Media Advisory - A Pride kick-off event not to be missed
Toronto's stars gather to celebrate The 519 and Toronto's LGBTQ communities at fifth annual Starry Night
TORONTO, June 26, 2012 /CNW/ - On Thursday, June 28th, Cawthra Square Park will be the place to see and be seen as the Green Space on Church is filled with celebrities, politicians, artists, community leaders. The sounds of Toronto's All Star Big Band will fill the park as the who's who of our community join The 519 to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Starry Night.
"Starry Night is our signature Pride event and a perfect kick-off to Pride Weekend" explains Pascal Dessureault, Chair of The 519's Board. "We gather 2,000 of our community's leaders in a unique environment for an elegant soirée under the stars. The Green Space on Church is the place to see out-of-this-world outfits, to mingle with celebrities or to grab a drink with friends."
Starry Night's guest list always attracts a diverse crowd of celebrities, artists, politicians and corporate and community leaders. This year's confirmed guests include CBC's Rick Mercer and Steven and Chris, eTalk's Traci Mechor, Actor Adamo Ruggiero, Comedian Scott Thompson, Cineplex Media CEO Salah Bachir, Newstalk's John Moore, Toronto's Pan/Para Pan Am CEO Ian Troop, MP Olivia Chow, Minister Glen Murray, columnist Shinan Govani, designer Jeremy Laing and nearly a dozen City Councillors.
The program for this year features the beautiful music of the Toronto All-Star Big Band. The crooning continues through the night with a late evening osé and stylish show by Toronto drag performer Sofonda Cox and music by DJs Alessandro and Phil V. The event is presented in partnership with Cineplex Media and BMO Financial Group with décor and styling by BoConcept and L'Atelier. The event is free to the public, donations in support of The 519's vital programs and services are welcome and appreciated at the door. Follow the excitement on Twitter using the hashtag #My519.
|What:||Large outdoor Pride event and fundraiser for The 519.|
Thursday 28 June 2012, event from 7PM to Midnight
Media reception with VIP guests from 7PM to 8:30PM
Media Reception, The 519 Ballroom, 519 Church Street
Event, Cawthra Square Park, 519 Church Street
The 519 is a public-private partnership of the City of Toronto. The Centre works in partnership with our community, donors and sponsors to respond to the needs of the local neighbourhood and the broader LGBT communities. Last year 50,000 people made over 200,000 visits to The 519 to meet, participate and celebrate together as a community.
For further information:
Director of Development
and Community Engagement
Direct: 416.355.6798 | Mobile: 647.828.1653