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Our Signature Event - Hope Award Gala

Thank you to all of our sponsors, guests, supporters and volunteers!!
See you next year!

The 9th annual Hope Award Gala will take place on Friday, June 1st at Fallsview Casino Resort.  This year we mark 50 years of addressing the needs of children’s mental health in Niagara.

We are pleased to announce this year’s Signature Guest Speaker is Steven Page. A witty, articulate and mesmerizing speaker, singer/songwriter. As one of Canada’s most recognized artists, Page enjoyed two decades of success as the co-founder and lead singer of The Barenaked Ladies. He will soon add another accolade to his list resume when he and his former band are inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame this March.

In 2011, Page publicly acknowledged his own struggles with depression and other forms of mental illness. He will share his personal stories intertwined with original songs in what will be an intelligent, honest and candid conversation about mental health.

Following his keynote address, Page will take questions, sign autographs and take photos with guests.

This year’s Hope Award recipient is the late Dianne Sheppard. At a time when it was not spoken of publicly, Dianne and a team of educators and citizens came together to meet the needs of children’s mental health with the creation of NCDC and NCYC, which eventually merged and became what we now know as Pathstone Mental Health. Her innovative thinking and downright grit was the driving force behind these successful organizations. Dianne was always in the background, never wanting to be acknowledged for her efforts, insisting she did what she felt was right. As we mark 50 years of addressing the needs of children’s mental health in Niagara, our committee could not think of a more deserving recipient of the 2018 Hope Award than Dianne Sheppard.

Your Evening:

Reception 6 pm
Dinner 7pm
Steven Page 8:30 pm
Event to close 10 pm


$155 per person or $1,550 per table of 10

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Title Sponsor


Hosted By

Fallsview Casino Resort

Speaker Sponsor

Fallsview Casino Resort

Hope Award Sponsor

Martin Sheppard Fraser

VIP Reception Sponsor

Bertie Printers

Student Champion Table

Mountainview Homes

Diamond Sponsors

The Slaight Family Foundation

Decor Sponsor

The Co-operators

VIP Photo Sponsor


TV Sponsor

Cogeco TV

Print Media Sponsor

Welland Tribune
St. Catharines Standard
Niagara Falls Review

Radio Sponsor

BELL – 105.7 EZ Rock & 610 CKTB

Gold Sponsors

Niagara Regional Police Services Board
Sullivan Mahoney LLP Lawyers
Hudson Technology
Hornblower Niagara Cruises
Goeman's Appliances

Silver Sponsors

TD Wealth - Howie Vant & Amy Skiba
Niagara Innovative Living
Reif Estate Winery
George Darte Funeral Chapel
Niagara College
Tony Pasquale – Straight Smiles

Bronze Sponsors

BHH Benefits
DELL Smart Home Solutions
Martin Zaremba- RBC
Enviro Niagara
Pondview Estate Winery

In Kind Support

Gary Waters
Fallsview Casino Resort
White Oaks Resort & Spa
Fête Events
Nigh’s Sweet Shop

Supporting Sponsors

Tim Denis
Christopher Haynes
Frank Krahn
Long & McQuaid
Robert Nowell
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