The Annual Karinya House Mother’s Day Gala Dinner is a major event on our calendar as a celebration of our great community, as well as a fund raising venture.  This year, the Gala Dinner is on Friday evening, 5 May 2017 to lead us into May and our Mother’s Day Appeal.

This evening of fun and frivolity will begin with on arrival drinks at 6.30pm through to 7.00pm as you seek out familiar faces and your table. Alternate service entrée and main course will follow, with some delightful petit fours for dessert.  On your table will be one bottle each of Sparkling, White and Red.  Other drinks can be purchased at the bar throughout the evening.

This year we have engaged Canberra’s Premier Corporate Band, “Hit Parade” and they are promising perfect ambiance with some great entertainment.  We are pleased to say the Infamous Mystery Wine Draw will again be on the agenda.  We also hope to have the incomparable Tim Kirk from Clonakilla auctioning one of his special vintage, which is always an experience to be had.

Bookings to this well supported event are now open.  We recommend you book soon, as it seems to be quite a hot ticket again this year!  Tickets must be booked by 28 April 2017. 

Our Major Sponsor of this event, The Canberra Southern Cross Club is right behind us, and our other Major Funding Partner, Icon Water, will be in attendance. We are hoping to have a number of Associate Sponsors of this event again this year, with a number already advising of their commitment.  Community groups are also welcome to have a table. If this is of interest to you please email Jo.

Click here to see past event sponsors.

To all our supporters in the community, individuals, families, community groups and service providers,  we hope to see many of you at the Gala! Frock up in your evening garb and come along to what is a great night of celebration each year!  We so value your presence and it is great fun for us to see you at this evening and to enjoy great company, excellent food, a bit of bubbly or something else to your taste and some sparkling entertainment.  Last year’s event was simply fabulous. You can re-visit images from last year’s celebrations in our photo gallery.

Supporting this event with your presence is one of the many ways to support Karinya House.  The evening this year is one of special celebration as we will be marking some months since relocating to our new facility. This complex is proving to be a wonderful home, with the most fabulous spaces for mothers and babies to reside, for the time they are being supported by the community for Karinya House.  In addition the new complex more ably supports the extensive outreach services we provide. Your support through this event and as Friends of Karinya is vital to ensure we remain sustainable into the future.

Tickets are now on sale. You can book your tickets here. If you prefer to book over the phone, please call 0429 945 804 (Jo) or 6259 8998. Tickets are limited so book early and avoid disappointment! And if you can invite you friends to do the same. We will keep you posted via email and  social media. Thank you!