Category: gala

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…

Celebrating Jamaica’s 50th Year of Independence, the Jamaica 50 Gala was a well-attended event held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre featuring Master of Ceremonies Dwight Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake and guest speakers including Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty (who arrived to much fan-fare). The “1962 reception” featured DJ Eugene Chang and about 4 tables of Appleton Estate each with their own variety of Jamaican rum cocktail and each table had a ballot to vote for our favourite Appleton Estate bartender. …

Young professionals gathered at Maro for the Mount Sinai Soiree for a night of black-tie chic, fashion and opulence. The Sinai Soiree showcased lingerie from Italian fashion house Cosabella and luxury shapewear line, ResultWear.  Models from Scene Queen and Nuvo Burlesque delivered tantalizing performances. Ben Mulroney, anchor of ETalk on CTV, opened the elegant black-tie evening with his own personal reflections on the importance of fundraising for women’s health and cancer research at Mount Sinai Hospital. Knowing that Food Dudes…

We had an opportunity to interview Sandra Whiting, the co-Chair of the Gala and Performing Arts for the “Jamaica 50” celebration. The Jamaica 50 organization itself is 2 years old and started with the goal of celebrating Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of independence (1962 to 2012).  Funds raised will help to pay tribute to Jamaica. Sandra Whiting says that Jamaicans have been in Canada since the 1700s with the Maroons followed by waves in the 50s and 60s.  Jamaicans love Toronto…

The 2012 Memories of Versailles Gala, Mirage, was set in the uniquely beautiful Evergreen Brick Works hosted by Jeanne Beker.  The elegant evening began with a cocktail reception with hors d’oeurves, a high-end silent auction as well as a live auction and a stunning $22,000 raffle piece from Tiffany & Co.  Dinner was hosted by Chef Neal Noble of Noble Culinary fame featuring Moroccan seared beef tenderloin accompanied by a multitude of mouth-watering delights. The dining experience was enhanced by…

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