Vantage Community Services is hosting their 3rd annual fundraiser gala, The Grand Gala, which takes place on Friday, October 04th. 2019 at The Marquis Room at Westerner Park in Red Deer, AB.
Who is Vantage Community Services? For over 30 years, Vantage Community Services has provided a continuum of services designed to meet the needs of our Central Alberta community. We are guided by the principles of developing capacity with an emphasis on effective coping skills, making meaning of one’s experiences and an ability to form healthy relationships. We help our clients find a way with our mental health services, group homes, drop-in centre for youth experiencing homelessness, counselling services, foster care and more. By supporting Vantage Community Services to meet our fundraising goal of $50,000, you are not only helping those who seek guidance, but your community as a whole.
What is The Grand Gala? The Grand Gala is an art-themed event where we will showcase Central Alberta’s creative and artistic culture. The evening will feature interactive art entertainment, acrobatic and dance production, live music, an art gallery, silent auction and coveted raffle prizes. At the gala, you will be welcomed with champagne, enjoy delicious food, music, and alluring decor to complete a memorable and enjoyable evening. This gala is an opportunity for us to showcase how our programs, advocacy, and services help those in our community who need a safe place to heal, grow and find the tools required to realize their potential.
The Incredible Randi Boulton, as Canadian rock icon Tom Cochrane calls her, is a powerhouse singer, one whose voice seriously parallels those of her musical motivators: Melissa Etheridge, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Jewel, as well as fellow Canadians Jann Arden, Serena Ryder, and Sarah McLachlan, and often finds herself compared to Adele. Randi will be serenading our guests at The Grand Gala with well known hits for you to sing along and dance along to with your friends!
Delaney currently dances at Strive Dance Academy and has a very strong passion, focus and commitment to dance. At Strive, she is fortunate to have the opportunity to train in many genres of dance, including tap which is her favourite style that she began at age 3. Delaney will be performing a contemporary piece for our guests at the gala. Be prepared to be in awe of her skills!
By Gian Le Calligraphy
Gian is a Red Deer and Central Alberta calligrapher, instructor, and ice cream lover. She specializes in creating romantic and timeless pieces for the modern bride - from linen and chiffon banners to bespoke vow books - her craft is sure to add the perfect amount of romance to your wedding day aesthetic. She also offers Live Art for weddings and events, as well as lettering workshops in Red Deer and Calgary. And when she's not dreaming up a vision for a wedding, you can find her dancing with her husband while eating ice cream and probably listening to Beyoncé. Gian will be creating custom watercolor portraits and calligraphy requests throughout the night of the gala. Proceeds goes to our fundraising goal!
Jeremy has been a staple of the Alberta music scene for over 20 years. His solo instrumental performances wow audiences with a mix of guitar virtuosity, electronic wizardry, and a mix of well known jazz and pop standards. A listening experience not to be missed! Jeremy will be performing jazz guitar during our Cocktail Hour for the gala.
Kendall has been dancing with Strive Dance Academy for 7 years. She pursues all styles of dance, but favours Musical Theatre and Tap. Kendall will be performing a contemporary dance piece that you will not be able to take your eyes off of her!
The Forum is back with us for our 3rd year now! They always leave our guests stunned by their strength and flexibility. They will be interacting with our guests during our Cocktail Hour with their acrobatic skills.This year they will be serving you champagne in aerial silks. Bring on your selfie game and take a picture with them! The Forum strives to better themselves and support the community. With a welcoming, relaxed lounge hosting social events, group classes and private training this group of like minded people makes sure balanced lifestyles, proper movement and play is never missed in the pursuit of excellence.