The 2020 edition of True North Youth Foundation’s annual Winnipeg Jets Gala will go ahead, despite the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The fundraising/empowerment dinner and program will be held virtually, focusing on the safety and well-being of its attendees while following provincial health guidelines and protocols for the event.
“The Winnipeg Jets Gala will look different than in past years, with guests enjoying an evening of virtual entertainment from the comfort of their own homes,” read a release from the TNYF. “But the good cause of empowering Manitoba youth and the impact it will make to the TNYF’s three core programs – the Winnipeg Jets Hockey Academy (WJHA), Camp Manitou, and Project 11 – remains the same.”
The True North Youth Foundation continues its relentless pursuit of providing Manitoba’s youth with meaningful programs that help empower the social, physical, mental and emotional sides of development, even during the current pandemic. “Thanks to the continued support of Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose fans in our community, the TNYF was able to continue connecting with youth during a challenging 2019-20 season and positively impact more than 60,000 Manitobans,” the statement read.
Co-hosting the event will be Manitoban country music singer Don Amero and Winnipeg’s TSN bureau reporter Sara Orlesky. Amero – known for his hit singles ‘Morning Coffee’, ‘My Church’, ‘Wasn’t the Dress’ and ‘Music Lover’ – has sung the national anthems at Bell MTS Place as recently as November 5th, 2019, while Orlesky has been a part of Jets on TSN since its inception, while also serving on the Winnipeg Blue Bombers sideline on CFL on TSN.
Tickets for the 2020 Winnipeg Jets Gala… At Home event are available for purchase via email: JetsGala@TNSE.com or by calling 204-926-5524. Further information regarding this event can be found at TNYF.ca/GALA. Those purchasing tickets prior to November 16, with have their names entered into a draw to see their special gift box delivered by a member of the Winnipeg Jets.