“The Power of Play” was the title of the 25th Anniversary Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel August 31st . Guests were greeted by super heroes and toy characters on stilts- all acting up course so fun for Starlight children attending as well as unlimited photo opps for all. After a three year absence, the gala was well attended with several highlights. Starlight children entered the ballroom on a moving life-sized toy train and then were introduced by returning emcee, television personality Rick Campanelli. For the adults later on stage there was a wonderful performance by the Mississauga Children’s Choir, followed by recording artist and actor, Tyler Shaw.
This milestone event was made possible by loyal presenting sponsor Toys “R” Us Canada and Babies “R” Us Canada, as showing twenty five years of corporate support. Importantly, The Wish auction generated funds to grant seriously ill children an experience to provide some joy when they need it most. The large number and variety of programs assist families with sick or hospitalized children up against so many doctor’s appointments and challenges. It takes many volunteers and patrons purchasing tickets to make this night the success that it was. Thanks as well to Cory Stewart at Embrace Disruption PR . More information at; www.starlightcanada.org