Annual Gala

Dive into the ocean with us at our 38th Annual “Under the Sea" Gala, on Saturday, April 6, 2024. This event guarantees a night to remember, featuring a delicious catered dinner, 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

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 a catered dinner, a wine pull, games, a silent auction featuring local businesses, and a late-night DJ.


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: London Health Sciences Center, Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario, Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic

This year, Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario is proud to honour the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences Centre Comprehensive Epilepsy Clinic (CEC) with the H.O.P.E. Award.

Children’s Hospital, LHSC is one of only two Regional Pediatric Epilepsy Surgical Centre’s in Ontario. The CEC is a state of the art, highly specialized epilepsy clinic that is designed specifically for children with drug resistant epilepsy (DRE).

Beyond their professional dedication, the CEC team commits their personal time to attending and participating in events such as the Gala, Seize the Day, and also starring in educational videos, such as the rescue medication video used by our ESWO educators.

We at ESWO would like to thank the CEC for their passion and dedication, and we are delighted to present them with this year’s H.O.P.E award.

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 and Participants

Courageous Crustacean Sponsors

Special Thanks

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