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Our Gala MC:
Andre Morriseau

Andre Morriseau (Fort William First Nation) is an enthusiastic advocate and ambassador for
Indigenous arts, culture and public affairs. Andre has worked as the Secretariat for the National
Aboriginal Achievement Foundation (NAAF) now Indspire and as Communications Officer for the Chiefs of Ontario (COO).

He is the former Chair of the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Awards Jury, Ontario Arts Council and the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival.

Currently he is Chair of the Anishnawbe Health Foundation (AHF) and on the board of TakingITGlobal. He is the former Director, Awards & Communications for the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) and is currently the Communication Manager for the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA).

Our Auction Host:
Layne “The Auctionista”

Layne has been ‘raising the fund factor’ for not-for-profits since 2010. Your strategic partner, Layne brings professionalism and a niche experience to your event. One of just three Benefit Auctioneer Specialists (BAS) graduates in Canada, Layne is among the less than one percent of Auctioneers in North America with this specialized training.

Formerly, an experienced senior front-line fundraiser in the not for profit sector, Layne brings years of direct experience and accomplishments to her fundraising and event revenue consulting expertise.

Layne’s signature high energy, performance-based live auction style entertains, captivates and most importantly, inspires giving. It can be scary to hand over the microphone to someone who is not a part of your cause but Layne always represents your brand with the utmost professionalism and respect.

An entertainment-based Auctionista and emcee who is acutely conscious of all the moving parts of an event, Layne is quick and skillful at redirecting the unexpected while delivering a high energy live auction experience. Building excitement and active bidding through audience collaboration is The Auctionista’s forte.

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Our beloved Golden Ticket Draw is back!

$100 gives guests the chance to instantly win one of our auction items before it goes on the auction block!

There’s a limited number of tickets available for sale during the evening, so don’t miss out!


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