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

Stay at Home Gala - Muskoka

A night to connect, unite, and nourish community

Stay at Home Gala - Muskoka

A night to connect, unite, and nourish community

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

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May 2, 2020 7:00 PM EDT to 9:30 PM EDT
Virtual via Zoom

Stay at Home Gala - Muskoka

Join your Muskoka community, and other cities across the country for the May 2nd Stay At Home Gala. Part local, part national: a virtual gala for every Canadian. The online gala is a one-night event which unites Canadians across the country with the aim to strengthen community efforts and raise critical funds to manage the impact of the COVID-19 virus on our communities.

Social distancing at its finest, the virtual gala will host all the familiar elements: optional dinner (delivered to your door), game-changing speakers, entertainers, musicians, silent auction and much more. Don your best Muskoka gala outfit, log on, and dine to support the members of our community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus. All proceeds will stay local! The Muskoka Community Foundation will direct funds raised in our community back to Huntsville Hospital Foundation, South Muskoka Hospital Foundation, various Food Security Programs in the district and the Muskoka Women's Shelters and Services. Each of these organizations have experienced a significant impact due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Eligible tax receipts will be issued by the Muskoka Community Foundation.

Join us at 7:00pm for musical entertainment. Grab a drink, take a seat, kick your feet up and get ready for an evening of entertainment and connection… pants optional! Don’t forget to snap a picture of your best gala threads and post it to instagram using #StayHomeRedCarpet. Oh, and be sure to visit the silent auction! Our main program will begin at 7:30pm.



Choose from our VIP Dinner & Gala experience or simply purchase Gala tickets!

Delivery included for anyone within 10km of their chosen restaurant. Delivery/curbside pickup will be coordinated and communicated to you prior to May 2.


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Event Emcee's

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Grant Nickalls

Grant is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada and has appeared in several film and television productions. Grant continues to work as a professional actor and hosts a morning show on Hunters Bay Radio.

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Helena Renwick

A community minded local artist who has lived in Huntsville for over 24 years with her family. Helena has been involved with many events in Huntsville, this is her first time hosting a Virtual Gala. 

Local Muskoka Talent

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Tobin Spring

Tobin Spring has been entertaining crowds around Muskoka for the past 15 years. His large repertoire of songs enables him to bring the right vibe to every event. Tobin always hits the right note!

Highlights include opening for Blue Rodeo, The Sheepdogs, and many more.

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Sean Cotton

For 20 years Sean Cotton was an international recording and touring artist with Toronto based songwriting duo The Undesirables. On his own, Sean uses foot percussion and strong song writing to showcase his rich guitar style and vocals. Contrasting classic cover songs with his own original songs that reflect a Muskoka way of life, this one man band is equal parts Van Morrison and Jimmy Buffett.

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Lukas Stark

Lukas Stark has been performing magic for so long, he can't remember exactly when he got started.


Inspired by the legendary magicians and everything from philosophical literature to psychology textbooks to sci-fi movies, Lukas engages his audiences with a thought-provoking and often startling blend of mentalism, suggestion, and sleight of hand.

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Jed & Isla

Jed Corbeil is a local business owner and musician. His wife and 2 children reside in Muskoka. He plays an active role in his community running a local pub (The Griffin), The Muskoka Natural Food market and an events company with his partner. Jed enjoys travelling, building, entertaining and playing music. Isla Corbeil is 12 years old and is an aspiring musician & actress. She studies piano, guitar, dance, and performance. She loves to travel and create and hopes to pursue a career in acting. 

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Miranda Mulholland

JUNO nominated Miranda Mulholland  is a versatile performer and in high demand as a fiddler and singer covering a wide range of styles. Miranda has played or sung on over 50 records and performed with Jim Cuddy, Steven Page, Calexico, and Joel Plaskett, among others, as well as film and television including “Maudie” and “Republic of Doyle”. 

Miranda started her own label, Roaring Girl Records, as a home for diverse and excellent artists, and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Muskoka Music Festival.

National Event - at 8pm we will join communities from across Canada to participate in the Canada wide segment of the Stay At Home Gala

Click the link below to check out the exciting lineup planned at the National level.


What to expect

Get your computer, tablet or phone ready and sign into the event at 6:45pm. Live music will be playing starting at 7:00pm, agenda starts at 7:30pm. The night will be filled with music, entertainment and thought provoking speakers. We hope to bring some humour that will lighten the mood and bring us all together. And, we'd love for you to engage with the community virtually over chat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are the funds being directed?

All proceeds from the ticket sales are being directed through the Muskoka Community Foundation who will ensure every dollar stays in our community. 100% of non-food ticket sales and donations will end up in our community.

Which charities are getting the funds?

Funding through the Muskoka Community Foundations enables us to support the charities that service each community's most urgent needs. Essential services such as food banks, Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare, and the Muskoka Women's Shelters and Services will receive the proceeds from the Stay At Home Gala - Muskoka.

How can we support local businesses in this time?

  1. Pre purchasing gift cards is a great way to support local business without much effort.
  2. Give ratings and reviews to businesses you support on google, yelp and other platforms
  3. Put reminders to book appointments in your phone later on

Can we join from outside the Muskoka's?

Of Course! This event is open for all who want to join, donations will be directed to the Muskoka Community Foundation Charity Partners. If you would like to run your own Stay At Home Gala in your area please reach out to us at

When will I get a tax receipt?

After you checkout you will receive an email acknowledging the transaction just completed. It will include a tax receipt for the full ticket or donation amounts purchased. If you purchased a VIP Gala Dinner, you will receive a tax receipt for $70.

When will I receive my event join code?

Everyone who registered via the Ticket or Donation button will receive an event join code via email on or around May 1.

Special dietary needs?

If you have any special dietary needs, please reach out to your local restaurant directly vie email. 3 Guys:, The Oar: , Riverwalk: A Vegetarian option will be available.

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at a safe social distance.

Your ticket will be a direct and much-needed donation to support community efforts to manage COVID-19, as well as your meal, delivered right to your door, will support local restaurants and their staff who have been hit especially hard during these challenging times. 

But it doesn’t end there…. leading up to the event, we encourage you to buy gift cards for local businesses, and order takeout from local restaurants to help them with cash flow while they weather the storm.

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