insurance brokers and underwriters dressed in formal attire

Starlight Guests from left to right: Derek & Tami Leue, Peter & Marilyn VanGansewinkel, Ken Carlstrom, Richard Grant, Danielle & Patrick Bourk, and Rose & Joe Lobo.

On Saturday May 10th Trisura attended the 20th Annual Starlight Insurance Gala. The event brings the Insurance Community together in order to raise money for Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada, a charity which supports children diagnosed with a serious illness or life-altering injury. Held at the Carlu in Toronto, the theme this year was “Celebrate with the Stars,” reminiscent of a red carpet Hollywood Award Show.

The Starlight Children’s Foundation supports children and their families from the time a child is hospitalized and continues to be there for them at home as they recover or cope with their illness. The in-hospital initiatives are designed to ease the stress and boredom of hospitalization by providing distraction and recreational activities for seriously ill children and their families. When out of the hospital the “Escapes” and “Wishes” programs give children an opportunity to create memories while leaving the ‘sick’ behind.

We were proud to be a sponsor for the event’s red carpet raffle by donating plush “Oscar” mascots which were included with the purchase of a ticket.

Nothing like handing out a few “Oscars” to give the event that red carpet feel.

More information on the Starlight Children’s Foundation is available here.