KAWARTHA LAKES-The 2021 Dream Ball charitable event will carry on the 25+ tradition this year in a unique format.
The Dream Ball committee has planned the Restaurant Rendezvous on Saturday, November 20th with 6 restaurants in City of Kawartha Lakes and Peterborough participating. Tickets will be sold in the fall for simultaneous private events at each of the restaurants. Each restaurant will be hosted by a Dream Ball committee member and local site sponsor and feature a custom menu designed for the Dream Ball, live music and auction.
“This is an exciting way for the Dream Ball to support multiple restaurants after a difficult year for our community, while still raising money to send kids to camp through our charities, BGC Kawarthas and the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation,” says Emily Avery-Graves, Dream Ball Committee Chair.
The theme that had been planned for the Dream Ball this year – “Wonderland” – will be reserved for 2022 when a full gala is expected.
“With multiple intimate dinners on the same night, we have the unusual opportunity to ‘take the Dream Ball directly to the people’ – through events in Fenelon Falls, Bobcaygeon, Peterborough and Lindsay! Instead of one gala dinner, our six intimate gatherings will be connected virtually to our joint fundraising platform,” says Amy Terrill, Executive Director of BGC Kawarthas Foundation.
Proceeds from the Dream Ball will go to the summer camp funds at BGC Kawarthas Foundation and the Kawartha-Haliburton Children’s Foundation (KHCF). The dollars are used to subsidize summer camp experiences for children and youth. KHCF hosted the Dream Ball for 25 years until it was transferred to BGC Kawarthas Foundation.
Menus and music performances for each restaurant will be posted in advance to allow people to choose the format that suits them best. Capacity at each restaurant will be posted and reserved on a first-come-first-served basis. In total, about 250 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be $150/person with $50 going directly to the two charities ($50 tax receipts will be issued). Money will also be raised through an online auction. Donations are being accepted for the auction.