Category Archives: Fundraising

Great Valentine Gala 2017 with Vim Kochhar

The Great Valentine Gala has raised over $25 million for Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons since it's inception in 1985. It's revenues have helped support many organizations, programs, services, special events and homes for many physically challenged Canadians.

Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Toronto businessman, philanthropist and CFPDP founder The Honourable Vim Kochhar as well as Paralympic swimmer Benoît Huot who won nine Paralympic Games gold medals for Canada, primarily in the freestyle and butterfly strokes. @cffpdp @OTSNmedia

Music:
"HOAX" (Original Mix) by "Krayzius" is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence

Motionball Toronto Gala 2017 with Paul Etherington

We were on the scene at the 16th annual Motionball Toronto Gala in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. Held at Liberty Grand and hosted by KiSS 92.5’s Devo Brown, the #motionballgala welcomed 2400 guests to an incredible evening of philanthropy and fun. Some of the performances included Skratch Bastid, DJ DxB, Dr. Draw, DJ Dash, Hey DW! as well as worldwide debut of Karl Wolf's new single "Wherever You Go.” The organization aims to introduce the next generation of volunteers and donors to the Special Olympics movement through integrated social and sporting events, creating relevant, meaningful experiences that help bring the fun back into giving.

OTSN host Darriel Roy caught up with Motionball Chairman and Co–Founder Paul Etherington.

#MotionballGala2017 @motionball @OTSNmedia

Music:
"ASTRAL" by "PlatinumEDM" is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.
"Wherever you go" by "Karl Wolf" courtesy Lone Wolf Entertainment.

Dragon Ball 2017 celebrating Chinese New Year with John Tory

The Dragon Ball is the annual benefit gala celebrating Chinese New Year in support Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation, which provides the highest quality culturally appropriate care and services to seniors of different backgrounds.

OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with the Mayor of Toronto John Tory as well as former Prime Minister of Canada Joe Clark.

#yeehong #dragonball2017 #chinesenewyear
@yeehong @JohnTory @OTSNmedia

Gifts of Hope with Plan International Canada

We visited the Plan International Canada head office to learn about their Gifts of Hope - an ethical gift-giving program that gives twice: here and abroad.

Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Director of Program Management, Sangita Patel. @PlanCanada @OTSNmedia

Sleep Envie Launches with a Philanthropic Partnership

Canadian deliver-to-door mattress company for millennials, Sleep Envie, has launched it's new website and online store. This Toronto based company is dedicated to improving overall sleep experience through their customized mattresses.

From the very beginning Sleep Envie decided to give back by partnering with SKETCH - a Toronto organization devoted to helping at-risk and homeless youth through art therapy. @sleepenvie @OTSNmedia

5th Annual Mad About Margaret's Gala 2016


We were on the scene at the 5th Annual Mad About Margaret's Gala in support of Margaret's Housing and Community Support Services.

The event featured comedian Mary Walsh from “This Hour Has 22 Minutes” as the Keynote Speaker as well as honorary patron – Margaret Trudeau who presented the inaugural MARGARET TRUDEAU ADVOCACY AWARD.

OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Margaret Trudeau about her experience with mental health. @Margarets_TO @OTSNmedia #MentalHealth

BOOBYBALL 2016 in support of Rethink Breast Cancer


15th annual Boobyball fundraiser themed "Paradise City" immersed guests into the wild for an evening of electric sunsets, lush libations, majestic beats and tiki treats.

To honour Rethink's mission, the party-goers were encouraged to take charge of their breast health, all while raising funds to help those affected by the disease.

OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Rethink Breast Cancer Founder and Executive Director MJ DeCoteau as well as Actress Amanda Brugel from the movie "Room." @rethinktweet @OTSNmedia #boobieball

Night for Rights Gala 2016 in support of JHR


Night for Rights Gala in support of Journalists for Human Rights brought together many media, political and sports legends to celebrate the best of human-rights based reporting. The evening featured Annual Human Rights Reporting Award, videos from the field, updates from JHR-trained journalists and a dynamic live auction. Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with CTV National News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme about her experiences. @JHRnews @OTSNmedia

2nd Annual Magic Bus Gala in New York City


We were On The Scene at the 2nd Annual Magic Bus Gala in New York City hosted by Abhishek Bachchan, Georgina Chapman and many more. The event raised much needed funds for the Magic Bus program which is one of the world’s highest-impact, low-cost scalable programs –utilizing sports as a catalyst for education. OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Magic Bus founder Matthew Spacie as well as Bollywood celebrity actor Abhishek Bachchan. @MagicBus_USA @OTSNmedia