Unforgettable Evening – In Support Of The Alzehimer Society @ Four Seasons Yorkville (Wed., Oct.1, 2014)

By Bill Kwan, Photos by A.J. Lam

A big thank you goes out to Jennifer Bassett of Bassett Events for the hospitality and invite.  It was indeed an Unforgettable Evening at The Four Seasons Yorkville. It was all in support of The 9th annual Unforgettable Evening in support of the Alzheimer Society of Toronto

Friends, philanthropists, business leaders and community activists were there to advance the cause and raise funds to support the needs of people living with dementia.  According to the 2014 World Alzheimer Report, dementia affects 44 Million people worldwide. Of that 747,000 of those are affected in Canada.

It was a generous night of support for the Alzheimer cause and it all started with a cocktail and canapes reception.  Opening the evening were Sheila McCarthy and Dan Chameroy.  Cathy Barrick- CEO, Alzheimer Society of Toronto and Deborah Chant- Chair, Patrons Council, Alzheimer Society of Toronto also contributed to the event.

A live auction hosted by Gordon Cressy-President, George Brown College Foundation which included items such as a lunch with former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, A Helicopter ride/Golf Package, Leaf Tickets in a special fan section, art work from Alice Burton and a two night stay at the famed St. Regis Residence Club with Roundtrip Flight to New York City.

Jim Mann – Director of the Alzheimer Society of Canada Board and living with Alzheimer’s disease since 2007 gave a inspiring speech to the audience who were captivated by his life experiences dealing with the disease. A standing ovation was given to Jim after his speech to the capacity gala crowd.

The evening came to a close with Victor Micallef and Remigio Pereira of The Tenors fame who interacted with the audience and had the crowd cheering for encores after their set.

A fun time for all at this gala with plenty of food and beverages to go around during the night.  The final figures aren’t in yet but we look forward to continuing the tradition of a great cause for next year.