Variety Gala 2017 Presents
#TBT Throwback Thursday
Variety Gala 2017 presents Throwback Thursday, a chronological journey, through 69 years of helping kids with disabilities.
Special guest Emcee, acclaimed Canadian queen of comedy Carla Collins, has prepared a side-splitting evening of comedy, while musical genius Matt Cully spins the night away with a Chronologic presentation of musical smashes starting from the 1950s through to present day greatest hits.
If all that wasn’t enough, we will have Toronto Maple Leafs Alumni, a fully stocked silent auction, 50/50 draw and more great ways to give back and win great prizes.
Your cocktail style evening includes a variety of gourmet passed hors d’oeuvres, Antipasto Station, Saganaki Station, Gourmet Slider Station & Open Bar Service (until 10 p.m.). Late night service includes sweet and fresh fruit table and a Cash Bar to keep you going while the music plays on.
We are pleased to announce Archie Allison, Director of Access & Awareness at Variety Village, as the recipient of the 2017 Variety Heart Award for his contributions over the past 30 years to inclusion and accessibility for people of all abilities.
Named “Comedian of the Year” by the Southern California Motion Picture Council, Carla Collins is an award-winning comedian, actress, television and radio host. She has appeared in movies and television shows in both the US and Canada and performs her hilariously smart comedy in clubs, theatres and festivals all over North America.
Carla currently stars in the web series Carla Collins Comes Clean and is a regular celebrity panelist on Super Channel’s Too Much Information. Earlier this year she starred in Emmy winner Gordon Bressack’s theatre comedy Murder, Anyone? at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles and received rave reviews. Collins is the bestselling author of Angels, Vampires and Douche Bags, a comedic motivational tome and is now writing her second book Laugh After Death, a hilarious and heartfelt homage to her mother. She has two new comedy albums currently available on iTunes – Mobius Stripper and The Best of the Worst of Carla Collins. Collins resides in Venice, California with her rescue mutts Miles and Dr. Zira.
Join us and party with a purpose for Variety’s Kids!
BUS: We have a bus stop right outside! Take the 12A from Victoria Park Station.
FREE parking onsite.