Bright Nights, Bright Dreams – Charity Soirée

September 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Non-Profit Events, Past Events, Toronto

“Making dreams come true for kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.”

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On November 13th  2014, the 3rd Annual Charity Soiree “Bright Nights Bright Dreams” will take place – so save the date! The event is supposed to bring dreams to life for children with life-threatening illnesses or physical disabilities. Before this year is out, Sunshine will have fulfilled dreams for over 7,000 children! It is the second annual nationally branded event here in Toronto.

Join us for a theatrical evening in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. There will be great special features like a unique tasting experience, a candy buffet and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments! For sure not only the kids will love that. There will also be some special guests – who is kept in secret so far. Last but not least dream silent auction items are available.

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 – from 6pm to 9pm

Where: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning SickKids, Toronto

Get tickets here!

In support of Sunshine. Dreams for kids since 1987

Fundraising For Haiyan Relief in the Philippines – Head Shot Day

imageNovember 22th, 2013 was a very special day for  fundraising for Haiyan Relief in the Philippines. The event was held by The Motionaries and supported by CityEvents social media divison: CitySocial at Haworth, a modern office furniture store. The aim of the event was to raise funds by offering a professional headshot at only $50. All proceeds were donated to World Vision in their initiatives to provide emergency relief to children and families affected by the calamity.

Haworth was the perfect venue for that event, with their modern furniture and a cozy atmosphere right downtown. The guests could relax on the comfortable sofas in the waiting area and enjoyed refreshments before their photo shot. More than 80 guests came to give their support and get their professional head shot. People were happy to have the chance to update and take a new head shot by the corporate photographer Donna Santos and felt it was a win win.

The fundraising was a true success as the Motionaries and supporters raised $4443.16, plus $300 in pledges to World Vision which the government has matched resulting in total of $9486 raised.

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The photos of the event can be found at:

20th Annual Disability Hall of Fame Inductees 2013

logoOn Tuesday November 5th, 2013, 20th Annual Disability Hall of Fame Inductees was held by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Around 300 guests came out to celebrate 5 honorable inductees who made an outstanding contribution in their fields.

Here is a list of inductees who were celebrated:

- Paralympian Stephanie Dixon who was the first Canadian woman in history to win five gold medals in a single Paralympic Games winning 19 medals throughout her career.

- Ramesh Ferris, who is a global leader in the battle to end polio. He hand-cycled more than 7,000 kilometres across Canada to raise money and awareness for global polio eradication, education and rehabilitation and provide humane support and rehabilitation for the survivors.

- Jerry and Annie Johnston who introduced Canada’s first program for disabled skiers and were instrumental in the growth of the sport in Canada.

- Founder, publisher, editor and guiding spirit of Abilities magazine connecting 80,000 readers across Canada, Raymond D. Cohen (posthumously)

- This year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient is David Crombie who always has time for disability issues, beginning with his Mayor’s Task Force on the Disabled, and then, for 20 years the selection committee chair for the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame and gifted MC for every presentation.

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After guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, the award-giving ceremony started with a speech provided by CFPDP Chair, Honourable Vim Kochhar. After he presented the awards, each of the inductees made a touching short speech that made guests reconsider about the importance how to view people with a disability. The hall was filled with applause due to the inductees’ amazing speeches.

Read Africa Ball – CANCELLED

November 6, 2013 by  
Filed under Non-Profit Events, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

Africa canceled

THE READ AFRICA BALL HAS BEEN CANCELLED

We apologize for any inconvenience, but until further notice, The Read Africa Ball will not be taking place on November 7th, 2013.

The Read Africa Ball has been a unique event celebrating African culture through music, art and artifacts that will bring people together in Toronto In support of CODE. CODE provides an African cultural experience in support of their work in providing great books, establishing libraries, training teachers and inspiring students as we continue to awaken young minds in Africa and unleash the potential for their future.

For more information on the event cancellation visit the CODE website

Read Africa Ball

Join CODE for an African cultural experience in support of their work in providing great books, establishing libraries, training teachers and inspiring students as we continue to awaken young minds in Africa and unleash the potential for their future.

When: Thursday, November 7, 2013, 7 p.m.

Where: The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, Toronto

Literacy is the key to awakening young minds and unleashing potential for a future never before imagined.

A unique event celebrating African culture through music, art and artifacts, that will bring people together in Toronto In support of CODE. A meaningful evening that will make a difference in the lives of thousands of children.

  • Dancing to live African rhythms

  • Hors d’oeuvres

  • Silent auction and raffle consisting of various prizes including unique African items

The ticket price will be $75 per person (a partial tax receipt will be issued).

Buy your ticket online http://support.codecan.org/site/Calendar?id=100061&view=Detail

For more information or question, visit their website or send an email

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