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To support our local food & beverage partners, please click on the links below to order in a meal of your choice to enjoy during the event!

Stay @ Home Gala -

Medicine Hat & Southeast Alberta

A night to connect, unite, and nourish our community

Stay @ Home Gala -

Medicine Hat & Southeast Alberta

A night to connect, unite, and nourish our community

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𝗗𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝘂𝗽 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗮 𝗻𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 & 𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁!

To support our local food & beverage partners, please click on the links below to order in a meal of your choice to enjoy during the event!

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May 2, 2020 5:30 PM MDT to 7:30 PM MDT
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Stay at Home Gala -

Medicine Hat & SE Alberta

Join the nation wide Stay At Home Gala hosted by the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta on May 2, 2020. Uniting people from all over our community, region and our beautiful country. The 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 (might even be delivered to your door), game-changing speakers, entertainers, musicians, and much more. Don your best, log on, and dine to support the members of our communities across Southeast Alberta who have been impacted by the pandemic. All proceeds will stay local! Your donation will be tax receipted by Community Foundations of Canada, which will direct all funds back to the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta into the most in need charities across the region. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I get the link to the event?

The link to the event will be emailed to the address you used to purchase the tickets no later than 2:00 pm on Saturday, May 2nd.

Does my ticket include a meal?

With a $25 ticket you will receive a charitable tax receipt and the link to the gala. We encourage you to scroll down to view our food and beverage partners to order in or arrange curbside pickup.


Small Business

Now, more than ever, local businesses need the community's support!

Statistically, every $1.00 spent in your community generates approximately 70% of additional local economic return. Our local businesses are always the first to support local charities and clubs. They have taken care of our community, it’s our turn to take care of them, to ensure a healthy economy and community for all.

Please, if it is within your means, support our local businesses by purchasing gift cards, ordering delivery or arranging curbside pickups.

Local Entertainment


Trevor Moore

Emcee of the local segment is an award-winning professional entertainer who specializes in a unique blend of sleight hand magic and comedy...his hands may be quick; however, his wit is often quicker!

Trevor's slick hands and subtle sense of humour were sharpened during the many long bus rides he endured as a typical Canadian hockey kid. His passion for people, his love of magic and hatred for cardio, ultimately led him to the magic and comedy stage.

He is now a proud member of the world-famous International brotherhood of magicians, who has had the pleasure of performing as the opening act for famed actor, comedian and Saturday Day Night Live legend, Rob Schneider.

As a corporate entertainer, his intimate and interactive magic and comedy performances have been seen at conferences, comedy clubs and corporate events from Vancouver to Halifax.

MacKenzie Porter

Singer-songwriter MacKenzie Porter is a rising Country talent whose sound knows no borders. Signed to Big Loud Records, Porter is surging now with an arsenal of new music produced by Joey Moi (Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen).

Since moving to Nashville in 2014 from her native Canada, she’s developed a radiant Country style which threads the needle between traditional heart and modern energy, often collaborating with songwriting mainstays like Nicolle Galyon, Craig Wiseman, Natalie Hemby, and Tommy English. Her "mesmerizing vocals and hook-driven songs" (Billboard) have sparked a list of headline-worthy accolades, including a prestigious nomination for Country Album of the Year at the 2015 JUNO Awards and three Female Artist of the Year nominations from the Canadian Country Music Awards.

Making her mark, Porter became the first female artist to have back-to-back #1 singles at Canadian Country radio in 22 years with “About You,” and follow up, “These Days” in early 2020, following Shania Twain in 1996. She’s toured extensively on her own, sharing the stage with Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Chris Lane, Blake Shelton and Dallas Smith, and also co-starred in the Netflix series "Travelers".


Snakes and the Riot

With over 10,000 years of combined musical and mathological experience, Snakes and the Riot is by far the most modest and humble band in the world – nay, the cosmos. Entertaining masses since 2013, the Riot plays a variety of high-energy rock and punk music, often remaking popular songs in a more “Riotized” style.

The band features frontman/kazooist extraordinaire, Mark “Snakes” Steiner, wailing on lead vocals, and rooster-strutting his way into your hearts. Guitar and A/V demi-god, Jeff Barrett effortlessly keeps up with the maniacal ear-splitting rim shots of Justin “Booj” Boodhoo, while Skip Galloway cries himself to sleep in the corner, cradling his bass in his untalented arms.

Don’t believe what the band has to say? Then take a look at these made-up quotes!


– Skip’s Mom

“Snakes and the what?”

– Most People

You know what? Don’t take their word for it either – you should just check them out yourself, but in these strange times you may have to settle with watching their videos alone while demolishing a tub of ice cream.

Jay Bowcott

It's the sounds of honestly and hard work, a particularly Albertan brand of honest heartfelt songwriting that finds its roots in Blues, Folk, and Classic Rock and Roll.

Jay Bowcott currently resides in Calgary, Alberta. He has been hard at it in the music scene for over 10 years touring Canada a number of times over the years and slugging out a living with his guitar within Alberta. He has been considered one of Alberta's hardest working musicians with between three to five gigs a week for the past few years. 

Jay's following has been growing in the last couple years with a considerable amount of solo performances as well as debuting his new band "Rooks" who are slated to release a new 8 song album this spring. He has worked in the past with producer Leeroy Stagger on two albums, Enslow's Drifters and his solo album Morning Sky Blues. He has had supporting slots with artists, Ed Kowalczyk (of Live), and Glass Tiger. As well as headlining a number of gigs across Southern Alberta at countless venues. 

 A hardworking musician that won't quit and it shows in his music. The growth over the previous few years has been exponential. He has also offered up a tribute performance dedicated to the likes of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, which expanded his musical knowledge and helped mature his own songwriting into what it is today.

Listeners find themselves involved in the honest approach and deeply personal lyrics. A strong vocal performance backed by solid guitar work that is the result of grueling rehearsal time and immense dedication to his craft. The hard work and belief in his art are what keep him moving forward and progressing in a forever changing and relentless industry.


Lyle Rebbeck

Lyle Rebbeck has a Bachelor of Music/Music Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied saxophone with Dr. Fred Hemke. Lyle has just had a book published by Friesen Press, entitled A Practical Guide for Teaching the Saxophone to Beginners, that has been adopted for use by several universities in Canada and the US.

He has been a resident at the Banff Centre and has been active in both classical and jazz genres. He has been performing in jazz duos, trios and quartets in and around Medicine Hat for the past 30 years

Lyle has been teaching woodwinds and jazz improvisation and coaching woodwind chamber ensembles with Medicine Hat College since 1985, and he served as Artistic Manager for the Medicine Hat College Conservatory of Music and Dance from 2000 to 2012. Lyle is a founding member of the Medicine Hat Jazz Society and has been the Executive/Artistic Director of the Medicine Hat JazzFest since 1999. He has written a jazz column for the Medicine Hat News since 1997.

In 2003, Lyle was the recipient of the City of Medicine Hat Civic Recognition Cultural Award for his contribution to the arts in Medicine Hat. In 2005, he was awarded a Province of Alberta Centennial Medal for his contributions to music and the performing arts that have benefited his community and the province. In 2012, he was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his role as a teacher and mentor to students who have gone on to pursue careers in music.

Lyle has been privileged to teach hundreds of students over the years, many of whom have gone on to establish music careers or have discovered the richness that music and the arts add to their lives and careers in many diverse fields. 


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.


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.


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 Southeastern Alberta is proud to be a part of this movement to give back, connect and help us move forward together. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the funds being directed?

All proceeds from the ticket sales are being directed through the Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta, every dollar stays in your community to help our most vulnerable populations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 100% will be donated to your community to be distributed immediately to the causes in need.

Which charities are getting the funds?

Funds raised will go to the COVID-19 Response Fund for SE Alberta to help address the needs in our communities. The Community Foundation of Southeastern Alberta is working closely with community partners, municipal leaders and other funders in each community, to ensure all vulnerable sectors will be covered.

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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