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February 2014 – An Amazing Gala!

The CTV Amazing People Gala on February 22, 2014 was a smashing success!  The night started out with glamour on the red carpet (photos: schoolbox.ca/gala/photos) to recognize this year’s 42 Amazing People, but soon got downright fun when Kimothy Walker had the room on their feet singing along to Sweet Caroline with CTV’s Stephan Keyes.

The event hosts and co-founders, Eric Collard and Kimothy Walker, went above and beyond this year to raise nearly $100,000 to build classrooms in Nicaragua (with SchoolBOX) and Kenya (with Hera Mission) and empower local youth to volunteer on these projects.  Over $50,000 of the nights proceeds will be donated to SchoolBOX.

Huge thanks goes to the organizing committee, including SchoolBOX’s own Michelle Kay, Kimothy Walker, Eric Collard, Lucie Vignola, Denise Siele, Marco Pagani, Peggy Taillon and Heather Gilmour.  This evening would not have been possible without their amazing dedication or without the incredible support of CTV Ottawa, Accora Village and the hundreds of event sponsors.

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An ‘Amazing’ evening was had by all.

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SchoolBOX champion Michelle Kay (right) and Sue Wilson at the Amazing People Gala