Black Ty Gala

Providing quality end of life care for the Port Alberni community.

The Black Ty Gala is a major fundraiser that benefits Ty Watson House. All funds raised at this event allow us to continue to provide quality end of life care for the Port Alberni community.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Black Ty Gala took place at Echo Community Centre Saturday, May 27, 2023!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year, with music, live and silent auctions, a delicious dinner catered by the Starboard Grill, and more!
Dress code is cocktail/formal.

Thank you for everyone who attended!
Information on our 2024 Gala TBA.

Our 2023 Black Ty Gala was generously sponsored by the See Group, SAN Group, and Canadian Tire


Our champagne reception was sponsored by Mollon Tyler-Mollon
Our wine was sponsored by Clarkstone & Dearin Notary Corporation
Our safe taxis home were sponsored by Kal Tire

We would also like to thank our numerous donors to the live and silent auctions!
Our event could not be successful without the amazing support from our community.

The Gala began in 2008 and is the brainchild of a group of community members whose vision, creativity and countless volunteer hours created what has become one of the Alberni Valley’s most popular and coveted social events! The founding members of the group continue to lead the Gala Committee and are an integral part of our fundraising activities.

The Black Ty Gala is a spectacular event that includes entertainment, cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, and an evening of dancing.

Businesses and individuals from across Vancouver Island contribute exceptional items for our live and silent auctions. Items include fine art, wine, gift certificates, major sport and recreation equipment, airline travel and luxury hotel stays.

Details of our next Black Ty Gala will be posted as they become available.

How to Support the Gala

  • Become a sponsor: There are many elements to the gala that a business, individual or service group could sponsor. Talk to us about providing goods, services or a cash contribution to support the opening reception, entertainment, food and beverage and other expenses related to the gala.
  • Donate an item for auction: By donating unique and valued items for our auction you help raise funds for Ty Watson House.

Sponsorships, cash contributions and donated items are eligible for tax receipts.