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GALAvanting: Toronto Fundraising and Gala Events


Toronto 2018 Fundraising and Gala Events

HOToronto Magazine, in its commitment to keeping you informed and enlightened, continues to present you with a host of new on-line download magazine titles. This addition of GALAvanting to the roster is the 8th edition to date and the response has been overwhelming. Finally our readers have a magazine dedicated to one of our famous pastimes – fundraising. This online publication, available as a free download or free subscription, is designed to be of interest to the consumer and trade sectors alike. We have compiled for you, a list of galas, balls, events, golf tournaments and basically anything that puts the FUN into FUNdraising.




February 7, 2018
Mercedes-Benz Downtown, Toronto
In support of the Innovation Grant for Paediatric Cancer Research & Care, SickKids Hospital.
A vibrant night marrying a great cause with an opportunity to meet the kids and teens who need help.

February 10, 2018
Dragon Ball 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building
In Support of Yee Hong Centre
Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation’s annual benefit gala, the Dragon Ball, is one of Toronto’s premier galas, making regular appearances on BizBash Top 100 lists. Throughout the evening, patrons are greeted with a variety of exquisite cuisine in addition to the four course dinner. The silent and live auctions present guests with opportunities to acquire unique items or experiences. The net proceeds allow the Yee Hong Centre For Geriatric Care to maintain the high quality care it provides to seniors, giving them the dignified and fulfilling lives they need.

Grand Reception – 5:30pm
Gala Dinner – 7:00pm
Black tie dress code

March 1, 2018
Vive la Belle Époque!
The Carlu
In Support of the National Ballet School
Canada’s National Ballet School will host its annual fundraising Gala celebrating years of passionate and enduring dedication to professional ballet training in Canada and internationally. The Gala Committee hopes you will join them for this unique and fun evening in celebration of the emerging talent at NBS, the beauty of dance and the determination required to become a professional dancer.

March 24, 2018
Polish Veteran’s – Sikorski Hall, Oshawa
In support of Pflag Canada’s Durham Region services to the LGBTQ community
This most colourful fundraiser of the year celebrates Parents For Lesbians And Gays with good food and Jim John’s 19-piece Swing Shift Big Band.

April 25, 2018
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
In support of Great Place to Work Canada
Enjoy cocktails, dinner and entertainment, along with the best networking in town and an after-party with great music.


June 3, 2018
Manulife Ride for Heart
Enercare Centre
Location: All routes start & finish at Exhibition Place. Bib pick up is inside Enercare Centre prior to event. Get your bikes and running shoes ready. Experience the excitement of riding, running or walking on the Gardiner and DVP.  Before or on event day, all participants will need to access bib pick up through the Enercare Centre’s West Entrance

Before event day, visit us to pick up your bib or drop off your pledges:
Thursday, May 31, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 1, 12 noon – 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 2, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Complimentary parking at designated lot at Exhibition place while picking up your bib

June 9, 2018
Pearson Convention Centre
In support of scholarships to youth pursuing post-secondary education, healthcare initiatives in Canada and Barbados and other humanitarian causes
This formal event includes a pre-Diner reception, four-course dinner, live entertainment, dancing, and award presentation, live and silent auctions.



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