About the dinner party
The Dinner Party is a major fundraiser to raise awareness and support for three important charities: Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services Halton (SAVIS), Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan-Halton and Zonta International. All profits raised through ticket sales, silent auction and 50/50 draw are solely dedicated to supporting these three groups. Since inception, The Dinner Party has raised approximately $320,500.
The great sense of community surrounding this event is unparalleled, as it is attended by a diversified crowd, has a high profile and receives significant local media coverage. Many attendees return year after year to enjoy the camaraderie and listen to speakers such as Michele Landsberg, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Sally Armstrong, Irshad Manji, Deborah Ellis, Sheila Copps, Nancy Riche, Paula Todd, Joy Warner, Shae Invidiata, Donna Kennedy, Mary Walsh and Tanya Tagaq.
This successful annual event is solely organized by dedicated and hardworking volunteers. They are responsible for event management, donations and sponsorship outreach, program development, ticket sales, silent auction, draw and publicity. Many of the volunteers have been involved since inception.