Category: charity

Stems of Hope Gala: Heroes Among Us

The 3rd Annual Stems of Hope gala boldly proclaimed to have an un-precedented event filled with amazement, entertainment and education.  Walking right in the decor of the retro superhero theme was a delight for guests both young and young-at-heart. It was quite confusing to have the different themes of a gala (at the Kool Haus of all places), with superheroes mixed with old school rap but that’s what made this gala really fun.  Somehow it all just worked and it’s…

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Do you have a passion for food? Ever wonder what it would be like to be a star in the kitchen? Take on the Chef’s Challenge and allow me to invite you to Chef John Cirillo’s Culinary Academy for a cooking lesson for aspiring cooks at any level and experience! Chef Cirillo lead a group of cooking enthusiasts at his own Culinary Academy on September 20th for the first in a series of this year’s Chef’s Challenge pre-events around the…

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Each year the Brazilian Carnival Ball attracts over 1,800 guests and raises more than $2 million making it one of the largest fundraising galas in Canada and reaching international reputation (in September 2002, the Ball was held at the Château de Versailles in France).  More than $55 million net has been donated to important causes in healthcare, research , education and culture in Canada since Anna Maria de Souza started it in a small Toronto church basement in 1966.  The…

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Hosted by Linda Evangelista and Dean & Dan Caten of DSQUARED2, notable celebrities gathered for an upscale, fashionable and glamourous evening for the final MAC Viva Glam Fashion Cares fundraising event in support of men, women and youth living with HIV.  The event then continued inside for music performances by the Scissor Sisters and Janelle Monae.  Sir Elton John himself performed Tiny Dancer, Your Song, renditions of Rocket Man and Crocodile Rock.  The finale, I’m Still Standing, with over 20…

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Not just models but also celebrities and TV personalities got together to strut their stuff on the catwalk at Cube night club on Queen Street West to showcase the Diesel 2012 Fall/Winter men’s and women’s collection in an international charity event for ONEXONE, benefitting children in need around the world including Canada, Haiti and the US. Glen Baxter, Canadian TV personality and host of CTV’s In Fashion, hosted the evening at Cube where guests enjoyed drinks, hors d’oeurves and mingled…

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