CORNWALL, Ontario - The 17th annual Bereaved Families Gala will be on Saturday, Sept. 16.
Every year, the gala raises funds for Bereaved Families of Cornwall and Area to help them provide support for families in the most difficult of times.
The gala will raise money and help them provide programs for children and youth.
These programs help children from 4 to 12 and teens from 13 to 19 deal with the loss of a loved one and the grieving process.
Each program has a social worker to support the children, as well as amenities like snacks and supplies.
They also offer regular group sessions for adults.
The gala will be held this year at the Best Western in Cornwall. Tickets are $90 each and available at Scotiabank. Scotiabank is a partner and sponsor of the gala and have pledged to match the total for sold tickets in the form of a donation to Bereaved Families.
The gala includes a four course meal, music, a one hour comedy show and an auction.
Prizes include gift certificates for Akwesasne Casino, R&R Aesthetics and the Cornwall Golf and Country Club.
The Bereaved Families of Cornwall and Area receive no outside funding, they survive on donations and sponsorships.
Find out more about their services and how you can support Bereaved Families at their website bfocornwall.ca