This year's Gala was a huge success. Friedensfeld Community Centre was absolutely transformed - from the iron gates and horses at the entrance, to the absolutely beautiful interior.
Guests were invited to participate in a jewelry tombola, and also had an opportunity to bid on five beautiful artworks by local artists. New this year, there was a western wear auction that included fine western boots and hats. Ron Klippenstein and Teri Fuchs entertained guests with a Texas Two Step and a Night Club Two Step. Corny Rempel and Michelle Sawatzky from Golden West Radio performed a special duet as Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton and emcee'd the evening (in character). Guests were especially delighted by the surprise flash mob line dance as performed by gala committee members, Mayor Chris Goertzen and members of the community. To conclude the evening, all guests were invited to dance the night away on our biggest dance floor yet.
We were very pleased to have Douglas and Leona Riske from the Manitoba Arts Council join us this year, and City of Winnipeg Councillor Russ Wyatt, along with his wife.
Thank you to all who made this night such a success. Over $22,000 was raised towards funding arts programs and concerts for the community.
Submitted by Shannon Neufeld, Marketing Coordinator