Category Archives: Gala Scene

November 25

The 30th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards@The Fairmount Royal York Hotel-Wed., Nov.23rd,2022

Photography By A.J.Lam The 30th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards was held at The Fairmount Royal York Hotel on Wednesday, November 23, 2022, with the gala presentation of the seven winners of the 2022 awards. These award winners join the five recipients of the up-and-coming entrepreneur ‘Ones to Watch’ award category, who were announced […]

November 21

CAMH ENGAGE@Ricarda’s-Thurs.,Nov.17th,2022

CAMH ENGAGE was the perfect title for this 8th annual marquee fundraiser for CAMH held  November 17th at Ricarda’s. (camh.ca). On this evening many guest speakers all commented that vital programs and services are to be”Solutions without Restrictions.”Young professionals attending represent the new league of philanthropic individuals who understand that mental illness affects so many people, […]

November 16

The Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction Weekend

By Wayne Baggs & BKONTHESCENE It was an epic weekend with six members of the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2022 inducted on Monday. Here are some of the key moments from the weekend induction ceremonies. There were: speeches, interviews and a ring ceremony to honour: Daniel Alfredsson, Roberto Luongo, Riikka Sallinen, Daniel Sedin, […]

November 14

The 30th Anniversary of Look Good Feel Better@The Westin Harbour Castle-Fri., Nov.11th,2022

By Jody Glasser & A.J. Lam “Love You” was the the theme title to mark the 30th Anniversary of Look Good Feel Better held November 11th at the Westin Harbour Castle Toronto. It was especially exciting to once again connect with friends and loyal sponsors of the charity for this milestone evening. Most would agree […]

November 11

The Giller Prize@The Four Seasons Hotel-Mon.,Nov.7th,2022

By A.J.Lam Suzette Mayr has been named the winner of the 2022 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her novel,The Sleeping Car Porter, published by Coach House Books. Suzette Mayr not only secured the most prestigious Canadian literary prize but also $100, 000. This year’s 29th anniversary glitzy black-tie gala dinner and award ceremony at the ultra-luxurious Four […]

October 20

The 29th Annual Art With Heart @AGO Auction-Tues.,Oct.22nd,2022

By Jody Glaser – About Town PhotosAfter a long 3 years, Art With Heart returned to the AGO for their 29th annual auction of contemporary art by local Canadian artists. This was a celebration for sure returning with an in-person event that is so important to Casey House. Funds raised from this sold-outevening will support […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

Set in post-World War II Arizona, The Fabelmans follows Sammy Fabelman from age seven to eighteen, as he discovers his love of film and discovering a shattering family secret. Gabriel LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver plays the central role of Sammy in the Steven Spielberg film. Mitzi Fabelman shares her son’s love for the arts, as she’s […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – The Return of Tanya Tucker

After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a comeback and a tour to resurrect her career. THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER follows Tanya’s interesting, […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – HUNT-From Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae

Hunt is a exciting shoot ’em up and brawler action movie, with undertones of an espionage mystery. The directorial debut from  Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae, who also stars, is set during the 1980’s as tensions between North and South Korea mount. In South Korea, government agents are attempting to expose the identity of a mole nicknamed […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – Moonage Daydream, a Tribute to David Bowie

Director Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream is his new film tribute to David Bowie. The filmmaker was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s personal archives, combing through roughly millions of video footage, photography, and visual art that Bowie created over the years—and piecing them into a fragmented narrative. It took years to film this unconventional documentary. The […]

September 21

TIFF 2022 – While We Watched

The film by Vinay Shukla is a powerful and new must see: WHILE WE WATCHED, shows a sense of hope in a uncertain time for journalists and media. WHILE WE WATCHED is documentary about broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar of India’s NDTV, and a newsroom drama that showcases what it’s like being an Indian TV personnel, with the film […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues

Drawing on Louis Armstrong’s audio diaries, documentarian Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) revisits the music and reappraises the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer. Louis Armstrong had kept recorded audio diaries of himself that reveal a different side of his personality than the showman on camera. Those tapes play a […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Maya and the Waves

In Maya and the Wave, we follow Maya Gabeira on a quest to break a world surfing record in the Portuguese town of Nazaré, known for its amazing waves. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful countries and the art of surfing. A two thumbs up to the videographer. Filmmaker Stephanie Johnes […]

August 13

The 14th Annual Canadian Immigrant Awards@The Sheraton Centre-Aug.11th,2022

By Sally W. In its 14th year, the Canadian Immigrant Awards took place at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in downtown Toronto on August 11th. The awards celebrate the success of immigrants from all across Canada. It was an evening to celebrate the important contributions 25 Canadian Immigrants have achieved.  To receive their awards and to […]

June 25

“Shout Out”Gala. The 25th Silver Anniversary For Sheena’s Place@One King West-Wed.,June 22nd,2022

By Jody&Katherine Glaser June 22nd was a special date this year for staff and sponsors of Sheena’s Place to once again hold their signature fundraising event “Shout Out” for Sheena’s Place after two years of the pandemic and the 25th Silver Anniversary. One King West was an exciting new destination for guests to discover in […]