In an effort to keep our community safe and healthy, we’re excited o bring St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation’s 23rd Annual Gala to you. Through an artfully curated and personally delivered Gala Celebration Box, we’re working hard to bring all of the food, wine, auctions, entertainment and décor that makes our gala so special, right to your doorstep.
So, whether you decide to tune in to our online gala during a private evening for two in your living room, or you choose to host a small gathering of friends or associates in your backyard, St. Joe’s will provide everything you need to host an elegant evening right at your home.
The beauty of a virtual Gala is that you can dress in whatever attire you wish. Go full out in black-tie, or keep it cozy in shorts and a t-shirt or poolside lounge-wear.
We envision the formal part of the evening, with greetings from our co-Chairs and messages from our Hospital and sponsors, to last no longer than 30 minutes, starting at 6:30 PM. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in our exciting auctions, take in some enjoyable entertainment, take and post photos of you and your guests, and interact with each other throughout the course of the evening.
No. You are free to join in whatever part of the event you choose.
There will be greetings from the event co-Chairs, and representatives from the Foundation, Hospital and System. Guests will also have access to our auctions via the Givergy platform, familiar to previous gala guests. We are also currently working on creating an opportunity for guests to interact, and working towards providing some type of entertainment. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
With there being two options to register for this year, there are also two registration deadlines:
- Registration deadline for those purchasing a celebration box will be updated soon.
- Guests not ordering a Celebration Box can register until 6:00 P.M Saturday September 19th.
Yes. Please contact 905-521-6036 to order tickets over the phone and be invoiced.
After purchase, a Foundation staff member will follow up with you to inquire about choices you are able to make.
No. A Foundation staff member will follow up with you to confirm delivery addresses(es)
After purchase, a Foundation staff member will follow up with you to inquire about choices you are able to make, including dietary restrictions.
As we are still making decisions regarding specific contents, we are unable to confirm a size at this point. It is likely that delivery will include more than a single box.
Our intention is that each Celebration Box will be for 2 people. So, for example, a Corporate Table of 8 guests would receive 4 Celebration Boxes. We will also be prepared to create a Celebration Box for one where requested
In order to ensure we can fulfill commitments, and that contents in boxes will arrive in-tact, we have established a delivery zone for Celebration Boxes. They will be delivered to Hamilton, Ancaster, Dundas and Stoney Creek; Burlington; Grimsby; Caledonia and Binbrook. If you live beyond these communities you have to options to be a part of the event. We have a no-celebration box option that provides you with access to our auctions and other elements that night; and curbside pick-up at LiUNA Station can also be arranged on the same days deliveries are made.
We will require a person of the age of majority to be home to accept the Celebration Box, during a pre-arranged window of time.
Unfortunately, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to make deliveries outside of our delivery zone. Please contact Mark Brogno at 905-870-4239 to discuss further. The no-Celebration Box and curbside pick-up at LiUNA Station are also an option.
Celebration Boxes will be delivered on either Friday September 18th or Saturday September 19th. The Foundation will contact you to determine the day and time that works best for you.
Silent & Vintage Wine Auctions
The auctions will be run through a secure website, so all you will require is a device (desktop, tablet, mobile device, Smart TV) connected to the internet.
Auctions will be opened up in advance of the event – possibly up to a week prior to Saturday September 19th. Guests will receive communication to confirm when they open. Auctions will close the day of the event, at a pre-determined time that will be shared.
Yes, only guests who register and pay to be a part of the event (Celebration Box or No Celebration Box) will have access to the auctions. We consider access to our exclusive and exciting auctions to be one of the benefits of supporting St. Joe’s participation, so it is not open to the public beyond those who register.
The platform we use for auctions includes the option to pay for items secured through successful bids when the auction closes. Winning bidders will be emailed/texted an invoice and can pay online via credit card. Where requested, the Foundation can help facilitate other payment methods, including payment by cheque.
Items can be picked up at the Foundation office at 224 James Street South; arrangements can also be made for items to be delivered by Foundation staff or by other method.
All of our auction listings included detailed descriptions and images that should help ensure you will be receiving what you are expecting.
Our auction service provider – Givergy – will be providing support to troubleshoot issues. There will be contact information for you to reach out