For the first time since 2019, Kate Linder's (Esther Valentine) high tea charity event benefiting March of Dimes Canada will be held as an in-person event. The event will feature a Q&A, an autograph session, silent auctions, and, of course, a host of soap stars.
In addition to Linder, fans can also expect to see Cait Fairbanks (Tessa Porter), Camryn Grimes (Mariah Copeland), Bryton James (Devon Hamilton), Christian LeBlanc (Michael Baldwin), and Brytni Sarpy (Elena Dawson).
Kate Linder & Friends OpportuniTea benefits March of Dimes Canada, with funds raised helping to ensure that children and youth living with disabilities can achieve their full potential through programs like Conductive Education. Kate Linder has been March of Dimes Canada's Ambassador of Conductive Education since 2012.
The event will be held June 4, 2023, in a new venue: the Beanfield Centre, located at 105 Princes' Boulevard in Toronto. Costs start at $125 for regular seating, $175 for preferred seating, and $275 for a circle of friends ticket, which includes a meet and greet with the cast prior to the event.
Tickets can be purchased at www.marchofdimes.ca/opportunitea
This year's tea will feature a very special auction item -- a set tour for two people!
"I love taking people to the set. It's a closed set, and we haven't been able to take anyone there in the last few years," Linder tells Soap Central. "I'm thrilled to announce that at the tea for March of Dimes Canada on June 4th, we will be auctioning off an amazing package. It includes airfare and hotel and a tour of Genoa city for two. Whatever you do -- don't miss this!"
Linder's tea had been scheduled for December 2022, but it was postponed out of an abundance of caution due to an increase in COVID and influenza cases.
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