Our events kick off early this year, starting February 29th, 2020 with our Extra Day for Extra Life qualifier tournament. Followed in November by our main event of the year, Extra Life 2020. Both events are an effort to raise awareness, as well as raise money, for the Children's Miracle Network, and Stollery Children's Hospital.
Extra Life is a fundraising event, the proceeds of which go to branches of the Children's Miracle Network Hospital's. 100% of all donations go directly to the hospitals.
Extra Life was formed in 2008 to honor Victoria Enmon, who died of acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
The main premise of the event is that group or teams get together and play different types of games for a 24 hour marathon. Many of these users will live-stream their game-play and activities on the platform Twitch. During this process, players will ask for donations that will then be sent to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Groups that participate range from Austin, Texas media company Rooster Teeth to our very own Grimshaw Municipal Library, and donations are given through cash or credit donation. Many participants have connections to the hospitals that they chose to highlight and donate their proceeds to and some donation pages continue to accept donations until December 31 of the year of the event.
As Grimshaw Municipal Library is located in northern Alberta we recognize the distance and financial needs for families when they require the support of the Stollery Children's Hospital. Our events offer the chance to help our community members in need. We feel this is a fun way to bring community members together for one cause.
For the first time ever (solely because this is the first leap year since we began), we are hosting an Extra Day for Extra Life. This event is not only to give the supporters another day to game at the library, but also, it's to give us a head start on this years fundraising. This event is a smaller, shorter version of our 24 Hour Charity event. This will be a 12 Hour Marathon, with only one tournament. The Main Event of the day is a Fortnite 1 vs 1 tournament, offering a chance to get a head start on your opponents at our main event! Winners of this event will not only receive the usual Cash Prize, but will also receive byes to boost their chances of winning at our Extra Life 2020 event in November.
(Not sure what a bye is? Well it counts as a free win! That means if you have 2 byes, you don't need to play in the first 2 rounds of the tournament, giving you a large advantage on the rest of the competition).
Don't want to play in the main tournament? There will be side events on demand! Want to compete in a Smash tournament? Sign up, and wait. Once the list is full the tournament will begin!
Not interested in spending the entire day playing video games? No fret, we are also hosting a 12 hour Scrabble marathon, and will have several other board games for you to play throughout the day.
Need a break? Don't worry about it, you are not obligated to stay all day long! We encourage you to take some time away from the screens to refresh your body a little bit.
The Extra Day for Extra Life will begin at 9:00am, Saturday February 29th, and will continue to 9:00pm the same day.
Main Event begins at 12:00pm.
This is set to be the biggest Extra Life event northern Alberta has seen (again)! Our Third Annual Extra Life Charity Tournament and Marathon is set to take place November 7th, 2020. Starting at 9:00am, running 24 hours, and ending November 8th, 2020, at 9:00am.
Our Fall Extra Life event is not only a 24 hour marathon, but also a Gaming tournament. The Feature Tournament at this years event is a Fortnite 1 vs 1 Swiss Double Elimination Tournament. The byes players won during the winter (February) event, can be used to bye pass the first round(s), of the tournament. Giving those who came to both events, an extra advantage on the competition.
The event will also have multiple side tournaments, and events that players can participate throughout the day, including; a Chess tournament, and a Late Night Tournament TBA, as well as smaller prize side events TBA.
Aside from the main events, there will be on demand side events for you to compete in!
More information on the Extra Life 2020 Gaming Marathon and Tournament will be Announced as we get closer to Game Day.
To donate today, head to our Facebook Fundraiser. Or you can donate to the Library's Extra Life Team Directly. While on our Extra Life page, feel free to join our team, and help us raise money through your social networks.
All main event entry fees are $25.00CAD, side events are $25.00CAD, and all on demand events are $10.00CAD. Prizes will be adjusted accordingly.