Christmas Fundraiser Huge Success!


On Saturday November 21st Community Living~Fort Erie held their “Annual Christmas Around The World” event celebrating “Christmas In Italy”. Three Hundred and twenty-five people attended the event and enjoyed a buffet dinner prepared by Maria’s Catering.  Due to the dedication of a ten person volunteer committee the event was a huge  success raising over $28,000.00 

Above, the 2015 Volunteer Fundraising  Committee pictured left to right are Sue Doan, Nino D’Ambra, Maria Costa, our Executive Director, Maureen Brown, Sandy Miskolzki, Elana Polko, Linda Beach, Marina Butler, Bobbi Raymond and Dianna Hayslip. (Absent from photo: Pauline Wilson, busy selling 50—50 draw tickets~biggest draw ever!)

Entertainment included Professional Vocalist, Nick Battistella of Sinatra & More,


Club Roma-St Catharines Musicians & Dancers,

trio dancers

vocalist Joe Green



Regional Councillor Sandy Annunziata as roman soldier with Sandy Miskolzi and Dianna Hayslip in front of Melani Pyke's Roman landscape painting.

Regional Councillor Sandy Annunziata as roman soldier with Sandy Miskolczi and Dianna Hayslip in front of Melani Pyke’s Roman landscape painting.

and a very special on site Italian landscape painting by local artist Melani Pyke.
J & B Pro Audio Full On Productions entertained the crowd and our guests danced throughout the evening!

Thank you to all of the amazing volunteers, sponsors and community members. This night would not be possible without you!!

We did our best and we hope you all enjoyed it!!

More pictures can be viewed on our facebook page.


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