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Mad Hatter Tea Party Gala

April 2, 2022 @ 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT

$25.00 – $125.00

Don’t be late for this very important date, join us on Saturday, April 2, 2022 for our 36th Annual Gala “Mad Hatter Tea Party”.

Join us down the rabbit hole to enjoy this hybrid event including entertainment, a delicious chef-catered dinner for those in person, silent auction, and recognition of our H.O.P.E. award recipient, Ava Pitre. Our goal is to raise $35,000 to support our Public Education Programs throughout Southwestern Ontario.

IN PERSON – Join us at the Hellenic Centre for live entertainment, a catered dinner and exclusive access to certain auction items. Guests must be at the event in person to bid on these exclusive items.

VIRTUAL – 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 a hyperlink by email to attend, which will be sent the morning of Saturday, April 2, 2022!

Where: Hellenic Community Centre, 133 Southdale Rd W. London OR Virtual

* Note: we have changed the location to a much larger venue to allow for the appropriate distancing of tables.

When: Saturday, April 2, 2022. Doors open at 6:00 pm

Virtual event starts at 8:00 pm


IN PERSON – $125/ticket
VIRTUAL – $25/household

Payment: Purchase online, through cheque made payable to ‘Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario’, or by credit card by calling 519-433-4073

iPad Pro Raffle

Working on projects or work on the go wouldn’t be so bad with the Apple iPad Pro 12.9″, valued just over $2000. Purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win!

Big thank you to Festival City Glass & Tint for sponsoring this amazing raffle in support of our Mad Hatter Tea Party!

All proceeds will go towards epilepsy education and support services in Southwestern Ontario.


Virtual Silent Auction

Auction opens: Friday, March 25, 2022 at noon

Auction closes: Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 10 pm

Bid on several exciting items including a round-trip flight for two on West Jet, a Dyson V15 Detect, a Joey modular couch, many gift baskets, VIA Rail travel voucher, wine tour, overnight stays, and much more!

All auction items will be available for pickup at ESWO’s head office (797 York St. Unit 3 London, ON). Pickup times to be arranged with staff.

* Please note credit cards will be processed when the auction closes. Trellis fees will be applied.

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 several charities and community organizations with his time.

Magician Keith Brown

Keith Brown is a world-class VIP entertainer and keynote speaker. He has inspired wonder in over 22 countries & counting. He was chosen Toronto’s BEST Magician and he’s not even from Toronto… Most recently, Keith performed for the President and First Lady of Iceland. When he’s not touring his show or entertaining at private events Keith trains Ivey MBAs & business executives in effective communication and high impact presentation skills.

“Very Entertaining” – Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland
“You’re Incredible!” – Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters
“WOW!” – Joe Thornton, San Jose Sharks

H.O.P.E. Award Recipient

Every year at our gala we present a H.O.P.E. award (Helping out People with Epilepsy) to a person, group of people or organization who has shown great care and compassion and made a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy.

Ava Pitre is a very special 9 year old epilepsy warrior, who has made helping people with epilepsy her main agenda. Recognizing the peace of mind that her anti-suffocation pillow brought to her own family, she began a fundraising mission to provide pillows to other local families. Ava’s passion for spreading epilepsy awareness drives these Epilepsy Awareness Month fundraising efforts, which have raised thousands of dollars and provided pillows to 28 families (and climbing) living with nocturnal seizures!  Ava’s compassionate heart and commitment to spreading epilepsy awareness have earned her this year’s H.O.P.E. award.

Become a Sponsor

To become an event sponsor or to contribute to our silent auction, please contact [email protected]

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

Our Event Sponsors and Participants:

Cheshire Champion Sponsors


Queen of Hearts Sponsors and Participants

Coolest Caterpillar Sponsor


Dashing Rabbit Sponsors



Curious Alice Sponsor

BlueStone Properties

Elgin Contracting and Restoration Ltd.




April 2, 2022
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM EDT
$25.00 – $125.00
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Hellenic Community Centre
133 Southdale Rd W
London, Ontario N6J 2J2 Canada
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(519) 686-8466
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