And the Co-Chairs for the 27th Bloor Street Entertains are...
It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the co-chairs for the 2023 edition of CANFAR’s annual signature fundraiser, Bloor Street Entertains. A long-standing tradition that plays an important role in the city and beyond, Bloor Street Entertains’ 2023 edition will serve to highlight CANFAR’s national awareness campaigns and strategic implementation projects that are our blueprint to end the HIV epidemic in Canada by 2025.
This year’s event will be co-chaired by returning BSE Chair Candice Sinclair, along with Janice Fricker and Michael Liebrock. CANFAR Board Member and long-time BSE supporter and sponsor, Sylvia Mantella, has generously accepted to join us as honourary chair for this year’s edition.
Our co-chairs are thrilled to be taking on this leadership role and are dedicated to a successful 2023 edition of Bloor Street Entertains.
Candice Sinclair was BSE co-chair in 2022, and has been a key member of our BSE committee for several years now. A philanthropist involved in a number of national and local charitable organizations, Candice is dedicated to supporting causes including mental health and youth, for which she leads significant fundraising efforts.
Janice Fricker is an entrepreneur and philanthropist with a background in fashion, real estate and banking. She has been part of the BSE committee since 2019, and supports causes including sex trafficking awareness, HIV/AIDS awareness and marginalized communities.
Michael Liebrock is an entrepreneur, investor and asset manager. He is the Managing Director of a private investment firm and was the co-founder of a merchant bank. Previously he was a management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Michael has been a long-time advocate of HIV/AIDS awareness and supporter of BSE and CANFAR and has served on the boards of directors of leading philanthropic organizations.
Sylvia Mantella is, since 2008, the Vice President of Marketing, Sponsorship and Philanthropy at Mantella Corporation, one of the largest privately held family-owned real estate and land development companies in Canada. Sylvia is a dedicated philanthropist and has been a member of CANFAR’s Board of Directors since 2017, in addition to being a long-time supporter of HIV research. In 2019, Sylvia was recognized with the Philanthropist of the Year Award. She supports a large number of causes, including in the health sector and women’s advancement.