Archive for 2019
November 15, 2019 1:04 am
Posted by: Matthews

Thank you!

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Photo credit to Kolin Toney

Thanks to your unabashed generosity in donating and spreading the word, we raised a record-breaking $864,415.01 and bussed for 162 hours!

All of that is thanks to you! You all donated to the cause, tuned in to watch our shenanigans, posted about us on social media, wrote articles, and told your friends. You are the reason we can do this year after year. You amaze us every single year, and we cannot thank you enough.

While it may be another year until we start back up, that doesn’t mean we’re leaving you! For ongoing news during the year, check the blog here at, or follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram. You can also relive the greatest moments from this year’s run at YouTube and And, if you’re so inclined, you can donate to Child’s Play Charity year-round at their website.


We’ll see you all next year…

November 14, 2019 10:02 pm
Posted by: Nina

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Did you know that Desert Bus for Hope is a lot of work? Like, a LOT of work? Our organizers and volunteers put in an incredible amount of effort both during the run and in the year leading up to it to make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible.

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After the run is over we host an after-party to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication. This auction is your chance to be a part of that as the Official Sponsor of The Desert Bus for Hope 2019 After-Party. You will receive a certificate honouring you as the Official Sponsor, and we will make James always refer to the after-party as “The Desert Bus for Hope 2019 After-Party, Sponsored by (Your Name)” every time he talks about it. He does not know this clause has been included.

There is still an hour left to bid on this, as it closes at 11:00PM PST! Our volunteers and organizers thank you for all your support! <3

November 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Posted by: Nina

LoadingReadyRun, purveyors of Fine Internet Content™, have offered up a custom prize pack of their finest wares for your consideration!


The winner of this lot will receive: The LRR V2.0 Hoodie in the size of their choice; a t-shirt of the winner’s choice; a playmat of the winner’s choice; AND a Pinny Arcade pin of the winner’s choice!


Donate $5.00, or multiples thereof ($10.00, $15.00, etc.) until 10:30PM PST to be in with a chance of winning!

November 14, 2019 8:57 pm
Posted by: Nina


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November 14, 2019 8:40 pm
Posted by: Nina

As we drive into Omega, let’s say a fond farewell to the final Night Watch of 2019 with these treasured memories!

Erika SLAYED Yakko’s Countries of the World:

We had to:

Ian drove his bus down the Desert road:

The Dump Truck giveth, finally:

How many hats can we fit on the driver?

Well, that’s all from us here at Night Watch, folks! Catch you next time, on Desert Bus!

Remember, for the latest updates, stay tuned to You can also catch up on the latest #DB2019 happenings around the web…

November 14, 2019 8:32 pm
Posted by: Nina

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To everyone who has donated and supported us in whatever way they were able, THANK YOU!

November 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Posted by: Nina

The legendary weapon of light, reforged again for a new era and ready to be wielded by a new hero in a fashionable green tunic.

This replica has a blade made of tempered high carbon steel, while the hilt and pommel are cast in bronze and accented with pewter electroplated in 18k gold.

Donate $7.31, or multiples thereof ($14.62, $21.93, etc.) until 9:00PM PST to be in with a chance of winning!

November 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Posted by: Nina


Due to your incredible generosity, we have raised $700,000 for Child’s Play Charity!

You are an awesome community, and we are so grateful for all your support!

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November 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Posted by: Nina

Are you missing Desert Bus already, even though we’re not yet done? Do you ever get chilly? Would you like to solve both these problems with one unbelievably soft and cozy solution? Here is your chance!


Lovingly knitted by our very own Emily over the course of this year’s run, this one-of-a-kind shawl will keep you warm with memories of DB2019 for years to come.

Fun fact: it glitters!

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Donate $7.57, or multiples thereof ($15.14, $22.71, etc.) until 7:00PM PST to be in with a chance of winning!

November 14, 2019 6:01 pm
Posted by: Tim


Oh crumbs… time is weird there’s a seventh day of Alpha Flight uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh okay panic panic no it’s fine let’s put together another Alpha Flight intro last minute it’s fine we got this yep no problems here all good.

While we’re busy totally not panicking and totally not sleep-deprived on Day 7 of Alpha Flight, here’s what you’ve missed….

Teller called in to the Lunar Module to say hello!

Kathleen and Cory hosted a trivia challenge for Alpha Flight.

We auctioned off a Hardcover Desert Bus for Hope 2018 Photo book.

Evil Serge… or Snerge… is unleashed upon Alpha Flight.

We were a little late today and forgot to do our usual stand-up before shift… oops.

And finally… Alpha Flight is starting a band!

Remember, for the latest updates, stay tuned to You can also catch up on the latest #DB2019 happenings around the web…