Category Archives: Fundraising

2016 Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series with Russell Simmons

Bombay Sapphire® Gin and the Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation has partnered with renowned Canadian painter Kim Dorland to announce the launch of Bombay Sapphire® Artisan Series in Canada. OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with entrepreneur Russell Simmons as well as Canadian ambassador of the competition Kim Dorland. @SapphireGinUSA @OTSNmedia

From June 28 artists can submit an original piece of visual art, except film, to The Grand Prize winner will receive a cash stipend to create a body of work for a solo exhibit at SCOPE Miami Beach 2017 Art Show and the opportunity to complete a public installation in 2017. The First Place Winner and People's Choice Winner will each receive a cash stipend to create a solo exhibit at a gallery in their region.

The Canadian ambassador of Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, artist Kim Dorland, believes that good artists are everywhere just waiting to be discovered. "Exposure is the holy grail for young artists. It's such a competitive and saturated scene in a pretty small country." says Dorland. "Getting eyes on your work - especially with the potential for international attention - can make all the difference in a young artist's career."

Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation is dedicated to providing inner-city youth with significant exposure and access to the arts, and to offering exhibition opportunities for emerging and underrepresented artists. Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons, the founders of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, have been at the forefront of the competition since its inception in 2010, "We've succeeded in discovering some truly remarkable talent in partnership with Bombay Sapphire® Gin, and I'm very proud of that." said Russell Simmons. "This year, we're thrilled to open up the competition to visual artists in Canada and continue to discover and shine a light on their creativity and imagination."

All submissions must be received by August 17, 2016. For official rules visit

Right To Play Garden Party 2016

Right To Play Canada hosted an exclusive Garden Party fundraising event at a private residence in Forest Hill, Toronto. The VIP event was hosted by actor and comedian Ali Hassan and included live performances by Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, Bahamas and former Eagles guitarist, Don Felder. Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Right To Play founder Johann Olav Koss as well as Athlete Ambassador Jon Montgomery. @RightToPlayIntl @OTSNmedia

Joe Carter Celebrity Classic 2016 with Shaggy

Each year Joe Carter Classic charity golf tournament pairs avid golfers with A-list sport and entertainment celebrities in order to raise funds for education and development of Canadian youth through the Joe Carter Scholarship Fund and the Joe Carter Family Support Fund.

Since 2010, the Joe Carter Classic has raised and pledged 1.5 million to benefit the Children’s Aid Foundation and other children's causes.
OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with the legendary baseball player Joe Carter himself as well as reggae fusion singer Shaggy. @JoeCarterGolf @OTSNmedia

All-Star Gala in support of SickKids with PK Subban

The annual All-Star Gala is a semi-formal event that brings together many past and present athletes and personalities from hockey and other sports to raise money for Hospital for Sick Children as well as the Montreal Children’s Hospital. OTSN host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with hockey legends and athlete ambassadors PK Subban from Montreal Canadiens as well as Toronto Maple Leafs centreman Peter Holland. @sickkids @OTSNmedia

Fight to End Cancer Gala 2016

5th annual Fight to End Cancer fundraising gala turned out bigger and better than anyone had expected. Featuring elegant gourmet dinner, various entertainers along with Olympic-style boxing, the event raised over $500,000 in support of Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. OTSN host Darriel Roy caught up with the host of the event Ben Mulroney as well as Fight to End Cancer founder Jennifer Huggins. @fightendcancer @thePMCF @OTSNmedia

Power Ball 2016 in collaboration with Max Mara

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery hosted it's 18th annual fundraising event called Power Ball XVIII: Pleasure Principle in collaboration with Max Mara. Being one of the most vibrant VIP events in Toronto it attracted a sophisticated ‘Who’s Who’ of guests, from fashion, film, media, finance, advertising, music and the visual arts communities. Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Power Plant Director Gaëtane Verna as well as actress Sarah Fisher. @ThePowerPlantTO @OTSNmedia #PowerBallTO

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Lioness "Roars for Habitat" VIP Event

Lioness Women's Club held a VIP event at the ultra-chic Thompson Hotel in support of the Endangered Species Fund of Canada. The funds raised will go to build a new habitat for two beautiful Lioness cubs Samira & Malaika! Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with Lioness Women's Club founder Jenny Katkova-Brown. @LionessClub @OTSNmedia

Starlight Children's Foundation Gala 2016

The 21st Annual Black-Tie Gala is the largest fundraiser for Starlight Children's Foundation which seeks to improve hospital experiences for children and chronically ill teenagers. Our host Darriel Roy had a chance to speak with the host of the evening Rick Campanelli from ET Canada, Hilary Farr and David Visentin from Love It or List It, as well as Juno Nominated artists Tyler Shaw and Simone Denny. @StarlightOnline @OTSNmedia

MotionBall 2016 in support of Special Olympics Canada Foundation

MotionBall 2016 in support of Special Olympics Canada Foundation

This year's Largest Young Professionals Charity Gala in Toronto - MotionBall 2016 - was an incredible evening of philanthropy and fun that raised $275,000 net in support of the Special Olympics Canada Foundation! It was hosted by KiSS 92.5’s Devo Brown and TSN’s Cabral “Cabbie” Richards and featured live entertainment with 10 artists in 3 ballrooms, silent auction with over 100 items, specialty cocktail bars, late night Pizzaville buffet, Summerhill candy bar and most importantly, the chance to meet some incredible Special Olympics athletes. @motionballTO @OTSNmedia

Couture For A Cause in support of SickKids Foundation

Couture For A Cause in support of SickKids Foundation

The National Basketball Wives Association held a fundraising event called Couture For A Cause during the All-Star NBA Weekend in Toronto. The event was held at Hudson's Bay - The Room and featured an exclusive shopping experience. Proceeds from the event will benefit SickKids Foundation and The National Basketball Wives Association. OTSN host Darriel Roy caught up with singer-songwriter Diane Clemons as well as Charrisse Jackson Jordan from The Real Housewives of Potomac. @BTB_NatlBBWives @OTSNmedia