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Illuminate Charity Gala

Beyond Borders offers an opportunity for all enthusiastic and community-minded Grade 12 students to enjoy a unique semester that will help them reach their full potential. The program focuses on leadership development, business, math, and global development & sustainability. There is  a strong emphasis on team-building, skill development, and experiential learning. 

This year's Beyond Borders class has faced many challenges, which has helped us all change in a meaningful way. We have all learned new skills, whether that's teamwork, public speaking, or overall confidence, but one thing we all have in common is our drive for success and desire to make a positive difference in the world. 


Join us on the evening of January 18th for an unforgettable night of incredible entertainment and delicious food, as we come together to fundraise for worthy causes and hope to make a lasting difference in our community.

We believe that we can be a light in the community, and have the power within us to create lasting change and have a positive impact on our peers, our environment, and our community. Help us brighten the lives of others by attending our event or donating to the cause. 


Tickets to the Illuminate event are available for $70 per person. 

Prizes and Auction

On the night of the Illuminate Event, a silent auction will be set up in the foyer. Visitors can also participate in a 50/50 draw to benefit our causes.  

Our Charities

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Lauren Roy
Musician & Entrepreneur

Lauren Roy is a world-class performer, with experience in multiple performing arts. Though she has many talents, her true love is for music. Having performed on stages across North America and Europe, she is a highly experienced artist. Lauren is sure to be a treat to watch!

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Wali Shah
Poet & Public Speaker

Wali speaks out as an advocate against various social issues by using his art as a platform. Wali is a graduate of Canada's Top 20 under 20. He has spoken both at WeDay and in the format of TED talks to inspire today's youth.

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Sarah Smith
Singer and Songwriter

Sarah Smith is an experienced musician, who has traveled all over the world. Since the release of her latest album, Unveiling, she has continued to spread positive messages and raise funds for charities close to her heart. Through her art, Sarah has supported The Canadian Mental Health Association, Vanier Children's Services, and many other worthy causes. 

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Interested in supporting our event? Become a corporate sponsor today.  

DIAMOND: $5000 

  • 4 VIP Illuminate event box tickets with banner (or 6 event tickets)
  • Option to have a promotional booth

  • Logos displayed on the main-stage banner and the lobby TV

  • Recognition in the final speech

  • Includes all benefits of Platinum and Gold

  • 6 Illuminate event tickets
  • Frequent recognition on social media prior to the event

  • Branding displayed on the main stage banner

  • Branding throughout River Run Centre

  • Branding in evening program

GOLD: $1500
  • 4 Illuminate event tickets
  • Branding throughout River Run

  • Branding in evening program

Small Business

We know not all businesses are large enough to have the flexibility to purchase one of our corporate packages, which is why we are offering a small business bundle. For donations of $500 and up, you will have your logo showcased throughout the night as well as recognition in the evening program. 

The River Run Centre is Guelph's premier location for the performing arts. Doors open at 5:30 PM with the show starting at 6:15 PM. 

35 Woolwich Street 
Guelph, ON N1H 3V1

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