The 17th annual Gala of The Health Foundation will take place on Saturday, October 20 2012 at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre in Yorkton. This year’s theme is “A Gala Evening in Las Vegas”.
“Gala Evening in Las Vegas is perfect for a theme of fun and excitement, lots of colour and sparkle. It’s perfect for a Gala night” said Diane Rusnak, Chair of the Gala Committee. “Our committee is going to have a great time with the decorating!”
“The last several Gala Evenings have been a tremendous hit, and we are going to improve and build on that success by making Gala better every year. This year Gala Night will feature an Elvis impersonator, fabulous decorations, a live band, and a huge silent auction, and, of course a delicious 5 course meal. As well, Mitch Hippsley, of Portraits by Mitch, will be taking complimentary portraits of guests, and this year will have a very fun and unique ‘Vegas’ backdrop to the portraits.
Sherring Gold Jewellers is once again donating a fabulous piece of jewellery for us to raffle off. In addition we will auction off a trip to fabulous Las Vegas.
“Our band this year will be the Crawdaddies. They do a wonderful job of playing a variety of music and they keep people on the dance floor all night. People love a live band and they like the opportunity to dance,” continued Mrs. Rusnak.
“We are pleased to have Morris Industries returning as our Presenting Sponsor. Morris Industries has been very supportive of our Gala Night, and have been our Presenting sponsors for seven years now.
In addition to Morris Industries being our Presenting Sponsor there are a number of businesses that sponsor elements of the evening, and of course, we receive tremendous support from the 40 businesses that donate items for our Silent Auction.
“Gala is held on a Saturday as we find that makes it easier for our guests to attend,” continued Mrs. Rusnak. It also means we can start a few things earlier, like the portraits that Mitch Hippsley of Photography by Mitch takes of each guest or couple who attends. We like to have the portraits taken by the time supper is served. That means the evening itself is free for enjoying cocktails, a wonderful meal and a great dance band.”
Over the years, the Gala events have purchased more than $365,000 of important medical equipment for the region’s healthcare facilities. This year the proceeds of Gala will go toward the purchase of diagnostic equipment for the Regional Health Centre in Yorkton.
Seating for Gala will be limited to 320 people. Gala evening has sold out in past years and we need to limit the guests to properly plan for the evening. We don’t want to crowd the dance floor.
We suggest that those planning to attend should get their table organized and order their tickets now. Ticket order forms are available in person from The Health Foundation office at 41 Betts Avenue in Yorkton. Please call 786-0506 - or order from The Health Foundation website: www.thehealthfoundation.ca.