GTA Construction Report staff writer
The Good Shepherd Ministries 16th annual gala – an event heavily supported by the construction industry that raises approximately 25 per cent of the organization’s funding – took place on Feb. 23 at the Paramount Conference and Event Venue in Woodbridge.
Good Shepherd Ministries, established in 1966, provides essential services to the homeless and others in need.
Jessica Holmes, entertainer and member of CBC’s Royal Canadian Air Farce, hosted the evening dinner, dancing and silent auction.
Through its various programs, Good Shepherd Centre provides more than 1,100 meals and snacks, 365 days a year; 91 beds in overnight shelters; clothing, showers and medical care; training; alcohol and drug recovery programs and assistance for homeless veterans.
Several members of the Federation of Painting and Decorating Contractors of Toronto attended the event. Federation president Dan Orrett said the group lent its support to the gala, as well as the Good Shepherd’s golf event this past summer.
“It is a pleasure to know that by supporting the Good Shepherd Gala we are significantly helping many homeless and disadvantaged people,” said Orrett.
For more information on Good Shepherd Ministries, visit goodshepherd.ca.