Glen Baxter

Glen Baxter

The 2nd annual Right to Play Charity Ball brought in a ton of celebrities in support of “Right to Play”, dubbed one of Canada’s fastest growing international humanitarian organizations. The Right to Play Ball was founded by Glen Baxter, fashion television journalist, host of CTV’s In Fashion, and just an all-round nice guy. It was an incredible success at last year’s gala where $80,000 was raised for the Right to Play charity.

Any event at the Shangri-La Hotel is great and this charity gala was definitely no exception. Featuring music by DJ Tony Okungbowa from the Ellen Degeneres Show and DJ Jojo Flores and Lapelle Music. It was raining that evening so it was nice that the large terrace was covered with a tent and swanky outdoor furniture.

Guests enjoyed hors d’oeurves and drinks by Peroni, Belvedere Vodka, Hennessy, Ardberg whiskey. VIP guests got to enjoy the VIP reception hour and also received a gift card from Mastercard, the official sponsor of the event. Silent auction items included a Hamilton watch valued at $2,200 as well as a 7 night stay in a 2 bedroom villa at Grand Isle Resort in Exhuma, Bahamas ($7,000 value).

It was also Kardinal Offishall’s birthday after midnight, so it was great to be able to wish him happy birthday in person. Cupcakes were passed around to celebrate “Mr. International’s” birthday.

It really turned into a dancing party when DJ Tony Okungbowa got going and then it got even wilder when supermodel Stacy McKenzie got up to dance with him. What an incredible night!

Jen Kirsch, Sabbrina Maddeaux

Jen Kirsch, Sabrina Maddeaux

Jen Kirsch, Candice Chan, Natalie Deane

Jen Kirsch, Candice Chan, Natalie Deane

Kardinal Offishall and friends

Kardinal Offishall and friends

George Sully, Jeremy Singer, Chrissy Newton, Justin Edmead, Jen Kirsch

George Sully, Jeremy Singer, Chrissy Newton, Justin Edmead, Jen Kirsch

Rosie MacLennan, 2012 Olympic Gold medalist for trampoline

Rosie MacLennan, 2012 Olympic Gold medalist for trampoline

Gail McInnes, Ainsley Kerr, Elena Semikina (Miss Universe Canada 2010)

Gail McInnes, Ainsley Kerr, Elena Semikina (Miss Universe Canada 2010)

Jen Kirsch, Director X

Jen Kirsch, Director X

Kardinal Offishall, Director X

Kardinal Offishall, Director X

Stacey Mckenzie, DJ Tony Okungbowa

Stacey Mckenzie, DJ Tony Okungbowa

 

Here’s some notable tweets from the Right to Play Ball


Check out the video to learn more about one of Canada’s fastest growing international humanitarian organization:

ABOUT RIGHT TO PLAY

Is a global organization that uses the transformative power of play to educate and empower children facing adversity. It was founded in 2000 by Johann Olav Koss, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and social entrepreneur. Through sports and games, we help children build essential life skills and better futures, while driving social change in their communities with lasting impact.

For more information visit www.righttoplay.com

Photos below and also on the Facebook photo album here.

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