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Quest for Korea // Winter Gala 

Thursday November 30th 2017 - Doors open at 6pm

 Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Toronto, ON Canada (Don Mills and Eglinton area)


This one time Gala is a chance to have a classy evening of auctions, plated dinner and live entertainment to support my Quest for Korea. The evening will also commemorate my Grandfather's 88th Birthday and my Father's 60th Birthday. Reaching these ages are special in Japanese culture.   

Volunteers Needed! If you are interested in being a volunteer please click here

Can't make the night? I am accepting auction items and donations. For auction items please click here to make a donation please scroll down. 

Every bit helps and every donation and ticket matters when it comes to these occasions.


6p - Guests welcome 

6:30p - Cocktail hour and silent auction opens 

7:30p - Dinner and shows 


Tickets are limited and can be purchased below or at G&G Electronics (4371 Kingston Rd., Toronto)

$150 - Regular Online Ticket 

$160 - Regular Door Ticket 

$200 - VIP Ticket

Quest for Korea Gala Tickets

VIP TICKETS - only 40 available

- Front row seating

- Sparkling wine with dinner

- Donation bar  

- Special gift bag

- Personal greeting from me, Katie, while you are seated 

- First to be served for dinner  

- Personalized and signed photo with Katie   


- Donation bar

- Plated three course dinner 

- Gift bag

***Please note that a confirmation email will be sent to confirm tickets, meal choices between a regular plate or vegetarian/vegan and any allergies we need to be aware of***


Donations are direct and you can expect a personalised surprise from me after your donation has been received


Helping the Future 

Supporting the future of snowboarding is as important as the present. I will be making a donation  to two women who I believe will be the future of halfpipe in Canada. Donation size will be dependant on the success of this fundraiser

Becca Ballantyne 

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 When Becca Ballantyne was 10 years old, she watched Maelle Ricker win a gold medal in boardercross. She then turned to her mother and said "Mom, someday I'm going to do that. I'm going to win a medal for Canada in snowboarding!" Becca soon went to Halfpipe where she learned to "fly"!

In March 2017, Becca was chosen to represent Canada at the World Junior Championships in Switzerland, where she came in 8th. This fall Becca took a big step and applied to, and got accepted at, the National Sports School in Calgary, and joined the WinSport Halfpipe Team. 

Becca is still looking to go to the Olympics, hoping that 2022 will be her year to represent Canada.

Second recipient TBA 

Confirmed Entertainment

Aaron Paterson Professional Illusionist and Entertainer 

Aaron Paterson Professional Illusionist and Entertainer 

Ayame-Kai Japanese Dance Group

Ayame-Kai Japanese Dance Group

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