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Canada’s National Ballet School Hosts AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER GALA

“Canada’s National Ballet School hosts An Affair to Remember Gala on March 6th at The Carlu A benefit supporting the next generation of great dance artists.

“On Friday, March 6th, 2015 at Toronto’s The Carlu, Canada’s National Ballet School (NBS) will host its annual fundraising gala, this year themed An Affair to Remember. The event, presented by RBC Royal Bank, raises funds to provide financial assistance to NBS and plays a key role in the School’s annual fundraising, raising 35% of the annual goal in a single night. The elegant and romantic evening will include a 1950’sinspired cocktail reception, gourmet Mediterranean dinner, a captivating performance by NBS’ students and a luxury raffle. In addition, a vibrant casino and lounge with live entertainment by Canadian soprano (and former NBS student), Antonella Cavallaro, will charm guests with popular love songs from the 1950’s. For the second consecutive year, NBS will also offer special Young Patrons Tickets (ages 19 to 35) at a reduced price with the intent of introducing a younger generation to the art of ballet.

An Affair to Remember Gala Details

Theme: An Affair to Remember, 1950’s glamour and elegance, set against the picturesque backdrop of the New York City skyline at architectural masterpiece, The Carlu

Dinner: Exquisite four-course, gourmet Mediterranean dinner by à la Carte Kitchen Inc.

Performance Repertoire: NBS students will present a range of works featuring both classical and contemporary

Raffle: $31,000 in prizes to be won, with the grand prize winner receiving a 5-night escape to Paris and the French Riviera from Quench Trip Design Ltd., valued at over $12,600

Casino & Lounge: Presenting classic games such as blackjack, poker, roulette and craps

Live Entertainment: Canadian soprano Antonella Cavallaro ( will grace guests with the finest love songs of the 1950’s era, including the theme song from An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)

Special Feature: Young Patrons Tickets (ages 19 to 35) are available for $100 and include a ‘welcome’ wine reception with NBS student ambassadors, as well as performance, raffle, casino and lounge Soundbite

“Proceeds raised through NBS’ annual Gala are vitally important. These ensure NBS can continue to demonstrate the relevance of dance, through its capacity to enhance quality of life for every member of society, regardless of age or state of health. The funds also are essential in supporting the aspirations of NBS’ professional students,
blessed with the rare talent and impassioned determination to ultimately dance at the most elite, professional levels. NBS is deeply thankful to all its supporters for their unwavering commitment to celebrating the power and importance of dance education.” – Mavis Staines, Artistic Director, CEO”[newsrelease]

Expected to attend:
•      Rebecca Mooney – An Affair to Remember Gala Chair/NBS Spokesperson
•      Jen McCain – An Affair to Remember Gala Committee Member & First Position Patrons Board Chair/NBS Spokesperson
•      Monika Joslin – NBS Director, Development & NBS alumna/NBS Spokesperson
•      NBS Board Members, Philanthropists
•      Canada’s National Ballet School’s Annual Fundraiser
•      An Affair to Remember, 1950’s Glam Theme”[newsrelease]

Category: Charity Events
Start Date: 2015-03-06
End Date: 2015-03-06
Venue: Carlu Toronto Ontario Canada

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