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St. Matthews Lutheron Church

Ukrainian Benefits Concert

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Ukrainian Benefits Concert
Ukrainian Benefits Concert

Time & Location

Oct 22, 2023, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

St. Matthews Lutheron Church , 54 Benton St, Kitchener, ON N2G 3H2, Canada

About the event

Ukrainian Benefits Concert

Join us for a noble cause on October 22, as Waterloo Region Grassroots Response to the Ukrainian Crisis and St. Matthew’s Church come together to host a unique benefits concert.

 When & Where

- Date: October 22

- Doors Open: 2:15 pm

- Concert Start: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

- Ukrainian Theme Vendor Fair: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Children 16 and below are free

Our volunteers, which include hosts, can receive 50% off their and their family's tickets. 

Free parking is available across the road at the mutli-level parking garage.

Charles & Benton Parking Garage, 4 Charles St E, Kitchener, ON N2G 1V8

Performance 

Be captivated by the mesmerizing sounds of the international artist, Dariia Lytvishko. Dariia has been selflessly giving charity organ recitals throughout Europe, England, and now, Ontario, aiming to raise funds for humanitarian support.

In addition to Dariia Lytvishko, two other Ukrainians who have fled the war on Ukraine will be performing on piano and guitar once the doors open. 

Guest Speaker :  Ivan Jaworsky

We will have a special guest speaker providing an update on the war on Ukraine and the looming crisis of the CUAET Visa closing on March 31, 2024. With almost 1 Million Ukrainians still to arrive, and only 200,000 arriving in the last 1.5 years, how can Canada cope?

How to Purchase Tickets

Purchase tickets online or at the door

If you are unable to pay online by Mastercard but can send an Electronic Emial Transfer please send us an email at wrgrassrootsresponse@gmail.com as well as the EMT explaining what tickets you are purchasing.

Donations

Your generosity can make a tangible difference. If you wish to contribute directly, *[click here]*

When you make a donation through the online portal you will receive a tax receipt

 Why Your Presence Matters

The funds raised during this event will be utilized by WR Grassroots Response to assist Ukrainian newcomers registered within our group. This encapsulates newcomers in the Waterloo Region and surrounding such as Guelph, Palmerston/Harriston, Milverston, Ayr, Stratford and more.

Our 1.5 year journey has seen us help over 1,000 people and families fleeing the war on Ukraine, with many seeking our help while still overseas and others in desperate need because they are homeless in Ontario. The numbers of people needing help are growing again as the March 31, 2024 deadline looms, approximiately 1 million Ukrainian have 6 months to enter Canada to activate their CUAET Visa or it is void. 

Because of the urgent crisis coming we are expanding. We are looking for communities in Ontario and potentially Canada to invite us to partner and help build their capacity.

The challenges faced by the Ukrainian families affected by war are immense, and this is where our commitment steps in. From housing to job placements, from healthcare to education, and from cultural integration to mental health support; WR GrassRoot aims to provide a holistic support system.

The importance of this event is multifold:

- Emergency Solutions: 

The proceeds will be directed towards creating additional emergency and short term housing (under 3 months)

 

- Benefit Needs: 

The funds will contribute directly to the many needs of the Ukrainian newcomers affected by war: short & long term housing, food, clothing, essential items, social & mental support, settelment efforts and more.

- Impact: 

Your participation and donation will strengthen our mission of fostering community and empathy, aiding in cultural integration, education, mental health, and more.

Your support can empower these individuals to rebuild their lives in a supportive community, imbued with dignity and hope.

We sincerely hope to see you there, united in our shared cause.

Tickets

  • General Ticket

    These tickets are for seats on the main area of the church. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

    Sale ended
    • $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
    • General: 16 Years & Under

      Children 16 year old and under are free. You can put $0 in the ticket price or pay what you wish for the ticket. These tickets are for seats on the main area of the church. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

      Pay what you want
      +Service fee
      Sale ended
    • VIP

      These seats are directly beside the organ or in the front row of the upper seats. VIP ticket holders will receive a personal gift as well as be invited to a VIP tour of one of our Ukrainian guest houses. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

      $150.00
      +$3.75 service fee
      Sale ended
    • VIP: 16 Years & Under

      Children 16 year old and under are free. You can put $0 in the ticket price or pay what you wish for the ticket. These seats are directly beside the organ or on the front row of the upper seats. VIP ticket holders will receive a personal gift as well as be invited to a VIP tour of one of our Ukrainian guest houses. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

      Pay what you want
      +Service fee
      Sale ended
    • Upper Floor

      These seats are in the back rows up the upper floor along the sides of the building or beside the organ. These seats will give you a view of Dariia performing. Each ticket holder will receive a personal gift. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

      $50.00
      +$1.25 service fee
      Sale ended
    • Upper: 16 Years & Under

      Children 16 year old and under are free. You can put $0 in the ticket price or pay what you wish for the ticket. These seats are in the back rows up the upper floor along the sides of the building or beside the organ. These seats will give you a view of Dariia performing. Each ticket holder will receive a personal gift. Specific seating is not assigned. The doors open at 2:15 pm to allow entrance. There will be a silent auction table as well as live music during this time.

      Pay what you want
      +Service fee
      Sale ended
    • Give a Gift of a Ticket

      Purchase this ticket so that a Ukrainian newcomer can attend the concert for free. Your name and email will be removed from the ticket before it is given to a newcomer to use.

      $20.00
      +$0.50 service fee
      Sale ended

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    $0.00

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