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Client News: Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada Gears Up For 18th Annual Gala Hosted By CTV’s Anwar Knight

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TORONTO, ON (March 4, 2013)Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is embarking upon their 18th annual Fundraising Gala on April 6, 2013 at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York (100 Front St West), hosted by CTV’s Weather Anchor Anwar Knight.

“Our gala continues to be one of the most magical nights for all those involved with Starlight. It’s a chance for our supporters, donors and organizers to meet and celebrate the work that we do to benefit Canadian children living with a serious illness or life-altering injury,” said Christopher Barry, President of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada.

Starting at 6:00 p.m., guests of the event will be treated to a renaissance carnival theme including dinner and silent auction accompanied by a selection of entertainment and sideshows in order to raise funds for the charity. 

Celebrities scheduled to attend include: Dragon’s Den’s Arlene Dickinson, fashion icon Stacey Mackenzie, CTV’s Amber MacArthur, MTV’s Matt Barker, YTV’s Next Star judge Mark Spicoluk, Love It Or List It’s Hilary Farr, cast members from television shows such as Degrassi: Next Generation, Murdoch Mysteries, and The Listener along with many other notable Canadians.

Starlight also welcomes an extensive list of sponsors and donors in support of their 18th annual gala. Supporters include: Presenting Sponsor, Toys“R”Us and Babies“R”Us; newly announced Diamond Sponsor, Great Blue Heron Casino; and Silver Sponsor, Playtex Infant.

The Starlight Gala remains one of the foundation’s largest sources for fundraising, with $300,000 in donations collected at last year’s event. Tickets to this year’s event can be purchased online by visiting 


About The Starlight Children’s Foundation of 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.


Twitter: @StarlightCanada



About Toys“R”Us, Canada:

Toys“R”Us (Canada) Ltd., is part of Toys“R”Us, Inc., the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer. Toys“R”Us, Canada operates 74 stores across the country. For store locations and convenient online shopping visit  or

About Great Blue Heron Casino:

The Great Blue Heron Casino, located in scenic Port Perry Ontario, first opened its doors in 1997 and has steadily developed into one of Ontario’s premier casino destinations. With 550 exciting slots, 60 thrilling table games and award winning dining, the Great Blue Heron Casino is the closest casino to Toronto. The project is operated by a partnership consisting of Casinos Austria International, the Steiner Group and Sonco Gaming Inc. on behalf of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation and OLG.

About Playtex Infant:

Playtex Products LLC, a division of Energizer Personal Care, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of infant products including the Playtex(r) Drop-Ins(r)  bottle System and Ventaire(r) bottles; The First Sipster(r), Lil’ Gripper(r), Insulator(r), Coolster(r), and Sipster(r) cups; mealtime plates, bowls and utensils; OrthoPro(r) and Binky(r) pacifiers; and the Diaper Genie(r) diaper pails. Playtex and all other trademarks are owned or licensed by Playtex Products, LLC.

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Cory Stewart

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