October 24, 2015 – Presented by CTV: “The Amazing People Gala”


Mark your calendars and save the date, as we are celebrating some of Ottawa’s most Amazing People Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Delta Ottawa City CentreThe Amazing People Gala Committee has been hard at work organizing this year’s event. They will pull out all stops to make sure that it is the biggest, most exciting and inspirational Amazing People Gala to date. This year’s theme is a masquerade ball!

Masquerade balls are steeped in mystery and surprise. They are also a wonderful opportunity to let go of our daily lives and live in a fantasy. Grab a mask and join us for a fun evening on October 24th and help us raise funds for five wonderful charities.


Be prepared for an evening full of laughter, tears and inspirational stories surrounded by  Amazing People and inspirational leaders from the Ottawa Area.  Past Amazing People galas have included incredible flash mobs, incredible singing and crowded dance floors.  The focus for this gala is about celebrating the human spirit and having fun.

By attending the CTV Amazing People Gala, you will make a difference in the world.

You will be helping Ottawa teenagers realize their dream of travelling to Nicaragua with SchoolBOX to help build a school for children desperate for an education. You will also help support education in Kenya through The Hera Mission of Canada. Capital-area teens will learn about their ability to make a difference.  Over the past few years, two groups of Ottawa Youth travelled to Nicaragua and their lives were changed while building CTV Amazing People schools and interacting with communities.  They learned to be leaders and experience first-hand their impact on the world.

Over the past two years, the Amazing People Gala has raised upwards of $150K for SchoolBOX and The Hera Mission of Canada. This has built 4 CTV Amazing People Gala schools with SchoolBOX and the Amazing People Resource Centre in Asembo Bay, Kenya with The Hera Mission of Canada. This year, the Amazing People Gala is happy have Ryan’s WellMiracle League and Project North as guest charities.

Thanks for your amazing support!

Your organizing committee,
Kimothy Walker
Paul Meek
Lucie Vignola
Stefan Keyes
Paula Street
Bev De Lallo
Michelle Kay
Peggy Taillon
Tara Shannon
Debbie Trenholm

Tickets will go on sale below on May 25, 2015 at 6pm.


When:                 Saturday, October 24, 2015. 6pm – 7pm:         VIP Reception 7pm – 9pm:          Gala and Dinner 9pm onwards:       Dancing and Entertainment Where:                 Delta Ottawa City Centre, 101 Lyon Street North, Ottawa, Ontario, K1R 5T9 Tickets: Regular Gala tickets and VIP tickets will be available. Half of the cost of each ticket is eligible for a tax receipt from SchoolBOX. Tickets can be purchased with Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, or Discover from May 25, 2015.  If you are supporting one of our guest charities by purchasing a VIP Ticket: Ryan’s Well, Miracle League, Project North: please purchase the specific ticket below. The guest charity is responsible for providing the charitable tax receipt.

For complete tables, please contact Paula Street directly:  ipaulastreet@hotmail.com

Who: Any individuals, or businesses that are interested in mingling with the who’s who of Ottawa and a group of inspirational individuals featured on CTV’s Amazing People, all in support of an amazing non-profit organisation, SchoolBOX and The Hera Mission of Canada. This year, the Amazing People Gala is happy have Ryan’s WellMiracle League and Project North as guest charities.

Why: A great night out. An opportunity to network. Supporting SchoolBOX and The Hera Mission of Canada

For more information, please contact: gala@schoolbox.ca

There are still opportunities to sponsor The Amazing People Gala presented by CTV. Please see the sponsorship package here, for more details.


For all sponsorship enquiries, please contact Paula Street: ipaulastreet@hotmail.com

If you wish to access stock photos of Amazing Gala schools in Nicaragua, please click here.

CTV Ottawa – May/2015 – Amazing People Gala Launch Watch Video

CTV Ottawa – March/2015 – SchoolBOX and Amazing People Watch Video

CTV Morning Live: Amazing People – July/2014 – Amazing people gala chair Eric Collard and Noah Marchildon and Izabelle O’Connor discuss their recent trip to Nicaragua Watch Video

CTV Morning Live – June/2014 – The Amazing People Gala is Sending Six Students to Nicaragua Watch Video

CTV Morning Live – Feb/2014 – Eric Collard discusses the Amazing People Gala Watch Video

Ottawa Citizen – Feb/2014 – A personal reflection on Nicaragua: Amazing People in our midst Read Article

580 CFRA – Feb/2014 – CTV’s Second Annual Amazing People Gala a Huge Success Read Article

Public Service Annoucement – Jan/2014- SchoolBOX Amazing People Gala PSA (supported by Sleep Country Canada and Bell Media)- Listen Here

CTV Ottawa – Dec/2013- Amazing People Gala –See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2013- Amazing People: The Power of the Human Spirit See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2013- Amazing People Gala 2014 See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala raises money, hope See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Inaugural Amazing People Gala showcases special stories See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala set to honour inspirational locals See Video

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People Gala set to honour inspirational locals See Video

CTV Ottawa – Oct/2012 – Amazing Person Gala News and SchoolBOX feature (News at Noon) – (Part 1, 2 & 3) See Video

EMC News – Oct/2012- Ottawa gala shining light on local charity Read Article

Majic 100 FM October/2012 – Interview with Kimothy Walker (AP Gala) Interview

CTV Ottawa – October/2012- Amazing People (CTV Ottawa Morning Live) See Video

CTV Ottawa
– August/2012- Amazing Person Gala Commercial
See Video

CTV Ottawa – July/2012- Amazing Person Gala Launches (11 o’clock news) See Video

CTV Ottawa – July/2012 – Amazing Person Gala Launch (News at Noon) – Leanne Cusack Interview with Tom Affleck and Sarah Kerr (Part 1, 2 & 3) See Video

There are also some other amazing ways to help support these amazing charities leading up to the AP Gala.  Clear your calendars for the following events:

Amazing Backyard BBQ presented by Kanata Landscaping and Ottawa Media Group

BBQ Banner Website

The Amazing People Gala, Ottawa Media Group and Kanata Landscaping invite you to an Amazing Summer BBQ with proceeds going to SchoolBOX and HERA Mission.

Join us for a great night of all things BBQ’d, Live Music, Dancing, Raffles and many more surprises!

When: Wednesday, August 19, 2015. 5pm-10pm
Where:  Fat Boys Southern Smoke House  –  34 Murray Street, Ottawa
Details:  An evening of music, fun, dancing and great food, all in support of two AMAZING charities. Entrance includes, ribs, chicken and all the fixin’s. Cash Bar Available. Music by: The Wild Vines
Tickets: $80 per person and includes a $25 Charitable Tax Receipt from SchoolBOX. Please click here to buy tickets.

Tickets on sale Friday, June 19, 2015.

Amazing Pillow Fight

When: Thursday, September 10, 2015  5:30pm
Where: Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton Park – Home of the Ottawa Champtions
300 Coventry Rd, Ottawa, ON
Details: Go to www.schoolbox.ca/pillow

Pillow Fight Tickets

Get social with the Amazing Pillow Fight:
Facebook Event 
Twitter: @pillowfightott

Amazing Wines

Raise your glasses and support amazing charities through our new Amazing Wines initiative with Savvy Company. Chateau de Charmes will be producing this wine dubbed “Amazing Wine” with proceeds going to the Amazing People charities. Stay tuned for more details.

Amazing Wine is now available

It costs $14.95/bottle and $1/bottle goes back to Amazing People charities. It is made by Chateau des Charmes Estates Winery of Niagara-on-the-Lake and features white and red easy drinking wines.

WHITE: Chardonnay – medium bodied with a touch of oak, crisp & refreshing with tastes of apple, pear & warm spices with smooth finish. Roast Chicken, seafood, pasta or cheese would be delish.

RED: Cabernet Franc – medium to full bodied, dark fruit (plums, black berry) with a hint of ground pepper & smoke. Ready for anything off the BBQ, gourmet pizza, hearty stew.

2 Ways to BUY – Delivery or pick up

#1 – www.amazingwine.ca – order online & ship ANYWHERE in Ontario. Pick & mix up any combination of red & white wines

#2 – Go to Chateau des Charmes store at 407 Laurier St W (in same building as Minto Suites Hotel – now called Minto one88five).

Rent a designer dress for the gala at a fraction of the retail cost

Why purchase a dress when you can rent one at 90% off its retail cost? Rent frock Repeat is proud to support The Amazing People Gala by awarding you a 15% discount on your rental. Simply use promo code APG2015 when processing your order! It’s that easy! Live in the GTA and want try a frock on before renting? Call them at 1-855-376-2548 or email them at info@rentfrockrepeat.com and set up your own private fitting — for FREE!  Visit www.rentfrockrepeat.com for more details.


Gala Photos courtesy of Valberg Imaging

Valberg Imaging was gracious enough to take photos at the Amazing People Gala.  They generously donated their time to take photos and to professionally retouch, edit, and enhance the photos.  Their goal was to capture the event, provide keepsakes for all attendees, and to raise additional funds for SchoolBOX and Hera Mission.

“Photographing the Amazing People Gala this year truly was an amazing experience. Everyone involved did a tremendous job with organizing the event and creating an unforgettable night for all. There were plenty of smiles and it was great to be there to capture it all. Valberg Imaging was happy to help such a fantastic cause and hopes that the SchoolBOX and Hera Mission will be able to reach their goals of promoting education and volunteerism in Central America and Africa.”  Lindsey Gibeau, Valberg Imaging

Photo details:
All of the photos that are available are 2400px by 3600px at 300 dpi, which translates to a print of 8 inches by 12 inches

Photo prices:
Each photo costs $20.  All proceeds go to the AP Gala, and will directly support SchoolBOX and Hera Mission.

Purchasing process:
To purchase a photo, take note of the photo number.  It is listed under the photo and on the right hand side of the actual photo when clicking for more detail.  Click on the paypal button, and select the number of photos you would like to purchase and indicate the photo id numbers in the comments.  If you do not have a paypal account, click on the bottom  right hand side indicating that you do not have an account and you can pay by credit card.  Once payment has been confirmed, we will email you links to the photos you have purchased, so that they can be downloaded, and printed at your leisure.

Note the following:
Please wait up to 48 hours to receive your photo links.  If you do not receive them, then please email Michelle Kay – michelle@schoolbox.ca with details on your order.  Photos purchased are the electronic version, and the purchaser must print at their own expense.  Purchased photos are full sized, and do not contain any watermarks.

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