that we set a new direction for our annual event. As such, we are excited to host a Virtual Fundraiser that checks off a few essential items on our list: we keep everyone safe, we come together to raise the funds required to meet the needs of our community's most vulnerable, and at the same time, honour the memory and legacy of Sam Ousher Switzer z”l.

It is during times like this that we understand more than ever the benefit and necessity of people like Sam Switzer, whose commitment and philanthropic efforts supported our community. When asked of Darlene Switzer Foster what Sam would do in these circumstances, she said, “Sam would not want anyone to get sick at his party. We can save the party for another day, but we can’t save the community’s needs for another day!”

More than ever, we need your support to continue to provide services and resources to our community.

We remain steadfast in our decision to honour the memory of Sam Ousher Switzer; he made the community his priority and we intend on doing the same.

JFSC is building an online platform where we can host a virtual fundraiser that brings our community together, keeps Sam’s memory and legacy alive while supporting JFSC. Stay tuned for further details. Follow us on social media for further updates on how you can honour Sam, have some online fun and raise much needed funds.

In good health...
Peta Glezerson
Fund Development Team Lead

Contact Peta at or 403-692-6389

More details coming soon!