Oh What A Night — Vaughan
The Paramount Conference & Event Venue came alive on Nov. 1, 2014, for Mackenzie Health Foundation’s Oh What A Night, its 27th annual gala presented by Rogers. Emcee Kevin Frankish, co-host of CityTV’s Breakfast Television, kicked off the celebration, where over 1,000 guests, including former provincial politician Greg Sorbara, were in attendance. Throughout dinner, violinist Grenville Pinto serenaded guests, and servers descended the stairs with lit-up bottles of Belvedere Vodka (bottle service, anyone?). Then, an L.A. talent group — bearing the same name as the black-tie optional event — performed a tribute to Broadway musical Jersey Boys, prompting partygoers to rip up the dance floor well past midnight. With an action-packed silent auction (think industry Paris Fashion Week tickets, a Mont Tremblant getaway and a trip to Jamaica), followed by a special appeal to a $5 million MRI campaign (which raised $180,000 in three minutes), the event pulled in a record-breaking revenue of $1.2 million. Proceeds from the night went toward the Mackenzie Richmond Hill Hospital and future Mackenzie Vaughan Hospital. Oh What A Night truly lived up to its name.