The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party is a major fundraiser to raise awareness and support for two important charities: Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services Halton (SAVIS) and Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. All profits raised through ticket sales, silent auction and 50/50 draw are solely dedicated to supporting these two groups. Since inception, The Dinner Party has raised approximately $500,000.
The great sense of community surrounding this event is unparalleled, as it is attended by a diversified crowd, has a high profile and receives significant local media coverage. Many attendees return year after year to enjoy the camaraderie and listen to speakers such as Michele Landsberg, Dr. Lauryn Oates, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Sally Armstrong, Dr. Janet Morrison, Roberta Jamieson, Irshad Manji, Arlene Dickinson, Deborah Ellis, Sheila Copps, Nancy Riche, Paula Todd, Joy Warner, Shae Invidiata, Donna Kennedy, Mary Walsh, Candy Palmater and Tanya Tagaq.
This successful annual event is solely organized by dedicated and hardworking volunteers. They are responsible for event management, donations and sponsorship outreach, program development, ticket sales, silent auction, draw and publicity. Many of the volunteers have been involved since inception.