Big Hats High Tea

Since 2014, the Rotary Club of LaSalle Centennial has been holding Big Hats High Tea (BHHT) on a Sunday afternoon in May. This elegant and fun event which features a champagne reception, white glove high tea service, tea tastings, traditional high tea sandwiches and desserts, vintage china table settings, exquisite door prizes, raffles, much more!Inspired by the idea of women helping their community, this event supports local charities that assist members of the community with a focus on peace and conflict prevention, maternal and child health, education, literacy and economic/community development. Each year a featured beneficiary organization is chosen to receive the proceeds. our past recipients are:

  • 2015/16 - Welcome Centre Shelter for Women

  • 2015/16 - $2000 Hiatus House

  • 2016/17 - $2000 Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women

  • 2017/18 - $2000 Autism Services Inc

  • 2018/19 - $2000 The Liberty Project

  • 2019/20 - $2000 Windsor Essex Child and Youth Advocacy Centre

Applications are due February 18, 2021. Click below to get the application.



Theresa Dugal will always be remembered fondly for her philanthropic spirit, support of the community and this event.

She was the title sponsor of Big Hats High Tea for five years. 

BHHT 2019

On a beautiful afternoon in May, over 150 big-hearted and elegant women gathered at Essex Golf and Country Club to enjoy champagne, tea with sandwiches and dessert, fun and fellowship. Proceeds from the auctions and raffles went to support The Liberty Project, a student run initiative at the University of Windsor, created by Enactus Windsor. This project aims to address two significant needs: providing opportunity for sustainable employment to victims of abuse, addiction and trauma; affording access to sanitary menstrual health products to women living in poverty across the world.

BHHT 2018

Another beautiful day in May saw over 150 women gather at Essex Golf and Country Club for this signature event. This year the beneficiary of the funds raised was Autism Services. Their mission is to provide individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) with a specialized program to enable them to reach their potential while providing family support, and to share information and resources with the Windsor Essex Community.