Presented by CTV: “The Amazing People Gala” in support of SchoolBOX


The 2014 Amazing People Gala was an amazing success.  The entire organizing committee would like to thank all the sponsors, donors, and supporters for all of their help!  SchoolBOX and Hera Mission thank everyone for their support and commitment.  Funds raised will go directly towards building schools, empower volunteers, and changing communities.

Gala Youth Scholarships

Due to the success of the gala, several Ottawa Area students will get the opportunity to apply for a scholarship to participate in the SchoolBOX build between June 26 and July 5, 2013.  Details are available at the link above, and the application deadline is April 12, 2013.

Gala Photos

Photos from the AP Gala are available for $20 each, and all proceeds will go directly to the AP Gala.  Please click here to access the photos.

If you wish to donate directly to AP Gala and SchoolBOX, please click below:


Mark your calendars, as we are celebrating some of Ottawa’s most Amazing People February 22, 2014 at the Ottawa Convention Centre Trillium Ballroom! You may have heard about our flash mob last year, and crowded dance floor until after midnight…well, this year we have some other surprises! The focus for this gala is about celebrating the human spirit and having fun.

The theme this year is “Fire and Ice” as it falls on the last weekend of Winterlude. Think silver, white, crystals, snow ….and fire! Wear your best attire to this red-carpet event, where judges Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, MPP Yasir Naqvi, designer David McCaffrey and many CTV personalities will be on hand to greet you.

Here’s how the event will make a difference in the world by attending the CTV Amazing People Gala:

You will be helping Ottawa teenagers realize their dream of travelling to Nicaragua or Kenya to help build a school for children desperate for an education. The Capital-area teens will learn about their ability to make a difference.  We tried this over the summer and our students experienced a life changing adventure as they built one of our CTV Amazing People schools. They learned to be leaders and experience first-hand their impact on the world.

Last year at the gala, we raised enough money to build two schools in Nicaragua with SchoolBOX. This year, we hope to double the funds raised as we are expanding our work to Africa, by adding HERA Mission. Last year’s “Amazing Person of the Year”, Peggy Taillon, has joined our team and one of the schools to helped will be in her son’s  Kenyan village.

Tickets are available at and tax receipts will be provided.

They are $200.00 for a regular ticket with a specially created gourmet meal by the Chef at the Ottawa Convention Centre. The $250.00 VIP ticket, includes bubbly with the Amazing People and entertainment.  On the ticket website you can indicate which other guests you would like to sit with and dietary requirements.

We hope to see you there,

Your organizing committee,

Eric Collard
Kimothy Walker
Lucie Vignola
Denise Siele
Marco Pagani
Peggy Taillon
Heather Gilmour
Michelle Kay

When:                 Saturday, February 22, 2014.
6pm – 7pm:          VIP Reception
7pm – 9pm:          Gala and Dinner
9pm onwards:       Dancing and Entertainment

Where:               Ottawa Convention Centre – Trillium Ballroom – 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N 9J2

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Tickets: Gala tickets cost $200, and tickets including a VIP Reception cost $250. 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

For complete tables, please contact Eric Collard directly:

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.

Why: A great night out. An opportunity to network. Supporting SchoolBOX.

For more information, please contact:


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 Eric Collard: