Un-Gala @ Home
As Ontarians gradually expand their social bubbles, the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation will host a virtual gala on October 17th 2020 that serves as an opportunity for attendees to reconnect with friends and loved ones.
The event, dubbed a virtual “Un-Gala @ Home” is a gala experience that can be enjoyed from home and will feature testimonials (on You Tube) from PRH Health Care Workers, Key Sponsors and Patients as well as entertainment (pre-recorded live) with performances by Jason Blaine, Sierra Levesque, Ben & Gillan Rutz and our very own Dr Lianeri and more!
Individuals can also purchase tickets for a sumptuous four-course (ready-to-eat) dinner kit fully prepared by Ullrich’s, specially paired with wine and accompanied with beautiful flowers – to be picked up or delivered. Early bird “ticket-purchasers” will also be entered into a draw for a customized dining room transformation for the night of the Un-Gala, by Parvati & Athena Events.
Un-Gala @ Home Committee Chair, Laura Carroll described the vision of this charity event: “This year would have marked the 15th anniversary of the Black & White Gala – an annual celebration of our local health care accomplishments. Instead of a black-tie event at a physical venue, the Un-Gala @ Home, is an occasion for couples, families, friends and neighbours to gather together in the comfort of their homes, cottages, boats or backyards to celebrate how far we’ve all come since this pandemic brought all of our lives to a standstill.”
Remarking on the creation of the Un-Gala @ Home, Ms. Carroll said, “we surveyed past Gala sponsors and attendees at random and the responses for a virtual gala were encouraging. Many supporters wanted us to offer a way for them to continue supporting their community in a meaningful way, similar to the hallmark celebratory spirit of Black & White Gala.”
PRHF Executive Director, Roger Martin, remarked on the importance of continued support for the Regional Hospital: “I’m deeply grateful for the caring individuals and businesses – past and present – whose donations, gifts and grants helped form the foundation of our Pembroke Regional Hospital’s ability to take care of its greater community during a global pandemic.”
“Funds raised for the PRHF serve our region to purchase medical and diagnostic equipment, expand health care services and programs and effectively take care of our communities,” Mr. Martin continued.
Donations and proceeds from the Un-Gala @ Home will go towards the Cutting Edge Campaign, which funds the much-needed upgrades of the circa-1950’s in-patient surgical floor.
Pictures from the 2018 Gala:
Pictures from the 2017 Gala: