An opulent evening
of courtly pleasures
Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 6:00 pm The Ritz-Carlton Toronto
181 Wellington Street West, Toronto
This year’s Versailles Gala will be an opulent evening of courtly pleasures, where guests can indulge and be treated like royalty.
While our guests make their way through the Grand Foyer of The Ritz-Carlton, they will encounter artist Patrice Stephens-Bourgeault who will create a work of art inspired by our guests, the Ritz and the inspiration for the gala, Versailles. Patrice’s artwork will be available for purchase that night.
Canadian fashion icon Jeanne Beker will act as the fabulously fashionable emcee throughout the night, guiding the most discerning arts patrons in Toronto through performances, dinner and a vibrant live auction. The Queen of the Night herself, dramatic coloratura soprano Ambur Braid, will perform alongside baritone Vasil Garvanliev, most recently seen with Opera Atelier as Kaspar in Der Freischütz (The Marksman). Both the Artists of Atelier Ballet and students from the School of Atelier Ballet will join us in this celebration and Co-Artistic Director Marshall Pynkoski is sure to delight with tales of touring abroad. Seamus O’Reagan, Lloyd Robertson, Amanda Lang and Jeanne Beker will be in attendance.
After a delightful dinner, live auction and performances, Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors Marshall & Jeannette will lead our guests in a dance, while artists encourage patrons to join them onstage for the remainder of the evening.
Each couple attending the gala will take home a gift from Luxury Jeweler Serli & Siroan as well as a luxurious gift bag full of goodies provided by Bang & Olufsen, Korres, BCBGMAXAZRIA, MAC Cosmetics and The Sultan’s Tent.
Diane Kazarian, Chair and National Leader, Financial Services of PwC
The Ritz-Carlton Toronto is located in the heart of downtown Toronto near the performing arts, sports, entertainment and financial districts. Located at 181 Wellington Street West, this striking 53-story architectural icon opened in February 2011. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is exclusively located on the second level and will provide the perfect atmosphere for our celebration.
The luxury ballroom is exclusively located on the second level and will provide the perfect atmosphere for your guests. A reception will include hors d’oeuvres and drinks in the Grand Foyer, overlooking metro Hall Park, Roy Thomson Hall, Wellington and King Street West.
All guests attending the gala will receive complimentary valet parking.
Come to the 2013 Versailles Gala in style! Try Uber and enjoy the luxury of a complementary towncar to or from the Ritz-Carlton.*
Tickets and tables are still available for purchase. The Versailles Gala supports education programs as well as new touring opportunities to North America and throughout Europe – including returning to Versailles. I hope you will consider joining us. Buy your tickets online or call 416.703.3767 x228. A tax receipt for approximately half of your purchase will follow the event.
You can contribute by donating to the silent, wine, or live auctions. The auctions are part of what make this event such a success, and we welcome your contributions. If you are unable to attend, we encourage you to make a donation to ensure the gala’s success. To download our Auction Donation Form, please click here.
William & Jan Lambert
Jonathan & Pamela Legg
Jerry & Joan Lozinski
Marshall Pynkoski & Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg
For sponsorship opportunities and all other inquiries, please contact Deanna Boychuck, Manager of Corporate Development & Special Events, at email@example.com or 416.703.3767 x228.
*Uber towncar offer restricted to a one-way trip, up to $30 in value.