Category Archives: Gala Scene

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 […]

June 22

Ritz-Carleton Grand Prix Gala When 1912 meets 2022-Fri., June 17th,2022

It was a rainy weekend in Montreal, but that didn’t damper the spirits of the attendees who arrived at The Ritz-Carleton gala. The moniker was ”When 1912 meets 2022, a 110 year old love story unfolds.”As the much anticipated Grand Prix Party 2022 was held on Friday night. The city’s social event of the year […]

June 21

Maxim Grand Prix @Windsor Station, Montreal-Sat.,June 18th, 2022

Formula One weekend was back in Montreal on a Saturday night with The Maxim Grand Prix party held at the historic Windsor station in Montreal The location was transformed into an epic venue for one night, and with over 30,000 square feet, a VIP lounge outside and a unique Lamborghini’s on display in the middle […]

June 20

SMASH: Terra  The Gardiner Museum  Thurs., June 16, 2022  

By Sally W.  Events are happening again! The Gardiner Museum Toronto was definitely a happening event. The sold out fundraiser was held on Thursday, June 16 on a beautiful evening in Toronto. SMASH is the Gardiner Museum annual fundraiser which everyone looks so forward to. We’ve missed it very much these past two years!  SMASH […]

June 06

The Moonlight Gala, the McMichael’s Signature Fundraiser, Returns for 2022

After a three year absence, The McMichael Canadian Art Collection returned their Gallery’s signature fundraiser, the Moonlight Gala on Saturday, June 4, 2022. The event was another amazing evening under the stars. The candle-lit path immersed in the forest, with the fresh scent of pine, ushered guests to an assortment of savoury delicacies until arriving at the […]

June 05

Scrubs In The City In Support of SickKids @Evergreen Brick Works-Thursday, June 2,2022.

The guests brought their boots, polished up their rhinestones, wore their blue jeans, put on their chaps and Stetsons as Nashville took over Toronto for SickKids annual Scrubs in the Cityhttp://www.skscrubs.ca 1300+ of Toronto’s most chic ,stylish guests and philanthropists experienced Nashville while raising funds for a re-imagined SickKids After missing the last two years, […]

May 20

2022 Jays Care Curve Ball Gala @ Rogers Centre-Thurs.,May 19th, 2022

The Jays Care Foundation hosted its yearly Curve Ball Gala at Rogers Centre after a 3 years absence. There were more than 1,200 guests who enjoyed the event with the Blue Jay players and coaches. This year’s Curve Ball Gala raised over $1.4 million to support kids in Jays Care programs! It was an evening […]

May 14

Intimate Evening with David Foster, A Night on Broadway@Hotel X-Sat., May 7th,2022

Photography By Edwin L.&Sally W.This very special evening featured performances by current and past Broadway leads from musicals we are all familiar with. Not only is David Foster a 16-time Grammy Award winner, he is gearing up to take on the Broadway stage with several projects including a new musical about the classic, animated character […]

September 30

Youth Day Music Gala  September 26, 2021   One King Street West

By Sally Warburton One King Street in the Grand Banking Hall was where it was happening on Sunday, September 26. It was the Thank You Music Gala for Youth Day.   An evening to hear the Youth Day singers and  to thank the sponsors. Celebrating the success of the young singers who had the chance to […]

September 15

Joshua Jackson makes a BIG SPLASH at the Toronto International Film Festival with Liquid Media Group

Photography by Nicholas Chan and A.J.Lam The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was very different this year, but it continued to be one of the most exclusive and desirable event of the year. The BIG SPLASH party welcomed celebrities, top industry executives, influential media and other glamorous guests for a night of networking, entertainment and […]

May 11

BBPA Harry Jerome Awards 2021 DECADE LEADERS: THE ART of POSSIBLE

by Sally Warburton With an introduction by Prime Minister Trudeau, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and then Mayor of Toronto John Tory, one of Toronto’s most anticipated award events got its start!  Over 1000 attendees including Government and Corporate Leaders, Community Members, Celebrity Supporters and BBPA Harry Jerome Alumni such as Jean Augustine were present.  Saturday, […]

May 01

Collision North America’s Fastest Growing Tech Conference

by Sally Warburton Collision’s international Virtual Tech Conference 2021 attracted over 38,000 people online and brought together Fortune 500 companies as presenters and participants of tech sectors from all over the world. The schedule had an incredible line up of Tech companies, investors, startups, with CEO’s, actors, politicians including Mayors of 3 of North America’s […]