Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine attended the “Wheels of Hope” charity fundraising event at the prestigious Granite Club, in Toronto Ontario, hosted by Lifeline Canada Humanitarian Organization, under the patronage of HRH Crown Princess Katherine.
The purpose of the event was to launch “The Wheels of Hope” campaign in support of urgently needed vehicles to transport patients to hospitals for treatments throughout Serbia. The aim of the event was to purchase as many of these vehicles as possible, with the hope to make someone’s life, just a little bit easier.
The Canadian diaspora responded to this plea in full force and raised enough funds to purchase 6 vehicles within one hour, during a very interesting and fun filled live auction, where the audience was invited to join together to buy parts of a vehicle, or an entire vehicle, if so inclined.
Most impressive in the evening was the purchase of two vehicles, one by Mr. Lou Strauss and Mrs. Gartner in celebration of her Mother’s 90 birthday, Mrs. Kosa Mitrovic in the town of Kovin, and one pledged by Mr. Zoran Churchin for town of Novi Sad.
Guests included the Very Reverend Father Vasilije Tomic, the Very Reverend Father Peter Avgeropoulos, His Excellency Mr. Mihajlo Papazoglu with his wife Djurdja, Consul Mr. Spasoje Milicevic and his wife Ljiljana, Mr. Danny Filipovic, Dr. Nada Beserminji, Mr. and Mrs. Rajko Djurdjevic, and Mr. and Mrs. Ardis Gardella from Grosse Pointe, Michigan.
Entertainment included the Oplenac folklore group and the evening was serenaded by the divine stylings of the PAGANINI orchestra.
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine gave impassioned pleas for assistance and their speeches were truly inspirational.
A most pleasurable evening was had by all.