5 FAQs About Camp Mini-Yo-We’s 2017 Alumni Celebration Fundraising Dinner

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In a few short weeks, we’re hosting an event, which we want to make sure our entire community knows about. We’re praying that the 2017 Alumni Celebration Fundraising Dinner goes on to become a memorable night in the history of our ministry and we want you to be with us to be a part of it. Below are some questions that people have been asking about the event. We want you to know the answers to these questions so that you can spread the word about it!

Date: Friday, April 21st 2017 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Location: Chateau Le Jardin Centre, 8440 Highway 27, Woodbridge, ON

Q. What is the purpose of the Alumni Celebration?

The mission of Camp Mini-Yo-We is to develop tomorrow’s leaders through life-changing adventures in God’s creation. Over the last 70 years, we’ve developed thousands of leaders who have gone on to make an impact around the world. We’re eager to celebrate what God has done through our alumni and accelerate this work in the future. We hope to have the largest gathering of our Alumni in the history of our ministry. We’ll be launching The Mini-Yo-We Alumni Association, a new and exciting way to stay connected to the ministry and mission of Camp. We’re praying that it will be a fun-filled time and will help us to work together to forge the future of our ministry!

Q. Who is invited to attend?

We welcome anyone who is a friend of Camp Mini-Yo-We! Whether you are an alumnus, a donor, camper parent or current summer staff, we encourage you to attend! Although we are taking a special interest in reaching out to people who have been a bit disconnected from our ministry over the past few years, our doors are open to everyone. Bottom line, we want you and your friends to join us.

Q. How is this different than the Fundraising Dinners that Camp Mini-Yo-We has held in past years?

In some ways, it will be like past Fundraising Dinners, which goes to say that it will have great music, a fantastic meal, a silent yet fun auction and your friends from Camp. It will be different in the sense that some parts of the evening will be designed to help people connect with each other more. For instance, you’ll have a chance to be seated with other people from your ‘decade’ of Camp. We’ll be clustering together tables from various decades so that you would be more likely to see the people you remember even vaguely! It’s also different in the sense that we’re promoting attendance more broadly than just personal invites from our most connected people. We want everyone who has a connection with Mini-Yo-We to attend this event.

Q. Where do I get tickets for the celebration?

Tickets for the 2016 Alumni Celebration are no longer available.

Q. How can I help with the Alumni Celebration?

Mini-Yo-We people are the best… always looking to plug in and help! There are a few things you can do to help us with this year’s Alumni Celebration:

  • Spread the Word // We need help in reaching out to people and inviting them to come to the event. Email Ethan Clark (ethan@miniyowe.com) to learn more about reaching out to 50+ alumni and personally inviting them!
  • Silent Auction Items // We’re looking for high quality and intriguing items for the silent auction at the dinner. Email our office with your ideas of donations to help us raise resources!
  • Donate // There is a unique donation opportunity, which we’re presenting at the evening and that you might want to help us with. Email me (rich@miniyowe.com) and ask about how you can help us towards this fundraising goal.

What an honour to serve this community! The 2017 Alumni Celebration Fundraising Dinner is going to be a fantastic time together. Join us and bring some friends with you. Let’s consider the leadership legacy of this ministry and forge the future together.

Rich Birch
Executive Director