For Immediate Release - Oct. 9, 2009
BURLINGTON, ON – To recognize the economic challenges of the past year, Burlington Mayor Cam Jackson has revamped the traditional Mayor’s Gala and lowered ticket prices for the fundraiser.
“The year 2009 will be remembered for its many economic surprises and challenges, for both our families and our businesses,” Mayor Jackson said. “In the spirit of the times, and while maintaining our strong support for the Burlington Community Foundation, we have changed the format of this year’s Mayor’s Gala to be more entertaining, more affordable and more fun.”
Ticket prices this year are $175 a seat and $1,400 for a table of eight, down from $250 and $2,000 in 2008. Proceeds from the Mayor’s Ceilidh will go to the Burlington Community Foundation and the Mayor’s Green Future Fund.
The Mayor’s Ceilidh will be held at the Burlington Convention Centre, 1120 Burloak Dr., starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. The evening will feature the Celtic band Leahy and Burlington’s own 905 Band. There will also be musical interludes by Burlington Student Theatre, the Burlington Teen Tour Band, the Manning Irish Dancers and the Burlington Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band.
The word ceilidh, pronounced “Kay-lay,” comes from the Gaelic word meaning visit. It can also mean house party or concert, but always means a social gathering where good friends meet. Dress for the Mayor’s Ceilidh is traditional Celtic or semi-formal. To order tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-335-7607.
Administrative Assistant to Mayor Cam Jackson
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7478