The Snowsuit Fund’s signature gala achieved an impressive fundraising total, nearly reaching the $100,000 mark to strengthen the 40-year-old organization’s mission of ensuring children’s warmth during winter. Operating without government support, the organization’s devoted team annually distributes over 16,000 snowsuits to underprivileged children across Ottawa. The sold-out gala on Wednesday, Feb. 28, featured delectable creations from local chefs, captivating art displays, pulsating beats from DJs and soul-stirring live music, all harmonizing to raise vital funds through spirited live and silent auctions for this significant cause.