On November 12, the musical theatre group Collabro took to the stage at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in support of Providence Healthcare’s 23rd annual Silver Ball, presented by Scotiabank. The black-tie gala raised $1 million (net) for those who rely on Providence for rehabilitation, palliative care, long-term care and community programs, including an Adult Day Program for people with dementia.
“The funds we raised through this gala will make a monumental difference to those we care for,” says Josie Walsh, President and CEO, Providence Healthcare. “Our big goal at Providence is to help people flourish whether they’re with us or at home. And every day, I see first-hand how the support of our sponsors helps us achieve just that and makes an impact in the lives of our patients, residents, clients and families.”
Emceed by CTV News anchor Ken Shaw, it was the performance by Collabro, winners of Britain’s Got Talent 2014, that drew the crowd of over 800 community leaders, celebrities, philanthropists and corporate supporters to their feet for a standing ovation.
Other highlights from the evening included musical performances by Canadian opera singer Chris Dallo and Providence’s own Shawn Brady with his band, Elevation. In addition, one lucky grand prize raffle winner took home a 2017 Lexus RX350 donated by Lexus On The Park.
Since its inaugural gala in 1993, the Silver Ball has raised over $14 million for Providence with 100 per cent of the proceeds from this year’s event’s sponsorships and ticket purchases going directly to support Providence’s patients, residents, clients and families.
The event is made possible through the support of premier sponsors: Scotiabank, Lexus On The Park, Livewire Communications, BMO, CIBC, Helen and Frank Morneau, RBC and Sun Life Financial Canada.