Category Archives: Gala Scene

April 15

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants Announces 2018 Rankings

by Kimberly Samnang photography by Nick Chan Toronto, ON – Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants today released its comprehensive 2018 rankings for exemplary restaurants and bars nationwide. Recognizing culinary talent coast to coast to coast, the 2018 rankings welcome 29 restaurants new to this year’s list. Canada’s most commendable chefs, restaurateurs, bartenders and critics all joined tonight to celebrate the […]

April 09

The Organ Project Gala, March 29, 2018

By: Sorin Sim Photography by: Sorin Sim & Shahryar Rafiei The 2018 Project Organ Gala was a huge success with unbelievable entertainment, inspiring speakers and great friends made for a memorable evening. Helping end the wait for organ transplants, the hashtag #endthewait is helping bring awareness to this great cause and save lives. The Organ […]

March 30

DREAM WITH SCIENTIST Supporting Sinai Health Foundation’s Lunenfield-Tanenbaum Research Institute@Rebel Entertainment Complex-Wed.,March 29th,2018

We had the privilege of being invited to the Rebel Entertainment Complex for The Dream With Scientist gala. With the generous support of the sponsors, community and donors, Dream with Scientists raised an incredible $350,000 for Sinai Health’s Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute. Dream with Scientists is Sinai Health System’s signature fundraiser but it’s not your regular […]

March 28

RECESS: Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto @ Mattamy Athletic Centre (Sun. Mar. 25,2018)

It was March Break in Toronto and we were invited to the 2nd year for RECESS: A playful break for families benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Toronto. Kids and adults joined celebrities host Rick and Angie Campanelli at RECESS: A playful break for families on Sunday, March 25. We experienced the high energy of this […]

March 26

SNAP 2018-“A Photographic Fundraiser For ACT”-Thursday, March 22nd, 2018@The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon@The Toronto Reference Library

SNAP 2018 was held on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. 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 […]

March 15

Canadian Screen Awards (Sun. Mar. 11, 2018)

By Kimberly Samnang Photos by A.J. Lam TORONTO – (March 11, 2018) – The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television honoured the best in Canadian film and television at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards live from Toronto’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. The awards gala was broadcast live on CBC, with actor-comedians (and proud Canadians) Jonny Harris […]

March 14

Canadian Screen Awards in Non-Fiction (Mar. 6, 2018)

By Kimberly Samnang Winners Announced: 2018 Canadian Screen Awards Honours Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming The 2018 Canadian Screen Awards commenced with the Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming, sponsored by Boat Rocker Media and Eagle Vision, at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle. Hosted by Canadian Screen Award nominee and co-anchor of The Comedy Network’s The Beaverton, Miguel […]

March 06

Dixonlicious @ Regent Park, Toronto (Mar. 1, 2018)

On March 1st, Dixon Hall celebrated it’s annual gala fundraiser “Dixonlicious” and it was the most successful yet! They raised over $80,000 to provide 20,000 meals to some of the community’s most vulnerable.       The evening’s host was Farah Nasser from Global News and took place at Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park, in support […]

March 04

Nordic Light Concert @ Metropolitan United Church, Toronto (Sat. Feb. 24, 2018)

By Kimberly Samnang   The Nordic Light Gala Concert at Metropolitan United Church in Toronto on Saturday, February 24 featured the Orpheus Choir of Toronto and That Choir, in a concert dedicated entirely to the music of Ēriks Ešenvalds, conducted by Robert Cooper, Craig Pike and the composer himself. The performance centerpiece was the Canadian premiere of Nordic […]

March 04

The 6th Annual Lucky Ball@Amsterdam Brewhouse, 245 Queens Quay West-Thursday March 1st, 2018

Photography By Nicholas Chan Driven by dedication and collaboration a dream was realized in less than a month. With 300 influential young professionals in attendance the first Lucky Ball had a successful launch, raising almost $30,000 for Fort York Food Bank. And they rose the bar on Thhursday March 1st, 2018 for the 6th Annual Lucky […]

March 03

LA BELLE EPOQUE 2018 @THE CARLU-THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 2018

Joie de Vivre! Joie de Danser! Much like Paris during “the beautiful era”, Canada’s National Ballet School was a beacon for technological progress, profound artistry and the human spirit. It was an evening of cultural abundance, celebrating the creativity and vitality of NBS’ programming in the effervescent style of Parisians at the turn of the […]

March 01

Power Ball XX: Special Project Artist Launch@LoPan Restaurant-Wed.,Feb.28th,2018

On Wednesday we attended LoPan Restaurant for the Power Ball XX: Special Project Artist Launch. We heard and met this year’s Special Project Artists who transformed the gallery into experiential funland reflective of this year’s theme, Power Ball XX: Carousal. The  featured artist from London, England was Harry Parr from the design team of  Bompas & […]

February 13

Dragon Ball 2018@MTCC-Saturday, February 10, 2018

By A.J.Lam and BK on the SCENE Dragon Ball 2018 celebrates the Chinese New Year of the Dog! 1,200 celebrants attended Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation’s sold-out 29th annual prestigious Dragon Ball at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The annual Dragon Ball is the annual signature fundraising gala for Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation. It […]

February 11

Maxim Super Bowl Party @ Minneapolis, Sat. Feb. 3, 2018

By A.J. Lam   The infamous 2018 Maxim Super Bowl Party,  produced by Karma International for Maxim magazine, a men’s lifestyle bible, once again raised the heat during this milestone Super Bowl weekend of sports and high end events in chilly Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 3rd, 2018. Karma International and Maxim joined forces once […]

February 08

15th Annual Leather & Laces Super Bowl 52 Party @ Minneapolis, Fri. Feb. 2, 2018

By A.J. Lam   The spectacular star-studded 15th Annual Leather & Laces Super Bowl 52 Party was hosted on Friday night by celebrity couple Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg, with special musical guests,  rapper Flo Rida, of “My House” fame, Too Naughty by Nature, and Juliana Hale, and also guest DJ Brandi Cyrus.   This […]