Congratulations to our lucky winners!

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Grand prize #1: WestJet Getaway
Value: $6,500
Andrea Van Hoeve

Grand prize #2: VIA Rail Getaway
Value: $1,500
Julie Cole

Grand prize #3: Local Love Staycation
Value: $1,000
Matt Milson 

Suitcase Party Door Prize
Value: $500
Danielle Perelman


Suitcase Party

Join us for United Way’s first-ever Suitcase Party! Pack a bag, grab your
favourite travel buddy, and enjoy an evening of local food, music and fun…plus a
chance to WIN amazing prizes like a perfect weekend getaway for two, all expenses paid.

Suitcase Party
Thursday, February 27, 2020
6:00 p.m. till late | prize draws 9:00 p.m.
Jet Aircraft Museum | 2465 Aviation Ln #2, London

Tickets available at the door

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Tickets, travel buddy, valid passports? Check, check, check.

Now all you need to do is pack and party. Here’s everything you need to know to Suitcase Party
…and be eligible to WIN the WestJet Getaway!

Wifi on site provided by Stronghold Services:
Network: Suitcase Party
Password: UnitedWayEM

Tag us on social media at @unitedwayemca #SuitcaseParty2020

You can’t fly if you don’t pack

To win the WestJet Getaway, you and your travel buddy must be on-site at the Suitcase Party with packed bags, valid international passports and Friday booked off.

WestJet Getaway winners will leave direct from the Suitcase Party tonight. Each person can bring a checked bag and a carry-on.

Check out Nicole Spriet, The Curated Suitcase and hints about the Mystery Destination with her mood boards below (to be revealed at 8:05 p.m. at the party)

You CAN win if you don’t want to fly

The VIA Rail Getaway to Montreal and the Local Love Staycation grand prizes both have flexible dates.

Mystery Destination at 8:00, prize draws at 9:00

We’ll pause the Suitcase Party at 8:00 p.m. to announce the WestJet Getaway Mystery Destination. Guests will have one final opportunity to purchase prize ballots.

All prize draws happen at 9:00 p.m., including door prize.

Say YES to more chances to WIN

All ticket holders can purchase additional chances to win grand prizes on-site at the Suitcase Party: 1 raffle ticket for $50 / 3 raffle tickets for $100

Prize draws at 9:00 p.m. Ticket holders must be at the Suitcase Party to win.

First place prize
WestJet Getaway
Value: $6,500

Second place prize:
VIA Rail Getaway
Value: $1,500

Third place prize:
Local Love Staycation
Value: $1,000


What to wear

We’re calling it concert casual–nice jeans, shirt, comfy shoes—but you can style Suitcase Party any way you want. On arrival, your packed bags will be securely stowed so you can join the fun.

For food & drink tickets, download Noqutix

Food trucks and local beverage vendors will be on-site at the Suitcase Party. All tickets cost $6. Guests can purchase e-tickets through Noqutix before or at the event. All guests will receive 1 complimentary food and beverage ticket.

Download Noqutix on the App Store or get it on Google Play

While you’re at it, create a MobilBid account too

  • Toronto Blue Jays day, including tickets, swag, transportation and Steam Whistle Brewery Tour
  • Port Stanley weekend getaway with hotel, shopping and more!
  • 8 ‘Rock All Day’ passes at The Factory and a Powerhouse Brewing Co. tour

Create your MobilBid account here: (case sensitive)

Online auction will go live for a sneak peek 24 hours prior to the event

How the party will roll (er, fly)

6pm – Doors open

Tunes by DJ Music Central

6:30pm – Welcome

Liz Gogol – Corus Entertainment

live music by Brandon Watt and band

Kyla Woodcock – Forest City Sport & Social Club

8:15pm – LIVE BAND
music by Brandon Watt and band

Liz Gogol – Corus Entertainment

9:15pm – DANCE PARTY
music by – Music Central

11:00pm – GOODNIGHT

Images courtesy of Pinterest

Pack, party and fly

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On arrival, your packed bag will be securely stowed so that you and your
travel buddy can join the party. Jet Aircraft Museum offers an
unusual and eclectic atmosphere where you’ll enjoy food trucks, local brews,
local music and more. Check back often for Mystery Reveals.

Could YOU be the lucky winner?

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At 9:00 p.m.—drumroll please—we’ll pause the Suitcase Party to announce the grand prize winners:

Grand prize #1: WestJet Getaway | Value: $6,500 – You and your travel buddy will get whisked away direct from the Suitcase Party for a fabulous weekend somewhere in North America.

This WestJet Getaway includes:

  • Return airfare for 2 from Toronto Pearson Airport to a destination in North America
  • Transportation to Toronto and hotel Thursday night so you can wake up Friday, refreshed to fly
  • Luxury hotel Friday and Saturday night
  • Yummy food and drink
  • Tickets to live entertainment which could include a concert, theatre, museums or TV show taping…the sky’s the limit
  • Checked luggage (1 bag per person)
  • Return transportation from Toronto Pearson Airport to London

The small print: Winner and their travel buddy must be ready to leave direct from the Suitcase Party with valid international passports and packed bags. The WestJet Getaway starts Thursday night and ends Sunday night. No substitutions or exceptions. LL#816142

Grand prize #2: VIA Rail Getaway | Value: $1,500 – You’ll love the way with two round-trip tickets to Montreal plus two nights in a luxury hotel. C’est magnifique! LL#816142

Grand prize #3: Local Love Staycation | Value: $1,000 – Sometimes, the best getaway is close to home. Love local with a spa package for two, luxury car rental and a night out at a hometown attraction. LL#816142

Door prize: This Suitcase Party gift basket is packed with local treats, including a brewery tour for 10 at Anderson Craft Ales.

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Party for a cause

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Have your party and feel good about it too. United Way was able launch the Suitcase Party
thanks to a crew of awesome committee volunteers and generous local sponsors.

Partying for a cause is just one way you can help ignite awareness about #UNIGNORABLE
issues, inspire action to help solve them, and invest in solutions that get proven results.

Proceeds from United Way events stay 100% local, always.

Questions? Contact

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Suitcase Party event sponsors
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