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JOIN US FOR our 2024 16TH ANNUAL GALA:
MITI INA MIZIZI – TREES HAVE ROOTS

Saturday, April 27th, 2024 at Bellvue Manor in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

We are excited to see old faces and new at our favourite venue Bellvue Manor, and share an evening filled with wonderful food, music, laughter, and fun activities.

 

Our 16th Annual Gala celebrates the theme of Miti Ina Mizizi, a Swahili expression meaning “Trees Have Roots”.

 

Our founder Deborah McCracken-Nangereke's fireside chat will include some personal stories highlighting how TOBFC programs provide roots that transform lives so individuals can grow and thrive like trees, as well as insights into our plans for the coming year. Deborah will also discuss how her roots in Vaughan continue to provide incredible support to TOBFC.

 

By attending the gala, supporters like you help TOBFC to offer programs and services that provide roots for people to blossom and flourish. In addition, for every gala ticket purchased, TOBFC will plant one tree in Tanzania to demonstrate our commitment to strong roots. We look forward to sharing a fabulous night with you!

 

Please make a donation in the ticket order section If you are unable to attend or can help even more.

If you are interested in donating items for the silent auction or sponsorship opportunities, please see the section below on other ways to help.

EVENT DETAILS

Registration begins at 6:00 pm in the foyer, where you will receive your table number before entering the main hall. Grab a glass of wine, beer, or a soft drink from the bar when you arrive, mix and mingle with friends and roam around the hall. You will find incredible silent auction items, an African marketplace, and a 3D virtual reality tour of TOBFC programs in Tanzania.

 

At 7:00 pm you will enjoy a sit down dinner served at your table as well as an open bar. Our main course will be chicken, but if you prefer a vegetarian option that can be ordered when you purchase your tickets. After the main course there will be a fireside chat with TOBFC CEO, Deborah McCracken-Nangereke, followed by a dessert buffet.

 

And of course don’t forget your dancing shoes as the DJ invites everyone to dance the night away.

 

The silent auction will close at 10:00 pm, but there will still be lots of time to enjoy the music, dance, eat dessert, take photos, participate in the surprise new activity, and visit the 3D virtual reality centre.

Please note that by attending this public event you agree to the following: through my attendance at this event, I hereby grant TOBFC and their representatives, permission to use my likeness, captured at the event, in photographs or video; directly or indirectly, in any and all publications, including web-based, digital and social outlets or venues, without payment or consideration of any kind, in perpetuity.

2024 gala
official media partner

celebrity mc

rob pagettO

We are excited to welcome Rob Pagetto
as the MC for this year’s Gala. Rob has extensive experience in radio, TV, stage,
and event hosting, and brings a unique and dynamic energy to every proje
ct. From his days on YTV to his courtside announcing for the Toronto Raptors to his appearances on reality TV, Rob has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry and is passionate about delivering high-quality performances that engage and entertain audiences. He hosts “Saturdays with Rob
on the Road” on 105.9 The Region, a popular radio station serving York Region.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled evening with Rob as our MC.

gala ticket options

 

Individual – CAN $175

Includes dinner, open bar, activities, door prizes, and a $90 tax receipt

Individual Gold – CAN $500

Includes extra donation, all the benefits of an individual gala ticket, plus recognition at the gala and on website and a $415 tax receipt

 

Table for 10 – CAN $1,750

Includes 10 individual gala tickets at a reserved table, plus recognition at the gala and on the website and a $900 tax receipt

Child under 12 – CAN $100

Includes dinner, activities, and a $40 tax receipt

Please note that tax receipts are automatically issued by Canada Helps according to your ticket order and payment. If you are attending with friends, please email us at info@theolivebranchforchildren.org and we will make every effort to seat you together.

 

let us celebrate you!

Our Global Family is very important to us and we want to acknowledge every individual who is part of this event! When you purchase your ticket, please consider having your name featured on the attendee list, which will also be displayed in the Global Family section of our website. We want to recognize your support!

other ways to help

 

Please make a donation if you are unable to attend or can help even more.

 

Corporate sponsorships and silent auction donations are also needed to help make this event a success.
For more information, please contact our Gala Co-Chairs Dolly Jiwa and Susan Carter Smith at info@theolivebranchforchildren.org.

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Past Events

2023 15th ANNUAL GALA:
PAJOMA TENA – TOGETHER again

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2022 Virtual GALA:
TUKUTANE – LET's GET TOGETHER

2021 Virtual gala

AN EVENING WITH THE OLIVE BRANCH

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THE OLIVE BRANCH FOR CHILDREN Curling BonspielS

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KARIBUNI TANZANIA:

LEARNING TO DANCE WITH AYUBA

2019 14th ANNUAL GALA
FUNDRAISING DINNER

Past Events
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Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2020 CAP Ride. Together we fundraised CAN $1,500.

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