Take our hands and don your masque as you enter a realm beyond your wildest dreams. A world of kaleidoscopic colour, excitement, and glamour awaits you at the 2020 YESS Gala for Youth: Metamorphosis presented by TD Bank Group.
This lavish masquerade will be filled with a gourmet feast, psychedelic entertainment, and awesome transformation all in support of youth on their journeys towards healing.
Who will you become on your night of Metamorphosis?
Friday, April 17 | 6PM | Edmonton Convention Centre
Your support will directly impact the lives of youth on their journeys towards healing and appropriate community integration.
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!
Warrior Women is composed of Matricia Bauer and Mackenzie Brown. A dynamic mother daughter duo whose haunting melodies and harmonious song writing will give you an experience of a lifetime. Warrior Women write a perform songs written in both English and their native tongue, Cree. Matricia and Mackenzie offer performances ranging from educational performances in schools with children and youth, to traditional crafting classes, to relaxing atmospheric drumming shows offered to people of all ages. Since the creation of Warrior Women, Matricia and Mackenzie have traveled around Alberta, drumming, singing and educating the population on First Nations culture, traditions and crafts. Warrior Women offer performance shows, workshops, tour shows, guided experiences, training and much more. If you have ever wanted to hear the beat of the drum and connect back to First Nations roots, Warrior Women is the band for you.
Photo courtesy of Warrior Women
Firefly Theatre & Circus
Firefly Theatre and Circus is known for thought-provoking thrills and stunning displays of athleticism and grace. Edmonton’s award-winning Aerial Circus Performance Company has captivated audiences nation-wide and beyond, appearing at festivals and events across Canada, the US, UK, and Europe. The company has been honoured with a City of Edmonton Excellence Award in Arts and Culture, a Mayor’s Award for Innovative Artistic Direction, and the inaugural Edmonton Event Awards – Best Entertainer. Please visit www.fireflytheatre.com for more information.
Photo courtesy of Firefly Theatre & Circus
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus Society is in its fifteenth season. The chorus is based on the principles of inclusiveness and participation, and in keeping with these principles, the chorus is non-auditioned. Everyone, regardless of talent and experience, is welcome. Singers with more experience are given opportunities to sing solos, and are encouraged to share their talents with other members of the chorus.
By singing in many languages, and through the performance of music from a diverse range of genres, the chorus and audience members experience and develop a deeper appreciation for all cultures.
Photo courtesy of the Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus
Thank you to our sponsors!
Centrepieces & Floral Sponsor
Homeward Trust Edmonton is a not-for-profit organization committed to ending homelessness in our city. They lead local efforts that address homelessness and its devastating impacts on individuals, families, and neighbourhoods. It is their belief that everyone has the right to a home, and that our communities are stronger, safer, and more vibrant when homelessness is addressed instead of ignored.
Gala Foyer Decor Sponsor
At Ron Hodgson Chevrolet Buick GMC they are dedicated to providing a better dealership experience to customers across Edmonton, Morinville, Stony Plain, St. Albert, and Spruce Grove. That’s why their thoroughly modern dealership offers you everything you need – from New Sales to Pre-Owned Sales, expert Servicing and genuine GM Parts, to even professional Financing services.
What is the dress code?
The dress code for the YESS Gala for Youth is semi-formal. For this year’s masquerade theme, we invite you to explore your creativity!
What is the scheduled program for the event?
The YESS Gala for Youth will begin at 6PM with a cocktail reception, with dinner and performances starting at 7PM.
What opportunities to support will there be?
There will be several raffles with all proceeds supporting YESS.
Where can I park?
Parking options include the Impark Underground Lot at Canada Place, Impark Surface Lot at the Courtyard by Marriott, and the Grierson Hill Surface Lot.
Is my ticket tax-deductible?
A portion of your event ticket will be eligible for a charitable donation receipt which will be sent post-event.
Note that charitable donation receipts can only be issued to the person/company who purchases the tickets, per Canada Revenue Agency Income Tax Act. Please note also that, when purchasing online, the receipt is issued to the name on the credit card.