This year CANFAR celebrates the 20th anniversary of Bloor Street Entertains (BSE), our flagship fundraising gala.
As this milestone rapidly approaches, we gratefully acknowledge Cineplex Media, one of our longstanding corporate partners. Our sincere gratitude is also extended to Salah Bachir, President of Cineplex Media. Cineplex Media has supported Bloor Street Entertains from the very beginning, due in large part to Salah. Salah is one the founders of Bloor Street Entertains, formerly known as Food for Thought. Food for Thought began as a collection of fundraising dinners intimately hosted in private residences across the city. Over the past two decades, Salah has played a significant role in helping to grow BSE to what it is today – the largest and only fundraising gala in Canada dedicated to raising funds for HIV research. Over the years, Salah and Cineplex Media have always been there to answer the call from CANFAR. Their support is recognized across the board at CANFAR, from events, to programs, to prevention and awareness initiatives. It is a privilege to recognize them in this small way, and say thank you on behalf the leadership and team at CANFAR.