Metamorphosis: Gala for Youth 2020

In light of the Alberta Health Services (AHS) advisory, YESS Management, working with our Board of Directors, has decided to cancel our Metamorphosis: 2020 Gala for Youth, presented by TD, which was to take place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on Friday, April 17, 2020.  

This was an incredibly difficult decision for us, but it is the health and safety of our youth, our community partners and sponsors, and our staff that is most important to us. 

“While we are sad to cancel our favourite event, we stand confident in knowing we are all doing the right thing in limiting transmission,” says Margo Long, President & CEO. “Ultimately, we are responsible for the care of some of our community’s most vulnerable, and that takes priority. We are so grateful for our sponsors, partners, staff, and volunteers for all of the work they have put into this event (which was going to be EPIC) and into building awareness and raising funds for YESS. We love you all and we are in this with you.” 

Our annual Gala is one of our largest fundraising events of the year, and funds raised directly support the programs and services that we provide for our youth. We are deeply appreciative of your incredibly encouraging support and care for our youth.  

If you would like to support YESS, please consider making a donation here.

Sponsors and Ticket Purchases

We are incredibly grateful to our community partners and sponsors who committed resources to this event. Please note that we will reach out to all of you directly.

If you purchased tickets to our gala, you can choose to trade your ticket in for a raffle ticket (view the raffle collection here or collect a full tax receipt for the donation of the ticket price. 

We will offer refunds to those who would prefer. 


As part of the 2020 YESS Gala for Youth: Metamorphosis presented by TD Bank Group, we are excited to offer these incredible raffle packages! Your raffle ticket purchase will support YESS programs and traumatized youth on their journeys towards healing.

Prizes include a 12 Amazing Dates package, a Wellness for Two package, and a  trip to Moorea, French Polynesia!