Red carpet fundraising this Saturday

CORNWALL, Ontario – Tickets are running out for the highly-anticipated ‘A Night in Hollywood’ gala in support of the Cornwall Community Hospital Foundation.

“With the support of our community, we hope to have a sell-out event and are able to make a substantial donation at the end of the evening,” said James Morris, owner of La Cuisine Volante and event organizer.

Held the weekend after the Academy Awards ceremony in L.A., the first ‘A Night in Hollywood – The Oscars After Party Gala’ takes place at the Cornwall Civic Complex salons on Saturday (March 5).

In its inaugural year, the selected beneficiary of the gala is the Cornwall and District Service Council’s $250,000 pledge to the CCH Foundation toward children’s mental health programs. Scotiabank will be matching donations up to $5,000.

“We are honoured to be the charity of choice for such a unique fundraiser,” said Allan Wilson, CCH Foundation board chair.

The formal gala evening will start at 5:30 p.m., with a red carpet entrance to the cocktail hour, featuring a selection of delicious appetizers and drinks, followed by a four-course gourmet meal, and a late lunch.

Pommier Jewellers has generously donated a diamond to give away as a door prize, while L.C.V. will also be giving away a ‘Chef at Home Experience’ for up to six people, valued at $1,000.

Guests will be entertained throughout the evening by Robert Cote from Quiet Moments, The Alison Wonderland Band, and DJ Sound’s Stacy McPhail.

“It will be an event to remember,” said Alison Hudson, event and entertainment director at La Cuisine Volante and lead singer of the award-winning variety party band.

The evening’s guest speaker is Ann Douglas, the author of ‘Parenting Through the Storm’ and numerous other books on the subject.

Organizers say her presentation will be a mother’s personal story of mental health challenge and resilience — and how we can make a difference for families in our community.

Tickets are $80 each, with net proceeds going toward the donation to the foundation, and can be purchased from the Cornwall Civic Complex box office, or online at, or by calling (613) 679-2267.

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