The LIMITLESS GALA@The Hilton Harbour Castle-Fri.,Nov.30th 2018
Photography By Sally Warburton
The Special Olympics Canada Gala has been a flagship event for the Special Olympics movement for over 30 years. The Gala was created as a way to raise awareness and funds for the organization, while celebrating Special Olympics athletes and their achievements. A night to embrace the transformative power of sport, LIMITLESS brings together the business and sport communities, celebrity ambassadors and Special Olympics athletes.
2018 is a monumental year for Special Olympics globally as we celebrate our 50th anniversary and the movement’s transformative impact over its first 50 years. LIMITLESS Gala, themed on the 50th anniversary. Together, celebrates visionaries like Dr. Frank Hayden as the Honored Pioneer and other leaders over our history, the limitless power of Special Olympics to transform the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and the infinite joy, courage, and determination that our athletes possess and demonstrate daily.
It took place on November 30, 2018, at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel, LIMITLESS brought together 1,200 senior corporate and community leaders, high-profile celebrity athletes, Special Olympics athletes, and volunteers for an incredible and inspiring evening of sport and celebration. As a high-profile, signature event, LIMITLESS provides a tremendous opportunity for exposure with this desirable audience while promoting inclusion. The evening featured a sumptuous sit down dinner, spectacular live and silent auctions, amazing entertainment and an awesome after-party. LIMITLESS is a way everyone can continue to bring the power and joy of sport to many more Canadians with intellectual disabilities.
Dr. Frank Hayden was this year’s Honored Pioneer and Frank Vettese (Deloitte), Michael Medline (Sobeys) and David Boone (Staples) as the evening’s Honored Champions.
For 50 years, Special Olympics has been a catalyst for change in our society, providing a place for children, youth and adults with intellectual disabilities to reach their highest potential. Special Olympics Canada works with more than 21,000 dedicated volunteers from coast to coast to coast to help improve the health, self-esteem, and life skills of the 45,000 Canadians who participate in our daily community and competitive programs. Special Olympics also changes attitudes and creates a more inclusive society. Globally there are now more than 5 million athletes in our programs in 172 countries.
We would like to thank LARISSA CAHUTE
Communication Specialist & Project Manager | Spécialiste des communication for the invitation to this gala and we look forward to the 2019 edition of this event.