Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary
OSHWEKEN, ON, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation is truly honoured to be celebrating our Tenth Annual Gala this year. Over the past decade the Foundation has dedicated itself to providing resources to First Nations all across Canada, providing grants and assistance to individuals and communities in four funding sectors: Arts and Culture, Health, Sports and Recreation, and Education. Dreamcatcher takes great pride in knowing what we do makes a difference in the lives of others, reaching out and helping them at both the personal and community level. The event will be held on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at the Hamilton Convention Centre by Carmens' in Hamilton, Ontario.
"The Gala is our biggest fundraiser each year; we are so grateful to receive continued support from our sponsors" says Sara Awdish, Dreamcatcher's Executive Director. "We have a special night planned for our anniversary; it will truly be an event to remember."
Over the past ten years our Annual Gala has received tremendous support from celebrities, sponsors and supporters of the Foundation. Some celebrities who have attended include Steven Seagal, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Don Cherry, Wendel Clark, Doug Gilmour and many more.
This year, the evening starts off with a "Cirque"-themed reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Gala Dinner and Awards Show at 7 p.m. Performers will include soulful singer Sam Moore from Sam & Dave, Grammy Award winner Tia Carrere, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Brian Wilson, co-founder of The Beach Boys. The Awards Show and Dinner, hosted by Adam Beach, will feature celebrities and notable guests including Emmanuel Lewis, Gil Birmingham, Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas, Michelle Thrush, George Starke, Jeremiah Bitsui, John Harrington and many more.
"Dreamcatcher sent me to the Canadian Country Music Awards last year and it wouldn't have been possible without them so a huge thank you to them!" —Genevieve Fisher, funding recipient and rising country music star
"The Dreamcatcher name stands for itself. Everybody should have a dream. Hopefully you can fulfill that dream – we're here at the Gala to back that up." —Doug Gilmour
This year as every year, we will be presenting Dreamcatcher Awards to five dedicated and most-deserving individuals who have made a positive impact in our communities. Tomson Highway will receive the Arts and Culture award, Duncan Cree will receive the Education award, Dr. Darlene Kitty will receive the Health award, the Rochester Knighthawks will receive the Sports and Recreation award and Graham Greene will receive the Lifetime Achievement award. Congratulations to all of this years' nominees.
The Dreamcatcher Foundation is a Registered Charitable Foundation providing support to the Aboriginal community through grants to individuals with a goal and mission of developing our youth as future leaders. Originally based in Ontario, we have since expanded our reach to now be truly national in scope as we continue to grow in order to provide help to those that need it. The Foundation also provides grants to community projects that have a lasting and positive impact on their people. For more information on the Foundation please visit www.dcfund.ca
SOURCE Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation