We’re delighted to announce a new partnership with one of our favourite organizations, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. Over the course of the coming year, we’ll be sharing exciting updates, events and opportunities to participate with this fantastic and important foundation. This Thursday, Starlight invites the public to Brookfield Place for the 15th annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony. For more details, check out the release below.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TORONTO, ON – Brookfield Place is hosting its 15th annual Holiday Lighting Ceremony on Thursday November 15, 2012, from 5 to 7 p.m. in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.
This spectacular event is open to the Toronto community, and is a true celebration of the season of giving. Brookfield Place, their tenants, and suppliers will join forces to create a colourful evening of food and entertainment in anticipation of the lighting of the holiday light curtains in the Allen Lambert Galleria. In addition to kicking off the holiday season, the festivities raise much-needed funds and awareness of the important work done by Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.
“Since our partnership back in 1998, we have raised an incredible $1.8 million (the equivalent of 600 wishes). That’s a lot of smiles, laughter, joy and hope. This year we are hoping to reach another goal – $2 million!” said James Trak, VP & Regional General Manager of Brookfield Place.
“We are honoured to be the recipient of Brookfield Place’s enthusiasm and generosity,” said Christopher Barry, President of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada. “Our vision is that every child living with serious illness or injury has the benefit of distraction and normalization through entertainment, and family-fun activities, and with this support we can reach more children in more hospitals across the country.”
About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is a charitable organization that brings smiles, laughter and joy back into the lives of children with serious illness or life-altering injury through in- hospital distractive entertainment and out-of-hospital fun family events. www.starlightcanada.org
About Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place is one of North America’s truly great people places.Bounded by Bay, Wellington, Yonge and Front Streets, the 5 1⁄2 acre, 2.6 million square foot complex combines two architecturally stunning office towers with Toronto’s oldest intact streetscape, including the award-winning Allen Lambert Galleria – a six-story pedestrian thoroughfare resplendent in light and glass. www.brookfieldplacenewsandevents.com
Communications Manager, Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada
416-642-5675 ext. 235