/R E P E A T -- 29th Annual Children's Aid Foundation Gala brings together Torontonians to raise funds for local vulnerable children and youth/

Evening will feature stories and a performance by former youth in care

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - On November 28, the 29th annual Children's Aid Foundation Gala -Teddy Bear Affair returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to celebrate the potential of the city's most vulnerable children with a spectacular evening of inspiring stories, fine food, entertainment and auctions. Amazing Race Canada host and Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery will emcee the evening and the talented Victor Barry, chef/owner of Splendido, will oversee the creation of a decadent menu for more than 850 guests to enjoy. With a focus on illuminating the potential of children and youth involved with the child welfare system, one of the gala's highlights will be a dramatic opening performance by former youth in care, accompanied by the VIVA! Youth Singers. Sponsored by CGI and CIBC, proceeds from the gala will go towards improving the lives of children and youth living in the child welfare system.

The Children's Aid Foundation Gala - Teddy Bear Affair is one of Toronto's longest running black-tie galas, attended by prominent members of the city's business and philanthropic communities. Over $25 million has been raised since the event's premier, with proceeds going to fund life-changing initiatives for the Greater Toronto Area's most vulnerable young people.

To learn more, follow: @CAFDN  #cafgala  or visit www.teddybearaffair.ca



29th Annual Children's Aid Foundation Gala – Teddy Bear Affair


All funds raised will go to improving the lives of children and young adults currently or formerly living in the Greater Toronto Area's child welfare system. 


Valerie McMurtry, President and CEO, Children's Aid Foundation
Lynn Factor, Board Chair, Children's Aid Foundation             
Andrea Weissman-Daniels & Mark Daniels, Honorary chairs
Gala emcee Jon Montgomery, Olympic Gold Medalist and host of Amazing Race Canada
Victor Barry, Chef/owner, Splendido
Former youth in care
Philanthropists and Toronto business leaders


Saturday, November 28 from 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

6:00 – 7:30 PM     Cocktail reception/photo opportunity
7:30 PM                Dinner and entertainment
8:00 pm                Dramatic opening performance by former youth in care and the VIVA! Youth Singers


 Metro Toronto Convention Centre
 255 Front Street
North Building – Hall C – check in at Media Desk

SOURCE Children's Aid Foundation

For further information: Media contact: Lisa Lipkin, Lisa Lipkin Communications, Tel: 416-988-4189; E-mail: lisa.lipkin@llpr.ca


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