Prom: take two
Masquerade ball will raise money for Canadian Diabetes Association.
For many girls, their high school prom is something they’ll never forget, and a time they wish they could relive.
That’s why Chantelle Clements decided to throw a masquerade ball for an adults-tyle prom. However, men and women won’t just be dressing up, partying and posing for pictures. Money from the tickets is going to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Clements has wanted to organize an event like this for a long time. More recently, she decided it would be great to make the ball a fundraiser.
“My boyfriend has a lot of diabetes in his family. It would be nice to raise some more awareness and for the money to go to the Canadian Diabetes Association.”
Terry Lewis, the group’s manager of community engagement for Atlantic Canada, said the Diabetes Association loves when people are willing to help raise funds.
“It’s fantastic when someone comes to us. We promote the event and help in any way we can.”
Lewis said the money goes toward diabetes research, children’s camps, and he can’t express how much it’s appreciated, since it is a nonprofit organization.
The masquerade ball is a fun and unique fundraiser, which will contribute to helping the 15,000 Islanders who have diabetes, he added.
The event will be held on Aug. 22 at the Silver Fox Curling and Yacht Club from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Silver Fox or by contacting Clements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clements said she chose the smaller venue at the Silver Fox since it’s the first year, but there’s a lot of interest in the event so far. About 100 tickets have been sold of the 250 she started with.
There will be finger foods, as well as a DJ, and the room will be professionally decorated with backdrops for pictures, she said.
“I’m trying to get an older crowd, too, because it would be nice for those who don’t get out often with their significant other.”
She thinks it will be a unique event, and it’s seen a lot on TV.
“The masks are optional, but it is a formal event.”
Some girls will be wearing prom dresses or gowns, and guests must temporarily remove their masks at the door if asked, she added.
It’s fun to get dressed up and go out, especially if it’s for a fundraiser, she said.
“I am so excited for the ball. It is going to be a fun and elegant night for a great cause.”
Chantelle Clements decided to combine fun and fundraising by having a masquerade ball which will take place at the Silver Fox on August 22. Money raised from the event will go to the Canadian Diabetes Association on P.E.I.