BY STAFF REPORTER
MARKHAM – After the success of their Inaugural Fundraising Gala – An Affair with the Arts –
The black tie event will be held at the newly renovated and prestigious Crystal Fountain in Markham, Ontario.
The majestic evening will feature a black tie affair, beginning with a splendid cocktail reception, display of local art, live entertainment, a silent auction, exciting raffle and door prizes followed by a sit down sumptuous three-course meal.
“Markham is proud of its active Arts community. Organizations such as the Markham Arts Council contribute to the promotion of local and upcoming artists and in creating a vibrant and integrated cultural community, says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, Honorary Chair of the Fundraising Gala. ”Events such as “An Affair With the Arts at the Oscars” Gala will enable the Markham Arts Council to continue with their great work in supporting the arts”.
This year’s event is expected to have several dignitaries, guests, local businesses and artists as well as others who support this cause.
“Last year’s Inaugural Gala was a great success attended by more than 400 dignitaries and guests. We raised more than $20,000 at the Gala and look forward to a positive event this year also”, says Deepti Aurora, co- chair of the Gala Committee who has raised thousands of dollars for charitable initiatives including AWIC, Lions Club as well as the Scarborough Hospital.
“These funds will go a long way in stimulating and supporting the arts that are a manifestation of creativity and diversity. This will support Markham’s leadership as one of Canada’s most diverse cities where there is a huge cultivation of the cross cultural art forms.”
The event is also supported by a number of local businesses and artists who have donated funds, time and talent for this cause.
“This fundraising initiative will create the necessary recognition and awareness of the Markham Arts Council and of the talents and passion of local Markham based artists and arts organizations,” says Jane Milrose, Chair of the Markham Arts Council. “All funds raised through this initiative will be used towards supporting the Arts and Cultural programs facilitated by MAC.”