Sunday, April 11, 2021

Festival of Giving postponed until the fall

The annual Festival of Giving event, which is a major fundraiser for the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent, has been postponed to the fall due to COVID-19.

“With great concern for public safety in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent has made the difficult decision to reschedule Festival of Giving from April 18, 2020 to October 17, 2020,” organizers said in a press release.

“We have faith that supporters of this long-running charitable event will appreciate that we are taking the most responsible action possible at this time.”

Tickets are non-refundable and will be honoured on the rescheduled date in October, Children’s Treatment Centre Foundation of Chatham-Kent officials said.

The event, themed ‘I Want My MTV’ A Totally Rad Festival of Giving, will be held at the John D. Bradley Convention Centre on the new date.

Although Festival of Giving is the major annual fundraiser to support the Children’s Treatment Centre and other local charities, the CTC Foundation Board of Directors and staff feel that public health and safety is a higher priority at this time, organizers say.

“They appreciate the understanding of ticket holders and sponsors and are confident you will enjoy the event in the fall,” organizers said in a media release.

If anyone has specific concerns about the Festival of Giving, they can direct their questions to: foundation@ctc-ck.com.

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