NEW DATE ANNOUNCED – FRIDAY, MAY 1
Out of respect for the victims of the recent tragedy in NS, we have made the decision to reschedule our Stay-At-Home Gala until Friday, May 1st.
Anyone registered for the original date is automatically registered for May 1st. If you haven’t yet registered, click “Reserve Your Ticket” below!
What better way to come together by staying apart than by hosting an online gala to celebrate all things PEI in a time of great need and uncertainty.
Put your worries aside and join us for the first-ever PEI Stay-At-Home Online Gala, Friday, May 1st from 6:00-9:00pm. Uniting people from throughout PEI, this FREE ONLINE EVENT aims to celebrate Prince Edward Island! Social distancing at its finest, the first-of-its-kind event will host all the familiar elements: dinner (take-out, delivered or home-made by you), performances by musicians and entertainers, and special guest appearances from some well-known Island athletes and personalities.
While the event is completely free for everyone to enjoy, any donations to the Community Foundation of PEI will support the newly established COVID-19 Community Impact Fund which will direct funds back into the most in-need PEI charities during this time of need.
Even though the event is free, people must register in advance!
Lennie Gallant, Tara MacLean, Joey Kitson, Richard Wood and Ava & Lily Rashed have already been confirmed as performers! Special appearances have also been confirmed from Zack MacEwen, Ross Johnston, Adam McQuaid, Gerard “Turk” Gallant, Heather Moyse and Lorie Kane. The event will be hosted by none other than Kevin “Boomer” Gallant!
As the event continues to take shape, and as more entertainers and guests confirm their availability, additional information will be announced and shared via email and through the Foundation’s website and Facebook page.
And what would a gala be without some form of dining experience! To support the PEI restaurant industry, when reserving tickets online, people will have the opportunity of reserving a takeout or delivery meal from participating restaurants… or they can cook up their own meal at home! Participating restaurants will show their support for the cause by donating a percentage of their sales from the evening to the Foundation.
“At this time of uncertainty, we want to take a step back and enjoy an evening of entertainment and fellowship in celebration of PEI”, said CFPEI President, Jonathan Ross. “We hope this will be a time to sit back, relax and enjoy some wonderful entertainment while also abiding by the social distancing and self-isolation measures that are currently in place”.
Information about the CFPEI COVID-19 Community Impact Fund
As the coronavirus impacts our world and our community, the Community Foundation of PEI (CFPEI) is spearheading a COVID-19 Community Impact Fund to assist local organizations in meeting the needs of others.
The Foundation has allocated $25,000 of its annual community grant funds towards spearheading this initiative with a goal to raise $100,000 or more to be dispersed to registered charities and qualified organizations whose work helps provide relief for those whose lives have in some way been impacted by the coronavirus.
The original intent of the CFPEI Community Impact Fund for 2020 was intended to support Vital Signs initiatives. However, it is clear that COVID-19 is more vital than anything else we could possibly assist with right now.
Islanders can help increase the impact by making a charitable donation that will be used to increase the granting to worthy projects and initiatives. For every dollar donated, the Community Foundation of PEI will match up to $25,000 and in addition, the Province of PEI, through the Department of Fisheries and Communities will match up to $25,000. That means for every dollar donated, we will turn it into $3!