To our match donors, our sponsors, our donors. To both our long‐time friends and to those who are new to this circle:
We are delighted, overwhelmed and proud to be connected with such a generous and supportive group of friends such as you. Our collective efforts to enhance the lives of people affected by life altering illness and loss have been very successful this year and throughout the years. We thank you for your commitment to this cause.
Through your contributions and the contributions of match donors we have raised just over $100,000 this year and almost $450,000 through the seven Bal de Neige events. This year's funds will go directly to Wellspring Birmingham Gilgan House in Oakville and the Lighthouse Program for Grieving Children, this year’s Bal de Neige beneficiaries. It is amazing to see what a single idea coming from several 15 year old girls has become, and what good we can do together.
We are thankful to our guest speakers who shared their difficult yet inspiring stories. We heard from Chrissy, a grieving wife and mother of two young girls who had lost their father far too early. We learned about the connection to Lighthouse which has helped her to provide the support her girls needed while she was also trying to grieve and heal herself. We heard from Lorissa, the mother of a child stricken by kidney cancer who has utilized the wide variety of services at Wellspring for her child, her family and herself. With her child in remission for several years now, she has taken up the role of helping others through their journey, and will help them to navigate the pediatric programs and services the Bal de Neige has made possible at Wellspring.
Finally, we honour the spirit of you our friends, who enthusiastically support and embrace the Bal each year. We marvel at your ability to reinvent yourselves as hippies, cowfolk, the Hollywood elite, rockers and other alter egos. You come together for an evening where we celebrate life with good people, memorable music, empathy, tears and much laughter. We are inspired by this community who care enough to do more each time we ask for your help.
Thank you on behalf of the Bal de Neige founders, our organizing committee and the children and families who are the direct beneficiaries of your generosity.
Sincerely and with gratitude,
The Bal de Neige Team
The evening could not be a success without the support of our sponsors and silent auction donors so please make an effort to support and thank these individuals/organizations. A special thank you to the Amarna Group and Tecasy Ranch!
Further Afield Travel ( www.furtherafieldtravel.ca )
MCAN Financial Group ( www.mcanmortgage.com )
Blazer for Men ( www.blazerformen.com )
Battaglia's Market ( www.battagliasmarketplace.com )
Maynard's Industries ( www.maynards.com )
Sullivan Festeryga LLP ( www.sfllp.ca )
Oakville Cycle ( www.oakvillecycle.com )
Kellogg Foods ( www.kelloggs.ca/en_CA/home.html )
Goodlife Fitness ( www.goodlifefitness.com )
La Fleur De France Spa ( www.lafleurdefrance.com )
Oxford Properties ( www.oxfordproperties.com/corp/Web/default.aspx )
The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro ( www.worksburger.com/Locations/Oakville-Lakeshore-Road-East.aspx )
Escape from the 6 ( www.escapefromthe6.com )
Carlsberg Canada Inc. ( www.carlsberg.ca/#!home )
Emilian Jewellery ( www.emilianjewellery.com )
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment ( www.mlse.com )
Civello Spa ( www.civello.com )
Uptown Hair Studio ( www.hairstudiouptown.com )
RBC Investor & Treasury Services ( www.rbcroyalbank.com )
Christine & John Ng - No Allergies Please ( www.noallergiesplease.com )
Gord Cameron and Sons Woodworking
Caledon Ski Club ( www.caledonskiclub.com )
Hockey Hall of Fame ( www.hhof.com )
High Park Brewery ( www.highparkbrewery.wix.com/hpbrewery )
Bentall Kennedy ( www.bentallkennedy.com )
Inniskillin Estate Winery ( www.inniskillin.com )
White Shadow Limousines ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Topper's Pizza ( www.store012.toppers.ca )
Edrington Spirits-Macallan and Highland Park Scotch ( www.edrington.com )
Le Dome Banquet Hall ( www.ledome.ca )
Late Bloom Florist ( www.latebloomflorist.com )
The Amarna Group
Tecasy Ranch ( tecasyranch.ca )