Providence Healthcare Foundation
Providence Healthcare Foundation

A Celtic Calling! Over $1 million raised at the Silver Ball

Nov 22, 2017

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, the Foundation hosted the 24th annual Silver Ball: Courage and Confidence, a Celtic Calling, Presented by Scotiabank, at the prestigious Fairmont Royal York Hotel. With nearly 800 guests in attendance, it was truly a night to remember!

View the Photo Gallery and Video from #SilverBall2017

Our Brave Hearts
This year, we embraced a Celtic theme in celebration of the courageous patients of Providence (our "Brave Hearts") and the confidence built by our dedicated staff to help them overcome catastrophic illnesses, and build strength to get back to life.

To start the evening, guests were dazzled with a rendition of Amazing Grace on the uilleann pipe by Maitiu Ó Casaide and a beautiful acapella version sung by Sibéal Ni Chasaide. Their performances seamlessly led into the video of our testimonial patient, Matthew Fleming, who told his story about his journey at Providence Healthcare. The production concluded with performances by the talented members of the Graham School of Irish Dance and the Highland Creek Pipe Band, with an emotional reveal of Matthew Fleming on stage, standing up on his own two feet; a goal he worked very hard to achieve during his rehabilitation at Providence.

A grand prize turned into grand gift
The evening also featured an exciting raffle where the winner of the brand new 2017 Lexus Rx350, immediately donated the car back and a live auction was held right on the spot! Earlier in the evening, we announced that the gala had raised $900,000 for Providence. Because of this incredible moment of philanthropy, we were able to close the gap with the help of three very close friends of Providence and hit $1 MILLION (net) for Providence Healthcare!

Other highlights of the evening included a high-calibre silent auction, boasting over $175,000 worth of items, including a once-in-a-lifetime “Bucket List Trip to Ireland” worth over $20,000! A very special thank you to Siobhan Bryne Learat and Adams & Butler for confirming another $20,000 Trip to Ireland for our 2018 Silver Ball. Guests were also entertained by our headline performers, Ireland’s leading classical composer Odhrán Ó Casaide and his company featuring Sibéal Ni Chasaide. It was truly a night to remember!

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
The Foundation wants to offer a huge thank you to Angle Media for its in-kind donation of the filming and production of the patient testimonial video, as well as to Odhrán Ó Casaide, Maitiu Ó Casaide, and Sibéal Ni Chasaide for their in-kind donation of their beautiful performances. Another special thank you to Alistair Baxter, General Manager and Partner at Lexus On the Park, who made an announcement at the Silver Ball that Lexus On the Park will renew their vehicle donation for a fifth straight year in 2018. Thank you to all our sponsors and supporters for so generously supporting this year’s Silver Ball, Presented by Scotiabank, and helping us raise $1 million (net). Your support helps Providence Healthcare continue to deliver on the promise of providing hope, help and healing to thousands in our community.

Thank you to our 2017 Silver Ball Sponsors!

The 2017 Silver Ball was AMAZING. Thanks to YOU, we raised an ASTOUNDING:


Our 2017 Silver Ball Premier Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

Exclusive Vehicle Sponsor

Silver Table Sponsors

Argent Table Sponsor

Sterling Table Sponsors

Pewter Table Sponsors


Haulover Investments Ltd.

Kearns Insurance Corporation

The Kilty Family

Exclusive Bar Sponsors



Reception Sponsor

The Villani Family

Valet Sponsor

Rahul Chopra "The Car Guru"

Friend Table Sponsors

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
George Macri
KPMG MSLP & Martin Gangadeen
Louanne Buckley

Primevest Capital & Silver Hotel Group
Stewart Title Guaranty Company
Sysco Canada
TD Commercial Banking
WeirFoulds LLP

Wine Sponsors

Clintar Landscape Management
The Anderson Press
Woitzik Polsinelli Barristers & Solicitors

Entertainment Sponsor


Other Sponsors

Declute Realty
Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
ROL Strategies

Staff Sponsors

David & Valerie Christie
Caldwell Securities
Deutsche Bank AG, Canada Branch
Imperial Plumbing Supplies
Joe Calderone
Kathleen Morris

MIP Inc.
Mircom Technologies Ltd.
Nadim Hirji
Pam Warren
Paul Gibbons
Precise Parklink

Rod Borstmayer
Rozanne Reszel
Sealed Air - Diversy Care
Tom Woods
The Villani Family

Our 2017 Silver Ball Supporters

Special Friends




Mike McLaughlin