OFFA to host fundraiser for Ukraine at next week’s film festival

The Oakville Film and Art Festivals, as part of their 9th annual film festival, will co-host a special fundraising gala called the Ukrainian Arts Festival.

The event will take place on Saturday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Oakville Center for the Performing Arts. This is the third and final gala presentation at Oakville Center as part of the 2022 festival lineup. In addition to in-person tickets, live stream access is also being sold to watch the event from home .

(Although unlike other gala events and festival screenings, as this is a fundraiser, passes are not permitted for admission and all seats are single tickets only.)

This event includes a concert by Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk and authentic Ukrainian films, dance and art. A live auction and local Ukrainian art auction will also be part of the event and will raise additional funds to support the cause.

The evening begins at 7 p.m. and includes:

“This is a really special event for this year’s festival,” said BAFF Executive Director Wendy Donnan. “Funds raised at this gala will go towards emergency medical and humanitarian support, to help the brave civilian volunteers in Ukraine as they fight for freedom.”

Tickets are $75 per person for regular seating, with a portion of all ticket sales going to the Ukrainian World Foundation and the Ukrainian World Congress.

Platinum VIP tickets are also being sold for $250, which includes a pre-show reception with Chantal Kreviazuk, featuring “a welcome reception from 5 to 6 p.m. in the lobby of the Oakville Center.”

The OFFA also recently announced three promotional codes available for a discount on tickets:

  • Redeem Code offabogo to obtain a free ticket with the purchase of a full price ticket
  • The code out of twenty you will also get 20% off the livestream price
  • The code offatwentyvip offers you 20% discount on the price of each VIP ticket

The OFFA also says this fundraiser is a separate ticketed event and “is not included with any festival pass.”

More event information and tickets for all OFFA 2022 events are available online here.

Tyler Collins

Tyler Collins is Oakville News’ publishing assistant and arts reporter. He started with current affairs in 2016 and now specializes in news and current affairs, film, theater and entertainment.

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