NASHI Our Children 20th Anniversary Gala


Sat, Oct 12, 2024


5:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Cathedral of the Holy Family (Hall)

NASHI Our Children, is a local organization established in 2004 by two local women, Savelia Curniski and Betti Lawrence with the goals of educating society about human trafficking and the operation of a safe house for at risk girls in Ukraine. 

This year we are celebrating our 20th anniversary and reflecting back on the hard work and successes of this volunteer led group.  In this time, they purchased then renovated a building in Ukraine and established Maple Leaf House (MLH) to provide a safe space for at risk girls to live together as a family and get the education they need to make their way in the world.  Since the invasion of Ukraine, most of the girls have been temporarily relocated to Poland for their safety, while Maple Leaf House is being used to help displaced Ukrainians.  NASHI has a dedicated group of volunteers who work tirelessly to raise awareness locally and fundraise to support Maple Leaf House.  Their annual fundraiser, Perogy Paradise, is a well-known and successful event that sells out in days. 

To celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are hosting a Gala Evening on October 12, 2024.This is a huge milestone and will focus on what NASHI has accomplished in its 20 years.  We’re thrilled and grateful to be able to share this with you – our supporters and volunteers. 

Included in your ticket price:

  • A Meet and Greet at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall on Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Red Carpet Gala on Saturday, October 12, 2024
    • Guest speakers
      • Victor Malarek
      • Maria Bilas – Director of NASHI’s Maple Leaf House (MLH) in Ukraine
      • Nastya – one of the MLH residents
    • Buffet dinner
    • Live entertainment
    • Red carpet photo-ops (dress glamorously)
    • And more…


  • $125 ($50 tax receipt)
  • Phone: 306-653-4646
  • E-transfer:  (please include your address information so a receipt can be issued)
  • Cheques can be mailed to:
    • NASHI
    • 535 8TH E.
    • Saskatoon, SK
    • S7H OP9