Be­reaved Fam­i­lies Gala Sept. 15

Seaway News - - News - NICK SEEBRUCH ni­ SHAWNA O’NEILL

CORN­WALL, On­tario – Be­reaved Fam­i­lies of On­tario – Corn­wall pro­vide im­por­tant sup­port and un­der­stand­ing dur­ing the most dif­fi­cult time in people’s lives. They re­ceive no out­side fund­ing and rely on do­na­tions from the com­mu­nity and fundrais­ers like their an­nual Gala Din­ner.

The gala will be tak­ing place at the Best Western on Satur­day, Sept. 15. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by stand-up co­me­dian Derek Seguin with din­ner mu­sic from Moe Lemieux and Peter Kirk­patrick.

Guests will have a chance to bid on some ex­cel­lent prizes avail­able through a silent auc­tion. Some of the prizes in­clude jew­ellery from Pom­mier Jew­ellers, tick­ets to the Up­per Canada Play House and a free night at the Akwesasne Mo­hawk Casino along with a $ 50 gift cer­tifi­cate.

Be­reaved Fam­i­lies of On­tario – Corn­wall are hop­ing for around 200 people to at­tend this year’s event.

Tick­ets are $90 per person and are avail­able at the Be­reaved Fam­i­lies of­fice at 216 Mon­treal Rd. Ticket reser­va­tions can also be made via email at info@bfo­corn­

Money raised by the gala will go to sup­port pro­grams of­fered by Be­reaved Fam­i­lies in­clud­ing closed and open group ses­sions, one- onone ses­sions and ses­sions for chil­dren who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing grief and loss.

Close to 200 in­di­vid­u­als use Be­reaved Fam­i­lies On­tario – Corn­wall over the course of a year.

On Aug. 22, Be­reaved Fam­i­lies will be hold­ing an open house at their of­fice. Those who at­tend the open house will also have the op­por­tu­nity to pur­chase tick­ets for the gala.

For more in­for­ma­tion about Be­reaved Fam­i­lies or about their gala, call 613-936-1455 or visit www.bfo­corn­

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