Category: charity

The 4th annual Frocktail party featured loads of designer dresses (and also some menswear for the gents) up for auction with 100% of the proceeds going directly to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). We spotted Suzanne Rogers and Greta Constantine (Kirk Pickersgill and Stephen Wong), who donated dresses for a good cause. Besides the great selection of auction items, there was lots to do including getting nails and hair done, Purdy’s chocolates to enjoy and Oliver & Bonacini hors…

Winners of the grand prize raffle

The sixth annual fundraiser Ultimate Jet Set Experience, featured an auction with fabulous trips aboard private jets in support of the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club. The evening on Nov 7th, 2012 was hosted by Zaib Shaikh, best known for his role in CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie. The young and enthusiastic Dionne Quintyn reflected back on her experience with the Kiwanis Club growing up and how it positively helped her own personal situation. DJ Floh Back provided…

This year’s annual Teddy Bear Affair had the theme of 1920’s era Paris, France in a decade known by many as “LES ANNÉES FOLLES” or the Roaring Twenties.  The theme drew influences from Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris and the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgterald. The evening brought over 1,000 of the GTA’s influential and senior executives, co-hosted by Toronto Adriano Belli from the Toronto Argonauts, and Jennifer Hedger, TSN Sportscentre anchor.  It was apparent this was one of…

Some very lucky philanthropists got to watch the latest (and many say the best) James Bond movie, Skyfall, three days in advance for a charity screening in support of Dignitas International. Guests in attendance at the Spoke Club reception following the highly-anticipated movie included famous Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, Arlene Dickinson from the CBC’s Dragon’s Den, and MTV news anchor, Aliya Jasmine Sovani. The host of the evening was Zaib Shaikh, best known for his role in CBC’s Little Mosque…

The Panda Ball is an evening of celebrating the place that connects us all, Earth. This 2nd annual fundraising gala for the World Wildlife Fund brought together key philanthropists and business visionaries who want to make positive changes in the conservation of the universe’s only known living planet. The work that the WWF does is so vital, dealing with issues that impact everyone on a global scale in a changing climate, melting Arctic, health of our oceans, rivers and the…

For the 17th year, Eat to the Beat held their annual women-helping-women culinary fundraiser, where guests get to indulge in a vast variety of delectable Ontario culinary delights from 60 female chefs. The event is a great cause where the Willow Breast Cancer Support, a national non-profit organization that not only supports women in surviving breast cancer but also to thrive. The evening features sweet and savoury food and drinks, live music, a silent auction, raffle draw for great prizes…

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