Proudly presented by TD, The Great Gala was a celebration of The Darling Home for Kids’ 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala event, held on Thursday October 25th 2018 at St. Joseph’s Banquet & Convention Centre. The gala event was hosted by Global TV’s Susan Hay, as guests were transported back in time with all the glitz and glam of the Roaring Twenties, an era when life was a celebration, a time to break from tradition. The ’20s was a decade of great economic growth and widespread prosperity – truly a time to celebrate! With the name – The Great Gala – expectations were high and the event did not disappoint!
When guests arrived they gave the password at the door to enter a speakeasy where they sipped on Gin Ricky’s while mingling with the other Guys & Dolls in attendance. A four course-meal followed with entertainment reminiscent of the era! The night kicked off with youth from the Milton Show Choir entertaining guests with a performance fitting of the era, and later The Doubts took to the stage which had everyone up on the dance floor. The night’s fundraising activities included a raffle with prizes totaling over $9,500, live and silent auctions and a tower with over 40 bottles of wines that a lucky winner took home at the end of the night.
The Great Gala, presented by TD, net over $160,000 to directly support The Darling Home for Kids. To date this annual black-tie event has raised over $2.9M for the charity.
For more information about sponsoring our 20th Annual Comfort & Joy Gala, please contact our Events & Sponsorship Lead – Nicole Walker.
Click here to view the photos from The Great Gala!