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Tickets are selling fast for Waypoint's November Gala-at-Home with Juno award-winner and mental health advocate Serena Ryder
Tickets are selling fast for Waypoint's November Gala-at-Serena RyderHome with Juno award-winner and mental health advocate Serena Ryder

Waypoint is thrilled to welcome one of Canada’s biggest stars – Juno award winner and mental health advocate Serena Ryder - to headline the Shine the Light Gala-at-Home on November 5th. Tickets are selling fast – get yours today!

Presented by TD Bank Group, the fundraiser has a goal of $100,000 with proceeds supporting seniors at the hospital to allow care and treatment where they are most comfortable.

“The challenges of COVID-19 highlighted the need for us to be caring for the primary care and mental health care needs of patients at the same time, and in the setting where they are most comfortable,” said Dr. Kevin Young, Geriatrician and Waypoint Medical Director – Integrated Care. “When people are sick, the last thing they want to do is have to move. Being able to purchase specialized equipment and technology will allow us to provide accessible, high quality care right here at the hospital.”

The evening can be enjoyed two ways: with the purchase of premium tickets, or with a free guest pass. 

For just $125, Premium Ticket Holders will enjoy a mouth-watering gourmet meal by Feast Catering delivered right to their home, dinner music provided by local musicians, local radio personalities Carey Moran and Jason McCoy as the evening’s hosts, an online auction and the exclusive live Q&A with Serena.

All guests can join for free and enjoy music from local musicians, Carey Moran and Jason McCoy and Serena’s story in words and music.

A 2021 inductee to Canada’s Walk of Fame, Serena’s raw and earnest songwriting and beautifully electric live performances have made her a favourite among fans, peers, and critics alike. She has been playing guitar and penning songs since she was a teenager. On the outside, she was a rising international star, but on the inside, she was battling a deep depression that triggered an identity crisis and onstage panic attacks.

In her powerful performance, Ryder shares through words and music the difficult path she took to regain her health and how she rediscovered her voice, both as a performer, and an advocate for those living with mental illness.

“We are proud to partner with Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care and to support the work being done to help seniors get access to the mental health care and support they need." said Ester Condello, District Vice President, Greater Ontario Region, TD Bank. "At TD we recognize the importance of creating equitable health care outcomes for all. We look forward to this annual event that supports the hospital’s impactful work in advancing the treatment of individuals struggling with mental health issues and addiction." 

To purchase tickets, please visit Sponsorships are also available. For more information, or to sponsor the event, please contact Shelly Price at

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