With less than a week before the start of its Winter Concert Series, staff at the local United Way are hoping the community events will help the organization get even closer to reaching its largest-ever fundraising target of $1.55 million.
“Every dollar counts towards meeting our goal and this is one of our strategies to try and reach it,” said Sonya Heyen, resource development and communications manager with the United Way Perth-Huron
“The more people that come out the more money will be added to the campaign.”
A little over a week ago, the non-profit announced it had reached 70 per cent of its overall target and their efforts are now set on raising the little that is left.
An ABBA and Bee Gees tribute show on Saturday will kick off the third edition of the series and will be followed by four other concerts over the next few months in the city.
The third of the four smaller events, New Kid In Town – Eagles Tribute, will take place on Fri Mar 30, 2018 at Revival House, featuring the New Kid In Town.
Once the event’s expenses are covered, all the money raised through tickets’ sales will be added to the campaign, which is expected to support the work of over 45 groups in the community.
Through the concerts, the United Way is looking to offer people the chance to have a good time while supporting many great causes, Heyen said.
“This is a way for people to support the campaign in a different way,” she said. “It is a shout out to the retro and the 70s, and it gives people an opportunity in January to go out and have some fun and a positive experience.”
You can visit www.dalylivemusic.com for more information on the concert series.
NEW KID IN TOWN – EAGLES TRIBUTE
What: New Kid In Town – Eagles Tribute – United Way Fundraiser
Date: Fri Mar 30, 2018
Where: Revival House, 70 Brunswick St., Stratford, ON N5A 6V6. For Dinner reservations call Revival House 519-273-3424 (priced separately)
Cost: $30 per person – Tickets firstname.lastname@example.org or at Treasures Stratford, 151 Ontario St., Stratford
Waterloo Region’s ball for the performing arts by the performing arts.
Inspired by the elegance of the Vienna Ball Season and the extravagance of the Venetian Carnival, the Waterloo Masquerade brings together all the elements that make for an authentically magical night.
The type of magic you can only feel when you are dancing along to a full live orchestra!
St. George Banquet Hall, in North Waterloo, will be where the Masquerade will take place on February 18th. The premises boasts with ample parking and and elegant old-continent style atmosphere.
The Waterloo Masquerade is a white tie event, which is the most formal dress code in Western Fashion. Although a dress code is in effect, creative costumes are not only welcomed but encouraged as part of the dual-inspiration for the event. Exquisite costumes are a central component to any masquerade and one of its most appealing elements. The perfect mask is a must as is elegance to any ball. *A prize will be awarded to the best costumes.
The evening will boast with a twenty-four piece Orchestra providing you with an extensive repertoire of waltzes and tangos. Dancers will have the opportunity to enjoy both the English or Slow Waltz as well as the Viennese Waltz. An ample dance floor will allow for everyone to join and participate in the sea of dancers.
Complementary hors d’oeuvres will be provided throughout the evening. There will also be several cash bars for your convenience.
Aside from the Orchestra and social dancing, there will also be several performances throughout the night. Further details and program coming soon.