15th Annual Buskerball in support of Epilepsy Toronto @ Maple Leaf Gardens – Tue Aug 19 2014 – and the Street Festival
By Bill Kwan
The 15th annual Scotiabank BuskerBall: Aug 21st to 24th
Downtown Yonge Neighborhood from Queen St to College St.
Admission is by donation to Epilepsy Toronto www.scotiabankbuskerfest.com
A fun and unique fundraising event in support of Epilepsy Toronto.
Hosted at the Mattamy Athletic Centre aka Maple Leaf Gardens us Torontoians like to call it.
A gala like no other, filled with fun Buskers, diverse food vendors, and a wide variety of beverages, there was plenty to dazzle the attendees, and made even more exceptional in the cause of epilepsy.
The who’s who was in attendance; Andrea Case of CTV was the host and emcee for the night’s festivities, and was joined by superstar auctioneer Jay Mandarino to auction off some spectacular prizes. This night had very special meaning to rising basketball star Tristan Thompson of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who’s little brother Amari battles with epilepsy.
Things kicked off at 6pm with the welcoming committee and reception, and the live stage show beginning at 8pm. A silent auction closed at 9:15pm and then raffle prizes were drawn at 9:30pm. Finally the audience was wowed by the grand finale fire performance to conclude the night at 10pm.