Topic Archive: BMO Financial Group

When an Event's Budget Gets Cut, Where Do You Scrimp?

Readers' Forum Posted July 13, 2012, 10:55 AM EDT

BizBash Toronto Readers' Choice Awards: Voting Is Now Open

From the Editors Posted May 3, 2012, 4:03 PM EDT

Calgary Stampede Kicks Off 100-Day Countdown to Rodeo

News Posted April 2, 2012, 12:39 PM EDT

Evergreen Brick Works: Historic Site Offers Event Space With an Industrial Feel

The Walkthrough Posted November 17, 2010, 1:15 PM EST

Bell Creates Garden Setting for Nature-Themed Gala Supporting C.A.M.H.

Event Report Posted October 18, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT

Cinema Against AIDS Fund-Raiser Goes Old Hollywood With Black and Gold Decor

Amfar partnered with Dignitas International to host the inaugural Cinema Against AIDS Toronto fund-raiser at the Carlu, which had an Old-Hollywood look and drew guests like Sarah Ferguson and Miranda Richardson.

Event Report Posted September 16, 2009, 2:35 PM EDT

Oversize Teddy Bears, Palm Trees Fill Brazilian Ball's Benefit for SickKids

Organizers of the 43rd annual Brazilian Carnival Ball—attended by His Royal Highness the Duke of York—adopted a colourful teddy bear theme in honour of the event's beneficiary, the SickKids Foundation.

Event Report Posted April 29, 2009, 8:00 AM EDT

Sixth Annual Buy Design Fund-Raiser Draws Guests With Social Media Campaign, Promises of Swag

To promote its annual Buy Design fund-raiser, Windfall used a social media campaign—including a Barbarella-inspired character on Twitter—to draw guests to the fashion-focused, space-themed event.

Event Report Posted April 21, 2009, 3:33 PM EDT

Dragon Ball Ushers in Chinese New Year With Lion Dancers, Gods of Fortune

To mark the arrival of the Year of the Ox—and the 20th anniversary of the Dragon Ball—event organizers called on Chinese lion dancers, gods of fortune, and costumed greeters to lend an authentic feel to the evening.

Event Report Posted January 27, 2009, 4:37 PM EST

Fashion Cares Adopts Halloween-Meets-Hitchcock Theme With Costumes, Film Tributes

For the 22nd annual Fashion Cares fund-raiser, organizers looked to The Birds for inspiration and created a stage show—with looks from 40 designers and a performance by Dame Shirley Bassey—centered on Alfred Hitchcock's famous films.

Event Report Posted November 4, 2008, 3:48 PM EST

AIDS Benefit Announces Lineups

News Posted September 18, 2008, 4:05 PM EDT

Big Night Out Adds V.I.P. Reception, Live Auction

For the 38th annual Big Night Out gala, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto added two new elements to the superhero-themed event, including a cocktail reception for sponsors and a live auction featuring the chance to bid on a flight in a fighter jet.

Event Report Posted June 9, 2008, 1:17 PM EDT

Sponsors Drive Free Programming at Luminato Festival

News Posted June 6, 2008, 12:14 PM EDT

Brazilian Performers, Samba Parade Add Flair to Annual Ball

Organizers of the 42nd annual Brazilian Carnival Ball threw a parade with performers from Brazil and honoured Anna Maria de Souza—the founder of the event—with a display detailing her history with the gala.

Event Report Posted May 27, 2008, 2:35 PM EDT

Studio 54 Inspires Retro Vibe at Buy Design Fund-Raiser

For their fifth annual fund-raiser, organizers of the Buy Design gala adopted a disco theme that paid homage to Andy Warhol and the legendary Studio 54.

Event Report Posted April 29, 2008, 3:23 PM EDT

Theatre Gala Stages Written-That-Day Plays Between Dinner Courses

For the Necessary Angel Theatre Company gala, event co-chair Lucy Waverman carefully timed the three-course meal to coincide with the performance of three 20-minute plays based on an opening line written by Sir Tom Stoppard.

Event Report Posted March 7, 2008, 4:49 PM EST

Art Gallery of Ontario Gala Celebrates Change

During a year when the AGO is undergoing a major renovation, the annual Shadow Ball fittingly explored the theme of metamorphosis.

Event Report Posted November 1, 2007, 3:09 PM EDT

Easter Seals' Gourmet Menu

From the mouthwatering appetizers to the main course of beef tenderloin to the spectacular chocolate semifreddo dessert, the 21st edition of this $500 a ticket gala delivered.

Event Report Posted September 21, 2007, 1:20 PM EDT

Fashion Cares Recalls Its Titillating Past

The 20th edition of the AIDS fund-raiser commemorated its past with a retrospective fashion show and high-energy entertainment.

Event Report Posted July 14, 2006, 2:53 PM EDT

Bollywood Bling Meets Hollywood's Cowboys

Event Report Posted February 15, 2006, 1:20 PM EST

A Carnival for Easter Seals Gala Fund-raiser

Event Report Posted February 15, 2006, 1:20 PM EST

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