2017 Holiday Gala: WHAT A SUCCESS!

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On Friday, November 24, 2017, The Welcome In Drop In Centre hosted the first annual Holiday Gala: A Sparkling Night. With over 70 people in attendance, the Gala was an amazing success bringing together community members for a night of dinner, dancing, and holiday spirit!

The Food

Tim Halley, local chef and caterer provided the meal for thenight consisting of freshly baked bread, Caesar salad, roasted chicken breast with a mushroom veloute sauce, garlic rosemary mashed potatoes, and roasted root vegetables. The delightful dessert was a classic Black Forest Cake with fruit coulis and whipped cream. Many thanks to Tim and his team for providing everyone in attendance with such a wonderful and unforgettably delicious meal!

The Clothing

Prior to the event, the organizers collected formal wear from many generous donors throughout Guelph and Wellington County. During the week prior to the event, anyone who had purchased a ticket for the Gala was able to browse the donations and pick an outfit for the night. Though formal wear was not mandatory to attend the event, many of the guests loved their new swag and wore their new outfits with amazing confidence and appreciation. Thank you to everyone who donated formal wear to the event! We had such an overwhelming response and all clothing left will be saved and made available for next year’s Gala!

The Donors

The Gala would not have been able to be such a success without the numerous donations from local businesses and companies in the community including Miller Thomson LLP, John Kieffer, Johnson & Johnson, Marshalls, Winners, Costco, Home Sense, City of Guelph, Party Corner Costumes, Air U, Egg Farmers of Canada, Macadi Jewellery, Nature’s Salt Cave, and River Run Centre. Due to these generous donors, every guest received multiple gifts throughout the night!

What’s Next?

Following the Gala, many people have asked when the next one will be! Plans for another Gala are in place for late 2018 but stay tuned for future social recreation events and activities at the Welcome In Drop In Centre!

For more photos from the event, please visit the album on our Facebook page.


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