CHF Gala Cirquerati 2010
The 38th annual Canadian Hospitality Foundation CIRQUERATI fund raiser was a magical evening and it took an extraordinarily generous group of companies to make it happen once again.
The evening began with guests being entertained by contortionists and aerial acrobatics while they bid on silent auction items, winning fabulous balloon bonanza prizes and trying their luck with the purchase of raffle tickets for three fabulous prizes donated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts and Aeroplan, Hotel Solutions and Samsung and PepsiCo. The spectacle of the dining room was revealed by two elegant and beautiful silk ribbon performers who enchanted the guests to enter the big top. With a blast of colour and breath taking performances guests were entertained and lead through a magical evening with the help of the fabulous Kevin Frankish.
On behalf of the Canadian Hospitality Foundation and the 2010 Ball Committee, we would like to thank all of our sponsors, donors and guests who helped make this happen. Thank you to our Platinum Sponsors Unilever Foodsolutions and The Globe and Mail and to our Silver Sponsors Andrew Peller Limited, Danone Professional, Saputo Dairy Products and Trimen Food Service Equipment. A thank you to all those that purchased Inner Circle, Benefactor and Patron tables as well as those who purchased tickets. A thank you to our product sponsors Andrew Peller Limited, Diageo, Eaux Vives Water, Saputo Dairy Products, Alpha Cappuccino, Trimen Food Service Equipment and Molson Brewing Company. A thank you to our media sponsors The Globe and Mail, Kostuch Media Ltd., Ischom Publications, Gordon Food Services and Media Edge. Thank you also to Total Hospitality who take care of our moving and storage, 5th Element for our décor and theme and IceCulture for our beautiful ice sculpture. We would also like to thank all of the student volunteers that participate from many of our scholarship supported schools – University of Guelph, Ryerson University, Centennial College, Fanshawe College and George Brown College.
A thank you to the staff and culinary team of The Westin Harbour Castle who ensured the evening was enjoyable and delectable as possible.
All the funds raised go towards the scholarships for students wishing to enter the foodservice and hospitality industry. Please check our website for all the scholarships that are available and of course make sure you see those students that have been awarded scholarships.