Category Archives: Gala Scene

April 20

“This is LA” Season 3 Premiere Party

by Alexa Oliphant, Platform Media Group photography by Circle 8 Productions, Getty Images Multi-hyphenate actor, producer, TV host, and philanthropist’ Robert Parks Valetta took to legendary Hollywood haunt Yamashiro on a recent evening to launch his production company Circle 8 Productions’ flagship television show “This is LA,” which makes its third season debut on KCBS-TV Sunday, April 21 at 3PM PDT. […]

April 07

Canadian Screen Awards Gala @ the Sony Centre (Sun. Mar. 31, 2019)

photography by A.J. Lam interviews by Jesse Read videography by Shannen Johnston It was a whirlwind week and the biggest week of celebration in Canadian cinema and television.This year, Canadian Screen Week featured  five galas honouring the best in Canada’s television, film, and digital industries. The Canadian Screen Awards celebrates media & entertainment in four […]

April 05

The 6th Annual Angels Catwalk In support of the SickKids Transplant Centre@Steam Whistle Brewing-Thurs.,April 4th,2019

By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE The 6th annual Angels Catwalk for SickKids was held at Steam Whistle Brewing on Thursday. Over the past five years, the Angels Catwalk for SickKids event has raised over $1.1 million. This premier red-carpet event once again features some of the hottest fashions to walk across the runway, […]

April 05

The 2019 Visionary Gala A Night to Empower Youth@The Daniels Spectrum 585 Dundas St. E.-Friday March 29, 2019

By A.J.Lam The Visionary Gala is a formal fundraising event, attracting over 300 guests in support of inspiring the next generation of young minds. This event brought together community members and city builders to celebrate excellence and support new ideas. The event included a cocktail reception, gourmet dinner, silent auction, raffles, exceptional entertainment, and dancing. […]

April 04

Road to Rio in Support of Women’s Habitat @ The Old Mill (Thu. Mar. 28th, 2019)

photography by A.J. Lam It was the annual fundraising event at the Old Mill in support of Women’s Habitat, with a “Carnivale 2019” themed event. We enjoyed a night of food, entertainment, and silent auction items, hosted by special guest presenter, Noreen Flanagan, Editor in Chief at Fashion Magazine. Guests were treated to delicious food, […]

March 30

SKYBALL – A CNIB FOUNDATION GALA @Artscape Wychwood Barns -Wed.,March 27th,2019

By A.J. Lam & BK on the SCENE It was like being in a 007 movie , filled with a Casino , amazing Live jazz, and Martini signature drinks, but all for a great cause, a fundraiser for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind. CNIB presented its signature event ‘Skyball’ for 2019. Guests were […]

March 26

24th annual Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala-“Once Upon A Time”@Westin Harbour Castle-Sat.,March 23rd,2019

By A.J.Lam (with Tyler Shaw red carpet photos by Sally Warburton) On the fairy tale enchanted evening of March 23, 2019, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada transformed the Westin Harbour Castle into a storybook castle and wonderland for celebrities and supporters for the 24th annual “Once Upon A Time” themed Gala, hosted by television personality Rick […]

March 25

SNAP2019@ARCADIAN COURT-Thurs., March 21st,2019.

By A.J.Lam & BK on the SCENE SNAP is one of ACT’s two annual fundraising events. A photographic fundraiser featuring a Live and Silent Art Auction, and a photo competition, SNAP is an opportunity to bring together those who have a passion for the arts and those who support the work of ACT.   The […]

March 22

SXSW, Wellhaus Presented by Medterra CBD

by Alexa Oliphant, Platform Media Group photography by Aaron Fedor SXSW turned green with epic CBD, celebrities, yoga, parties and more, for the Wellhaus event, presented by Medterra CBD. And we here at Platform Media Group were very proud to host this two day program with panel discussions (Steven Spielberg’s casting director was even in […]

March 02

LUXURY EXPERIENCE & CO, OSCAR CELEBRITY GIFTING LOUNGE EXPERIENCE (Tue. Feb. 25th, 2019)

Luxury Experience & Co and HEMP Hydrate presented an exclusive luxury gifting lounge on Saturday, February 23rd, honoring nominees and presenters during Oscars Weekend at Loews Hollywood Hotel, the official hotel of the Oscars. With the ultimate luxury in design and curated gifts, the Luxury Experience & Co Gifting Lounge is where celebrities experienced an […]

March 01

New York Fashion Week – A Celebration of Diversity (Feb. 8-16)

Despite the evident market opportunity, fashion has held its size-exclusive ground. But recently, designers have started to put their foot down, challenging the norm and demanding a safer space for all sizes. The recently concluded New York Fashion Week is a clear testament to that.  At the helm of this change is 11 Honoré, an […]

February 17

Corey Helford Gallery Presents Psychedelia Group Show (Sat. Feb. 23, 2019)

On Saturday, February 23, downtown Los Angeles’ Corey Helford Gallery is proud to present their next major group show, titled Psychedelia, in the Main Gallery. Humphry Osmond (the British psychologist and inventor of the term “psychedelic”) once stated, “To fathom Hell or soar angelic, just take a pinch of psychedelic,” referring to the ingestion of LSD and psilocybin. The trippy art […]

February 11

Taste of the NFL’s Party With a Purpose @ Cobb Galleria Centre, Atlanta GA (Sat. Feb. 2, 2019)

by A.J. Lam The widely anticipated Taste of the NFL’s annual food and wine event features 35+ food stations with prominent chefs from each NFL city serving their signature dish accompanied by a current or alumni NFL player, ready to autograph NFL helmets of strolling patrons.   The many foodies sample plates of fine cuisine, such […]

February 10

Dragon Ball Celebrates its 30th Anniversary During The Year of the Pig@Beanfield Centre-Sat.,Feb.9th,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam and BK on the SCENE. More than 1200 guests attended the gala to welcomed the Lunar Year of the Pig and Dragon Ball, one of most premier charitable events in Toronto hosted by Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, celebrated its 30th Anniversary on Saturday at Beanfield Centre.  Meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai and reporter Richard […]

February 08

Maestro Fresh Wes Toasts 30 Year Career with NEW Album, Champagne Campaign Multi-JUNO Award-winning Artist & Mr. D Actor Releases Two New Singles— ”Minor Chords” and “Waste Yute” — Available TODAY! 2019 Marks Anniversary of the Iconic Artist’s Industry-Pioneering Release— Symphony in Effect & “Let Your Backbone Slide”

Pearls may be the traditional go-to when celebrating a 30th anniversary, but Canada’s veritable hip hop hero Maestro Fresh Wes is toasting the world with a new album — Champagne Campaign — instead.It’s hard to believe three decades have passed since Maestro’s debut album — 1989’s Symphony in Effect — dropped…Its success blazed a fiery fresh trail, becoming the first hip […]