As they made their grand entrance, Special Olympic Athletes – the indisputable stars of the show – were met with cheers and high-fives. Their presence undoubtedly contributed to the infectious energy that characterized this year’s motionball Toronto Gala presented by the AIRMILES Reward Program. So did a touching performance from Karl Wolf and empowering comments from everyone from motionaball founder Paul Etherington, to Olympic champion figure skater Tessa Virtue.
The deep freeze couldn’t keep Toronto’s finest from braving the cold and heading to the Liberty Grand entertainment complex on Friday, February 1 for the 18th annual motionball Toronto Gala to benefit the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF).
When Toronto’s young professional set thinks of motionball, the annual glitzy fundraiser likely comes to mind.
It’s no surprise that the Motionball Toronto Gala is one of our favorite Charity events in the city’s vibrant social scene. There’s a certain sense of grandeur and elegance that the organization has been able to consistently deliver year after year. Old Hollywood glamour was 2017’s theme and with the Historical Liberty Grand Entertainment Complex as the stage, flowing red carpets, and endless flowing libations, it’s difficult for attendees to not feel like a star.
Last night’s sold-out 2015 edition of the Motionball gala in Toronto was a glamorous charity bash once again taking over all the rooms of the Liberty Grand filled by 2,500 guests. We rated last year’s Motionball as one of Toronto’s Top Annual Events of 2014 and this was another great one jam-packed with entertainment, art, and fun all coming together in support of Special Olympics Canada.