The Prince Albert Optimist Club is hosting their 5th Annual Fall Gala on Saturday September 21, 2019. This years gala is a mixed gala. Theme is Denim and Diamonds. The gala will consist of a Travel Voucher Door Prize ($2,900 value), West Jet Raffle, Redhead Toy Tractor raffle, silent auction, supper and dance. There will be over 200 attending this event. From the money raised at the previous galas, we were able to help local children: Jonas Clarke, Aurora Sky Ledoux, Harley Buzit, Bentley Broome, Keaton Constant, Addison Diehl, Julia Brandoline, Katie Enequist, Tianna Dewhurst, Mason Gariepy, Alice Maxwell, Tatum McKee and Zarah Thompson.
This year, all funds raised will be going to two new local families with children who have the following medical conditions:
Ethan Weberg - (6 years old) Ethan has inherited a condition called Tuberous Sclerosis Complex which are benign tumors that can grow anywhere in the body. He currently has tumors on his brain, heart and kidneys. Ethan has autism, developmental delay and epilepsy and we are waiting for a service dog for him.
Danika Beer - (11 years old) Danika had an intrauterine stroke which caused the frontal left lobe of her brain not to have developed and she also has cerebral palsy. Danika's care is full time and her mother has been able to care for her as a stay at home mom. Danika is in a wheelchair; has learned to use an electric wheelchair, does very well and it gives her mobility independence. There is a lot of lifting and weight bearing for transfers in the home and they also bath, change her and any other of her basic needs that have to be met. Danika can also talk and communicate with her family, hopefully this will help eliminate some of the frustration and behavioral issues that come along with her condition. The family is very active and Danika enjoys the outings and being around people.
We are looking for donations for our silent auction that will be taking place at the gala. If you are interested in donating a gift certificate, a product from your line, or even cash, please contact us.