December 20th marked Unsung Hero's 3rd annual Christmas Gala, an elegant night we highly anticipate throughout the year where we celebrate the season festivities with profits benefitting the Ottawa Senators Foundation. Throughout the process of organizing our community events, it allows us to take a step back from the hustle of the everyday grind. Ultimately, this proves once again that we are so blessed to have the opportunity to help one another so we all come up together.
This year's 1960 Sinatra-themed Gala was a huge hit with local Ottawa musical talent, the David Ward Band, opening during cocktail and hor d'oeuvres hour. We had special guests, the Capital Barber Shop, offering on the spot straight blade shaves while servers topped up champagne glasses courtesy of E & J Gallo, Winery. Generous prizes from our sponsors were won by the contestants who could pull off the best 'Twist' dance imitation while DJ Tom Thanks graced the evening with a highly energetic dance floor. Attendees had the opportunity to bid on over 27 hot silent auction packages, while everyone walked away with gift bags that featured event souvenirs and sponsor giveaways. Needless to say, this event would not have been possible without the support of many organizations and, of course, our guests! For those of you who are hearing about this for the first time, the Ottawa Senators foundation provides funding for children's programs in health care, education, and recreation. Unsung Hero is proud to be a contributor to this great organization for multiple years collectively raising over $50,000.00.
Special thank you to our event committee for their commitment to making this event our best yet. We literally could not have done it without you! We cannot wait to share what our 2016 event has in store.
Congratulations to the follow silent auction winners!
- Sens Tickets + Crazy Horse $100 Gift Card: Sylvie Aveclissian - $350.00
- Rinaldo's Hair Design and Spa Package: Dave Pinet - $90.00
- Twisted Tea Beer Tub: Graham Miller - $80.00
- Jim Keay Ford Signed Senators Stick + $250 Gift Card: Aziz Abbass - $100.00
- Popeye's Supplement Package: Kim Ayotte - $75.00
- Movati Gym Package + Red Bull Clothing: Matt Fait - $185.00
- Kichesippi Gift Basket + Jersey: Paul Dolan - $90.00
- Room Escape package + Cornerstone $50 Gift Card: Stephan Chabot - $70.00
- The Glen Scotch Tasting 7 Course Meal: Andrew Miller - $220.00
- Central Bierhaus Gift Basket + Gift Card: Louiselle Tessier - $65.00
- Inside Out Studio Barre Classes: Jim Dalgenh - $65.00
- Archery Games Passes + $100 Heart and Crown Gift Card: Stephan Chabot - $125.00
- All Core Health Massage + Private Yoga: Sarah Daigle - $125.00
- St. Louis Clyde Dine in Package: Katie Helian - $75.00
- Kronenbourg Beer Cooler and 24: Scott Saunders - $100.00
- NAC show passes + Milestones Gift Card: Paul Dolan - $150.00
- Senators Signed Jersey + Club Bell Tickets: Trevor Graham - $500.00
- Moosehead Beer Fridge: Brandon Perry - $240.00
- Beyond the Pale Gift Basket: Andrew Miller - $40.00
- One Fine Beauty Make-Up Application + Basket: Nik Lemieux - $70.00
- Pro Seal Asphalt Driveway Seal: John-Paul Peel - $50.00
- Precision Mani/Pedi + Massage: Caitlin Lepage - $75.00
- Ottawa Health Group Chiro Pillow/Massage/Visit: Matt Fait - $75.00
- Daquin Stormtech Duffle Bag: Kim Ayotte - $40.00
- Sophia Esthetic Package: Jessica Morin - $90.00
- Canadian SMA Academy Membership: Melissa Mallory - $100.00
- Mill Street Beer Tour and Gift Basket: Katie H - $65.00
Winners will be contacted on phone number provided to arrange pick-up or drop off. Payment may be made by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
Finally, a special thank you to our event Unsung Heroes - this would not have been possible without you!
Special thanks to everyone for attending this year's charity gala. Credit the banner image above to Paul Trepanier Photography.