Once Again . . . Fundraising Event Surpasses Expectations
On Saturday, November 18th, 2017, Community Living ~ Fort Erie held it’s Annual Christmas Around the World Fundraiser celebrating “Christmas in Canada”.
The committee chose Canada this year to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, along with the Town of Fort Erie’s 160th Birthday and Community Living ~ Fort Erie’s 60 Years of Service to the Community.
Planning starts in February each year and the committee works diligently all year to prepare for this event. Over $3,000.00 was donated in silent auction prizes and over $4,000.00 in raffle prizes. Due to the dedication of our fabulous volunteer fundraising committee the event was extremely successful raising $34,758.00. The proceeds will help to purchase a much needed wheelchair accessible van. A portion of funds raised is also allocated to our Inclusive Opportunities Grant fund.
Our event was sold out again this year with over 340 people in attendance. Maria’s Catering served different dishes from provinces across Canada.
Entertainment included a Neal Young guitarist, Neo Young/Gary Pooler, vocalists Joe Green and Hannah Tummillo. The Canadian Anthem was also sung by Hannah. Mayor Wayne Redekop addressed the crowd as did Robert Majkut, President of the Board and Vickie Moreland, Executive Director.
A special thank you to Constable Daniel Carter who attended the event as a representative of the RCMP and allowed our guests to take many pictures and ask questions!
Smart Booth Images photo booth was provided at no charge to our guests due to the generosity of Scotiabank, Boggio & Edwards Pharmacy and Erion Insurance Group.
J & B Pro Audio Full On Productions and D.J. Mike Maurice entertained the crowd and our guests danced throughout the evening.
Thank you to all our Amazing Volunteers, Sponsors and Community Partners.
THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF
THE FORT ERIE COMMUNITY!