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A Night to Remember

The evening’s primary goal is raising funds to support the programs and services of Catholic Family Service. We’ll have raffles—including our signature balloon raffle—live and silent auctions and amazing stories about how programs like Fathers Moving Forward are making a difference for families.

A necessary part of that goal is ensuring you have a great time, and we don’t take it lightly when you spend your evening at UP Gala. We start things off with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner and live entertainment. We also know you’re coming with friends and colleagues, so enjoy the evening with them! We design our program to create more space for conversation.

An overview of the evening captured by our volunteer videographer Saša Dugonjić

Written and produced by Shaw Communications: our Never Too Late program

Never Too Late Graduate speaker Raul Tapia

Catholic Family Service and the UP Foundation CEO Patricia Jones speaking at the UP Gala

PHOTOS

Deb Matejicka

On May 2, 2019 at the BMO centre, there was an energy in the room that was special and contagious. Our host, Deb Matejicka from Global Calgary kept everyone aware of the many activities as well kept the program moving.

Tim Tamashiro Quartet

Local talent, the Tim Tamashiro Quartet kept the room entertained and engaged.

Elevate's Auctioneers

Elevate’s auctioneers got hands flying during the live auction and kept our online action top of mind for bidders in the room and at home – this resulted in record totals for both auctions… in the 10 year history of our Gala

The highlights above are from the 2019 UP Gala, which was a remarkable success! You, our sponsors and guests, were incredibly generous. You carried us past our goal, and your commitment to building strong families raised more than $350,000!

Thank you!

2019 PREMIUM SPONSORS

2019 GOLD AND BALLOON RAFFLE SPONSORS

2019 MEDIA SPONSORS

2019 SILVER SPONSORS

The Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation is the fundraising arm of Catholic Family Service of Calgary. UP ensures the sustainability of innovative programs that build strong families.