The Masquerade raised $125,000!
Wow. They say not all heroes wear masks, but on Friday October 26, 2018, the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre was packed with real-life incognito superheroes. From the zombies to the stormtroopers, Batman to the Green Arrow, every single one of you did something amazing that night. You made it possible for young people to transform their lives.
Obliterating the goal of $80,000, you merry men and women of The Masquerade raised an incredible $125,000! That’s more than enough to support six young people in Zero Ceiling’s Work 2 Live program for an entire year. That means housing, employment, support and adventure for young people who have experienced homelessness.
Extra funds will help us expand
Our graduates’ inspiring stories
A special thank you to Zero Ceiling graduates Ryan Connolly and Sar Dauda, for taking the stage to share their stories. Having faced sometimes unthinkable challenges in their young lives, they demonstrated the strength, resilience and passion of the Work 2 Live crew.
Each and every young person who joins the program is driven to change their future, and Zero Ceiling provides them with the support they need to do that. With 680 young people sleeping on the streets of Vancouver every night, our work to reduce youth homelessness has never been more important.
Thank YOU – whether you attended, donated to the event, pledged a donation, volunteered, bought raffle tickets, bid on silent auction items, bought drinks or dressed up, you made it all possible. Without you, we couldn’t provide our Work 2 Live crew with the support they need to thrive.
If you would like to find out more about our work and how you can support us, please get in touch!
Thank you for a true community effort
While the array of inventive costumes and masks made it difficult to be entirely sure who you all were, Zero Ceiling are very grateful to every single person who was part of The Masquerade. There were so many local supporters and businesses whose generosity made such a wonderful night possible. In particular, we’d like to thank:
- The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre, who provided the beautiful venue, as well as endless support both before and during the event.
- evo, a newcomer in Whistler already making a real difference. Their event matching donation of $5,000 helped secure sustainable monthly donations totalling over $5,000 per year.
- Joey Houssian, Jon Dietrich, Andy Szocs, and the Restaurant Association of Whistler, all long-term supporters of Zero Ceiling who pledged further major donations at the event.
- Our volunteer fundraising committee who put in so much time and effort to create a truly memorable evening.
That’s not to mention the countless local businesses who donated food, drink, entertainment, silent auction items, raffle prizes and more. It’s truly inspiring to see what this community can create when we all come together.
Thank you to our partners
A huge thank you to all of the local businesses and individuals who made The Masquerade possible:
We would also like to thank all of the businesses who donated to our Silent Auction:
200 Degrees Bakery
Art Junction Gallery and Frame Studio
Aviva Wellness Massage Spa
Black Ohm Tattoos
Blackcomb Liquor Store
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Farfalla Hair & Esthetics
Fathom Stone Art
Forged Axe Throwing
Fort Berens Estate Winery
Four Seasons Beverley Wilshire
Four Seasons Vail
Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Keir Fine Jewellery
Nails in Whistler
Nicklaus North Golf Club
Nita Lake Lodge – Cure Lounge
Peak Performance Physiotherapy and Massage
Red Door Bistro/Roland’s Creekside Pub
Sea to Sky Air
Sketchy Trails Art
Sutton Place Hotels
The Adventure Group
The Brew Creek Centre
The Wee Mobs Hideaway
Village 8 Cinema
Vincent Massey Pottery
WB Retail Distribution
Whistler Brewing Company
Whistler Creek Athletic Club
Whistler Eye Clinic
Whistler Film Festival
Whistler Fire Department
Whistler Olympic Park