BMO Presents: The Gayla Gala! – Wednesday, May 2, 7:30pm


Wednesday, May 2 – 7:30pm
Alumnae Theatre
70 Berkeley Street
Go HERE for Tickets: Group of 12 $3000
Individual: $300
(Tax receipts available in accordance with CRA rules and regulations)

Well we’re back!  And back with a vengeance committed to raising funds for small queer charities across Canada (and maybe someday internationally).

The festival kicks off with it’s big ticket gala at the Alumnae Theatre on Wednesday May 2 at 7:45 pm. This year’s “Gayla Gala” is a 90 minute fast-paced variety show featuring festival talent and loads of Canada’s favourite personalities. We’re celebrating performance of all kind so, as is the case with all of our galas, you never know what you might get (but if you’re in the front row you might get wet).

Scheduled to appear: Gavin Crawford (Because News), Julia Scotti(America’s Got Talent), improv sensations, Jonathan Wilson, Ed Sahelyand Kathryn Greenwood, Martha E. Chaves (JFL), Ryan Graham Hinds, Franny MB, Jennifer Walls (How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria), Grace Bakker (The Launch), Phil Luzi, Rusty Note Wrong (Boylesque),Women Fully Clothed (Teresa Pavlinek, Robin Duke, Jane Eastwood, and Kathryn Greenwood, and introducing Brandon Ash-Mohammed, Monica Garrido and A’mar Wharton-Matthew. Festival founder Maggie Cassella (standup, TV host, neat freak) will host this all-star and future-star show.

Tickets are $300 a person or $3000 for a group of twelve and can be purchased online at  or by writing (Tax receipts available in accordance with CRA rules and regulations).

Oh and there’s fun food too.  It may not be fancy but it’s fun and yummy and there will be CUPCAKES!  Rubber chickens reserved for the stage.

We know this is a big ticket but thanks to our sponsors EVERY penny of it goes directly to the Foundation which means it goes directly to helping a small queer charity somewhere in Canada stay on it’s feet.  Give yourselves a pat on the back k?

Oh and don’t forget to pat our gold sponsor

and our Media Sponsor



and our Bronze Sponsor:

The We’re Funny That Way Festival is a fundraiser for the We’re Funny That Way Foundation which aims to give transformational gifts to queer charities across Canada.  This year we are providing funds the amazing Rainbow Railroad. For more information on how this incredible organization brings LGBTQ folks to safety go here.

The festival is produced pro bono by Ford Cassella Productions.

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