Gala 2017

Prepare to be enchanted at this year’s 65 Roses Gala – East Meets West, A Quest for the Cure

Taking place on November 4th, 2017, this incredible evening of dining, dancing, and fundraising will transport you to another world.

  • A South Asian inspired reception with tasty hors d’oeuvres and specialty cocktails
  • An exceptional themed meal with sommelier inspired wine selections
  • An incredible selection of exclusive and unique auction items to bid on at Live and Silent Auctions, including a very special Key to a Cure Auction

Dress for the event! South Asian dress welcome.

Why 65 Roses?

The “65 Roses” story started in 1965 when Mary, a mother of 3 young boys found out they all had Cystic Fibrosis. Mary started to call any clubs, social services and organizations asking for financial support for Cystic Fibrosis research. Her youngest son Richard (Ricky) at just 4 years old heard his mother on the phone and said to her

“I know what you are working for”

“What am I working for?”

“you are working for 65 Roses”

Mary was speechless as he didn’t know he had Cystic Fibrosis. Since then “65 Roses” has been used by children of all ages to describe their disease as it is easier to say. This story has captured the hearts and emotions of all who have heard it. The rose appropriately the ancient symbol of love, has become the symbol of Cystic Fibrosis Canada.