Join the nation wide Stay At Home Gala, Presented By Copperfin Credit Union and hosted by United Way of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Community Foundation online on May 2, 2020 from 6:30 – 9:30P.M. Uniting people from all over our community, region and our beautiful country. The one-night event aims to strengthen community efforts that manage the effects of the COVID-19 virus.

Social distancing at its finest, the first-of-its-kind event will host all the familiar elements of a gala: dinner for 2 from Giorg (optional),  national and local game-changing speakers, entertainers, musicians, local online auction and much more. Put on your best, log on, enjoy the entertainment, bid on your favourite items (#ShopLocal) and dine to support the members of our community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus.

All proceeds will stay local to support the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Relief Fund established by  United Way of Thunder Bay and Thunder Bay Community Foundation in order to support front-line service providers responding to the pandemic.

Purchase your tickets for as low as $25!! We offer 4 different ticket prices ($25 – Supporter , $50 – Champion , $100 – Households , and $1000 – Community Hero) for people to contribute what they are able to.

Dinner Option:
We will be offering a dinner option for those that want to order dinner in and support our local restaurant partner. Giorg Restaurant will be offering Dinner for 2 for $60! It includes Caesar salad, chicken parmesan with tomato sauce and linguine and 2 cannoli for dessert!! $5 off every order will go towards the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Relief Fund! You can order at  PS Anyone can order this!!

Online Auction:
Participate in our Stay At Home Gala Online Auction and bid on your favourite items!! We have some AMAZING items lined up including helicopter tours, flights, burgers for a year, a bee keeping experience, art work, gift cards, baskets, clothing items, wedding and commercial / business photography packages, and so much more!!

We want to support out local business community here in Thunder Bay! Proceeds raised from each item will be split to support the Thunder Bay COVID-19 Community Relief Fund AND the business that supplied the item! We want to encourage our community to #ShopLocal and #SupportLocal!

Auction closes Saturday, May 2nd at 10P.M. following the Gala. Visit the link below!

Line Up:
Locally –
Danny Johnson opening with live music and song requests from 6:30 – 7 P.M.
Emceeing the event is Kevin Knough from 99.9 The Bay and Trent Allen from Country 105
Greeting / Blessing: Elder Gerry Martin
Guest speakers – Erin Beagle, Executive Director at Roots the Harvest; Volker Kromm, Executive Director at RFDA; United Way of Thunder Bay Board President, Kelly Gallagher; Hon. Patty Hadju, Thunder Bay – Superior and Minister of Health, Allison Kasper, Presenting Sponsor – Copperfin Credit Union; Charla Robinson, President at Chamber of Commerce
Entertainment – Magician, Mackinley Oliver; Bartender, Mike McGonigal; Musician, Megan Nadin; Indie Rock Band, Honest Heart Collective
Nationally –
Emceeing is Erin Cebula
Keynote Speakers – Hayley Wickenheiser, Lane Merrifield, and Andre Picard
Entertainment – Tanika Charles, Once a Tree, The Hunter Brothers

For more information, FAQs, and to purchase tickets, click here!

To view our online auction and #SHOPLOCAL, click here!!

This event is proudly sponsored by:

Presenting Sponsor: Copperfin Credit Union

Silver Sponsor:

Robin Smith

Event Supporter:

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce 
Maverick Entertainment Group
Acadia Broadcasting – 99.9 The Bay and Country 105