World AIDS Day Gala 2019

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 30th, 2019
Time: 7:00-10:00 p.m. | Doors open at 6:30
Location: Frank Hasenfratz Centre For Excellence In Manufacturing | 700 Woodlawn Rd W, Guelph ON N1K 1G4
Tickets: $125 for individuals $45 tax receipt included, $800 for a table $270 tax receipt included

Event Description

Our World AIDS Day Gala is dedicated to raising awareness about the global AIDS pandemic, particularly about how the AIDS pandemic affects those living in Lesotho. It is an opportunity for the people of Guelph and surrounding communities to engage in the UNAIDS visionary goal to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030.

At this year’s event, we are setting out to raise $100,000 support our mobile health units which deliver HIV testing and treatment to rural populations. Guests will be treated to a sit down dinner, live music and performances. They will also enjoy a dazzling silent auction plus an energetic and entertaining live auction.

In keeping with the theme of World AIDS Day 2019 “Communities make the difference” , we will be celebrating the role our community has played and continues to play in the AIDS response in Lesotho.

Info for Guests

Doors Open: 6:30 PM | Dress Code: Formal

Seating Preferences: Let us know who you would like to be seated with by completing our seating preferences form. The deadline to submit your preferences is November 26th. You can access and edit your responses at any time up until this date. Access this form here.

Allergies & Dietary Restrictions: If you did not disclose your allergies or dietary restrictions when purchasing tickets, you can do so through our allergies & dietary restrictions form. The deadline to submit any allergies or dietary restrictions is November 23rd. Access this form here.

Auctions & Raffles

This year’s event will feature:

  • Silent Auction
  • Heads or Tails Raffle
  • Live Auction

Live Auction Sneak Peek: Details to come!

Sponsorship Opportunities

Bracelet of Hope is seeking corporate partners to help us provide HIV testing and treatment to rural populations in Lesotho. A sponsorship is all about unifying our two visions and crafting a message for our shared audience. In our sponsorship package, we provide a framework as a scaffold on which we can build and develop a strategy that optimally serves the needs of everyone involved. We welcome an opportunity to further discuss meaningful partnership opportunities with your company.

Partnering with Bracelet of Hope is an opportunity for your company to make your mark at the local level in a meaningful and engaging manner. Becoming a sponsor of the World AIDS Day Gala will provide your company with strong brand recognition opportunities and a significant level of exposure to an audience that aligns well with your target markets. To learn more about supporting the 2019 World AIDS Day Gala via sponsorship and in-kind donations, please contact:

Elise Zajdlik
Community Outreach Coordinator


“Communities make the difference” — “World AIDS Day” offers an important platform to highlight the role of communities at a time when reduced funding and a shrinking space for civil society are putting the sustainability of services and advocacy efforts in jeopardy. Greater mobilization of communities is urgently required to address the barriers that stop communities delivering services, including restrictions on registration and an absence of social contracting modalities. The strong advocacy role played by communities is needed more than ever to ensure that AIDS remains on the political agenda, that human rights are respected and that decision-makers and implementers are held accountable.