5th Annual Gala featuring the Queen of Katwe's Phiona Mutesi and General Roméo Dallaire
by Beautiful World
- Tuesday, 04 April 2017 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM (ADT)
- Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
At Beautiful World's Annual Gala, you will hear from Phiona Mutesi, and her coach, Robert Katende. Phiona went from living in the slums of Katwe to learning chess through a sports outreach program. She then became one of Uganda’s top chess players, and the first Female Candidate Master in Uganda. Phiona's life story is the inspiration for the Disney movie “The Queen of Katwe.”
Phiona overcame all odds and is an inspiration to the girls Beautiful World supports who, like Phiona, come from extreme poverty. Phiona’s life is similar in that she grew up in a one parent home with no money for food, let alone school fees. Many of the girls in our programs have been orphaned by AIDS, conflict and other disease. With the help of Beautiful World, girls receive a full scholarship to high school, college and university, opening many doors of opportunity.
Our 5th Annual Gala promises to be our most memorable one yet. Don't miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St
Time: Cocktails - 5:30 pm
Tickets $250 l Table $2,500
All ticket and table purchases are eligible for a partial tax receipt.