Monday, May 6, 2013

Dentistry on Dundas Supports Local Events!

This past Saturday evening truly was "Spectacular, Spectacular", as our guests and sponsors, including RBC, Veridian, OPG, Flaherty Dow Elliot and McCarthy, dined and danced the nite away at the 8th Annual Hearts of Durham Fundraising Gala. Deer Creek radiated the sophistication of the late 1800's in Paris - Moulin Rouge - with stunning decor donated by Annie Lane & Around the Table. Guests shared laughs in the photo booth, compliments of Inside the Booth, while Deer Creek served up a delicious French inspired 3 course dinner as the wine donated by Lifford, The Vine and Colio flowed.

The professional staging and audio visual set up by CCR Solutions was the perfect setting for the festivities and live performances by Ryan Deadman, BMH Reality Entertainment and the duo of Kennedy Wilson and Michael Taggart, and we really could have danced all night to the tunes of DJ Matthew Beauchamp from Mobile Productions. Beautiful corset and top hat motif cookies by Frostings by Judy, cupcakes created by Cupcakes Creatives and another ever-so-popular candy buffet compliments of My Sweet Table, as well as coffee from Starbucks, were the perfect conclusion to another memorable year as we celebrated our 8th anniversary event.

Auction & raffle items included everything from Pink concert tickets to a stunning MAC cosmetic box, a full spa package from Hummingbird MediSpa, a day on the links including dinner at Royal Ashburn, amazing home decor packages, custom graphics in the room of your choice, dining packages and an opportunity to spend the the weekend taking in the sites and sounds of the French Quarter in New Orleans. Mind you this only scratches at the surface of all of the wonderful items donated to the event.
Our wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers added a certain "je ne sais quoi" and helped to keep the daytime set-up and the evening flowing smoothly.

Our Wishmakers including Jeff Coles of Schindler Canada, Durham Regional Police Association, Rocky Varcoe, Ian McCutcheon, Dr.'s Sean Perry & Andrew Brubacher and Ted Manikas touched and inspired us with their stories of what it meant to take on the task of raising funds to grant a wish for a child and just how they did it.

Thanks for your support Dentistry on Dundas! Hearts of Durham was able to present the Ontario Chapter of The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada with a cheque for over $112,000! That brings our 8 year total for local charities to almost $600,000! 
Thank you for joining us, supporting us and celebrating with us. We are so very fortunate to have friends, partners and sponsors like you and can't wait to set the wheels in motion for next year - when we partner with the the Durham Children's Aid Foundation.


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