2016 Moonlight Gala
June 4, 2016 – Kleinburg, ONT – The 5th Annual Moonlight Gala, the signature fundraiser for the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s was held on June 4th in Kleinburg.
500 guests were treated to an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing under the stars. For the first time in McMichael history, the Moonlight Gala hosted an exclusive after-party from 10 pm to 1 am, titled Moonlight Gala After Dark. Which featured JUNO© Award winner, Divine Brown who performed and had guests dancing until 1:00AM
The event was emceed by CTV News Toronto, Ken Shaw and featured live auction hosted by fashion icon Jeanne Beker which raised over $20,000.00. Entertainment was provided by returning Gala-favourite jazz band, The Collective, JUNO© Award winner Sean Jones and DJ Odario Williams.
Guests included Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, Shantelle and Yannick Bisson, Kim and Terry Bush, Elaine Bell and Jack Bush, Ralph Chiodo, Sam Ciccolini, Hon. Steven Del Duca, Hon. Julian Fantino, Catherine Nugent, Felice Sabatino.
Guests were treated to a complimentary host bar, amazing food and a candy table. A pizza table was featured after 10:00PM
We are thrilled to welcome our supporters to this year’s Moonlight Gala as we celebrate the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s 50th anniversary season,” said 2016 Gala Chair, Tina Tehranchian. “This marks a milestone year as we commemorate everyone that has contributed to the success of the McMichael from the past half-century.
About the McMichael Canadian Art Collection
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and the McMichael Canadian Art Foundation. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of over 6,000 artworks by Canadian artists, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. The gallery is located on 100 acres of northern landscape and hiking trails at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan. For more information: mcmichael.com.