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40th Anniversary Gala

Guelph Wish Fund for Children’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Guelph Wish Fund for Children’s 40th Anniversary


For the past four decades, we have been able to fulfill the dreams of over 400 courageous children who have faced unimaginable challenges with strength and grace. The generosity of people like you has made all of this possible, and we are grateful for your unwavering support. As we prepare for our 40th-anniversary celebration in April 2024, we are reminded of the incredible impact our organization has had on children and families in our community. We have witnessed the life-changing power of a granted wish, and we know that our mission is far from over.

To mark our 40th anniversary, we are hosting a grand gala on April 13 at the Grand Convention Centre – Tickets are $175 per person, and it’s going to be a night of delicious food, live music, an awards ceremony, a live auction, and some serious dancing!

You can contribute in several ways: attend the event, make a donation, or volunteer.

Your support ensures that we can continue granting wishes, providing support for families, and making a real difference in the lives of deserving children.

Date: April 13th
Time: 5:30 PM (doors open)

Grand Guelph Banquet and Event Centre
340 Woodlawn Rd W #26, Guelph, ON N1H 7K6

Notes from the Venue:

  • Anyone planning on drinking can park their cars overnight in the lot.
  • Coat check is available.
  • There will be a photo booth onsite
  • Bring cash for Cash Bar, however we will have debit/credit machines on site

Dress Code: The dress code for the evening is Black Tie Optional. We encourage you to dress in your elegant best to mark this special occasion, however feel free to wear whatever makes you comfortable .

Estimated event timeline:

  • 5:30pm Event begins, Cocktail hour
  • 6:30pm Dinner is Served, awards and speeches throughout
  • 8pm Live auction followed by dancing
  • Event wraps by 1am

Event Menu:

  • Hors D’oeuvres – Passed with Non-Alcoholic Punch Station
  • Honey Mustard Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp
  • Bruschetta
  • Asian Rice Paper Spring Rolls
  • NY Striploin Crostini *With Horseradish Sour Cream
  • Morroccan Chicken



  • Assorted Rolls and Butter
  • Mixed Baby Greens
  • Topped with Grape Tomatoes, Red Onion, Carrot and Cucumber. Served with our House Dressing.


  • Roasted Red Pepper and Pancetta Stuffed Chicken Supreme with White Wine Cream Sauce
  • Roasted Broccoli, Cauliflower and Carrots Herb and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • (Vegetarian Option: Grilled Vegetables Wrapped in Phyllo Pastry)


  • Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Served Coffee and Tea

Late Night Buffet

  • Sliders Station: Mini Burgers, Pulled Pork Sliders and Chicken Parm Sliders. Served with Kettle Chips

We invite you to peruse our 40th anniversary report to learn about our accomplishments, future plans, and gratitude towards our community.

We couldn’t have achieved this significant milestone without your support. In celebration of our 40th anniversary, we kindly ask that you consider making a donation to help us continue to thrive. Together, we can continue to bring hope and joy to the hearts of children in our community who need it the most.


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