Events & Campaigns

Previous Events – 24th Gala “Open Road, Night of Hope”

We are pleased to announce our 2024 Charity Of Hope Gala and we invite you to join us for a special evening along with 8x JUNO award winning band , Colin James Blue Trio with 20 studio albums, including Open Road, as we come together to support underprivileged children and youth in our communities across Canada.

Thanks for joining us Friday, March 22, 2024, at Carmen’s Banquet Center for “Open Road, Night of Hope” fundraising gala!

Previous Events Giving Tuesday

Join Us In Creating A Brighter Future!

In the spirit of the approaching season of joy and goodwill, Charity of Hope extends a heartfelt invitation to become a beacon of light for those in need on Giving Tuesday, November 28th, 2023. 

This time of year, as the air turns colder and the days grow shorter, the warmth of your generosity can bring comfort and joy to those who need it most. Since 1996, we have been weaving threads of hope into the lives of thousands of children, youth, and families, creating a community of support that spans generations. 

Previous Events 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

If you are interested in a great round of golf, at a picturesque golf course, with a delicious grab-and-go lunch and dinner, along with golf trophies and raffle prizes, all while supporting a great charity, then this golf tournament is for you!

Join us on August 17th for our 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Southbrook Golf & Country in Hamilton!

Thank You for Your Love and Support for Charity of Hope!

Charity of Hope’s 23rd Gala My Town was a massive success, raising $127,000.00 for the children and youth in our community!

We could not accomplish this without the support of our partners like you.

On behalf of the disadvantaged children and youth that receive vital assistance, thank you!

Our Town Supports The Charity of Hope”

Previous Events – 23rd Gala ‘My Town’

We are pleased to announce our 2023 Charity Of Hope Gala and we invite you to join us for a special evening along with JUNO winners and GRAMMY Nominee, Glass Tiger as we come together to support underprivileged children and youth in our communities across Canada.

Join us Friday, March 24, 2023, at Carmen’s Banquet Center for “Our Town Supports The Charity of Hope” fundraising gala!

  • Dinner
  • Dancing
  • Live Entertainment featuring Glass Tiger
  • Raffles

Questions? Please contact:

Daniele Dagenais
Charity of Hope Executive Director
(289) 922-9310

Available Now!

It All Started With Lasagna

The Life Story of Peter Mercanti and His Ingredients for Business Success, Leadership and Happiness by Peter Tassi

It All Started with Lasagna is a chance to get up close and personal with Peter Mercanti, a successful Hamilton businessman who came to Canada as an immigrant at age seven with his parents. With forthright honesty, Peter shares the story of his rise to business success—starting off at the age of eleven with selling “recycled” car engines to the scrap yard from which they were liberated—and the development of Carmen’s Banquet Centre, his flourishing wedding and event venue, and associated hospitality businesses.

All net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Charity of Hope.

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Thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support

If you have any questions or need any assistance, please call or email Daniele Dagenais at (289) 922-9310 or

Thank you,

From your Charity of Hope Co-Chairs,

Erik Ferrara and Julie Lamparski