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Student-run charity gala to raise funds for Guelph General Hospital and more

For Immediate Release
December 17, 2018

GUELPH, Ontario – This January, students from the Upper Grand District School Board’s Beyond Borders program are hosting a charity gala to raise funds for important medical causes, both local and abroad.

On January 12, 2019, the Kairos charity gala will be held at the River Run Centre in Guelph. The annual event is student led, organized and run by Beyond Borders youth.

This year’s gala will feature performances from musicians Alysha Brilla, Megan Bonnell, and Lauren Roy, and poet Wali Shah. The event is an opportunity to bring together members of the community to support three causes: Guelph General Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital’s Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome unit, and Doctors Without Borders.

The gala will also feature guest speakers, fine food and a silent auction.

Tickets are $70 each and available at the River Run Centre:


Media are invited to attend.

For more information on the Beyond Borders Kairos charity gala, visit

About the Upper Grand District School Board

The Upper Grand District School Board serves more than 35,000 students through 65 elementary schools and 11 secondary schools in the City of Guelph, County of Wellington and County of Dufferin. The UGDSB covers the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Six Nations of the Grand River, and Saugeen Ojibway Nation Territories. Student success is the goal of over 3,000 dedicated teaching and support staff who are aided by the contributions of caring volunteers and community partners.

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Media contact:
Heather Loney, Communications and Community Engagement Officer
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.725
[email protected]

Megan Sicoli, Administrative Officer, Communications
Upper Grand District School Board
519-822-4420 ext.764
[email protected]

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