The 29th annual Teddy Bear Affair fundraiser gala for abused kids raised $1.4-million at a black-tie event held at Toronto Metro Convention Centre on Saturday night (Nov. 28th). The 880 VIP guests at the dinner-and-show event (which included the Slaight Family Foundation as a Platinum sponsor) were hosted by The Amazing Race Canada’s John Montgomery. Splendido restaurant's John Barry was the evening's Celebrity Chef.
The highlight of the evening was a mass choir — featuring 120 students from the Randolph Academy of the Arts, the Faith Chorale, and backing singers Selena Evangeline, Jackie Richardson and Sharon Riley — in a rousing finale of “Higher & Higher” under the leadership of music director Bill King.
One in every 25 children in Canada is at risk and need our help. Many suffer in poverty, while others have been victims of abuse and neglect. A staggering 76,000 of them live in foster homes or a residential facility. The mission of the Children’s Aid Foundation is to fund programs that give them skills and hope for a promising future.
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