All-Star Gala in support of SickKids
Photography by Steve Blackburn Words by Roxanne Rowe
TORONTO, ONT – The annual All-Star Gala in support of SickKids was held on June 17th, 2016. This year the Gala took place at the Arcadian Court to a sold out crowd of Toronto’s trendy and chic.
The All-Star Gala was hosted by TSN’s Host Cabbie Richards and featured appearances by Toronto Maple Leafs centreman Peter Holland and crowd favourite Montreal Canadiens Defenceman and Toronto Native PK Subban who are athlete ambassadors and special guests of the Gala.
The highlight of the evening was a live auction of PK Subban’s Montreal Canadiens hockey sweater which reached a high of $4500.00 when to a surprised crowd PK offered 50 sweaters of his Montreal Canadiens autographed sweaters for $300 each which were immediately gobbled up the the hockey crazed guests. Not to be outdone Toronto Maple Leafs centreman Peter Holland offered 2 of his sweaters for $500 which were sold almost immediately.
The Gala featured a complimentary host bar, a Live Band and DJ. All net proceeds of the event go to support the highest priority needs of the Hospital for Sick Children as well as the Montreal Children’s Hospital!
Established in 1972, SickKids Foundation raises funds on behalf of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada. Philanthropy is a critical source of funding for SickKids – one of the world’s foremost paediatric health-care institutions.
As a national charity, SickKids Foundation not only invests in the important work taking place at SickKids, it also invests in national and international initiatives to benefit children in Canada and around the world. This commitment is true to the spirit of the Foundation’s founders, who articulated a vision for the Foundation that went well beyond the hospital walls 40 years ago.