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Stay at Home Gala - Cranbrook
A night to connect, unite, and nourish community
Stay at Home Gala - Cranbrook
A night to connect, unite, and nourish community
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May 2, 2020 5:30 PM MDT - May 3, 2020 8:00 PM MDT
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Virtual - link will be sent prior to the event
Stay at Home Gala - Cranbrook
A night to connect, unite, and nourish community
Campaign CTA Media Photo
$3,010.00 raised of
$10,000.00 goal
0 donors
0 days left
When
May 2, 2020 5:30 PM MDT - May 3, 2020 8:00 PM MDT
Where
Virtual - link will be sent prior to the event

Stay at Home Gala - Cranbrook

Join the nation-wide Stay At Home Gala hosted online in Cranbrook on Saturday, May 2, 2020.


Uniting people from all over our community, region, and beautiful country, this one-night event aims to strengthen community efforts that manage the effects of the COVID-19 virus.


Social distancing at its finest, the first-of-its-kind event will host all the familiar elements: dinner (delicious take-out options from The Heid Out), game-changing speakers, entertainers, musicians, an online silent auction, and much more. Don your best, log on, and dine to support the members of our community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus.


Your donation will be tax receipted by the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, and the resulting net proceeds will support local non-profits that are on the front lines of COVID-19, helping our community to survive and thrive through this global pandemic.

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Cranbrook Log-In and Welcome

5:30pm MT

We'll open the doors to our virtual gala at 5:30pm MT, inviting our guests to log-in and enjoy the acoustic blues/folk musical stylings of Keith Larsen.


Keith entertains with a decades long history of playing in notable East Kootenay bands; "Redgirl", "Joshua Burning", "Elelena Yeung and the Kootenay Special" as well as festivals, "Shady Grove Bluegrass Festival", "Parksville Bluegrass Festival" and "Star Belly Jam". Keith has appeared on stages and concert halls for the Foothills Bluegrass Music Society and has opened for artists such as Allison Brown, John Reishman and the Jay Birds, Colin James and Streetheart. He is also an instructor, teaching stints for Foothills Acoustic Music Institute. He brings his years of diverse musical experience together and is striking out now as a solo performer. Guitarist, singer, songwriter and musical chameleon. Folk, Rock, Bluegrass and Bluesman performing well crafted acoustic music centred around guitar, vocals, foot percussion and harmonica.


For more information about Keith, visit his Fisher Peak Performing Artists page.

Cranbrook MC: Mike Donaldson

A huge Thank You to Mike Donaldson, the Morning Host on 102.9 The Drive and Middays on B-104 Total Country, for joining us as our MC. Mike will keep our local program rolling along, including welcoming our guests and promoting our awesome online silent auction items.


An Alberta boy turned Kootenay local, Mike's as normal as they come. He collects music, loves The Flames, and can usually be found at The Calgary Stampede every July.

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Erin Cebula

Erin Cebula wears many hats. She’s a Leo nominated TV Host and producer, a sought after emcee and travel writer and the Content Creator and Culture Builder at Blu Realty. This intrepid dabbler began her TV journey in 2000; landing the coveted role of Arts/Entertainment Reporter at Global BC. Erin then went on to host the Vancouver talk show Urban Rush, HGTV Canada’s feel good hit Makeover Wish and Entertainment Tonight Canada. During her 12 year stint on Canada’s #1 Entertainment show, this curious connector covered everything from the Oscars to the Junos, and fronted national Network specials for SURVIVOR, and History Channel’s VIKINGS. From 2015-2017 Erin co-hosted the only female fronted Survivor Podcast with legendary castaway Parvati Shallow.


This former farm girl and Chatty Cathy (believe us, she can talk :) also lends her trademark spark to live events and campaigns for BC Children’s Hospital Lottery, The BC SPCA, Whistler Tourism, Eco Fashion Week, TEDX Kelowna, Skookum Festival, Black Hills Winery, and World Vision. Behind the camera, this globetrotter and smile seeker uncovers unique hotspots around the world for Drift and Vancouver Living Magazines.


Erin resides in Vancouver with her husband and rescue pup Pickles.


Hayley Wickenheiser

Seven World Championships; Six Olympic appearances; Five Olympic medals; Four Olympic Gold medals – Hayley Wickenheiser is a titan of sport and a leader both on and off the ice.


Considered one of the best female players in the game, her hockey IQ is highly respected in all areas of both the male and female game. She was the first female player in the world to notch a point in a men’s professional game while playing in Finland, and played in or coached at four NHL development camps with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Edmonton Oilers and the Toronto Maple Leafs, the first woman in history to have done so. She also still holds the record for the most assists, points and goals for the Canadian Women’s National team.


Hayley retired in 2017, but her ascent to the top of the sport started in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan when at age 15 she was the youngest member chosen from the Canadian Women’s National team. Her Olympic career spanned 23 years, five Olympic medals and two sports, as she also competed in softball in Sydney 2000. In 2014 she was Canada’s official flag bearer and she now serves on the IOC Athletes Commission and is the Vice Chair of the Calgary 2026 Bid Committee.


She has many accolades including being named one of Sports Illustrated Top 25 Toughest Athletes in the World; has been twice named to the “Power 50 in Sports”; was among the QMI Agency’s “Top 10 Greatest Female Athletes in the History of Sports”; is a member of the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame; Canada’s Top 40 under 40 and Canada’s Walk of Fame; and in 2014 she was awarded Canada’s highest honour when she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her achievements as an athlete and for her contributions to the growth of the women’s game.


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Lane Merrifield

The newest “dragon” to join CBC’s hit show Dragon’s Den, Lane Merrifield is one of Canada’s leading tech entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Club Penguin, the largest children’s online social network. At age 28, he sold it to Disney for $350 million, and, as their youngest executive vice president, turned it into a billion- dollar brand.



In 2012, Lane returned to his entrepreneurial roots and launched FreshGrade, a learning assessment tool that connects teachers, parents, and students to help personalize and improve learning. It’s now used in 80% of districts across Canada. Lane is also the founder of Wheelhouse, an organization that invests in and supports early-stage tech companies and entrepreneurs through mentorship, access to capital, and connections to global business networks.



Under his leadership, Lane’s teams have won dozens of awards including a Webby and the prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television) award for Club Penguin. Lane is also the recipient of an Honorary Fellows Award, Business Leader of the Year, and was named as one of the “Top 35 Executives Under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter.

Lane currently sits on the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation board and is an advisor for Dreamscape Immersive and several other startups.


André Picard

André Picard is a health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of five bestselling books.


André is an eight-time nominee for the National Newspaper Awards, Canada’s top journalism prize, and past winner of the prestigious Michener Award for Meritorious Public Service Journalism.


He was named Canada’s first “Public Health Hero” by the Canadian Public Health Association, as a “Champion of Mental Health” by the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his dedication to improving healthcare.


André is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University, and has received honorary doctorates from six universities, including UBC and the University of Toronto.


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Cranbrook Local Program:

7-8pm MT

We'll kick off our local program with a cocktail demonstration by Luc from The Heid Out.


To make your own Tanquarantini, you will need the following ingredients: Tanqueray Gin (or other gin), Triple Sec (or Cointreau), Lemon Juice, and Simple Syrup.

Community Foundation & Cranbrook Salvation Army

Michele Bates, Board Chair of the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, and Major Ginny Kristensen from the Cranbrook Salvation Army will share their thoughts on COVID-19 and how our community is surviving and thriving through this crisis.

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The Confluentials

We're so pleased to have Barry and Christina, "The Confluentials", joining us!


Cranbrook’s Christina Blaskovich and Barry Coulter are the compelling acoustic duo called The Confluentials. They are well known locally for bringing a 21st sensibility to Celtic Traditional and English Folk songs, and fresh takes on American folk rock. This pair is skilled at layering vocal harmonies over accompaniment by guitar, Irish bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle and more


For more information about The Confluentials, please visit their Fisher Peak Performing Artists page.

Sarah Stupar

Sarah Stupar is an up and coming comedian, and she will share her take on the current state of the world!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the funds being directed?

Your donation will be tax receipted by the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies, and the resulting net proceeds will support local non-profits that are on the front lines of COVID-19, helping our community to survive and thrive through this global pandemic.

What are the take-out dining options for Cranbrook's Stay At Home Gala?

The Heid Out will be offering delicious options for take-out (pick-up or delivery). Beer and wine can be included, with wine pairings are available upon request. 


Orders can be made from The Heid Out's regular hot food and frozen food menu online (as well as beer and wine) at theheidout.ca.


For the Gala participants only, The Heid Out will offer two Gala specials, which need to be pre-ordered by Friday May 1st at 4:30pm.


Entree only $37.00 + GST per person: Sousvide 8oz AAA Striploin with 3 white tiger prawns, red beet arancini, fresh rosemary skewer, herb butter, roasted mini sweet peppers


3 course meal $57.00 + GST per person:

1st course - Mini charcuterie on cedar plank (locally airdried meats, smoked cheese, dried fruit and house pickled vegetables)

2nd course - same as above

3rd course - Creme brulee with accompaniment


Please phone The Heid Out at 250-426-7922 OR 250-919-8641 to order your dinner for Saturday night's Gala!

What is the program for Cranbrook's Stay At Home Gala?

Participants will buy a ticket at https://trellis.org/stay-at-home-gala-cranbrook and join the virtual event from the comfort of their own homes.


Participants will enjoy a three-part program:

5:30-6:00pm MT: Local log-in and welcome, including live music from Keith Larsen

6:00-7:00pm MT: National presentation

7:00-8:00pm MT: Local broadcast, featuring local musicians The Confluentials, entertainers (cocktail demo from Luc at The Heid Out, comedian Sarah Stupar), and speakers (Michele Bates from the Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies and Major Ginny Kristensen from the Cranbrook Salvation Army)

Once I buy my ticket, how will I join the Cranbrook Stay At Home Gala?

The Cranbrook Stay At Home Gala will take place on Zoom. About an hour before the event, we will send the Zoom link to everyone who has purchased a ticket. We thank you in advance for keeping this link confidential.

What is the best way to view the online silent auction?

Thanks to our early bird bidders, we have identified a technical issue with the online silent auction. When using some web browsers, bidders cannot see the amount of their bid. We're so sorry about this! Please note that Internet Explorer does not work for the online silent auction and neither does MS Edge. If you're having problems, please try a different browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. The online silent auction should be more clear on these browsers, and mobile phones work well also.

Organized by

Organizations, Teams and passionate individuals all across Canada are putting together community events to host and support their communities during these times of need. Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies is proud to be a part of this movement to give back, connect, and help us move forward together. 

Legal Disclaimer

Stay at Home Gala is an event under the Collective Impact Foundation based out of Kelowna, BC. All relationships are direct between the foundation. Your tax receipted donation will be distributed to charities most in need right now, by your community foundation.

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Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies
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