Together for Tomorrow Gala to unify Canadian Talent for a Cause

A new gala to fundraising for Canada’s largest bursary fund is set to have a star-studded concert on June 13th. TELUS Friendly Future Foundation announced its inaugural fundraising gala, ‘Together for Tomorrow: A Friendly Future Gala. The gala will be held at the iconic TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, home of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Guests will enjoy an evening of fine dining, a one-night only concert with world-leading talent, featuring performances by Juno Award-winning artists Barenaked Ladies, Arkells, Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor, and Jully Black, and a live auction featuring money-can’t-buy experiences and activities to delight and inspire. 

“Our inaugural gala will unite guests from Canada’s leading business, philanthropic and arts communities to help support the critical work of TELUS Friendly Future Foundation in empowering underserved young people across Canada with equal opportunities to realize their full potential. This includes the Foundation’s TELUS Student Bursary program, which is the country’s largest national bursary fund, helping to ensure that every young person in Canada who wants an education can get one, regardless of their socioeconomic circumstances,” said Darren Entwistle, President & CEO of TELUS and Founding Donor, TELUS Friendly Future Foundation. “This unforgettable event will shine a spotlight on some of Canada’s top talent, whilst supporting the Foundation’s important efforts to create a friendlier future for our inspiring leaders of tomorrow.”

Co-Chaired by Christi Himmelheber and Jay McCauley, and emceed by former ET Canada anchor Sangita Patel, this exclusive event will be catered by Top Chef’s Mark McEwan, and offer guests an opportunity to participate in both a live and silent auction, featuring a private multi-night stay in a villa at the Amanyara Turks & Caicos, multiple vacation and hotel packages, bespoke fashion experiences and much more.  

Christi Himmelheber and Jay McCauley tell us that the work TELUS Friendly Future Foundation does is helping the next generation succeed. “No young person should ever be left behind, and unfortunately, we live in a world where too many are. We feel strongly that empowering the next generation with the support they need – and deserve – is perhaps our greatest responsibility. TELUS Friendly Future Foundation is literally saving lives; whether it be through sending underprivileged youth to university to reach for the stars, or equipping non-verbal children with brain health technology to communicate meaningfully with their families, or funding critical initiatives to support kids with learning disabilities. Together for Tomorrow is enabling a friendly future where our young changemakers of tomorrow will not simply reach their potential, but soar far beyond it.”

Anyone wanting to learn more, support through this wonderful dinner and concert can get tickets here:

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