The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board hosted close to 300 guests at the Oakville Conference Centre on February 12, 2016 for its President’s Charity Gala, where guests enjoyed dinner, live and silent auctions, and live entertainment.
Local tribute bands ABBAMANIA Canada and Night Fever a Tribute to the Bee Gees wowed the guests with renditions of each bands’ hits.
This year, OMDREB President, Charlotte Forget, chose to support Nanny Angel Network (NAN).
“I selected NAN because all of us are affected by cancer at one point in our lives, either personally or by someone close to us,” Forget said. “NAN exists to support families that are afflicted by the disease and I felt that if we could help these families in any way, we could make a difference.”
“Our support will assist NAN to continue growing its Halton Chapter.”
In total, the Gala raised more than $20,000 for NAN.
“Our partnership with OMDREB has given us the necessary resources to build our foundation and grow our services in Oakville and Milton,” said NAN Founder and Executive Director, Audrey Guth. “We greatly appreciate our office in the OMDREB building, which provides a space for interviewing and training our volunteers and storing our toys and books.”
“This partnership [with OMDREB] continues to impact the lives of countless mothers and children in the community, and for that, we are truly grateful,” Guth said.
OMDREB will host more events in 2016 to support the efforts of NAN.The Nanny Angel Network is a registered charity and the only organization of its kind in North America to provide free in-home childcare support for mothers who have been diagnosed with cancer, those requiring palliative care and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period.
About The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board (OMDREB)
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board represents over 1,500 REALTORS® who serve the communities of Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. OMDREB serves its members through a variety of support and services, including professional development, technology and advocacy.
Established in 1954, the Board also champions shelter-based charitable endeavours that are important to the local communities in which its members work and serve.
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For further information:
Stephanie Lai, Communications Officer
The Oakville, Milton and District Real Estate Board
905-844-6491 Ext. 101