May 26

The 22nd Annual Butterfly Ball@The Four Seasons Hotel-Yorkville-Thurs.,May 23rd,2019

This was the 22nd annual Butterfly Ball and the fundraising event is one of Toronto’s most significant fundraisers that promotes Boost CYAC-Child & Youth Advocacy Centre. The sold out event had over 400 guests and was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Yorkville where guests were treated to a photo opportunity along the glamorous Holt Renfrew red carpet, with $700,000 raised by the generosity of the patrons attending this yearly gala.

The auctioneer was Brett Sherlock and some of the live auction items included: a trip to Naples, Italy, to visit Italian Luxury clothing brand Casa KITON, including a fitting for a made-to-measure suit jacket or shirt; a guided tour of the Toronto Police Service Emergency Task Force at their Toronto training facility and a trip around Toronto Island with the their Marine Unit; a walk-on role, dressed in full period costume and hair/make up on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, including a behind-the-scenes tour of the set for up to four people with lead actor, Yannick Bisson.

Entertainment consisted of singing by Simone Denny,  an  opening  performance by the Toronto Beaches Children’s & Youth Chorus,  and a DJ “spinning the tunes”, to keep the patrons dancing the night away.
The Butterfly Ball was hosted by Melissa Grelo and Lainey Lui, Co-Hosts of CTVs The Social.

About Boost Child & Youth Advocacy Centre (Boost CYAC)
Boost CYAC brings together police, child protection, medical and mental health professionals, as well as dedicated child and family advocates, to work under one roof to provide a coordinated response to children, youth and their families when child abuse occurs. This innovative model is a significant shift in service delivery in Toronto and has vastly improved the way services are provided. Now, children, youth and families only have to go to one location when abuse is reported to receive all of the services that are required and they will no longer be further victimized and traumatized by having to repeat what has happened to them many times.

We would like to thank Lindsay Jolie,
Director of Communications & Community Relations for the invitation to the 2019 Butterfly Ball.