We Care Dinner & Awards Gala

Location: The International Centre, Hall 1 – 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018




Come dressed in your best as we turn the page on another successful year of sending kids with disabilities to camp. 
We cordially invite you to journey with us and celebrate another successful year of sending kids with disabilities to summer camp.



Member Sponsors automatically receive a table of eight (8) and can purchase additional tickets as necessary. Non-members must purchase tickets.

Cost: $300/ticket for members, $450/ticket for non-members. Maximum 10 seats to a table; you must notify us if your table needs more than the standard 8 seats.




Register Please respond no later than April 6, 2018.


What to Expect

Attire: Business formal 
Cocktail & Hors D’oeuvres Reception at 5:30PM
Dinner & Presentations at 7:00PM


THE ARRIVAL: “The Prologue “
  • “Check-In” your vehicle with our complimentary valet service
  • Pick up your gala passport
  • Try your luck at one of our word games


THE RECEPTION: “Introduction”
  • Allow your taste buds to enjoy the volumes of flavours created by leading industry chefs along with carefully selected wine pairings at the cocktail stations.
  • Check out this year’s edition of the silent auction featuring hundreds of unique items. All to be bid on with your smart phone.
  • Create your own memories with a picture from our photo booth.


THE DINNER: “Chapter 1”


  • Check out our dessert and after dinner beverage offerings.
  • Top up your auction bids and make a donation for a chance to win the Grand Raffle draw.
  • Dance the evening away to the energizing sounds o f “Community Soul Project”.
  • Try your luck at one of our word games


Gala Passports

Skip the line and buy online. Purchase your Package Deal ahead of time which includes everything you need for the night. Limited quantities available. Purchase by May 1st, 2018.

Gala Passport: $50 (value of $60!)

      • 2x Drink tickets
      • 1x Pick-a-Prize voucher
      • 2x Activity vouchers



Grand Raffle

Have a chance to win two (2) Air Canada Tickets to anywhere they fly in North America.


Silent Auction

Year after year, the Silent Auction features hundreds of unique items and generates an additional $50,000 for the cause. 


STEP 1: Download the Handbid app from the App Store or Google Play Store. Create an account by adding your cell phone number.

STEP 2: Find the Friends of We Care Gala auction.

STEP 3: Flip through the digital catalogue of items and place your bids!

*You can set the app to alert you by text or push notifications if someone has out-bid you.

Don’t have a smartphone (iPhone or Android)? You can access the auction from a desktop computer, laptop, or tablet at home. Check back on May 1st to when the auction goes live before the event. Register in advance and remember your Paddle Number! At the gala, a few tablets will be available so you can continue your bidding.

SPECIAL NOTE: For all those who anxiously await their chance to bid on prizes, we are opening the silent auction and making bidding available ONE WEEK in advance of the gala! Take a peek and start your bidding on Monday, May 1st!



Help us raise more funds for the kids, donate an item or cash (which we’ll use to purchase an item on your behalf) to our silent auction. All donors will receive recognition during the event and a tax receipt can be granted for big-ticket items with proof of pricing.

Please contact Katie Hartl for more info: khartl@friendsofwecare.org



We’re bringing back the ‘Pick-A-Prize’ dinner game. Just $20 gets you a prize valued at up to $100! Donating items to this prize is a great way to get your brands noticed. Prizes can be anything from products to gift cards – we’ll collect, package and wrap it up.

Please contact Katie Hartl for more info: khartl@friendsofwecare.org



Try your luck at one of our two activities.


Sponsorship Opportunities


To become a sponsor or enquire further, contact:

Tiana Rodrigue – trodrigue@friendsofwecare.org
Jim Clark – jimc@colio.com
Margaret Dowell – mdowell@sircorp.com
Dan Valade – dan_valade@ca.campbellsoup.com
Mathew Patryluk – mpatryluk@nandoscanada.com
Angelo Colalillo – colalillo-angelo@aramark.ca



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