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Rock the runway London-style.
Our 31st Annual Hope Couture Fashion Gala will take place on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the York Ballroom of RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg. This exciting evening, inspired by the legendary London music scene, will feature our renowned fashion show, gourmet dinner, amazing prizes and more, all in support of keeping families close at Ronald McDonald House Charities Manitoba.
Hope Couture Fashion Gala at a Glance...
Look for influences of the swingin' London music scene in the evening's decor, music, and fashion show. Our Gala promises a feast for the senses in its sights and sounds, not to mention a decadent, gourmet dinner.
Our exciting, haute couture-style fashion show, created by Swish Productions/Swish Model Management, will feature the latest designs from trendy, local boutiques.
The evening wouldn't be complete without the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Our incredible Keeping Families Close live auction, Grand Prize Raffle, silent auction and Lane of Hope offer everyone the chance to take home fantastic winnings.
Attending the Gala...
Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg's York Ballroom, 375 York Ave.
• 6 pm Reception with complimentary Prosecco and appetizers
• 7 pm Fine Dining, evening program
Corporate Table: $1,700 (1 table of 8 guests. Includes recognition in the event program and website with corporate name displayed on table.)
Win some amazing prizes in support of keeping families close!
RED ENVELOPE GRAND PRIZE RAFFLE PRIZES
- Choice of display diamond pendant ($2,500 value) or $2,500 Independent Jewellers gift certificate.
- La-Z-Boy Home & Décor gift certificate. Value $5,000
- Return airfare for two from any scheduled WestJet destination.
LIVE AUCTION PRIZES
1. Symbolic Family Stay*
Ronald McDonald House Charities® Manitoba proudly supported 733 family stays, 5,608 total nights of comfort and welcomed over 22,000 visits to its common areas in 2016.
• Value of services and support offered to families is $200 per day
(Welcoming accommodations, nutritious meals, transportation, parking, meaningful programming & more)
• All services offered to families at the Family Room are free
• The family donation to stay at the House is $10 per day
• Typical short term stay = three days
• Medium term stay = 10 days
• Long term stay = three months
By supporting a Symbolic Family Stay, you are helping to continue RMHC Manitoba’s mission of keeping families close at the House and Family Room programs. Your donation is 100% tax deductible. Families are strongest when they are together. Sponsor a RMHCMB Symbolic Family Stay for:
• 1 month = $6,000
• 2 weeks = $3,000
• 1 week = $1,500
• 3 days = $600
2. Are You Keane for Hockey?
You and 14 friends are invited to skate on the ice at the MTS Centre with Mike Keane and a special guest, followed by a tour of the Winnipeg Jets dressing room. Following your experience at MTS Centre, you and your 14 guests will be treated to lunch at Carlos and Murphy’s. You will receive the following as well…
• One pair of tickets in the Club seats to any regular season 2017-2018 Winnipeg Jets home game
• Two 10 packs of tickets to any regular season 2017-2018 Manitoba Moose home games. (These can be used for 2 separate games.)
• One Winnipeg Jets team-signed hockey stick
• One Manitoba Moose team-signed hockey stick
Prize compliments of Mike & Tammy Keane and Carlos and Murphy’s
3.Wine & Dine like Royalty
A fabulous four course dinner for eight guests, compliments of WOW! Hospitality Concepts Inc. and Banville & Jones Wine Co. Experience the splendor of 529 Wellington, Winnipeg’s premier steakhouse. The menu will be selected for you by Executive Chef, Fraser MacLeod. Your dining experience for eight includes cocktails, appetizers, entrees, dessert and coffee. Banville & Jones Wine Co. will select wines to accompany your dinner from among their exquisite wine collection, which includes some of the finest wines from around the world!
4. Efficiency Plus!
Hiddenbed Canada is offering a free standing, dual-serving piece of furniture. A desk with shelving and a bed all in one! It’s an exclusive double hidden bed.
5. Dinner is Served
Dinner Party: Dinner for Six (6) to be held in either a private meeting room at the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg
or catered in your own home (within city limits). Service includes a prearranged five course dinner with three bottles of complimentary wine (all other liquor excluded). Menu planning and food service arrangements are to be made with Executive Chef, Mr. Quentin Harty. Date subject to the Chef’s schedule. Prize compliments of RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg.
Follow this page for updates as we get closer to the date!
*For more information or for special dietary requests, please contact Jan Currier, Special Events & Community Relations Manager, at 204-783-9523 or at email@example.com.
**Please note: We will be going ticketless for this year’s Gala. Guests will no longer have to show a ticket. Upon arrival, volunteers will assist with seating location. Alphabetical seating charts and ballroom floor plans will be displayed.
Being at the Ronald McDonald House has been an amazing experience for us. Alexander (5 years old) isn’t a fan of doctors and hospitals, so being here in a “home” atmosphere meant that we got to see him relaxed, happy and enjoying life instead of living in an uptight and fearful state. Thank you so much to the staff and donors who made this possible.
Dan, Janet, Alexander & Victoria Sawatzky - Winkler, MB
(November 2016) ”