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On May 2, we will join more than 20 communities from coast to Canadian coast to connect online for the national Stay at Home Gala. Physical distance at its finest, guests will dress up (or not!) and welcome Canadian personalities into their living rooms to raise funds for communities affected by COVID-19.The event will have a local component (7-8 p.m.) and a national segment (8-9 p.m.). Funds raised locally will support the services needed the most in our region to combat COVID-19. Social agencies, mental health counselling, support for seniors, and other vital organizations.The Stratford Perth Community Foundation event will open for the Stay at Home Gala event at 7 p.m. Emcee, Brittlestar will welcome local community leaders, entertainers and prominent speakers to join together to celebrate the strength of our local community. The night will feature:

  • Juno nominated Dayna Manning
  • The Bookends
  • Steve Rae, Steve's Song Garden (pre-show sing-a-long) 
  • Lloyd Robertson, Canadian Journalist, Former National News Anchor and member of the Order of Canada
  • Andrew Williams, President & CEO, Huron Perth Healthcare Alliance
  • Joani Gerber, CEO, investStratford
  • Eddie Matthews, General Manager, Stratford & District Chamber of Commerce
  • John Kastner, General Manager, Stratford Perth Museum

Attendees are encouraged to support local businessess by ordering their favourite take out or delivery to enjoy as part of their experience, pre-purchasing gift cards for friends and family or your next dinner in, and give ratings and reviews to businesses you support.

The national Stay at Home Gala will feature six-time Olympian Hayley Wichekheiser as a keynote, game-changing speakers like André Picard, Canada's top health and public policy observer and commentator and music and entertainment from Canadian artists such as Juno Award and Polaris Prize-Nominated singer Tanika Charles.

WHAT: Nationwide Stay at Home Gala

WHEN: Saturday, May 2, 2020 7-9pm

WHERE: Online -- get your tickets at the link below! A link to the ZOOM performance will be sent to you the day of the event.

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