Annual Gala

ESWO would like to thank all guests, sponsors, donors and contributors for their support and commitment to making this year’s Purple Palooza a success! The event’s success would not have been possible without your generosity and continued support of our organization. 

Given the continued state of the pandemic, ESWO once again held the annual event online on March 26th, 2021, which allowed attendees to raise funds and epilepsy awareness from the comfort of their own homes! We are pleased to announce that we raised approximately $40,500 to help further our mission and enhance the lives of individuals living with epilepsy! Our best Gala yet!  

The evening was hosted by CTV News London Reporter, Nick Paparella, and included live entertainment from magician, Keith Brown, and music bingo ran by Team Trivia. We were also fortunate to have Cassidy Megan join us as this year’s special guest speaker to talk about her experience living with epilepsy and founding Purple Day which is now celebrated around the world. We encouraged guests to purchase dinner from one of the local restaurants we partnered with for the evening including Palasad and Oven 360. The event also had an online silent auction, a live raffle draw for a MacBook Air, and recognition of our H.O.P.E. award recipient: Techdoz. 

Each year, ESWO presents a H.O.P.E. award (Helping Out People with Epilepsy). It is awarded to an individual, group of individuals, or organization that has demonstrated compassion and caring for people living with epilepsy. We were pleased to present the 2021 award to Techdoz. Thank you to Techdoz who has allowed ESWO to remain current and thrive in an ever-changing technological world. With the in-kind support of Techdoz, the professionalism of ESWO online events have been enhanced, and client support has been made more accessible. Their staff team works tirelessly to provide prompt knowledge and expertise, addressing any technical difficulties that arise. On behalf of ESWO, thank you, Techdoz for your continuous sponsorship and support.  

Please share your virtual viewing party photos using #purplepalooza. 


Here is a snapshot of our #PurplePalooza guests at home.

Thank you to our event sponsors and participants:

Pre-Party Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsors

Oke Woodsmith Building Systems has shared a promotional video for you to watch and learn more about them and what they do.

Gala Participant

Technology Supporter


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