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There’s been a delay in bringing the event back live and in person.

The 10th Annual OpportuniTea with Kate Linder and Friends for March of Dimes Canada is back, and though it was initially supposed to take place on Sunday, December 11, with various stars from The Young and the Restless coming together for a good cause and an afternoon of fun, the event has been postponed until late spring 2023.

This change comes due to a steady increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations week-over-week in Canada, where the event takes place, and with experts continuing to warn of a tough winter ahead with respiratory infections such as COVID-19, flu and RSV on the rise, March of Dimes Canada made the difficult decision to postpone. The health and safety of everyone in attendance, including the audience and special guests from the cast, is of paramount importance for the March of Dimes.

“My castmates and I were so looking forward to seeing everyone live and in-person again next month, but we understand the need for caution so that everyone stays healthy and happy and is able to enjoy a wonderful holiday season,” said Linder. “We look forward to seeing you in late April or early May.”

The event was set to take place at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel at 100 Front Street West in Toronto and be hosted by Linder (Esther), who has been March of Dimes Canada’s Ambassador of Conductive Education since 2012, with her castmate Christian LeBlanc (Michael) serving as co-host. Young & Restless stars that were taking part included Cait Fairbanks (Tessa), Camryn Grimes (Mariah), Bryton James (Devon), Mishael Morgan (Amanda) and Brytni Sarpy (Elena) with Global TV’s The Morning Show host Carolyn MacKenzie emceeing the cast Q&A.

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Guests who have already purchased their tickets will be contacted regarding the postponement and offered the choice of a full refund or a transfer to the new date. A new date will be announced once arrangements have been confirmed with Linder and the cast. Additional health and safety precautions will also be observed on the new date. Visit OpportuniTea for more information.

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