A uniquely local event with international impact.
Occurring on World Children’s Day, all proceeds support Canadian Humanitarian’s education and empowerment programs for children in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Guatemala.
The new virtual format is an opportunity to connect directly with those in our programs in Ethiopia - with live and pre-recorded segments coming from the students and our Country Representative, it is sure to be a memorable and exciting experience!
The evening will also feature musical entertainment from Andrew Allen and Zada Szocs, a virtual silent auction, and the presentation of the Canadian Humanitarian Legacy and Ambassador awards.
Bring the Gala to your Living Room
Have a charcuterie box delivered, add a mystery box, or get an entry in the virtual door prize! Set up your big screen at home to see the excitement up close. You can cast the gala from your phone or laptop, or connect on SmartTV.
We have partnered with Blackhills Estate Winery - look in your ticket confirmation email for an exclusive selection of wines you can have delivered to your door.
We've got everything you need to make the evening an event to remember!
Julie Van Rosendaal
Start off the evening mixing up a special sangria with Julie Van Rosendaal's instructions!
You can also snag a copy of Julie's new cookbook "Dirty Food".
Julie describes herself as a cook, cookbook author, writer, eater. She is a food columnist on CBC radio, contributing food editor for the Globe + Mail.
*proceeds from book sales for this event will be donated to Canadian Humanitarian*
Have you got your tickets yet?
Add a Box to your Evening
Come see our Silent Auction Items
Celebrate World Children's Day with us - at home!
Update from Ethiopia, and a Live Q&A
A Conversation with Bisrat
See the talent and creativity that you are supporting
Video Submissions from Students and Alumni in Ethiopia
Tickets open October 9th
change a life - change the world
students enrolled in our program this year
with 50-70 students in each
program graduates currently in post-secondary or career education
Grab your ticket and save your best seat at home for an amazing evening!
Allen’s DIY ability and optimistic attitude have served him well. He's scored five Top 10 hits in Canada, and his biggest single released in 2010 “Loving You Tonight,” which broke the US Top 30 while gaining over 4 million views on YouTube.
A long time volunteer with Canadian Humanitarian, Andrew has traveled to Ethiopia and met the children in the programs. His song "You and I" was filmed with the students during an volunteer expedition.
Andrew is a true live performer with an exceptional voice, incredible songs and limitless energy... not too mention a spatter of comic wit and story-telling ability that helps create a dynamic and interactive live show. He's definitely an artist that embodies the term 'live'.
Ethiopian-born and Canadian-raised, singer-songwriter Zada writes with a poet’s eye for detail and a painter’s feel for composition. The 17 year-old’s colourful grand piano and earthy alto deliver old-soul lines that belie her years. They root her songs of youthful hope in real human moments, with real instrumentation. While there are more than 80 languages spoken in Ethiopia, and several in Canada, Zada’s fluency in the universal language of music reminds her, and us, of our powerful connections - to our own purpose and to one another.
During the pandemic, she is currently working remotely on her debut release, with A-list personnel in Canada and Los Angeles whose credits include Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Gwen Stefani and Jakob Dylan. While she has frequented stages, as part of a girl-group or fronting a band, the Hope for Tomorrow Virtual Gala marks her first online solo performance.