Annual Gala

Dive into the ocean with us at our 38th Annual “Under the Sea" Gala, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. This hybrid event guarantees a night to remember, featuring a delicious catered dinner, the captivating tunes of The Golden Harps Steel Orchestra, a silent auction featuring local businesses, and the acknowledgement of our H.O.P.E. award recipient.

Join us for a party with a purpose, as we aim to raise vital funds to support our Public Education Programs across Southwestern Ontario. It’s not just an event – it’s an underwater experience with a fantastic cause!


IN PERSON – $150/ticket


* In our commitment to fostering inclusivity and broadening access to our Gala, we have opted to waive the registration fees for this year’s virtual event. This decision aims to accommodate and welcome all individuals who aspire to participate in the event.

WHERE: Hellenic Community Centre, 133 Southdale Rd W. London OR virtual

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2024. Doors open at 6 pm.

IN PERSON – Join us at the Hellenic Centre for The Golden Harps Steel Orchestra, a catered dinner, a wine pull, games, a silent auction featuring local businesses, and a late-night DJ.

VIRTUAL (FREE) – This is a great option for those that can’t travel to London, but still want to participate in our event. A portion of the Gala will be streamed live; ticket holders will receive an exclusive link the morning of the event with a passcode to attend virtually.


Please purchase online.
New This Year! We are excited to announce the incorporation of Trellis as our designated platform for ticket sales this year. Tickets or tables can be conveniently purchased through this platform. For any assistance during the purchasing process, please feel free to reach out via email to Jennifer at [email protected] or Katie at [email protected].
You are always welcome to call our office as well: 519-433-4073

Unable to attend, but you’d still like to support? Consider donating or purchase a ticket for someone else.

2024 H.O.P.E Award: Announcement coming soon!

Entertainment: Golden Harps Steel Orchestra

Get ready to be swept away to an oceanic paradise with London’s very own Golden Harps Steel Orchestra at our 38th Annual Gala! With island rhythms that’ll transport you to an undersea spectacle, this musical ensemble, founded over 20 years ago, introduced the national instrument of Trinidad & Tobago to the greater Southwestern Ontario region.

Led by Terry Greene, a founding member and the band’s musical arranger, the Golden Harps Steel Orchestra boasts a diverse team of musicians representing the rich tapestry of Canadian society. Just like its members, the band’s repertoire is a lively mix, offering everything from Island Rhythms to Contemporary Top 40, Latin and Salsa to Rock & Old Classics—all delivered with an irresistible Caribbean flair.

We can’t wait to welcome them to our Gala for an unforgettable night filled with music that captures the spirit of the sea!

Entertainment: DJ Rick Addy

Get those sea legs ready! We are excited to welcome back DJ Rick Addy to keep the party splashing!

Host Nick Paparella

We are also excited to welcome back Nick Paparella as our honorary host for 38th Annual Gala!

Nick is the longest serving News Reporter at CTV News London. He 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 several charities and community organizations with his time.

Become a Sponsor

If you’re interested in supporting this event through an event sponsorship or by contributing to our silent auction, please connect with [email protected]

Check back for regular updates, we can’t wait to see you then!

Our Event Sponsors and Participants:

Glorious Great White Sponsors

Humpback Hero Sponsors

Bold Blowfish Sponsors

Courageous Crustacean Sponsors

Special Thanks

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