Category Archives: Life & Culture

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

Vampire Ball and Blood Suckers Exhibit @ ROM (Fri. Nov. 29, 2019)

by Shannen Johnston The ROM hosted a Vampire Ball for their November 29th Friday Night Live event to coincide with their new Bloodsuckers exhibit. Entertainment for the night included burlesque numbers and a live band, as well as DJs through the night. The burlesque performers were extremely talented, drawing in a large crowd and giving guests […]

December 07

The 15th Annual Andy Kim’s-Toronto Christmas Show@The Queen Elizabeth Theatre-Wed.,Dec.4th,2019

By Wayne Baggs Andy Kim’s 15th Annual Toronto Christmas show at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre charity concert featured: Sloan, Ron Sexsmith, Bif Naked, Tracey Ullman, Lorraine Segato of The Parachute Club, Jake Clemons, Jessica Mitchell with Tim Hicks, Ivan Doroschuk (Men Without Hats) Kevin Drew from Broken Social Scene and more. 15 years of Andy Kim giving back to […]

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 […]

December 02

The Salvation Army Presents Christmas In The Square & Toy Mountain Kick Off @Yonge Dundas Square– Friday, November 29, 2019

By Sally Warburton Yonge Dundas Square was filled with brave souls – people who were freezing cold but whose hearts were warmed by the beautiful music, dancing and overall feeling of happiness created by Juno award winning R & B artist MC Dru and all the young people who performed on stage. Live entertainment started […]

December 02

First Round of Performing Artists Announced for Toronto’s Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival

WHAT: Winterfolk XVIII Blues and Roots Festival Today, Toronto-based Winterfolk Blues and Roots Festival announced its 18th annual celebration, with music and food on full display February 21- 23, 2020, including a stellar lineup of JUNO, Maple Blues, and Canadian Folk Music-winners including Lynn Miles, Jack de Keyzer, Swamperella and Wendell Ferguson. Toronto’s Winterfolk Blues and Roots Music Festival is on Brunswick Ave (near Spadina Avenue and […]

November 28

VOLCANO THEATRE ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF SCOTT JOPLIN’S TREEMONISHA

TREEMONISHA: A REIMAGINING OF ONE OF THEWORLD’S FIRST BLACK OPERAS What:Internationally acclaimed Toronto-based theatre company Volcano announces the official launch of a ground-breaking project: Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. This is a Black-women-led reimagining of one of the world’s first all-Black operas, Treemonisha. It tells the story of the evolution of a young Black woman into an effective leader, able […]

November 25

“Hope In The City”Breakfast@The Fairmount Royal York-Fri.,Nov.22nd,2019

By Kimberly Samnang The Salvation Army official annual kickoff to their Christmas fundraising season which supports critical programs & services in Toronto & the GTA started on Friday with a breakfast. This year’s keynote speaker was by Olympian & Best Selling Author Jeremiah Brown. Also, Major Rob Kerr from The Salvation Army was in attendance. […]

November 25

The International Ceramic Art Fair Preview Gala Thursday Thurs.,November 21,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam The International Ceramic Art Fair runs from Fri November 22 to 24, 2019, Last year, the Gardiner presented the first International Ceramic Art Fair featuring extraordinary works by Canadian and international artists. This year, the success is focused on outstanding Canadian women-identified artists and the ways that they’re creating and innovating with […]

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 16

WILLOWBANK@GARDINER MUSEUM-THURS., NOV. 14TH, 2019

By A.J. Lam. “From its historic campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Willowbank is pioneering an ecological approach to heritage conservation and renewal. Through the Willowbank School, which offers a Diploma in Heritage Conservation, and the Willowbank Centre, which promotes community engagement, we are developing an innovative way of thinking about the past, in order to create […]

November 11

NourishHope Annual Fundraiser Gala For International Justice Mission Canada(IJM)To End Human Trafficking & Slavery@The Grand Salon -Thurs., Nov 7,2019

Photography By A.J.Lam, Interview By Kimberly Samnang & Written By Sally Warburton The annual fundraiser for IJM took place November 7, 2019 at 20 Toronto Street, Toronto. The goal of International Justice Mission Canada is to end human trafficking and slavery. The evening fundraiser held in the Grand Salon at 20 Toronto Street started was […]

November 09

LIVERight Gala In Support Of The Canadian Liver Foundation@Toronto,Calgary, Vancouver & Halifax

A Fundraiser in Support of Liver Research and Education. Join us at the annual LIVERight gala and help raise funds for liver research and education, in style. Have a memorable night and feel good knowing you are making an impactful difference in the lives of Canadians across the country. Whether you live in Toronto (Nov. […]

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 […]

November 07

Help Float The Boat Gala Supporting CharterAbility@Roc’n’Docs In Port Credit-Sat.,Nov.2nd,2019

By Wayne Baggs Special is the atmosphere of an event full of people with a shared cause. Stephen Cull’s appeal for support from Oakville and beyond was understood. From what I’ve gathered, that boat will float pretty. The purpose of recreation is not to kill time but to stimulate activity, not to keep people occupied […]