The Great Gala, our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala presented by TD, will be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 at the St. Joseph’s Banquet & Conference Centre in Oakville.


Guests will be transported back in time with all the glitz and glam of the Roaring Twenties.  Head back to an era when life was a celebration, a time to break from tradition!  The Roaring Twenties was a decade of great economic growth and widespread prosperity – truly a time to celebrate!


With the name – The Great Gala – expectations are high and we will not disappoint!


Give the password at the door to enter our speakeasy where you will sip on classic cocktails –our Giggle water* is complimentary of course – while mingling with the other Guys & Dolls in attendance.  A four course-meal follows with entertainment reminiscent of the era, silent and live auctions, a raffle with amazing prizes, and much more!  Get all dolled up in 1920’s attire or break out your best black-tie and get ready to celebrate!


Experience first-hand the impact of your sponsorship dollars on The Darling Home for Kids and our local community.  Our Comfort & Joy Gala, the largest of our signature events, raises essential funds for the programs and services at the Home, and helps build awareness and community involvement.



6:00 pm – Cocktails
7:15 pm – Dinner

*Giggle water will not cause you to laugh uncontrollably.  We just want you to “Know Your Onions” that we’ll be serving complimentary wine, beer and cocktails. 



For more information about sponsoring our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala, please contact our Events & Sponsorship Lead – Nicole Walker.




We are pleased that Susan Hay, Global News, will be joining us as Host of our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala!

The Milton Show Choir will be back with a special performance for our 20th annual event!
Get ready to dance the night away to The Doubts!



Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

The Henslow-Brown Foundation

Entertainment Sponsor

Guest Gift Sponsor

Cocktail Reception Sponsor
The Petrus Fund
(a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation) Décor Sponsor

Stock & Champagne Table Sponsor

Centrepiece Sponsor

Coat Check Sponsor

Media Partner

Design Partner

Print Partner


Click here to view photos from our Pearls n’ Plaid Gala 2017