Dwight Drummond, Cabbie Richards, Kardinal Offishall, Glen Baxter

Dwight Drummond, Cabbie Richards, Kardinal Offishall, Glen Baxter

It’s surprising how Kardinal Offishall aka Mr. International has been hosting his annual charity Christmas party, now in it’s 14th year already! It was a star-studded night with celebrities such as Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Grammy award winner, Estelle, Karl Wolf, Amon Anderson of the Toronto Raptors, CFL football players from the Toronto Argos and Calgary Stampeders, Glen Baxter from CTV’s In Fashion, Lyriq Bent, CBC’s Dwight Drummond and too many more to list.

The best moment was when I was texting on my phone at the party and the one and only Kardinal Offishall taps me on the shoulder asking how I’m doing. What a great, approachable guy! Guests enjoyed festive cocktails, treats from the Waffle Bar and lots of food from The Tilted Kilt. Following that there were live performances by Karl Wolf and Estelle and dancing the night away to 5 time Stylus award-winning DJ Lissa Monet.

This great Christmas party at This is London supports the SickKids Foundation’s Caribbean Paediatric Cancer and Blood Program.

The Caribbean-SickKids Paediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Strategy

In the Caribbean, paediatric cancers and serious blood disorders are often fatal because of a shortage of health-care professionals and resources to diagnose and treat children. Through a new outreach initiative, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) is working with partners across the Caribbean to improve outcomes for children affected by these devastating childhood diseases. Unlike in Canada, countries across the Caribbean do not have a health-care system in place to support optimal management of paediatric cancer – from proactive screening to early diagnosis and fast intervention. This means that some children are not diagnosed until it is too late to save them. Those who are diagnosed when the disease is still in the early stages often have difficulty accessing the treatment they need. Six countries across the English-speaking Caribbean community – Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Trinidad & Tobago – have stepped forward to combat this children’s health issue.

To learn more about the program click here

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Michael Pinball Clemons and George Stroumboulopoulos with the Tilted Kilt ladies

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Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter from CTV’s In Fashion. What a nice guy!

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Our friend, Kwame

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Two of the evening’s biggest philanthropists Ferris Rafauli and Michael Pinball Clemons

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George Stromboulopoulos

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Left: Lyriq Bent

Left: Lyriq Bent

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