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Announcing the return of Not Another Gala!

Since 1987, Reception House Waterloo Region has helped thousands of refugees rebuild their lives in Canada. Our programs and services are all focused on providing a warm welcome, assisting refugees throughout their settlement and integration process, and allowing them to lead healthy and productive lives in their new community.  

It never has been more clear – we cannot do it alone – it takes the support of the whole community. As we all emerge from COVID isolation, we think it is time to celebrate, and to do it together, with neighbours, friends, supporters and newcomers. 

WHEN:
Friday, August 27th from 6:30 to 10:30 pm
WHERE:
Choice of in person under tents at Victoria Park (Kitchener) or virtually from home
WHAT:

What a tradition it has become! Not Another Gala is an evening of delectable multicultural food, unforgettable music, dancing, entertainment, inspiring art, and, well, some surprises too! This year, we will be together, outside, under the stars and tents!

A virtual dinner and/or entertainment option will also be offered. 

WHY:
The funds from Not Another Gala support our social integration work. Two of the biggest barriers to successful re-settlement are social isolation and language. We are changing that by bringing newcomers and community members together, creating opportunities for learning, practicing English, finding work, gaining digital skills and building connections in the community. 
WHO:
The event celebrates refugees who have re-settled in Waterloo Region and the broad community who has supported them. Our guests come from every sector – business, community organizations, schools and universities, high-tech, arts, neighbourhoods, faith groups, and government. Our “Be A Host” sponsors create opportunities for recent newcomers, who might otherwise not have the opportunity to join this event, to take part.

 

Stay tuned to this page for the latest updates to Not Another Gala!

Can’t attend Not Another Gala? Consider making a donation to help support Reception House.

Health & Safety Concerns 

Health & Safety is our top priority. We are working within public-health parameters – with size limitations, open air, physical distancing – to bring our community of supporters together safely. Our primary event will be outside under tents at Victoria Park. A virtual dinner and/or entertainment option will also be available.