On November 8, more than 800 community leaders, celebrities, philanthropists and corporate supporters came together at the Fairmont Royal York in support of Providence Healthcare and its 21st annual Silver Ball. The black-tie gala raised $1 million (net) for those who rely on Providence for rehabilitation, palliative care and long-term care, as well as community-based programs including an Adult Day Program for people with dementia.
Emceed by CityNews anchor Gord Martineau and meteorologist Natasha Ramsahai, attendees included cast members from the television shows “The Strain”, “Saving Hope” and “Orphan Black”, along with a Bollywood-style performance by Shireen Ali and her dance troupe in loving memory of her grandfather, Alfaruk Baksh, who received end-of-life care at Providence.
Live performances by renowned Canadian opera singer Chris Dallo with Brian Roman, and Providence’s own Shawn Brady with his band, Elevation, had guests on their feet dancing.
One lucky grand prize raffle winner, P.J. Lewis, took home a luxury Lexus IS 250 Sport, donated by Lexus on the Park, (valued at $56,100). “This is amazing, I’ve never won anything in my entire life,” said Lewis. “I came to the gala to support Providence and the good work that they do, and I came away with a wonderful surprise!”
The Silver Ball is Toronto’s longest running gala and has raised more than $13 million for Providence to date. The event is made possible through the support of major sponsors: BMO, Davis + Henderson, RBC, Scotiabank Group, Stewart Title Guaranty Company and Sun Life Financial Canada.
For more information, contact:
Patti Enright, Communications Manager
T: 416-285-3666 x4278