True North (Formally the Wheatland Crisis Society) is holding its annual gala this year and the theme is Black and White.

True North is dedicated to supporting all individuals who have been impacted by domestic violence. They provide short-term, emergency shelter, community programming, supportive counselling, referral and advocacy. They are the only shelter in Alberta that also takes in men who are fleeing domestic violence situations themselves.

They are hoping to raise as much money as they can to continue supporting individuals and families but as Amanda Vanderlaan with True North says their main priority is to engage with the community.

"It's about getting the communities support first and anything that we end up raising is something that we really appreciate. We have no specific goal that is in mind but whatever money we get is going to a great cause."

The Black and White gala is on September 30 in the Klaiber Historical Barn. Individual tickets are $70, and a full table is $540. 

"We're encouraging guests to dress formally. It's going to be an elegant evening of delicious food. We also have Dueling Pianos and we are about halfway sold, we;ve had a really good response, and everything's been really positive so far."

Vanderlaan added that they have got very good feedback and community members are really excited about the Duling Pianos. 

For more information and where to purchase tickets you can visit truenorth.ab.

True North Annual Gala

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