Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Jer's Vision 5th Anniversary Gala (April 14th, 2010)

You are invited...

Jer's Vision: Canada's Youth Diversity Initiative (& the international Day of Pink) will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on April 14th, 2010 at 7pm at the Exchange (50 Rideau St, new restaurant in the Rideau Centre, formerly the Elephant and Castle).

The event will celebrate diversity, and will include a reception, special performances, and surprises. The event will also confer the Youth Role Model of the Year Award to: Grandfather William Commanda; Hon Hedy Fry; & The Arnprior District High School GSA. Grandfather Commanda is the hereditary Chief of the Algonquins, the Carrier of the Sacred Wampum Belts, and longtime supporter of youth initiatives. The Hon. Hedy Fry is a true Ally, as a politician (and activist) she has made change to promote diveristy (especially around Same-Sex Marriage). The Arnprior District GSA is being recognized for their work in promoting diversity in rural communities and being the provinces largest GSA! The event will be hosted by Kevin Newman from Global National.

To RSVP, please contact:

Jer's Vision (& Day of Pink) 5th Anniversary Gala
Date: April 14th, 2010
Time: 7pm
Location: The Exchange (50 Rideau St)
*this a free event (donations are encouraged)

Confirmed honoured guests: Malcolm Allen (MP); Hon. Larry Bagnell (MP); Hon. Carolyn Bennett (MP); Garry Breitkreuz (MP); Libby Davies (MP); Hon. Hedy Fry (MP); Claude Gravelle (MP); Laurie Hawn (MP); Diane Holmes (Ottawa City Councillor); Hon. Peter Milliken (MP); Joyce Murray (MP); Yasir Naqvi (MPP); Bill Siksay (MP); Hon. Jim Watson (MPP).

Special thanks to our Gala partners: Starfish Events & The Exchange

Thank you to our partners: TD Canada Trust; BMO Financial Group; Dragonfly Way; Trillium Foundation; RBC Foundation; Pat Croteau; uOttawa; & VIA Rail.


  1. And day of pink, does this mean we should show support with the color at the gala? (My first time hearing about it)

  2. Absolutely...I know I will be wearing something awsome pink!

  3. Is this event a formal event? What's the "dress-code" ?!?

  4. Hi,

    The event is semi-formal...we strongly encourage pink :)


  5. You don't have to twist my rubber arm for me to wear pink!


  6. Totally going if i can :) it was a pleasure meeting you Jeremy <3 lots of love - Rachelle