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High Tea Met High Fashion At Inaugural Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada Afternoon Celebrity Fundraiser

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Tea & Tiaras, hosted by Breakfast Television Toronto’s Jennifer Valentyne, brought out hundreds to enjoy high tea and support the children’s organization.

TORONTO, ON (November 5, 2014) -  Fascinators, lace gloves and high fashion filled the Royal York Hotel’s concert hall as hundreds gathered to enjoy an afternoon of high tea in support of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada’s first annual Tea & Tiaras, presented by Bloom Lanys. Coupled with delicious gourmet snacks and an exclusive fashion show from RW&CO., the November 2, 2014 event was a decadent afternoon hosted by Breakfast Television Toronto’s Jennifer Valentyne.

T&T1As guests arrived at 1:00 p.m., they were treated to a specialty cocktail while exploring the event’s many offerings including a silent auction, flower market by Anne & Co., jewellery bar by lia sophia and hand made fine millinery by David Dunkley. Once seated, attendees were treated to traditional high tea service, complimented with gourmet treats from celebrity chef Collin Thornton, along with performances by Antonella Cavallaro & Starlight child Emily Hurd.

Celebrity guests included event host Jennifer Valentyne, Love It Or List It’s Hilary Farr, celebrity chef Anna Olson, television personality Karl Lohnes, Canadian Opera Company’s Simone Osborne and Charlotte Burrage, actress Sheila McCarthy, National Ballet of Canada’s Greta Hodgkinson and Jillian Vanstone, JUNO nominated musician Alysha Brilla, television personality Anne Mroczkowski and Sportsnet Central’s Jackie Redmond.


“Tea & Tiaras was a wonderful event that allowed our many Starlight supporters a chance to enjoy an afternoon of decadence while supporting our foundation’s many important programs that brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families across Canada,” said Starlight Canada’s VP, Special Events, Jeannie O’Regan. “One of the most rewarding parts of hosting events such as Tea & Tiaras, is the ability to involve Starlight children like Emily, who treated guests to a beautiful vocal performance, and Kayla, who modelled in the afternoon’s fashion show.”

The money raised from Tea & Tiaras will go towards funding Starlight’s in and out-of-hospital programming, which includes fun kits (essentials for unexpected hospital stays), hospital grants (funds for hospitals across the country to use on what kids need most), Fun Centres (portable stations equipped with a dvd player, Nintendo Wii, games and movies) and Day Brighteners (tickets to sports games, concerts and more).



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About Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada:

Starlight Children’s Foundation™ Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving kids and families through partnerships with more than 130 healthcare facilities. Over the past 30 years, Starlight has become a leading global charity that partners with experts to improve the life and health of kids and families around the world. Collaborating with innovators in pediatric healthcare, entertainment and technology, Starlight provides a unique blend of family-centered programs and services from hospital to home. Starlight partners with more than 1,750 healthcare facilities and pediatric hospitals in Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States, serving millions of children every year.


Twitter: @StarlightCanada         #StarlightMatters


About Bloom & Lanys:

Bloom Lanys Professional Corporation is a real estate boutique law firm providing business-driven service to its clients in a wide range of real estate transactions. For more than 25 years, BLPC has been advising on real estate acquisitions, dispositions, and financings, and we are proud to say we have been a supporter of the excellent work of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada for many years. For more information, please call 416-486-9913 or email

About Speakers’ Spotlight:

Speakers’ Spotlight represents the world’s most extraordinary speakers, leading thinkers and inspiring individuals.  Clients represent a cross-section of leading corporations, associations, government agencies, health care organizations, universities and colleges. Speakers’ Spotlight has arranged training programs, celebrity campaigns, digital content and more than 20,000 speaking engagements in over 30 countries.

About RW&CO., A Division of Reitmans Canada: 

RW&CO. is committed to offering accessible ‘Polished Cool’ city wear to men and women who take pride in looking sharp on all occasions. With curated collections of well-crafted pieces featuring a strong attention to detail, the company is dedicated to style, fit and fashion. RW&CO. also prides itself in providing every customer with an enjoyable shopping experience, tailored to perfectly fit his or her lifestyle. The company operates just under 80 retail stores across Canada and offers online shopping at

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