Abrigo Centre Celebrates Its 3rd Annual Grand Carnival Gala 2011

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Looking to heat up these cold winter evenings?  Abrigo Centre's Grand Carnival Gala 2011 will be hot this year! Join Abrigo Centre as it celebrates its 3rd Annual Grand Carnival Gala on Saturday, February 26, 5:30 p.m. to midnight, at the Palais Royale Ballroom, in Toronto.

The event will raise funds to continue delivering essential community services including:

  • helping more than 750 women affected by family violence
  • assisting more than 90 seniors access income security
  • providing support to more than 700 vulnerable youth with issues of education, homelessness, addictions and mental health
  • helping more than 100 parents with parenting groups and workshops
  • providing more than 2,000 individuals with counselling, information and referral services
  • assisting more than 200 people with employment
  • helping more than 1,500 people access crucial services such as income security, food and shelter

This year's Grand Carnival Ball will be emceed by comedian Teresa Pavlinek (Women Fully Clothed and Second City).  The Samba Dancers will perform traditional Brazilian carnival dance and live Dynamic Vibe Entertainment DJ's will fill the night with groovy music.

"The Grand Carnival Ball is anticipated to be a great success this year," said Cristina Santos, Executive Director of Abrigo Centre.  "By sharing an evening with our faithful supporters, Abrigo Centre looks forward to celebrating community strength and building stronger futures for our youth."

Tickets are $150 each.  Tables of 10 are $1,500

Abrigo Centre is a multi-service, charitable organization that focuses on building community capacity in west Toronto by helping individuals and families achieve their full potential.

SOURCE Abrigo Centre

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For tickets and other inquiries:

Gina Banwait
Public Relations and Fundraising Specialist
(416) 534-3434 Ext. 247


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