Stay at Home Gala begins at 5:30 p.m. today
At this moment, area residents have helped local organizers raise $5,059.70 for our community in advance of the online gala, which begins at 5:30 p.m. today (May 2)
Thank you in advance for joining in on the entertainment and enlightenment this evening for what is certain to be a night you won’t forget. We hope that you find it as inspiring as we do that as a community we have come together to support those in need.
Here’s what you need to know about being able to take part in the gala.
The log-in, welcome, and live musical entertainment begins at 5:30 p.m. with musical entertainer Keith Larsen.
Sign runs from 5:30 to 6 p.m. The national broadcast will start at 6 p.m. (MT) and the local program will follow from 7 to 8 p.m.
How to watch the Gala
This evening, we will be using Zoom to broadcast the event. Our team wants to help ensure you are all set up to have the best viewing experience, make sure to test today WELL IN ADVANCE of the show to ensure everything is working.
For Desktop/Laptop/Mobile Devices:
– Go to https://zoom.us/test;
– Download the application for your device;
– This will test your internet connection and download the application;
– Ensure you can join the test meeting successfully;
– During the test make sure your speakers and audio is working;
– If you are planning on casting this to your TV we recommend taking the time to set up in advance.
If you would like to include a delicious take-out dinner in your gala experience, please have a look at The Heid Out’s online menu at https://www.theheidout.ca/, and give them a call at 250-426-7922 OR 250-919-8641 to order your dinner.
What to expect
Please keep your camera on during the event, as it’s fun to see everybody who is participating.
For most of the broadcast, we will have everyone’s microphones muted, other than the presenters, just to avoid any background noise.
We will be spotlighting our local presenters, when it’s each person’s turn to present. Please leave your Zoom view in the spotlight mode (i.e. rather than gallery) so that we can all focus on the presenter.
Show us your red carpet attire by using the hashtags #StayHomeRedCarpet AND #CBKStayAtHomeGala.We want to see everyone dressed in their finest, as well as their comfy slippers!
“Thanks to your generous support, so far, we have raised $5059.70 to support local non-profits on the front lines of COVID-19. Together, let’s reach our goal of $10,000 by continuing to spread the word with a like or share,” stated Community Foundation of the Kootenay Rockies executive director Lynnette Wray.
It’s important to organizers that you enjoy the event, but if you have any trouble setting up Zoom, please reach out to us at [email protected].