About the Gala

Gianluca's Gala

To celebrate Gianluca's life and honour his legacy, the founders of Gianluca's Gift created the Gianluca's Gift Gala. This elegant evening of dinner and dancing brings together Gianluca's family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, community members, and supporters of Gianluca's Gift and the Character Community Foundation of York Region. 

Gala Donee

The Gianluca’s Gift Gala is in support of the Character Community Foundation of York Region. Character Community is a charitable organization that works to engage individuals and organizations in positive character development. The Foundation offers various programs and events that promote the benefit that living with character creates in our families, schools, businesses and neighbourhoods by acting as a catalyst for positive change and citizen engagement.


Click on the logo for a link to Character Community's website.

Slap Shot Hockey Program & Memorial Award

The proceeds from the gala have been used to benefit the Slap Shot Hockey Program, which is a newcomer and low-income - character based Hockey program offered to students in YRDSB and YCDSB schools. Check out below for pictures from the Fall 2017 on-ice day.


As well, the Gianluca Cellucci Memorial Award will be established at Character Community to recognize an individual who has demonstrated positive character attributes and has made a difference in our community. The first recipient will be awarded in April 2018.

2018 Gianluca's Gift Gala

Save the Date for the 2018 Gala!

The 2018 Gala will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the Riviera Events & Convention Centre Inc. Stay tuned for more information.


In the meantime, check out some great footage and pictures from our First Annual Gala! Thank you to everyone who took part in this fantastic evening. We hope to see you all again next year!

2017 Gala Highlight Reel

Thanks to Film Me Incorporated for this great highlight reel from the 2017 Gala!

Thank you to Ali Bidabadi from CHIN TV for this wonderful video, which was featured on Ora Qui!