An Event You Don't Want to Miss.

Sept 10, 2022 | The Island Star – Kingston, ON

In support of Kingston Animal Rescue. Until there is a forever home for every animal.

Kingston Animal Rescue

A local no-kill animal rescue group.

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An Event You Don't Want to Miss.

Sept 10, 2022 | The Island Star - Kingston, ON

In support of Kingston Animal Rescue. Until there is a forever home for every animal.

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The Forever Gala

Until there is a forever home for every animal.

A magical night out in support of Kingston Animal Rescue.

Celebrate Kingston Animal Rescue with a magical, unforgettable night out in the heart of our community. Kingston Animal Rescue is fueled by the heart, compassion, and generosity of the people of Kingston. Hundreds of animals have been saved by the support of this beautiful city and with this event many more!

The Forever Gala features a stunning venue that could not be closer to the gorgeous waters of Lake Ontario with a dockside cocktail reception followed by a beautiful sunset dinner cruise on The Island Star. Show up to red carpet photography, delicious vegan fine dining, exciting live and silent auctions, inspiring entertainment with live music, and much more – all in the wonderful company of Kingston’s golden-hearted animal lovers.   

Use of Funds


Until there is a forever home for every animal.

Launched in 2019, the Forever Gala raised $18,000. Sadly, the event couldn’t run for the last two years
and Kingston Animal Rescue has been limited in how they could fundraise. Yet animals have still needed
rescuing and vet care has remained a major expense. This has made the need for this event even greater.
Kingston Animal Rescue has worked hard to rescue animals in our city that had nowhere else to go, providing exceponal care and placing them in commied forever homes. They’ve rescued and rehabilitated dogs, cats, rabbits, and all kinds of lile friends over the years.

Kingston Animal Rescue hopes to continue to make a difference for dogs in need. Since the 2019 Forever Gala’s success, several very special dogs have been saved. Many of the dogs in need required extensive veterinary care. Rex is the perfect example. He was in so much pain when he arrived that that he had aggression. His displaced spinal discs affected his mobility, so there were concerns he wouldn’t walk, run or play. He required an MRI and spinal surgery. This was all before we managed his seizures and thyroid conditon! Today Rex is seizure-free, thyroid managed, digestion regulated, and discs fixed. Now that he’s comfortable: he loves kids, loves running with the other dogs in his household, takes daily swims and shepherds the whole pack around – always aware of the location of his favourite ball!

The funds raised by The Forever Gala will support dogs like this, changing the lives of those in need.

Haley (pictured) has been a medical mystery!

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The Island Star

1 Brock St
Kingston, ON K7L 1R7


Thank you so much to our Sponsors for making this evening unforgettable.

The Cat's Meow: Luxury Inn for Cats

Cassandra and David at The Cat’s Meow Luxury Inn offer a cats-only, deluxe boarding and grooming service, featuring cage-free suites, and private, safe indoor/outdoor access. Our suites envelope your cat in luxury, bathe your cat in warmth from our sun-filled windows, and amuse with the sights and sounds of the forest. While your cats are staying with us why not treat them to a warm massage shampoo bath by our Certified Feline Master Groomer? Check out our website for more info or come for a tour!

Panadew Property Management

At Panadew Property Management, we take pride in our work and the services we offer. Whether you have one or one hundred investment properties, Panadew will deliver the same efficient, courteous service. We are experts in the management of income producing real estate for investors.

Jessica Hellard Real Estate Group

Delivering a 5-Star Real Estate Experience with Innovation and Integrity in Kingston, ON.

James Braden Ford, Lincoln and Nissan

At James Braden, we promote a low-pressure atmosphere, where we put the customers first 100% of the time. We pride ourselves on giving customers a unique and positive customer experience. The customer experience doesn’t stop after you purchase a vehicle, instead we build a lifelong relationship with all of our customers. Need to trade in or purchase a new vehicle? Need service or maintenance done? We are always here to help, no matter where you are in the vehicle buying process. At James Braden we offer a different kind of car buying experience! Dogs welcome!

Parasol Financial Solutions

As an independent financial solutions firm, we strive to build connections and develop strategies to best help our clients reach their financial goals. We take pride in providing the highest quality, professional advice with a personal touch. We want our clients to know that at Parasol, under any condition, we’re there and we’ve got you covered.

ME Esthetics & Wellness Spa

Here at ME Esthetics its all about you and your experience. Drop your stresses at the door and let us treat you. When coming to ME Esthetics and Wellness Spa you will be greeted warmly. Offering registered massage therapy, lash extensions, brows, skincare, body treatments, hair removal, reflexology, reiki and counselling. 

Pet Valu Kingston

Our locally owned stores want to be your #1 stop for pet supplies in Kingston! Come see all your wonderful favorite foods, toys and treats and spend some time browsing the store…we’re constantly adding new and exciting products! 3 locations in town to serve you best!


These incredible performers will be gracing us with their talents to make the evening absolutely magical!

Julia Finnegan

“It’s the kind of talent that quiets the room and leaves you asking when the second EP comes out.” – Nick Pearce, Visit Kingston

In an industry brimming with talent, Kingston, Ontario-based indie-folk artist, Julia Finnegan, stands out. In 2015, Finnegan released her debut EP, ‘Thoughts Collide,” which received radio-play coast-to-coast, across Canada on CBC radio.

Finnegan has seen music from all sides. She has worked behind the scenes and has shared the stage with the many artists she admires; Rose Cousins, Justin Rutledge, Matthew Barber, The Weather Station, Kim Churchill, Miss Emily & more. She is now set to focus all of her energy on delivering personal portraits through her music.

John Torres

John Torres is an incredibly talented musician best known around Kingston for his passion for open mic and jam nights and being able to fit in with multiple groups and bring his own style.

Cole Haggar

Cole has a passion for piano and vocals and with his professional training and smooth vibes is an incredible performer.

The Kingston Piano Trio

The Kingston Piano Trio is made up of members Andrew Dicker (violin), Jeff Hamacher (cello), and Susan Mander (piano). Founded in 2020 they perform chamber music concerts and recitals in Kingston and the surrounding area.

Group members perform with The Kingston Symphony, The Kingston Baroque Consort, Orchestra Kingston, Melos Baroque Orchestra, and teach privately and in various organizations throughout the city. Members hold music degrees from Boston University, The University of Toronto, and Western University. 

All three members of the Kingston Piano Trio are residents of Kingston and active music teachers and performers in the community.

We are here to bring our love of music to the people of the city of Kingston, and the surrounding regions.

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Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions!