March 12

LuckyBall 2019-Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day And Fundraiser For The Fort York Food Bank!@Amsterdam-Thursday,March 7, 2019

By Sally Warburton & BK on the SCENE
Thursday, March 7th was a very happening place for a very important cause. The annual LuckyBall was taking place. Since 2013 the LuckyBall has been the main fundraiser for the Fort York Food Bank with 100% of the ticket proceeds going directly to the Food Bank located at College and Bathurst.

FYFB is a multi-service agency reconnecting people with the community. In a given month FYFB assists nearly 1,200 needy people.
LuckyBall attendees enjoyed the delicious hors d’oeuvres served and an open bar with speciality cocktails. The Amsterdam Brewhouse, a beautiful venue with windows giving a view of Lake Ontario was an amazing spot. The two-floored venue allowed guests to watch the crowd and happenings from the upper level and to mingle with guests on the first floor. It really was a perfect venue for an event such as this. DJ Carl Allen’s music played before the live music concert.

The evening’s theme was Celebrating the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day at this 7th Annual Lucky Ball. Giant shimmering balloons with Luckyball2019, Shamrocks and lucky charms decorated the venue at the Amsterdam Brewhouse at Queen’s Quay West, Toronto. An extensive silent auction, one of the evening’s highlights, with items such as rock music memorabilia, sports team items such as Leafs & Raptors, jewellery and other gift items.

Once the Silent Auction had closed the anticipated music concert given by The Darcys started. This Juno nominated Canadian two- piece art band from Toronto was loved by the crowd. Their dynamic performance was the highlight!

Enjoying live music, spending time with friends – new or old, savouring hors d’oeuvres, drinks and bidding on the Silent Auction. What better way to fundraise for Fort York Food Bank?! LuckyBall 2019. A wonderful evening.
Keep your eye out for LuckyBall in 2020!
This year’s Lucky Ball raised over $21,000, which is critical to off-setting the food bank’s ever increasing operating costs. If you would like to learn how else you can help support our cause, visit at and become a monthly donor.
We would like to thank Trevor Guy and Emily Sands-Chair, Lucky Ball Committee / Member, Board of Directors at the Fort York Food Bank, for the invitation to the Lucky Ball 2019.