Sons of Italy Gala - 2019Order Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge will hold its 33rd Annual Gala Dinner on Saturday, March 16, 2019 in the York Ballroom of the RBC Convention Centre.
Presented by RBC, this acclaimed event not only demonstrates the philanthropic spirit of Sons of Italy, but also the caring and giving that Winnipeggers, their businesses and leaders are known for.
The 33rd Annual Gala is in support of The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, a long-term, residential treatment centre for adult males suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.
This year's Gala will feature a special performance by renowned illusionist Darcy Oake -- something you won't want to miss!
Attendees will enjoy a welcoming reception, an outstanding five course dinner, fine wines, engaging (and short) presentations, an amazing keynote address and wonderful music that has the dance floor full.
Our 2019 Charity: Bruce Oake Recovery Centre
A Place for Recovery, Healing and a Foundation for Life
The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre operates as a registered not-for-profit organization, with charitable status and provides addiction treatment as well as the resources and skills necessary to successfully re-enter society.
The Bruce Oake Recovery Centre offers residential and day programs, providing tools that support behaviour change, now and in the future. Clients who want to make a change towards an abstinence-based lifestyle are accepted, regardless of background or ability to pay.
Funds donated by the Sons of Italy are allocated specifically to the Bruce Oake Memorial Fund, to aid in the building of the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre.
A Night of Illusion
No keynote speaker ... you will be entertained with an extra special performance by Darcy Oake - Illusionist.
In 2014 and Darcy Oake, from Winnipeg, received the breakthrough of a lifetime – an appearance before 200 million viewers on TV’s Britain’s Got Talent. It was the birth of an electrifying new magician! He impressed both the judges and the audience, catapulting his star much higher than even he had believed possible.
In 2016 he made a guest appearance on America’s Got Talent proving once again that the impossible is possible and was further honoured to be a part of Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday celebration where he performed before the Royal Family at a private dinner. At Gala 2019, he will perform for us.
SOI Heart of the Lion Lifetime Achievement Award
The Sons of Italy "Heart of the Lion" Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has tirelessly given of themselves and has made significant contributions to the community. The "Heart of the Lion" Lifetime Achievement Award is a special honour bestowed by the Sons of Italy, Garibaldi Lodge.
At this year's Gala, Father Sam Argenziano will receive the inaugural Sons of Italy "Heart of the Lion" Lifetime Achievement Award! Please join us in congratulating Father Sam on the prestigious award.
Joe Aiello - Master of Ceremonies
Joe Aiello was born and raised in Winnipeg and is one of the best known and loved radio personalities. Joe is currently a host on the Power 97 Morning Radio Show.
Outside of his career, he is a huge part of the community, doing a lot of charity work in the city, logging countless hours fundraising for many Manitoba based charities.
A Chance to Win $10,000 Cash
This year we will gave away cash! Yes, the first prize on our raffle is $10,000 of cold hard cash!! Second prize is a $5,000 cash prize.