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Valentine’s Gala Raises over $113,000 for Museum of Civilization and War Museum’s Youth Education Fund

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--February 12, 2011.

larger_valentines_gala_2011-02_0.jpgIt was an evening of fine music and romance at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) tonight. Guests of the annual Valentine’s Gala dined, danced and were swept off their feet by Quebec superstar Gregory Charles. The sold-out event generated more than $113,000 for high-quality children’s and youth programming at the CMC and its sister institution, the Canadian War Museum.

“The annual Valentine’s Gala is both a lovely, romantic evening and a wonderful opportunity to support our Youth Education Fund, a very worthy cause that benefits thousands of financially disadvantaged children in the National Capital Region,” said Dr. Victor Rabinovitch, President and CEO of the Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation. “Thanks to the Valentine’s Gala and the support of our 420 guests, the Museum of Civilization and the War Museum can continue to engage young minds and help them develop a greater understanding of history, culture and world civilizations. Our Youth Education Fund opens up a rich learning environment to many children who would not otherwise be able to enjoy the Museum experience.”

This magnificent evening would not have been possible without the many generous sponsors of this year’s Gala.

“We wish to thank our guests as well as our partners and local businesses for ensuring such a successful Valentine’s Gala,” Rabinovitch said. “Our Presenting Sponsor, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP (BLG), helped us immensely, as did Gold Sponsors Mediaplus Advertising, Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ), Compass Group Canada and Odgers Berndtson, Silver Sponsor National Printers, and Media Sponsors the Ottawa Citizen, Le Droit, Rock Détente and EZ Rock 99.7.”