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Thunder Bay’s Stay at Home Gala to be hosted by United Way of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Community Foundation

An unprecedented event for unprecedented times

April 28th, 2020, Thunder Bay, ON – A one-of-a-kind Stay At Home Gala will be hosted online in Thunder Bay, Saturday, May 2nd, starting at 6:30 pm. The virtual gala presented by Copperfin Credit Union will join hundreds of Canadians across the country, and will feature all the familiar elements of a gala: optional dinner for two from Giorg Restaurant, game-changing speakers, a #ShopLocal silent auction full of Thunder Bay goodies, local performers and entertainers and much more.

The evening event will unite people from across the nation with the aim to strengthen community efforts that manage the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. After purchasing a ticket, attendees will receive a link to log on to join the virtual gala. Says Albert Brulé, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Thunder Bay; “This is social distancing at its finest! United Way of Thunder Bay is excited to be a part of this national event that will take place coast to coast. All dollars raised in Thunder Bay, will stay in Thunder Bay, supporting organizations and service providers that continue to work tirelessly to help those that are most impacted by COVID-19. We hope you will join us to support the
cause and show your local love.”

The Stay At Home Gala encourages attendees to don their best, log on, and dine together. The evening soiree with social distance will be emceed by Kevin Knough from 99.9 The Bay and Trent Allen from Country 105, with the aim to raise funds for the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Relief Fund.

The event will welcome local guest speakers and musicians for the first hour of the lineup, turn to national programming from across Canada, and then wrap up with a local online auction. Local performers and entertainers include: musical sensations Danny Johnson and Megan Nadin; Indie Rock band the Honest Heart Collective, Magician Mackinley Oliver; a cocktail tutorial with bartender Mike McGonigal, and guest speakers, Erin Beagle, Executive Director at Roots to Harvest; Executive Director at RFDA, Volker Kromm; and United Way of Thunder Bay Board President, Kelly Gallagher, and more. National appearances include: Erin Cebula and keynote speakers, Hayley Wickenheiser, Lane Merrifield and André Picard.

“As part of our commitment to give back to our communities and prioritize local initiatives, Copperfin Credit Union is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Stay at Home Gala in support of COVID-19 relief in Thunder Bay,” says Allison Kasper, Senior Vice President, Copperfin Credit Union. “This event gives us a chance to connect as a community and have some fun while supporting local efforts for those who need it most.”

To get your tickets and learn more visit: stayathomegala.com