Ancoura Gala Dinner and Evening of Celebration: a Great Success!

A big thank you for supporting Ancoura through our Gala Dinner and Evening of Celebration, on May 2nd. What a success!

The Gala broke records both in attendance and fundraising this year. Over 220 people took part, generating more than $22,000. These funds will go a long way towards helping people in Ottawa who suffer from mental illness benefit from Ancoura’s affordable housing and community support.

The two main speeches of the evening were both highly moving and illuminating. Dr. David Attwood, Clinical Director of the Schizophrenia and Recovery Program, Royal Ottawa Hospital, provided the Keynote. Kevin Patrick, an Ancoura resident, gave the first talk of the evening.

Meanwhile, the live auction kept us all on the edge of our seats. Bidding for the summer backyard BBQ – catered by the Ancoura Board of Directors – was heated, while numerous other items, and Kent Browne’s auctioneering, also had bid paddles waving all over the place.

Finally, the evening would not have been possible without the generous support of our many sponsors and auction item donors. Major sponsors and donors are recognized below.