Alerces Spanish Preschool & Kindergarten Inc.

Nurturing mindful, creative, bilingual children

Ay Caramba! Fiesta Latina

Alerces is an independent, privately run preschool and kindergarten in Saskatoon and we operate with two funding streams: tuition and fundraising.


It is important to us to keep the tuition and fees affordable for the families who enrol their children in our school. To offset the cost of education we have created a wonderful fundraising initiative we hold annually to raise the funds necessary to provide the most comprehensive, enriching and educational experience to our students.


Every year our Fiesta Latina - Ay Caramba! - is an incredible, joyful experience for everyone who attends, selling out each time. We spend several months organizing this event to provide live music, catered food, dancing and an opportunity to showcase your children’s art. Our students spend months working diligently and creatively on a beautiful canvas that they paint using mixed media to be hung on our gallery walls of the fundraiser for parents to buy and take home. It is a fun family favourite as each child takes so much pride in their work and the awareness that their parents are purchasing their artwork to hang in their home.


The rest of the fundraising is through ticket sales, food and alcohol sales and an impressive silent auction. Each year Ay Caramba raises on average $12,000 which supports the necessary improvements to the classroom, outdoor school, yoga classes, field trips and all Alerces' broad spectrum of activities, supplies, and the addition of technology to our classrooms and children’s events.


To ensure that we can continue to provide valuable instruction to our children, Alerces hosts this annual fundraiser each spring.


Contact us to get notified when tickets go on sale!