MAYORS DINNER REIMAGINED FOR 2021
The Mayors' Dinner has a wonderful 32-year history of recognizing and celebrating individuals and stories of community commitment. For almost 10 years, the event has been at capacity of nearly 1000 guests. We are grateful for the support the event and our work has engendered.
For the second year in a row, the COVID-19 pandemic has played havoc with our plans for the Mayor’s Dinner. The strength of the dinner has always been our ability to come together in community, for community. In consultation with the Mayors of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, due to the inability to gather in person, we have decided to also not host a virtual Mayor’s Dinner this year.
Having said that, COVID-19 has made for a challenging time for our community’s most vulnerable members. Throughout this past year, and especially this past winter, the complexity of our work and the urgent need for affordable and supportive housing has only grown.
For 2021, in lieu of the dinner, the Mayors have offered to assist us in inviting past Mayors' Dinner attendees and others who are able, to offer a donation to the Working Centre’s Capital Housing Campaign. In our next issue of Good Work News, we will share our new housing ideas with you, and invite your support.
In the meantime, stay tuned for our invitation in mid-May.