Can you believe a month has flown by since our annual fundraiser at Victoria Park Pavilion? Not Another Gala – Encore! was a celebration of the rich cultures and stories of those who came through Reception House as refugees, and are now becoming our neighbours. Over 180 guests –newcomers, donors, staff and friends joined us on June 28th. We certainly felt your love and support in the room.  The close to $15,000 we raised will enable us to offer the services and programs that build social connections.  Programs like the Family Partnership, English Outreach for Women and so much more.

Thank you to everyone who came out, mingled, bid at the silent auction and even joined our dancers on stage. Together, we weave the fabric of a caring community and make Waterloo Region a welcoming place for our newest neighbours!

Congratulations to our Award Recipients:

Linda Bender Visionary Award Albert C. Lobe

Outstanding Community
Partner Award Recipient Community Justice Initiatives

Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers:

Emily Pittman – Volunteer kitchen manager

Julia Maier and Brian Limoyo – Photography and Art installations

New Canadian Youth Connections – Volunteer kitchen servers

Michael Kelly Cavan – Volunteer sound engineer


And so many more!

Click here to view our sponsors & program

Here’s what people are saying about #notanothergala

“Your event was by far one of the best I have attended..and that’s a lot. Keep up the good work.” Anonymous

Not Another Gala guest

“It was a spectacular night and we were thrilled to be part of it.  How often can you sit at a table and talk with a family from the Congo and two brothers from Sudan. “ Melanie


“It was such a wonderful night,  honoured to be invited.” Maawia,

Reception House client

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