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Exciting UPDATE: Roncesvalles Refugee Relief Gala FUNdraiser

Here’s an update on our efforts (my neighbours and me) to hold a gala to build a fund to sponsor a refugee family in our neighbourhood for a year.

This is soooo exciting.  We have a HUGE success on our hands!
We have sold over 150 tickets as of today!  We believe we’re on track – with your help – to blast through 200 by Thursday with online and at-the-door sales.  (That’ll be $20,000 before revenue from the silent auction, additional bar sales, 50/50 draw, etc.)
With our group of volunteer labour, entertainers, a few local politicians, and a local press photographer for an article the following week we will really fill the room with laughter, song, and neighbourliness!
Visit the website I built to learn more . . . 
1. We have a Grand Prize Announcement!  Our Grand Prize – a chance to win for every paid ticketholder – is amazing.  Imagine heading to a 5 Star Cap Maison Beach Resort in beautiful  St. Lucia! A 4 night stay in a 1 bedroom suite, worth up to $7500.00.  Your friends and contacts need a ticket to win…
2. And OMG – we have the Greatest Silent Auction ever!  There are over 83 items to bid on with values ranging from $10 to $2400.  Check out the list and the slide show on our website to see pictures of everything! (–donors.html)  Due to great generosity of neighbours and business, every winning bid contributes 100% to our fund and they’re all things you may need anyway!
3. And, if your friends and contacts sadly can’t make it to our Toronto neighbourhood this Thursday night, we’re all set up for donations through CanadaHelps with instant tax receipts. (
4. And, we have the best food and drink!  Your first drink is free! Our donors and neighbourhood businesses have been very gracious and generous!  (–donors.html)
5. And where else are you going to be entertained so well this week?!  We have the four time winner of the International John Lennon Songwriting Prize, a fabulous award winning Spanish guitarist and accompaniment, and a great DJ.
6. We’re all set up to take cash, cheques, or credit cards too with our own Square accounts – so payments will be easy.
7. And we plan a few surprises too!  (Dress nice but probably not in a tuxedo or ball gown – 😉 – a press photographer is coming and we have a Photo Booth too!
This is THE event of the Roncy Winter Social Season so don’t let anyone miss out on a fabulous time this Thursday night, contribute to our great RRR cause, and avoid the February blahs!  This event has the potential to put us over the top and let us meet ‘our’ family sooner and get them out of a camp and into our great country.
So PLEASE, put out the word and encourage your friends to buy tickets and/or donate.  If you haven’t purchased your ticket yet – just follow this link and purchase them now! 😉

See you there!

Posted on: February 1, 2016, 3:15 pm Category: Uncategorized

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