“Scotiabank has been a strong supporter of the Prince George Community Foundation and our community for a long time,” said Mindy Stroet, director of development for the Community Foundation. “We are honoured that they are a part of this event.”
This one-of-a-kind event will unite people from across the nation with the aim to strengthen community efforts that mange the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. All proceeds raised in Prince George stay in Prince George for response efforts through local charities.
More than 20 communities across the country are participating in this first-ever virtual gala event. Several notable Canadians will engage the online audience, including Erin Cebula as host, Andre Picard – health writer and columnist with the Globe and Mail, and two-time Juno award winning performer, Tanika Charles, among others.
Catherine Hansen and Kyle Sampson are the local hosts, introducing guest speakers and performers such as Will Stroet of Will’s Jams – Juno-nominated CBC Kids performer, folk musician Amy Blanding, americana band The Statistics and actress Grace Dove, among others.
The Stay-at-Home Gala will be hosted online May 2 from 5–7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase atwww.trellis.org/stay-at-home-gala-prince-george. Attendees will receive a link to log on to the virtual gala after purchasing their ticket.