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Cornflower Gala a Ritzy Fundraiser for ALS Society

March 15, 2012 7:12 AM | Entertainment

Tickets are selling quickly for the 2012 Cornflower Gala being put on by the ALS Society of Manitoba.

The gala event on Saturday, March 24 will be held in the hangar of the Western Canada Aviation Museum and will raise funds to support people living with ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The rapidly progressive neuromuscular disease affects roughly 3,000 Canadians — with more than 250 living in Manitoba.

The catered cuisine will be provided by Urban Prairie Cuisine, with entertainment by the eight-piece dance band, Mr. E & The Jazz Gumshoes. CTV’s Maralee Caruso will emcee the evening.

Silent auction prizes include two tickets anywhere WestJet flies, a Churchill adventure package, balloon ride for two, Winnipeg Goldeyes Skysuite, Winnipeg Jets memorabilia, autographed Winnipeg Blue Bombers merchandise, theatre tickets, original artwork, and hotel, spa and resort packages.

Cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner set for 6:30 p.m.

Tickets are $140 with a partial tax receipt and can be purchased by calling (204) 831-1510 or e-mailing HOPE@alsmb.ca.