The Event

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Given the current state of affairs and the restrictions we are all respecting as a result of the second wave of COVID-19, we know it’s impossible to gather as large groups for the event, as we usually do. In the spirit of keeping the BSE tradition alive, and to celebrate major milestones including the approval of self-testing kits in Canada slated to be announced this fall, we have come up with a different formula for this November 25th, which will include a broadcast featuring special guests including Honourary Chair Salah Bachir, with more surprises for you.

Hence why we invite you to “join” the Magic of Bloor Street Entertains… at home! for this year’s edition.

We hope you will partake and join us in this evening of pared-down festivities, where we will have a few surprises to keep you entertained!

The BSE Broadcast Headliners

Watch the Broadcast

Relive the magic of the BSE 2020 broadcast, featuring special guests including Honourary Chair Salah Bachir, with more surprises for you.

Dedicate Your Night

This year, we’d like you to have a nice dinner at home on the evening of November 25th and dedicate your night by donating in support of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada by 2025.

The Silent Auction

It wouldn’t be BSE without our fabulous silent auction, and of course the auction will be taking place virtually, along with a platform for live donations leading to and on the night of the event at CANFARAUCTION.COM.

The BSE 2020 Silent Auction Collections

Donate to BSE and CANFAR!

2020 Event Chairs and Committee


Honourary Chair, Salah Bachir

Salah Bachir has played an instrumental role in the successful execution of CANFAR’s mission over the years. At BSE 2020, we will be honouring Salah with the new CANFAR Patron Circle Award in recognition of his years of dedication to helping us win the battle against HIV/AIDS.

2021 Committee

Aileen Hernandez
Alex Filiatrault
Ashley Rose Murphy
Bernadette Morra
Cailli and Sam Beckerman
Candice Sinclair
Chad Brincheski

Christine Rezvanian
Eva Hartling
Isabella Baboury
Ivan Mao
Jamie Knoepfli
Janice Fricker
Jay McCauley

Jenna Naumovich-Freda
Kai Silver
Kelley Burns-Coady
Lily Li
Logan Thayalan
Mary Symons
Melissa Campisi

Myles Sexton
Paul Noble
Paulo Leone
Ralph Roach
Robert Lemieux
Sylvia Mantella
Vonna Bitove

Event Sponsors

Signature Partner

Illumination Sponsors

Corporate Sponsors

Community Partners

Event Partners

Culinary Partners

ONE Restaurant Chef Mark McEwan

Floral Partners

Staffing Partners

Linen Partner

Swag Bag Donors

Ron White

Silent Auction Sponsors