Fall Banquet & Silent Auction 2020

Join Mission Services of London on Nov. 12, 2020 for our Fall Banquet & Silent Auction featuring Inspirational Speaker Guy Felicella.

This year, the event will include a virtual experience and will begin at 5:30 pm with the Virtual Auction and Welcome.

Mission Services of London has prepared a list of partner restaurants for this year’s event and each guest will be able to order and pay for their own meal directly with the restaurants:

Abruzzi Ristorante: 519-675-9995
Blackfriars Bistro and Catering: (519) 667-4930
Chop Steakhouse: (519) 657-1100
David’s Bistro: (519) 667-0535
Fellini Koolinis Italian Cuisine: (519) 642-2300
Garlic’s of London: (519) 432-4092
Michael’s on the Thames: (519) 672-0111
Milestones: (519) 936-0745
Moxies: (519) 936-0745
Plant Matter Bistro: (519) 432-3663
Red Lobster: (519) 668-0220
The Black Trumpet: (519) 850-1500
The Keg Steakhouse: Masonville (519) 601-4045 & South (519) 686-5811
The River Room: (519) 850-2287
The Springs Restaurant: (519) 657-1100
The Tasting Room: (519) 438-6262
Waldo’s on King: (519) 433-6161

After Nov.12, Mission Services of London will be issuing a charitable donation tax receipt for the portion of the $75 event ticket price that is eligible for a tax receipt this year.

While you enjoy your dinner, local musician Sarah Smith will bring singalong melodies and passionate rhythm as she performs live. Notably, Sarah was named Best Adult Contemporary Artist at the Toronto Independent Music Awards.

We thank you for your ongoing support of individuals and families in need through this event. We know many of you look forward to the Annual Fall Banquet & Silent Auction in your social calendar each year — and we love to host you! We are committed to still delivering this event to you, even if we have to make some changes along the way in order to promote good health and well-being for everyone who will join us. We look forward to connecting with you virtually and hope to be able to return to an in-person format in future years!

About the Speaker: Guy Felicella spent 30 years in addiction, dying and being brought back to life six times when the toxic drug supply hit the streets. With his treacherous journey through substance use and his repeated attempts at detox and treatment, Felicella has become a respected and trusted expert advising on recovery, harm reduction, and eliminating stigma.

Felicella shares his story publicly to provide hope and encouragement. He is a compassionate man who strives to be a loud voice for people who are marginalized, and advocates strongly for the different paths people may take to find recovery.

Funds raised provide treatment and aftercare for men
overcoming addiction at Quintin Warner House.

As Mission Service of London’s addiction treatment centre, Quintin Warner House provides a four-month live-in program and aftercare for men. It is a safe and secure place where men can work to overcome addictions, address issues such as trauma histories, restore confidence, and learn important life skills for a different future.

Quintin Warner House changes lives:

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

Platinum

Paul J. Pickering and Associates Limited logoLearn more about Paul J. Pickering and Associated Limited at paulpickering.com

Auction

Learn more about Van Simpson Portfolio Management at vansimpson.com

Gold

Learn more about Lewkowitz Financial at lewkowitzfinancial.com

Learn more about Siskinds at siskinds.com

Learn more about Southside Group at southsidegroup.ca

Silver

North Pole Trim & Supplies Ltd. logo

Bronze

BlueStone Properties
Copp’s Buildall
Corlon Properties Inc.
Lovers atWork Office Furniture
Menear Worrad & Associates
North America Machine Corporation Inc.
Selectpath Benefits & Financial Inc.
Strategic Capital Group Inc.
WINMAR

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: How do I order my meal?
A: A list of restaurant suggestions will be emailed to each registered participant closer to the event date, but in plenty of time to make arrangements. This year, a meal is not included with your event ticket. Instead, each participant will be able to order and pay for their own food directly from the restaurants on the list.

Given that food will be covered and arranged for by each guest instead of via Mission Services of London this year, a portion of the $75 ticket price will become eligible for a charitable tax receipt. After Nov.12, we will be issuing guests with a charitable donation tax receipt for the portion of the $75 event ticket price that is eligible this year.

Q: Will there be music?
A: Yes! We are thrilled to have Sarah Smith perform live during the event.

Q: How will bidding for the virtual silent auction work?
A: The silent auction will be hosted on an online platform this year. Guests will be able to bid on items with their mobile phone, tablet, or computer.

Q: How and when will I be paying for my items?
A: Shortly after the silent auction comes to an end, winning bidders will be contacted via email. The email will include an invoice that can be paid with a credit card (instructions will be on the email/invoice). If you wish to pay with a cheque, you can do so in person when you pick up your item at the Administration Office (4-797 York St.) after you receive your invoice and book your item pick-up appointment (see below).

Q: How and when will I be able to pick up the items I won and paid for from the auction?
A: Shortly after the silent auction comes to an end, we will contact each winning bidder to schedule a pick-up date/time at the Administration Office (4-797 York St.). Proof of credit card payment may be required when you pick up your items. If you are paying by cheque, we ask that you bring your cheque to this appointment to pay for your item upon pick-up.

Q: Can I make a donation to help men struggling with Addiction at Quintin Warner House even if I cannot attend the virtual event this year?
A: Absolutely! Please visit the Eventbrite page at mslfallbanquet.eventbrite.com and click on the green “Tickets” button. The pop-up window will present you with two options — to purchase tickets OR make a donation. Under the Donations heading, you will have the opportunity to type in your donation amount and then press the orange “Checkout” button to proceed with payment.