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.
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.
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 performed a selfless act, demonstrated positive character attributes, and made a difference in our community.
The Second Annual Gianluca's Gift Gala will be held on Saturday, September 29th, 2018 at the Riviera Events & Convention Centre Inc.
Cocktail hour begins at 6:00pm and dinner to follow at 7:30pm.
Make sure to bring your dancing shoes and be ready for another great evening.
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 soon!
Ticket price includes antipasto bar, dinner, and open bar. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and raffle, a photo booth, and lots of dancing!
Ages 10 and under
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!
Gianluca's Gift committee pictured with CCF volunteers and board members and St. Charles Garnier CES participants in the Slap Shot Hockey program
Congratulations to Reid Boyes - our first ever recipient of the Gianluca Cellucci Memorial Award! In partnership with the Character Community Foundation of York Region, this award was given to an individual who performed a selfless act, demonstrated positive character attributes and made a difference in our community.
Contact us to learn how you can help support this program.