Gala tickets snapped up

Staff

Those wanting to attend the Riverside Foundation for Health Care’s annual fall gala on Oct. 20 had better “ándale” if they want to get a ticket.
Foundation director Allison Cox said this morning that tickets are going fast for the ever-popular fundraiser in support of district health care, which this year is entitled “Fiesta Like There’s No Manana.”
“We thought we were sold out for a little bit and then we had a table cancellation,” she told the Times.
“So we did a little rearranging and we’ve got probably 20 tickets left right now.
“We’re pretty confident that we’ll sell out,” Cox added.
Tickets cost $55 each, which are available by calling Cox at 274-4803.
The event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Memorial Sports Centre auditorium.
Cocktails are at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6.
Sporting a Mexican theme, the fundraiser will feature appetizers, entrées, and even a dessert that will take your taste buds south of the border–all prepared by Tess’ Kitchen.
A Mariachi band, meanwhile, will be doing a “roaming dinner” set just like at an actual Mexican restaurants, Cox noted.
Flint House will be running the bar and serving up “flights” of tequila for taste-testing, just like with craft beer.
There also will be games, a penny table, silent auction, and live auction with auctioneer Telford Advent to help raise more funds for district health care, so be sure to bring your wallet.
As in past years, the Foundation has rounded up a selection of fabulous items, including a baseball donated by the Toronto Blue Jays and autographed by pitcher Marco Estrada, Cox said.