Author Archives: Jody Glaser

The Great Valentine Gala

February the 11th, the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, CFPDP, celebrated its 39th annual Great Valentine Gala in support of all Canadians who live with disability. In fact, over almost 4 decades, this annual fundraiser has generated more than $35 million dollars funding many necessary programs. Throughout the evening, long-time emcee Suhana Meharchand helped […]

The Canadian International Auto Show VIP Night Gala

The Canadian International Auto Show, CIAS, held a VIP Opening Night Gala February 16th to preview the latest vehicles and related services and in turn mark a 50 year anniversary after obviously missing the past 2 years. Guests were dressed to impress and why not. This is the largest auto show of its kind and […]

The Black Diamond Ball

The Black Diamond Ball returned for the 7th year as the signature event of Black History Month here in Toronto at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This glamorous dinner-awards show honoured Black entertainers, business leaders and media personalities, young and older – pillars of the community. And did they dress-to-impress on this night of celebration […]

SickKids Fired-Up Gala

The first-ever Fired-Up Gala in support of SickKids Hospital was held February 24th at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto. Roxy Zapala was been planning events for others over the past two decades as owner and creative director of Art of Celebrations Event Planning and Design. This evening was personal. The family is so grateful to SickKids Hospital […]

The Giving Hearts 10th Anniversary Gala

The Giving Hearts 10th Anniversary Gala was held February 18th at Hazelton Manor in Vaughan. Gala Founder Joe Azzopardi reminded guests in his opening remarks by saying “our mandate since 2011 has remained to provide funding to two critical areas of cancer treatment: the PYNK Program and Prostate Cancer research at Sunnybrook Hospital”. Returning Emcee, […]

Love Wines From Chile

Love Wines From Chile” was the theme February 14th, as many people celebrated Valentine’s Day at Gotstyle in the historic Distillery. The upscale clothing store never looked more romantic thanks to a flower cart and the glittering gold entrance way. Guests were greeted by costumed performers who later would put on a show. But first, […]