Friday November 21, 2014

Masquerade gala planned


Diane Rusnak, Chair of the Gala Committee and Ross Fisher with the Health Foundation announce the theme to this years gala.

The 18th annual Gala of The Health Foundation will take place on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at St. Mary’s Cultural Centre in Yorkton. This year’s theme is “A Venetian Masquerade Gala”.

“This isn’t so much about costume as it is about having fun with a little sense of mystery and intrigue, said Diane Rusnak, Chair of the Gala Committee. This isn’t a Halloween costume kind of masquerade, it will be more in the nature of a Venetian Masquerade Gala, and we invite people to have a little fun wearing a mask, or having a masque on a stick you can hold in front of your eyes. Some people have already said they might have a mask painted on their face.”

“The last several Gala Evenings have sold out and have been huge successes, and we are going to improve and build on that success by making Gala better every year. For those who like to dance Gala is of course a must, as we always feature a live band that can keep the dance floor full. Our band this year is the Crawdaddy’s, who are back by popular demand,” continued Mrs. Rusnak.

In addition to fabulous food and live music Gala also features:

• Mitch Hippsley, of Photography by Mitch, will take complimentary portraits of guests;

• Sherring Gold Jewellers is once again donating a fabulous piece of jewellery for us to raffle; and, of course;

• Kristen Weber-Karcha with Memories to Last a Lifetime and Stephanie Buckle with All About Flowers are again helping us with decorating for Gala. Partnering with these two businesses will ensure our decorations are outstanding;

• Gala has a fabulous Silent Auction, limited to 40 select items donated by the business community from throughout the region.

“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 eight years now.

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 are offered to our guests. 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 $450,000 of important medical equipment for the region’s healthcare facilities. This year the proceeds of Gala will purchase equipment for the new Integrated Primary Care Clinic, which will open this fall.

Seating for Gala is limited to 350 people. Gala sells out so we need to limit the guests to properly plan for the evening. We don’t like 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:



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