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

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Only at our 5th Annual Gala on April 4, 2017 will you have the once-in-a-lifetime chance to see Lieutenant-General The Honourable Roméo Dallaire face off against Uganda's Queen of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi, in the ultimate game of chess. 
General Dallaire is a Canadian humanitarian, bestselling author, and a tireless advocate for human rights, especially in regards to child soldiers, veterans, and the prevention of mass atrocities. He is also a respected government and UN adviser, and former Canadian Senator.  


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

Business Dress

Tickets $250 l Table $2,500

All ticket and table purchases are eligible for a partial tax receipt.

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Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St in the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

4 April 2017
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 5:30 PM (ADT)


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