Category Archives: Gala Scene

March 26

CNIB FINER THINGS GALA@Wynchwood Barns-Thurs.,March 23rd,2023

By A.J.Lam The CNIB Finer Things Gala to raise funds and awareness for Canadians with sight loss was filled with wonderful supporters, art, music, auction items, fine wine and food at the Wychwood Barns. This extraordinary evening was highlighted by emotional performances, especially by Canada’s great opera singer Measha Brueggergosman-Lee, and world famous award winning […]

March 14

Winners announced for The 52nd Annual JUNO Awards, celebrating Canada’s best in music, live on CBC 

The Weeknd becomes the second most decorated JUNO winner of all time, bringing home five awards total this year   Nickelback closed the show with a retrospective performance following their induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, presented virtually by Ryan Reynolds, with Connor McDavid appearing on stage. Their Induction and Performance is Presented by […]

March 07

THE 5th ANNUAL CAFTCAD AWARDS GALA@Aga Khan Museum-Sun., March 5th,2023

By A.J.Lam, Steph C.&Alex Lam                                      At the stunning architectural Aga Khan Museum, amongst an exquisite display of the award nominees’ collections of artistic costumes and illustrations, the spectacular 2023 CAFTCAD Awards Gala night was held on March 5 to celebrate Canada’s creative community’s amazing achievements in costume design and arts with the creative colourfully-attired […]

March 01

THE BLACK DIAMOND BALL@The Fairmount Royal York-Sat.,Feb.25th,2023

Photography By YYZ Photography For the past 7 years, the signature event of Black History Month: The Black Diamond Ball has brought together the Black community and supporters to celebrate the accomplishments and honour individuals who have excelled in their respective fields. Don’t expect the 2023 Black Diamond Ball to be the gala affair of […]

February 27

Fired-Up Gala In Support of SickKids @Ritz-Carlton Friday, February 24th, 2023

By SVPHOTOGRAPHY & BKONTHESCENE It was  an evening of Black Ties & Evening Gowns, luxury and celebration in support of SickKids Foundation. Funds raised help support the Burn & Plastics Unit at SickKids and the highest priority needs at SickKids. The evening was hosted by Durgy Spade and MCNADZZZ. Heartfelt speeches included: Event Founder-Roxy Zapala, […]

February 19

The Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design Present the 5th Annual CAFTCAD Awards Gala

The CAFTCAD Awardscelebrates its 5th year, live from the Aga KhanMuseum in Toronto, Canada, Sunday, March 5, 2023, hosted by Canadian Screen Award Winner Peter Keleghan (Slings and Arrows,Murdoch Mysteries, etc.) and Samora Smallwood (Lifetime’s thriller Death She Wrote, OWN’s The Kings of Napa). The Canadian Alliance of Film and Television Costume Arts and Design (CAFTCAD) brings togetherCanadian costume professionals from all corners of the industry. CAFTCAD has succeeded in creating a thriving environment for artists. Members […]

February 12

POGO PJ Party In Support Of Pediatric Oncology Group Ontario@The Symes-Thurs.,Feb.9th,2023

By A.J.Lam “Championing childhood cancer care since 1983 POGO ensures that everyone affected by childhood cancer has access to the best possible care and support—from a child’s diagnosis, through treatment and into survivorship.” POGO’s PJ party is “the PJ event of the season” with the party participants raising a target of $300,000 while dancing the […]

January 29

Fête Chinoise @The Shangri-La, Sat., Jan. 28th, 2023

Fête Chinoise returns with its 8th annual edition of its beautiful award-winning magazine and its signature luxurious gala, in support of the Scarborough Health Network (SHN), to celebrate contemporary Chinese culture and arts with a wonderland full of the best in fabulous festive foods, drinks, fashion, design and entertainment with the help of celebrity chefs […]

January 27

Sommsation Wine Lounge Is A Sensation In Park City During Film Festivals!

SOMMSATION IS A SENSATION IN PARK CITY DURING FILM FESTIVALS Wine Experience Brand and Marketplace Fetes Filmmakers  at Old Town Cellars and Zooz Cinema Center at Mustang Restaurant; Celebs from Will Forte to Rain Phoenix Visited Sommsation Lounger Will Forte and Elizabeth Mitchell at ALIENS ABDUCTED MY PARENTS AND NOW I FEEL KINDA LEFT OUT […]

January 23

Dragon Ball 2023 In Support Of The Yee Hong Foundation@M.T.C.C.

By A.J.Lam “Dragon Ball is the signature annual benefit gala for Yee Hong Foundation. It is one of Toronto’s premier gala events and the largest fundraising gala in North America celebrating Chinese New Year. Every year, you’ll find a who’s who of the Greater Toronto Area’s top business, political and community leaders in attendance. […]

January 05

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation Media Launch For The 34th Dragon Ball -Thursday, January 5th @ The Tridel Head Office 

By A.J.Lam & BKONTHESCENE Combining philanthropy with the celebration of Lunar New Year, Dragon Ball has maintained its position as one of Toronto’s most anticipated events and the largest Lunar New Year celebration of its kind in North America for the last three decades. Dragon Ball 2023 will mark the 34th anniversary of Yee Hong’s flagship fundraising gala in the […]

January 03

Slamdance Film Festival 2023 Slate of Incredible Feature Films

“Silent Love” Slamdance Competition Documentary Feature Film About the Film: “Silent Love” is an incredibly intimate documentary looking at the lives of two women in love and raising a pubescent teenager in a small Polish village. Aga plays the role of both mother and father to her teenage brother, Milosz, but there is something vital she isn’t telling […]

December 14

Pink Diamond Gala After Breast Cancer Annual Fundraiser Gala Sun, Dec. 10th, 2022

by Sally W. The brainchild of Alicia Vianga, the founder and Executive Director of After Breast Cancer (ABC) is now in its 10th year! The annual Pink Diamond Gala, a big fundraiser event for ABC, took place at the Liberty Grand, Toronto. All the proceeds from the gala go directly to the ABC Care KIT […]

December 14

Sean Jones Presents “Holiday Soul” at Koerner Hall Toronto, Sun. Dec. 10th, 2022

by Sally W. What a great way of spending a cold afternoon in Toronto… inside Koerner Hall listening to none other than Toronto’s Sean Jones!  The Juno Award-winning R&B singer and songwriter had his first festive concert, “Holiday Soul” at the beautiful Koerner Hall’s Telus Centre for Performance and Learning. The charismatic Sean Jones performed […]

December 11

The Andy Kim Christmas @Massey Hall-Wed., Dec.7th, 2022

Photography By Edwin Luk of SVPhotography It was a capacity crowd at The Andy Kim Christmas, as it returned to Massey Hall on Wednesday with a collection of iconic performers celebrating this year’s holiday season. The 18th version of the renowned concert series saw Andy Kim bring Canada’s and Toronto’s most decorated musical talent together for […]