Please join us on November 17th for our Annual Big Dream Banquet and Silent Auction! This year's theme is Small Hands, Big Hearts and will be highlighting the importance of community in helping a child to grow and thrive to become contributing members to society themselves.
We are at the beautiful RA Centre once again; easy to get to and with plenty of parking. There will be a delicious sit down dinner---which is new this year---door prizes, a grand prize, and some great Silent Auction items that will make everyone happy to bid on! You will also be able to advance order a bottle of red or white wine if so desired.
In addition to all this, we are honoured to have the the Founder of CityKidz, Todd Bender, as our special guest speaker.
Todd has many stories to tell. He began with a single soccer ball and half a dozen kids on a playground and over the years since CityKidz's inception, those half a dozen children have become an oganization that visits over 2,000 children each week in Hamilton and since 2010 has been reaching hundreds of at-risk children in Regina and Ottawa. Due to Todd's wonderful contribution to the community, he was recently inaugurated to the Hall of Distinction in Hamilton and is in much demand as a public speaker. His story is one of sacrifice, love and dedication. He believes one person can make a difference and that ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. You will definitely be inspired!
What is the dress code?
Will there be alcohol at this event?
There will be NO bar available, however, there will be plenty of complimentary non-alcoholic beverages at your table, donated by Loblaws McArthur. This year, the RA Centre has partnered with us to make it possible for you to reserve a bottle (or bottles) of red or white wine for you and/or your table. The price is $39 each for either red or white and will be waiting for you at your table. You may order your bottle by purchasing a ticket (one ticket per bottle) through Eventbrite. If you prefer you can call Wendy at 613-796-3063 and she can take your credit card order over the phone.
There is plenty of free parking at the RA Centre.
What's for dinner?
Plated (sit-down) dinner - Cream of Carrot Soup (gluten free), Chicken with red pepper glaze (gluten free), with rice pilaf, seasonable vegetables, assorted rolls, coffee and tea and amazing chocolate cake with raspberry coulis for dessert! Optional vegan and gluten free orders are available, but must be advance ordered by calling Wendy at 613-796-3063.
Is this for children?
This is an event intended for adults, however, the topics for discussion and activities are all "child-friendly". We have had children attend as guests in the past without issue. It's up to you!
Can I wait and purchase my ticket at the door?
Due to the need to give advance notice to the RA Centre Chef, and the fact that we are having a plated dinner this year, we are not able to sell tickets at the door. However, arrangements may be made the day of the banquet up to 2:00 pm for special circumstances by calling the CityKidz office at 613-796-3063. Tickets sold through this method will be $60 per person. We strongy encourage you to get your tickets in advance!! :D