Beyond Borders students host Illuminate charity gala

GUELPH – Upper Grand District School Board students in the Beyond Borders program have been busy preparing for their upcoming charity gala on Jan. 18.

Each year, students in the Beyond Borders program put their passion and skills into organizing a charity event.

Proceeds from this year’s “Illuminate” gala will benefit four charities: Guelph General Hospital, Sinai Health Foundation, Doctors Without Borders and Nature Conservancy Canada.

Students plan and execute the entire event including booking the venue, arranging the performers, marketing the event, setting ticket prices, picking the charities and finding event sponsors.

This night will feature appetizers, a 50/50 draw, silent auction and entertainment from a number of acts.

Performers include poet Wali Shah, musician Lauren Roy, singer Sarah Smith and more.

Tickets for this event are $70 each and are available for purchase on the Illuminate website or the River Run Centre website. The doors will open at 5:30pm and the show will begin at 6:15pm.