Category Archives: Gala Scene

May 20

Dance: Made in Canada Festival @ Betty Oliphant Theatre & Blake House (Aug. 14-18, 2019)

TORONTO, ON — dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac) proudly unveils a diverse program featuring the country’s most sought-after dancers and choreographers for its milestone fifth biennial edition on stage from August 14–18, 2019, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Living legend and 2019 Dance Hall of Fame inductee Louise Lecavalier will […]

May 14

JAYS CARE CELEBRATED 2019 CURVE BALL GALA @ROGERS CENTRE-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Kimberly Samnang On Thursday, May 9, 2019, the entire TORONTO BLUE JAYS roster joined more than 1,300 VIP guests on the field at Rogers Centre in support of JAYS CARE FOUNDATION, for the 2019 Curve Ball Gala, presented by Rogers, Cisco, TD, Samsung, Ericsson, and Huawei Hosted by Sportsnet’s Evanka Osmak and Jamie Campbell, […]

May 13

Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards@Rebel-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Canadian Music Week held its annual Celebration for the Canadian Music and Broadcast Industry Awards May 9th at the Rebel. The 3-hour gala dinner honours the Music Industries innovators, and achievements as recognized by their peers. The event was full, with approximately 750 guests from all corners of the music business. All […]

May 12

The 5th Anniversary of Dixonlicious@Daniel Spectrum-Thurs.,May 9th,2019

Photography By Nicholas Chan & Art Tsai 2019 marked the 5th year anniversary of Dixonlicious & the 90th anniversary of Dixon Hall, which started as a soup kitchen. Dixonlicious is a culinary celebration & social fundraiser where attendees experience Regent Park & help provide 30,000 meals to those in need. The event featured delicious food […]

May 09

The 2019 Crystals Awards@TIFF LIGHTBOX-Mon.,May 6th,2019

The 2019 Crystals Awards took place on Monday, May 6th. Creative minds filled TIFF Bell Lightbox to celebrate the winners, honour radio creativity, network with the industry’s elite and enjoy some delicious food and drinks! The Crystals Awards recognizes excellence in Canadian radio creative. Proudly presented by Bell Media Radio Sales, Canadian Broadcast Sales and […]

April 29

6th Annual Glitter Art Deco in Support of SickKids @ The Carlu (Sat, Apr. 27, 2019)

photography by A.J. Lam It was the 6th annual “Glitter” gala and the theme this year was the  Art Deco splendour of The Carlu for 2019, with guests enjoying a sleek and sophisticated evening featuring photo booths, a variety of food stations, multiple dessert stations and portraits drawn by artists. The Gala was a rousing […]

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 […]