1. How does a “virtual” gala work?

Guests will login to the link that TMHF will send them before 7:00 pm on Sat. Oct. 17 to watch the event from the comfort of their home. No one will see you watching.


  1. How do I buy a ticket?

You are not really buying a ticket, you are making a $200 donation to the campaign and in turn TMHF will send you your exclusive invitation.

  1. What does my ticket entitle me to?

Your invitation will include the “link to the show”, 3-course dinner from Occasions or Tomasso’s and wine.

  1. Do I get a tax receipt for buying a ticket?

Yes, you are donating to help TMHF purchase a microscope for Cataract Surgery at Trenton Memorial Hospital so you will receive a full income tax receipt for $200.


  1. Can I share my ticket with my spouse/partner?

Each ticket is good for access to the link and one dinner and one 375 ml bottle of wine.


  1. What if I do not have a computer or internet access at home?

We have considered this very carefully, and we certainly hope that everyone with invitations will do their best to ensure they can “link-in” from home or a friend’s house. However, if they cannot, they can contact the TMH Foundation office and we will attempt to make alternative arrangements.


  1. How will the silent auction work and when does it run?

The Silent Auction this year will be OPEN to all public online. Bidding opens on Friday October 9thand will close on the 19th.


  1. Do I need a ticket to bid on silent auction items?

You will be required to register your personal information in order to bid on items in the online auction being held between October 9thand 19th.


  1. How will the live auction work and when does it run?

The live auction takes place during the virtual gala on October 17th. Your link will provide a viewing of the auction as it takes place, allows you to bid on items, similar to a live gala.


  1. Do I need a ticket to bid on live auction items?

Yes, you do need to be a guest of the For Your Eyes Only virtual gala as only registered guests will be able to view the auction and participate in the bidding. 


  1. If I win something from silent/live auction, how do I pay and where/when do I pick up?

When you register to bid on items, your credit card will be noted. Once the silent and live auctions each close, successful bidder’s payments will be processed and they will be notified by email of their successful bids and will be given times and locations to pick up their items.


  1. What are the meal choices and how and when will I get mine?

There are two restaurant options: Tomasso’s and Occasions by the Bay. We ask that if more than one dinner per location you choose only one restaurant option for all parties.

A volunteer will be delivering your meal(s) during a set timeframe in the afternoon of October 17th. We will provide an approximate time to ensure someone is there to receive the meal.

From Tomasso’sthe meal is:

(a)Caesar salad, chicken parmigiana and mixed berry New York cheesecake

(b)Vegetarian option is Caesar salad, penne al forno and mixed berry New York cheesecake

From Occasions by the Bayis:

Fall harvest salad, chicken Cordon Bleu, flourless chocolate torte with raspberries


  1. What sort of entertainment is provided?

We have a great variety of entertainment, singing, magic, poetry, martini demonstrations and more. Juno and CCMA winning country artists etc.

1-song acoustic performancesfrom:

(1)  CHAD BROWNLEE – 2013 JUNO Award nominee, “Country Album of the Year”, multiple CCMA Award nominee – Bring down the house, Drunk Me

(2) –JADE EAGLESON – 2019 CCMA Rising Star, and 2020 CCMA Male Artist of the Year nominee – Got your name on it.

(3) THE REKLAWS – 2020 JUNO Group of the Year, and multiple CCMA winners“Long Live The Night” by the Reklaws was the official theme song for the CFL’s Friday Night Football.

(4) JAMES BARKER, of the JAMES BARKER BAND 2018 JUNO Award winner, “Country Album of the Year”, keep it simple, summer time

(5) Dean Brody– headliner, Canadian Summer, I can’t help myself (with Reklaws) TIME

(6) Emily Reid– wine


  1. Will there be speeches?

No one enjoys hearing lots of speeches at gala’s, so we’ve taken that into consideration for our Virtual Gala event. There will be the few “must have’s” but the rest is all pure entertainment, music, magic, and more!


  1. Is there an agenda listing the time that everything will happen?

No, we want everyone to tune in from start to finish; 7:00 – 9:00 pm.


  1. Will I be interacting online with other people?Can they see me?  Dress Code?

This is not a Zoom event, so no one will see you, you will not be able to interact with other people online. Of course, if you’re having a dinner party, tell us about it maybe we’ll reach out to you live – contact us!


  1. Who are the ophthalmologists at TMH?

Dr. Kevin Lachapelle, Dr. Andrew Davies, Dr. Terry Sakamoto, Dr. Dr. Sohail Safi


  1. Is Cataract Surgery Exclusive To TMH?

Yes, it is, TMH is the only site of QHC that does cataract surgery and they do almost 2.000 per year.



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