Northwood Neighbourhood Services’ 6th Annual SHARE THE LIGHT AWARDS Gala, will be held on May 20th, 2016 at the stunning Claireport Place Banquet and Convention Center – inspired by the European Renaissance, Claireport Place is a lavish work of art.

Reception & silent auction     5:30pm

Dinner & Awards                    7:00pm

Dancing                                   10:00pm

Our MASTER OF CEREMONIES for the evening will be Merella Fernandez, Correspondent, CTV News Channel. Born in Karachi, Pakistan, Merella and her family immigrated to Canada when she was just a year old. In her spare time, she serves as a mentor for immigrants who want to work in Canadian media, tutors inner-city youth, and hosts a show in Toronto honouring the accomplishments of new Canadians.

PROCEEDS from the 2016 Gala will go to our children’s programs in support of a Summer Camp for Refugee Children. Since the end of February, 2016, over 25 thousand Syrian refugees have arrived in Canada. Just over half have settled in Toronto. The area that Northwood operates in welcomed one quarter of them. More than 600 children of school age will be joining the Canadian school system by September 2016. Our Summer Camp for Refugee Children will provide them with much needed Canadian school readiness!



Individuals Tickets:                              $100 (include a $50 charitable receipt if requested)

VIP Table of 8 with recognition:         $1,200

To order tickets call 416-748-0788 or email


We encourage you to be part of this outstanding event. We ask for your support and invite you to join our sponsorship team. For sponsorship opportunities and other ways you can help, please download the SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS – FINAL or email


The Share the Light Awards Gala is a successful annual event that attracts between 250 – 300 guests from throughout the community. The proceeds from this year’s event will go to our Children’s Program to support a summer camp for refugee children.

Please show your support by purchasing an ad or greeting in our program booklet that will be distributed at the gala. 500 copies will be printed and distributed as part of our promotional packages after the gala and throughout the coming year


For further information about our 6th Annual Gala, please contact Jessie Eden at 416-698-4102 or email

EVENT LOCATION : 65 Claireport Crescent, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6V5

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