BuskerFest 2016@Woodbine Park(Sept 2nd-5th,2016)+The 2nd Annual‘The Night Is Yonge’ Soiree@Aperture Room(Thurs.,Aug.25th,2016)
Woodbine Park was the new venue for the yearly BuskerFest 2016! Away from the hustle and bustle of the Yonge St.+Dundas St. corridor made for a more intimate setting for this year’s edition of the festival. Live performers, break dancers, jugglers, fire eaters and silver Elvis were some of the exciting attractions filling Woodbine Park this week. Working hand in hand with Epilepsy Toronto, this year’s edition had quite the variety of international performers who thrilled the patrons who had the opportunity to enjoy the artist during the Labour Day long weekend.
The second annual ‘The Night Is Yonge’ Soiree with NBA Basketball star and 2016 champion Tristan Thompson (founder of the The Amari Thompson Fund) is a special fundraising event in support of Epilepsy Toronto. Held at the exquisite Aperture Room (340 Yonge Street) in the heart of historic Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, featured the cuisine of Oliver & Bonacini, a musical performance by Diane Clemons, and hosted by journalist and epilepsy ambassador Mark McAllister and basketball Superfan Nav Bhatia.
Tristan Thompson, Professional Basketball player and Honorary Chair, brought the NBA Championship trophy and mingled with the guest in attendance.
Diane Clemons, Jazz singer and wife of Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons entertained the crowd with her band.
Superfan Nav Bhatia & Journalist and Epilepsy Ambassador Mark McAllister and P.K. Subban were also seen mingling, taking photographs with the patrons and enjoying the festivities of the event.
Tristan Thompson: “Over the past four years I, along with my family, have been proud to be involved with Epilepsy Toronto through the creation of the Amari Thompson Fund. We’ve been honoured to meet so many amazing families going through the same epilepsy journey as we did with Amari. The strength and determination I’ve seen in every family we’ve met has made my commitment to do all that I can for Epilepsy Toronto even stronger.”
There are over 40,000 people in Toronto who live with epilepsy. Far too many are struggling alone. Epilepsy Toronto, with our help, can extend a helping hand to thousands of people impacted by this disorder making sure that no one struggles alone, and that everyone is given a chance to live well. That is what The Night Is Yonge is all about.
Christopher Humeniuk, President & CEO, Community Trust Company: “We are thrilled to be this year’s Presenting Sponsor of Epilepsy Toronto’s The Night is Yonge Soiree, in support of the Amari Thompson Fund. We are confident that through our collective efforts, we can provide the tools and resources that will improve the quality of life for individuals living with epilepsy, and their families, for generations to come.”
We would like to thank Drew Woodley, Director of Communications for Epilepsy Toronto for the invitation to this event.