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Our signature events offer something for everyone, and raise crucial funds for our Camp, STAR and Leaders in Training programs.

11th Annual An Unlikely Pairing – Adventures in Food Trucks and Fine Wines

Thursday November 24
Infinity Convention Centre
7pm to 11:00 pm

Only a handful of tickets are still available. Get yours now by contacting Natalie Benson.

Our online silent auction is live now! Whether you are attending the event or not, the silent auction is open to all. Please make a bid and help us to spread the word – here’s the link: 11th annual CLK Gala! | 32auctions. You have until 10:00 pm on the 24th to make your bid. Winners will be announced via the online site and we’ll be in touch about your item!

Purchase your tickets, secure your sponsorship opportunity or ask questions by contacting Natalie Benson.

This amazing event has helped us financially support our STAR after-school programs, allowing us to bring free recreational programming to hundreds of kids across the city for years. We're changing things up and keeping it more casual. Join us on Thursday, November 24th at the Infinity Convention Centre for a night of wining and dining featuring your favourite local food trucks! Get ready to dust off those dancing shoes – An Unlikely Pairing: Adventures in Food Trucks and Fine Wines is BACK in 2022!

7:00 pm - Champagne in the Toni Guimaraes Memorial lounge

7:30-9:00 pm - Enjoy our awesome food trucks and wine pairings (as many pairings as you desire) – we’re moving to a self serve model so that our guests can mingle more and get exactly what food they want, when they want it!

8:30- 9:00 pm - Dessert

9:00-11:00 pm – Dance the night away

Our food trucks are preparing both meat and vegetarian options. While we may not be able to accommodate all allergens, we would like to know them! Some of our options are gluten free also. Contact Natalie if you would like to discuss this further.

You will get to see some of our amazing silent auction prizes in person. We’re also going to be selling keys for a mystery prize box onsite, and back by popular demand is a wine raffle. We’re really hoping to see everyone up and dancing!

After two years of virtual events, it's time to get together face-to-face!

This year, to welcome you back, it’s a new party atmosphere including a dance floor and lots of opportunities to gather with friends, old and new. Join us at the Infinity Convention Centre for a night of fun dining and wining (with some of the food & wine you’ve enjoyed the most), featuring your favourite local food trucks.

In its 10 years, our signature Gala has raised nearly 1 million dollars, helping us deliver free after-school and weekend recreational programs to children and youth from low-income households. Our STAR programs are now offered in six priority neighbourhoods at ten different locations, including soccer, basketball, hip-hop, hockey, martial arts, rock-climbing, cooking, art, STEM and more! Kids from 6 to 17 learn physical, emotional and social skills, thanks to you, our generous donors and sponsors.

We can’t wait to fundraise and party with you on November 24th ! Thank you so much for your support.

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Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Title Sponsor:
  • Taggart Parkes Foundation
Lounge Sponosor:
  • Altis Recruitment
Dining Room Sponsor:
  • Merkley
Auction Sponsors:
  • Muskoka Cabinet Company
Decoration Sponsors:
  • Wedecor
Venue Sponsors:
  • Flora Hall
  • Properties Group
Food Truck Sponsors:
  • Barry J. Hobin
  • Westboro Flooring
  • Deloitte
  • CLK Law
Wine Sponsors:
  • BMO Nesbitt Burns
  • Minto
  • GGFL
  • Infinity Convention Centre
SWAG sponsor:
  • Kott
Program Sponsors:
  • Cardinal Properties
STAR Gift Sponsors:
  • Smith & Reid
AV Sponsors:
  • Pillar IP
  • Bell Canada
Volunteer Sponsors:
  • Calian
Service Sponsors:
  • Maple Leaf Strategies
  • Copewell Group
  • Mike Lupiano Search
  • David Burns & Associates
  • Cadieux Interiors
  • Salvaje Longhouse
  • Wellings of Stittsville
Corporate Groups:
  • Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton
  • Gowling
  • Mark Motors
  • Rogers Communications
  • Regional Group
Friends of the Gala:
  • Edelman
  • Wesley Nicol Foundation
  • Vars Concrete
  • Huntington Properties
  • District Realty
  • Light Switch Creative
  • Tim Tierney

GALA 2019 PHOTO GALLERY Photos by Bryan Jones



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