Earlier this month, we attended the 19th Annual Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala held at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York! Sponsored by Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us and hosted by Carla Collins, the London, Calling! themed party was replete with London style pubs, a recreated Convent Garden Market and a swinging sixties room! Guests entered through the Buckingham Palace gates and of course, tribute artists emulating the Queen, Palace Guards, Austin Powers and the Spice Girls were present to mingle with the guests! We especially loved watching artist Jessica Gorlicky create stunning canvas pieces during the reception and cocktail.
Some of the celebrity guests in attendance included Carla Collins, Stacey McKenzie, John Chiles (Toronto Argonauts), Melanie Durrant, The Trews and Sangita Patel. This year, the Starlight Gala raised over $500,000! Money raised from the Starlight Gala will go towards funding Starlight’s in and out-of-hospital programming which includes hospital grants, fun kits (essentials for unexpected hospital stays), Fun Centres (portable stations equipped with a DVD player, Wii, games & movies), Day Brighteners (tickets to sports games, concerts & more).
Enjoy our photos and “Keep Calm & Gala On”!
About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is party of the Starlight global network, serving kids and families throughout partnerships with more than 130 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. For more information, please visit their website at: StarlightCanada.org.