Go ahead, stay at home! It's a No-Gala, Gala!
Dancing with Mississauga Stars is one of Mississauga's most talked about events! Sadly, with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to re-imagine it. Over the past 7 years the event has raised more than $640,000 in support of our community's vitality and well being. We invite you to join us for our virtual gala presentation on November 6th, 2020 at 8pm. For your viewing convenience we will be sending the link to ZOOM in!! so stay tuned!
THE GALA RE-IMAGINED
From the moment the pandemic was declared, we knew there was a strong likelihood that charities would be hard hit. Our work is more important than ever and we must continue to fund-raise in order to support local initiatives that make a difference. The Gala event is usually our largest fundraising activity for the year and with the support of many giving volunteers, partners, and donors, we are pleased to bring you and your friends, a spectacular presentation, with a line up of entertainment that you don't want to miss! Featured guests include performer Kenny V.; Michael's Back Door, with a 'do it yourself' appetizer to inspire your at home Watch Party; Harry Hanson of Virtual Cocktail Class preparing our Signature Cocktail; and dance champion Dmytro Gurkov of Arthur Murray Dance Studios.
Funds raised will contribute to both our Annual Impact Fund and the Mississauga Emergency Relief Fund; established early in 2020, in support of Mississauga charities struggling to maintain programming during COVID. The event will be solely donation based so please give generously.
The vision of the Community Foundation of Mississauga is: A strong, vital community that has the resources it needs to ensure quality of life for everyone.
President, Arthur Murray
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Host a small Watch Party in YOUR home!
As gathering restrictions do allow for small home party's, you could invite a few friends over to watch the Gala at your place! Surprise your guests with a chef inspired appetizer. Michael's Back Door Restaurant is partnering with us to offer you a "do it yourself" appetizer, that you can create in your own kitchen. Please find the ingredient list here to the right of your screen. We invite photos of your creation to post on social media, so snap away at your version of the appetizer.....maybe you're a chef too!
Send us your photos at email@example.com #YouMakeYour Community #DWMS2020 #NO-GALA
Planning that at home "Watch Party" ? Cooking yourself, with a chef inspired appetizer? Or maybe you're planning to order in?
Support local and order from your favorite restaurant! If not decided yet, here are couple of suggestions.
Michael's Back Door Restaurant
If you plan on ordering in and you live in south Mississauga, Michael’s Back Door Restaurant has been providing award winning Italian cuisine for over 35 years. Executive Chef, Mark D'Souza, joined Michael's Back Door in 2015. Mark and his team bring a modern twist to the restaurants traditional rustic and regional Italian dishes. You can order takeout direct or through Skip the Dishes for delivery, visit their website for more details! www.michaelsbackdoor.com/
The Mississauga Convention Centre
"We're all in this together" COVID-19 has been extremely difficult for banquet halls who have built their business by delivering truly memorable in-person events. If you have been to our event in the past you know that no one does it better than the Mississauga Convention Centre; venue for Dancing with the Mississauga Stars for the past 7 years. If you live in North Mississauga, and surrounding area, please consider supporting the Mississauga Convention Centre, now offering takeout. Visit their website for more information. www.mississaugaconvention.com
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The Community Foundation of Mississauga is proud to share our Impact!
overall to date, in support of local charities in Mississauga
Mississauga Emergency Relief Fund 2020. This fund was established to support those charitable organizations whose programs were at risk of closing. Thanks to the many caring citizens in our community who have supported The Mississauga Emergency Relief Fund, successful grant recipients are providing services to address the social well-being of those most affected by the pandemic, including seniors, Mississaugans struggling with access to food and other vulnerable groups.
On May 19th 2020, the Emergency Community Support Fund of $350M from the Government of Canada was launched. In collaboration with the Canadian Red Cross and United Way Centraide Canada, and CFC, the Community Foundation of Mississauga was proud to distribute funding for projects designed to help our community and local agencies experiencing heightened vulnerability during the COVID-19 crisis.
Annual Grants delivered! The Community Foundation of Mississauga plays a pivotal role in supporting our community through annual grants, and is a trusted grant-making foundation that has been supporting Mississauga- focused charities for the past 14 years. 2020 has been a very busy and difficult year – it has been a privilege to help our community as it faces one of the most challenging crises that our world has seen.