We are thrilled to share the highlights of Diversecities' remarkable Fundraising Dance Gala and 2nd Rebranding Anniversary Celebration, held on March 10, 2023. The
event took place at the elegant Chinese Cultural Centre Cuisine from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, bringing together a diverse community for an unforgettable evening of entertainment, cultural diversity, and philanthropy. Under the theme "Thrive. Prosper. Sustain – Today's Action for A Prosperous Future," the gala also marked the celebration of the Lunar New Year, a cherished tradition in many East and South Asian communities.
Besides creating a moment for cultural integration and community sharing, this event also had the goal of helping us to raise funds to support the various programs and services provided by Diversecities. The event showcased an array of exciting activities and performances, creating an engaging and festive atmosphere. Attendees had the opportunity to participate in a 50/50 raffle draw, silent auction of items donated by community patrons, lucky draw, and table prize, with all proceeds contributing to our cause. We extend our deepest gratitude to the generous sponsors and donors who made the silent auction items possible, including TD Canada Trust, Calgary Flames, Matsu Kaze Tea, Knifewear, Westin, Spolumbos Deli, Champion Staffing, and the esteemed members of Diversecities' Board of Directors. The success of the Diversecities Fundraising Gala would not have been possible without the kind support of our sponsors. We would like to express our heartfelt appreciation to Sun Life Financial, who served as the title sponsor, as well as Shim Law, Paramount Law, Dr. Yuchee Chih, Infiniti Printing, and Chinatown Printing. The event was graced by the presence of dignitaries, community groups, organizations, and individuals, reflecting the collective commitment towards fostering inclusivity and supporting our mission. Furthermore, the lucky draw added an extra layer of excitement to the evening. Participants had the chance to win a pair of tickets to the renowned GlobalFest's OneWorld Firework Festival in August 2023. We extend our sincere gratitude to GlobalFest for donating a total of 8 tickets (4 for the Portugal show and 4 for the Austria show). Congratulations to the lucky winners! In the spirit of entertainment and cultural appreciation, the gala featured captivating performances that delighted the audience. Kendy Lo mesmerized us with two beautiful Chinese songs, while Leela Aheer and her son showcased their musical talents by singing a variety of themes and playing their own instruments.
The talented Aphrodit Espanioli graced the stage with a captivating belly dance performance and even provided a brief lesson to the audience.
We want to express our deepest gratitude to all the attendees, sponsors, performers, and volunteers who contributed to the success of our Fundraising Dance Gala and 2nd Rebranding Anniversary Celebration. Your support enables us to continue making a positive impact within our community.
Stay tuned for more updates on our upcoming events and initiatives as we strive to promote diversity, inclusion, and sustainable progress.