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News Release Legends and Legacy Gala Event!

Updated Monday, January 31, 2011
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
LEGENDS & LEGACY WOMEN’S GALA – FIRE & ICE:
LEGENDS & LEGACY GALA & AUCTION 2011 
"FIRE & ICE"
WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2011
at LIBERTY NORTH, 100 CAPLAN AVE, BARRIE, ON

The Legends & Legacy Gala & Auction was first held in 2007, started by a dedicated group of women who want to make a difference in their community, while raising much needed funds for a chosen charity. 

The group of women who are the organizers of the Legends & Legacy Gala have a vision and a goal; for 2011 and 2012 it is to assist The Grandmothers & Grandothers and Senior Wish in helping others in need. 
 
Grandmothers and Grandothers is the group in Barrie supporting the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign whose goal is to raise awareness and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers who are raising a generation of grandchildren who have been orphaned by AIDS. Amidst the devastation caused by HIV/AIDS, grandmothers have stepped into the breach.  They bury their own adult children and then look after their grandchildren, often as many as 15 to 20.  Somehow these unrecognized heroes of Africa hold countries and communities together.  The campaign was launched by the Stephen Lewis Foundation on March 7, 2006, on the eve of International Women’s Day.
 
Senior Wish is a Wish Granting Organization that grants wishes and improves the lives of lonely and isolated seniors in our community on an as requested basis. Programmes at present include a friends program where volunteers visit lonely seniors and brighten their lives with a weekly visit from a ‘friend’ and a Christmas stocking program that will fill stockings with treats and personal items along with a new pair of pyjamas or a nightie and given to seniors who would not otherwise receive a Christmas present. Senior Wish believes you’re never too old to make a wish!
 
The Legends & Legacy Gala & Auction is a one of a kind women’s only event. From the initial greeting, to the fabulous décor, gourmet meal, live and silent auctions and exciting entertainment, this will be a night to remember. As we celebrate we will honour five women from the community who are leaving a Legacy in people’s lives. 
 
The public is invited to submit nominations for a woman you feel is a Legend in our community, someone who is leaving an inspirational Legacy. These do not have to be famous or well-known women, all submissions will be considered for the choosing of five Legends. Nomination information and forms can be found at www.legendsgala.com Submission deadline for nominations is Friday, February 11, 2011.
 
Call your friends and relatives now, make up a table and laugh the night away while enjoying an evening out at the Fire & Ice Gala & Auction. This is the ultimate Girls Night Out! Tickets are $100 each, plus corporate/sponsorship opportunities are still available.
 
Donations are welcome for the live and silent auction. Silent auction items are services such as spa’s, beauty consultations and makeovers, products and services for Women, or products women might buy for their loved ones. Live Auction items will be packages of unique and unusual experiences that you can only buy at an event like this one. If you would like to donate or be a sponsor, information is available at www.legendsgala.com
 
Tickets are available by calling Barb at 705-726-2120  
 
For more information please contact Barbara Richards at 705-728-2114 or 705-726-2120.

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