Category Archives: Gala Scene

February 11

POGO PJ Party @ Ricarda’s on Thu. Feb. 6, 2020

by A.J. Lam The 3rd annual POGO Pajama Party in support of kid’s cancer care, led by group of party-goers in grandma outfits with candles, took place this year at the architecturally-awarded atrium of Ricarda’s in the Entertainment District of Toronto. Those who attended were able to wear their coziest pajamas for the biggest PJ […]

February 10

15th Annual Legends for Charity Dinner @ St. Jude (Thu. Jan. 30, 2020)

by Kimberly Samnangphotography by A.J. Lam The 15th annual Legends for Charity Dinner took place on the Thursday, before Super Bowl LIV. This year raised $730,000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Each year, the event presents the coveted Pat Summerall Award — named for the former American football player, and CBS, Fox and ESPN […]

February 08

Off The Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show @ Miami Design District – Jan. 31, 2020

by A.J. Lam Known as a marquee fashionable event of Super Bowl week, the Off the Field Players’ Wives Association Fashion Show is a must attend charity event. This year’s event was hosted by the haute couture Miami Design District at its beautiful Palm Court.  This 19th annual event was created to support local and […]

February 07

MAXIM’s Havana Nights For SB54@Virginia Key-Miami, Florida-Sat.,Feb.1st,2020

The MAXIM Big Game Experience occupied a waterfront venue built just for the Super Bowl on Virginia Key. The event was in collaboration with Columbia Records and featured performances by The Chainsmokers, Rick Ross, Lost Kings and more and took place on Feb. 1, 2020. MAXIM’s Havana Nights-inspired party was open to the public and […]

January 29

Dragon Ball 2020 – Jan, 25th, 2020 @ MTCC

photography by A.J. Lam Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation was proud to host the 31st Dragon Ball on the Chinese New Year Day, Saturday, January 25, 2020 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (North Building). The largest Chinese New Year celebration gala in North America, and a signature fundraising event for Yee Hong, Dragon Ball 2019 was supported by […]

January 03

Andy Kim’s Christmas Special @ Burlington Performing Arts Centre

by Wayne Baggs. The Andy Kim Christmas at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is a fundraiser for BPAC’s Golden Ticket program, an initiative that distributes FREE theatre tickets to students and families who otherwise would not have access to the performing arts. This year’s special guests included Tom Cochrane, Bif Naked, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Slean […]

December 17

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation kicked off the 31st annual Dragon Ball@Shangri-La Hotel-Mon.,Dec.16th,2019

Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation kicked off the 31st annual Dragon Ball, its signature annual fundraising event, with the Media Launch at the Shangri-La Hotel in downtown Toronto. Since the inaugural event in 1990, Dragon Ball has grown into the largest Chinese New Year celebration gala in North America. The 31st Dragon Ball will be […]

December 16

Together For Women – Holiday Charity Event in Support of Women’s Habitat @ Artscape Sandbox – Thu. Dec. 12, 2019

by A.J. Lam It was The joyous #TogetherForWomen holiday event which was  held on Thursday December 12, 2019. Together, they raised over $5200 and over 150+ in-kind donations for women and girls fleeing violence and injustice. The committee was overjoyed at this achievement and grateful for your contribution and generosity. All proceeds benefit Women’s Habitat […]

December 08

IFP’s 29th Annual Gotham Awards sponsored by Robert Hall Winery (Mon. Dec. 2, 2019)

by Alexa Oliphant (Platform Media Group)photography by Lawrence Busacca, Jemal Countess, Theo Wargo, Monica Schipper and Lawre (Getty Images) On Monday night, for its second year, renowned Robert Hall Winery served as wine sponsor of the Independent Feature Project’s (IFP) celebrity-studded 29th Annual Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street—the first of the season’s awards programs. A literal cavalcade of stars […]

December 02

The 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll@The Royal York Hotel-Saturday November 30th, 2019

New Beginnings Support Program hosted its 11th Annual Prosperity Ball – Night of Diamonds ll on Saturday November 30th, 2019 at the Royal York Hotel.   The Host for the evening was Amanda Lang, an Internationally recognized Canadian Business Journalist, Best-Selling Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Amanda believes giving back is a necessity to improving the […]

November 28

Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards Show@Metro Toronto Convention Centre-Saturday, November 23, 2019

Photography By A.J.Lam, Video By Shannen Johnston and Interviews By Jesse Read,Shannen Johnston & Kimberly Samnang. Canada’s Walk of Fame Awards show was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto on November 23, 2019, followed by a star-studded gala celebration. The show will be broadcast in December on CTV. The 2019 Inductees represented: […]

November 24

Peacebuilders Canada – An Evening with David Clayton-Thomas Concert /Fundraiser@Koerner Hall-Wed.,Nov.20th,2019

By Sally Warburton and Photography By Wayne Baggs November 20th was an evening to support Youth Justice. Restorative Justice. Social Justice. These are the values of Peacebuilders Canada. Peacebuilders’ Founder Eva Marszewski proudly oversaw the evening. VIP guests enjoyed wine and hors d’oeuvre in the elegant reception area before the concert. Guests had the chance […]

November 22

The 27th Annual-RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award Winners@The Fairmount/Royal York Hotel-Wed.,Nov.20th,2019

It was a celebration at the 27th annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards, and today we are proud to announce the six winners of the 2019 awards. These award winners join the five recipients of the up-and-coming entrepreneur ‘Ones to Watch’ award category, which was announced in September of this year. This year’s winners and […]

November 17

LIVERight Gala 2019: A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education@Liberty Grand-Fri.,Nov.15th,2019

By A.J.Lam. Friday’s LIVERight Gala 2019 was a special celebration at the Liberty Grand for 50 years of bringing liver research to life for the benefit of Canadian children and youth affected by liver disease. This year, the LIVERight Gala was a particularly special night as they celebrated their 50th anniversary. Their forward-thinking founders established […]

November 08

Taste Matters 2019 – The 25th Anniversary Fundraiser for Eva’s Initiatives For Homeless Youth-Tues., November 5, 2019

By Sally Warburton Held at the Atrium in the Queen Richmond Centre West, Toronto. A wonderful environment of people all togther to support Eva’s Initiatives. Eva’s Initiatives is not only a shelter for young people but its focus is on their physical, emotional and nutritional needs – to prepare youth for independence and to thrive […]