My EiTM24 Experience by Stacey Bielaski

Music, Lobster, and East Coast vibes in the Capital; Evening in the Maritimes 2024 (EiTM24) was so much fun. It was my third time attending; what a night for an incredible fundraising event for ABLE2!

When I got to the event, I checked out the Silent Auction items and had a complimentary drink to start off the night. Then I found my table in one of the East Coast province’s sections.. 

When the program began, there were East Coast province flags and bagpipes playing. The auctioneer did an amazing job getting the tables engaged with dream-of-a-lifetime trips you wouldn’t believe could be possible. We had a special host, Graham Richardson from CTV Ottawa Evening News. There were two people in ABLE2’s Matching Program who shared about how this program is very important to them. I enjoyed every moment, especially the food, during the event. 

If you are able to come to EiTM 2025, you should. This fundraiser event is for a good cause for people with disabilities. 

Stacey is a Program User, the chair of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) and Board Member of ABLE2.