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March 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A staple of United Way of the Alberta Capital Region for over 30 years, the annual Red Tie Gala event celebrates and recognizes the hard work and community spirit of United Way supporters instrumental to building strong and vibrant communities where no one is left behind.
Join United Way changemakers – donors, volunteers, supporters, and local community agencies and leaders – for an unforgettable evening honouring this year’s Awards of Distinction nominees and recipients. Celebrate the collective progress made in creating positive social change in the lives of local individuals and families.
Save $250 on Tables of 10 and $25 on Individual Seats until February 2, 2024!
Early Bird Prices (November 30, 2023 – February 2, 2024)
Regular Ticket Prices (February 2, 2024 – 29, 2024):
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Kick off the evening with style and glamour
Let the celebration begin! Mingle and connect with fellow community changemakers at the pre-program cocktail reception and capture the magic at one of the photo ops! Dress code is creative black-tie/formal, and red attire and/or accessories are strongly encouraged.
Dine in style with a custom-curated meal
Indulge in a scrumptious three-course meal from Edmonton Convention Centre’s culinary team led by award-winning Executive Chef Serge Belair. Menu details coming soon!
Recognize the generosity and commitment of United Way changemakers
Join us in recognizing and applauding this year’s Awards of Distinction nominees and recipients during the awards program.
Get inspired with performances by local artists and entertainers
Global Juno-Nominated Indie-Pop Sensation Josh Sahunta
Dive into the vibrant soundscape of Canada-based Josh Sahunta, whose sound has been compared to artists such as Ed Sheeran, John Mayer and Dermot Kennedy!
Josh’s music has graced Top 40 International Radio and found a home in popular Netflix hits like Love is Blind and Love Island. His musical journey spans the globe, with performances at iconic venues made famous by the likes of Ed Sheeran and The Beatles.
The Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta (YONA)
Step into the world of YONA as they perform Ode to Joy. YONA is an initiative by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra that provides a unique after-school program to empower local youth through music at no cost to their families.
For over 10 years, YONA has been making a difference in our community, instilling values of unity, harmony, and mutual compassion through the art of learning orchestral instruments. Operating five days a week, three hours each day, YONA creates a dynamic and caring learning environment, placing ensemble music at its core, and adopting a holistic approach to education.
Soul Singer and Songwriter Cikwes
Escape into a soul-stirring melody by Cikwes, a nehiyaw singer and songwriter from Bigstone Cree Nation whose music explores her Cree language and includes chanting cahkasinahikanak, accompanied by heartfelt stories and laughter.
Cikwes’ album, kâkîsimo ᑳᑮᓯᒧᐤ, was nominated for the Juno Awards, the Summer Solstice Indigenous Music Awards, Edmonton’s Music prize and the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2023!
Don’t miss out on this remarkable evening of celebration and camaraderie. Purchase your tickets early and join United Way in recognizing the tremendous impact of collective efforts towards building a better community.