Our 34th Annual Gala was scheduled to be held in the spring, but with the current pandemic, ESWO took necessary precautions and postponed this fundraising event. We are now hosting our Gala VIRTUALLY to raise funds and epilepsy awareness from the comfort of our own homes!
On Friday, November 6, 2020, from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, you are invited to join us live virtually for our Annual Gala! Take this opportunity to get dressed up, order from our dinner partner, and show your support for individuals and families affected by epilepsy across our community!
The event will be streamed LIVE, ticket holders will receive a hyperlink by email to attend. The evening will be hosted by CTV News London Reporter, Nick Paparella, and will include live entertainment, online silent auction, and recognition of our H.O.P.E. award recipient: The Oke Family. Our goal is to raise $35,000 to help support our Public Education Programs throughout Southwestern Ontario, and we truly need your support!
Where: The comfort of your own home.
When: Friday, November 6, 2020 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Tickets: $25/household, includes live entertainment and digital swag bags.
Payment: Purchase online, through cheque made payable to 'Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario', by calling 519-433-4073 or by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org and emailing email@example.com to let us know who you're paying for.
Virtual Silent Auction
Auction opens: Friday, October 30 at 12:00 noon
Auction closes: Gala Night! Friday, November 6 at 9:00 pm
This year's silent auction will be brought to you at home. Bid on a number of exciting items including a Dyson vacuum, a signed Suzuki jersey, restaurant gift cards, family experience days, and beautiful gift baskets. The link to view items will be updated shortly. Silent auction items will need to be picked up at the ESWO head office. Please note that auction items were collected for our spring gala; check the expiry date listed in the notes section.
Host Nick Paparella
We are very excited to introduce Nick Paparella as our honourary host for our ESWO Virtual Gala!
Nick is the Longest serving News Reporter at CTV News London.
Nick has been married to his high-school sweetheart Evelyn for more than 30 years. They have three very active and happy adult sons. Among his many interests Nick supports a number of charities and community organizations with his time.
Pre-Party with Sarina Haggarty
Join us for our pre-party entertainment as we welcome Singer/Songwriter, Sarina Haggarty for a live performance. Not only is Sarina a talented musician who is currently releasing new music, but she is also a client and ambassador of Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario, Children's Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre, and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Featuring Joe from Main Street Dueling Pianos. If you have joined us for our Dueling Pianos Fundraiser in the past then you will know, what a great performance this will be!
Joe has played over 200 weddings in the past 5 years alone and travels to Las Vegas several times each year to play the dueling piano bar/casino circuit.
This event is Joe's 5th performance for ESWO.
We have collaborated with Cravings Creative to offer charcuterie boxes for you to take home and enjoy while you tune in live. Add on a box when ordering your ticket, a portion of your dinner will come back to ESWO! Pickup location: La Casa Restaurant (117 King St. London). Pickup times to be arranged. When ordering please include allergy or food restrictions (e.g. vegetarian).
There are two sizes available for purchase, small (2-4 people) for $35 and large (4-6 people) for $50. Order deadline October 30th at 4:00 pm. A portion of every order will be donated back to ESWO.