Dinner for a Cause
For 21 years, Bloor Street Entertains (BSE) has hosted Toronto’s business and philanthropic leaders for an unparalleled night of dining and entertainment, all in support of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR).
On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, Bloor Street Entertains will bring together the city’s finest culinary masters, luxury retailers, and creative florists. The evening will begin with cocktail receptions hosted by some of Bloor-Yorkville’s most esteemed retailers. Guests will then be treated to a four-course dining experience with tablescapes carefully crafted by Toronto’s most prolific floral and décor experts. The night will culminate with the “BSE After Party” at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Throughout the night guests will also have access to our silent auction.
Worldwide, there are 36.7 million people living with HIV and AIDS, and nearly 75,500 are Canadians living with HIV. An estimated 35 million people have died from AIDS-related illnesses since the beginning of the epidemic. For 30 years, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has supported innovative research to fight this disease. Bloor Street Entertains is Canada’s single largest fundraising gala event to support this research, and has brought in millions of dollars over the last 21 years. The support of guests, sponsors, and partners at Bloor Street Entertains and the BSE After Party will continue to be the driving force behind reaching the goal of eradicating this disease.
2017 Event Co-Chairs
Mrs. Sylvia Mantella was born in Toronto, Ontario. Her passion and genuine desire to “give back” – whether in the community or on a global level – has been the catalyst to the success in her several ventures and many charitable causes both personally and corporately. Sylvia has been involved with Mantella Corporation since 2008. In 2010 Sylvia took her position as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mantella Corporation is a significant contributor to their community, local charities, and charities on a global level.
Ms. Coco Rocha is a Canadian model best known for her theatrical poses, elfin features, and her brand building social media presence. Rocha’s highest profile work is her enduring relationship with the handbag brand Longchamp, for which she has appeared in numerous campaigns. Other commercial campaigns include Zac Posen, Banana Republic, L’Oréal, Sass & Bide, Massimo Dutti and Diesel. Additionally Rocha has walked for the runway shows of brands including John Galliano and Miu Miu.
Relax and Unwind!
Finish the night on a high note at the BSE After Party!
Dance, socialize, and enjoy a drink from the host bar in the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. Simply present your BSE dinner ticket at the doors and join the festivities alongside Toronto’s most esteemed business and philanthropic leaders. Guests will also have access to the Silent Auction, full of luxurious packages and experiences at prices you won’t want to miss. The best part—all proceeds go toward funding life-saving HIV and AIDS research!
You can contact Debbie Osske, CANFAR Director of Events, Stewardship and Volunteer Relations through email or by phone at 416.361.6281.