Mayors' Dinner

Please note that tickets for this year's Mayors' Dinner are almost sold out. Tickets are no longer available online. If you would like to inquire about tickets, please call Kara at 519-743-1151 x 119.

Please note that Patron Sponsorship Packages are also sold out for 2017. Thank you for your support!

The Mayors’ Dinner celebrates individuals who have made outstanding contributions to our community. All proceeds from the Mayors' Dinner support St. John's Kitchen and The Working Centre. 

The Mayors’ Dinner will recognize Neil Aitchison as Guest of Honour for the Thirtieth Annual Mayors’ Dinner.

Please join us:

  • Saturday April 8, 2017 Marshall Hall, Bingemans Kitchener, Ontario
  • Cocktails & Auction Preview 5:30 pm
  • Dinner 6:45 PM
  • Tribute to follow

Click here to view the 2017 Mayors' Dinner invitation.

Born in nearby Harriston, Ontario, Neil has become a fixture in Waterloo Region as a media personality, a sales executive, a business development expert and a popular actor, speaker and MC. Neil has stood with The Working Centre as Master of Ceremonies for the Mayors’ Dinner for 28 years – he has helped us to build this event to be an important celebration of our diverse community. Together we have honoured an amazing list of community builders – and each year Neil helped us to laugh at ourselves, to celebrate the contributions of each Guest of Honour, and to tease out the ways that each person made their unique contribution to our community. Neil uses humour to teach about personality, service and community as a speaker across Canada and the US. He has successfully co-written and performed Sorry I’m Canadian which brings Canadians together to learn about their history and to laugh about themselves. Presently, Neil is Senior Manager of Market Development for Melloul-Blamey Construction. He is a charter member of the Kitchener Westmount Rotary Club and has been named a Paul Harris Fellow three times, Rotary’s highest award for community service. From the beginning, Neil has contributed behind the scenes to the building of Drayton Entertainment. Neil was K-W Citizen of the Year in 2016. Neil serves as Master of Ceremonies for countless charities and public events.

At the Thirtieth Annual Mayors’ Dinner we will celebrate the way Neil engages humour as a community building tool.

For more information about The Mayors' Dinner or to join our Mayors' Dinner email announcement list, please call Kara at 519-743-1151 ext. 119, or email her at

Click here to read about past Mayors' Dinner Guests of Honour.