Comox Valley Community Foundation reimagines its annual Gala as an “at home” event
The Comox Valley Community Foundation will be hosting the Home Sweet Home Gala,
together with Odlum Brown as presenting sponsor, on the evening of Saturday, October 3,
beginning at 6 pm.

CVCF’s annual Gala has been a much-anticipated event in our community for many years,
enhancing the CVCF’s profile and mission as well as raising much-needed funds in order
that CVCF can continue its important work.

“Given the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to re-imagine the annual Gala. We have put
together a stress-free and elegant evening that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own
home, abiding by COVID-19 health and safety protocols, all the while supporting the
Foundation,” said Matt Beckett, CVCF’s President. “We promise an evening of community,
collaboration and heartfelt stories, and ongoing progress towards ensuring none of our
neighbours in this great community are left behind.”

The Home Sweet Home Gala will take place in people’s homes, with a maximum of six at
each home, comprised of members of the household and immediate social bubble. During
the afternoon, an “event box” will be delivered to each home and will include wine, all food
with serving/re-heating instructions, linens, tableware and glasses, cutlery and even
flowers for the table.

The Gala program will be broadcast digitally, with videos, speakers, entertainment, and an
auction. Afterwards hosts and their guests will continue to enjoy each other’s company in
the comfort of their homes. The “event box,” complete with dirty dishes, will be picked up
later that evening or the next morning.

Tickets are $800 per home and are available now at: https://cvcfoundation.org/gala-2/.

Susan Auchterlonie

Executive Director, Comox Valley Community Foundation

Enriching Life in the Comox Valley Forever

Founded in 1996, the Comox Valley Community Foundation is an

independent charity registered with Canada Revenue Agency, dedicated to enriching life in the Comox Valley forever. With the support of local families, businesses and organizations who have created endowed funds, the CVCF has awarded more than $3.2 million to over 170 local non-profits
and 230 students.

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