As promised, we provided an exciting evening starting with live music by Carolyn Barnett and Doug Barnett while enjoying our signature drink for this event – the “Purple Haze” out on the balcony of Central Park Athletics. Guests arrived in their sparkly clothes or in sports jerseys in keeping with the theme.
Our MC for the evening, Kelly Steele guided the evening’s program and gave us a glimpse of her personal experience with a brain injury.
What followed was a fabulous dinner prepared by Chef Anthony. The tables were decorated with vases of sports balls, hockey sticks, lights and sparkles prepared by Committee Volunteers Edith Robinet and Rebeca Robinet, and added ambiance to the meal. Chocolates in the shape of a golf ball and putters were at each setting. A sponsor provided wine for each table.
Our main speaker, Kevin Hamlin, the Head Coach for the University of Windsor Lancers’ Men’s Hockey Team gave us a heartfelt and emotional account of his experience as a father of a son with a head injury.
Kathy Worotny, a volunteer, past board member and a survivor of a head injury was presented with the “Mission Possible” award for her many years of service and dedication to BIAWE.
Over forty prize packages were raffled off, including a $500 Via Train travel voucher and a Toronto Raptors’ autographed 2019 basketball. Sparkly purses in gold and silver were filled with raffle tickets and an extra chance at a Swarovski necklace.
Many danced the night away with music played by DJ Christopher Tuer from Sounds Plus.
All guests were given a souvenir Magazine Program, filled with information about the Brain Injury Association and sponsors of the event. Thank you goes to all who attended, sponsors, and those who donated prizes.