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Imperial Ball 2016 – Ode to Qipao at Fairmont Royal York on May 14
Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCC) will be hosting the Imperial Ball 2016 on Saturday，May 14 at the Fairmont Royal York (100 Front Street West, Toronto). Ode to Qipao is the theme of this year’s gala which hopes to raise $400,000 to sustain CCC as a vibrant cultural hub for the diverse community.
Dr. Ming-Tat Cheung, Chairman and President of CCC, remarked “Qipao is a living heritage, an iconic fashion with timeless elegance and beauty that can stand the test of time. It enjoys a growing popularity in the international fashion world, a fusion of Chinese tradition with modern styles. To demonstrate that CCC is the Home for the West to meet the East and the Past to meet the Future, we welcome all our guests dressing in qipao at the Imperial Ball.”
Highlight of the gala will be a fabulous qipao show orchestrated by renowned qipao and fashion designer Alice Ko with the support of Lisa Marie Chen. Every dress showcased will take the gala guests on a visual journey starting from the Qing Dynasty, into the glamorous Shanghai in1920, over to the world of Suzie Wong and onwards to modern times.
About 30 reputable business corporations and community organizations have pledged their support this year. Rolex Boutique at Royal de Versailles is once again the Presenting Sponsor of the Imperial Ball. Royal de Versailles will donate an 18K pearl and diamond ring and a pair of 18K pearl and diamond ear-pendants for live auction. Other live auctions items are two round-trip international business class air tickets from Air Canada and a high definition laser vision correction procedure by Herzig Eye Institute and Dr. Joseph Ma. DFC Auto Group and RBC Royal Bank continue to be the Honorary Patrons (list of other major sponsors appended). Silent auction items include digital piano, coupons of various cuisines, fine wines and tea leaves, collectibles, Chinese paintings, golf club memberships, fashionable accessories and many more. There will also be raffle draws with round trip air tickets to China, LED TV and ipad as prizes.
The fundraising gala is expected to draw about five hundred patrons comprising senior business executives, professionals, community leaders and representatives from all levels of government. Gala tickets are $400 (regular), $480 (VIP) and $1,000 (VIP with preferred seating) each while the cost for a corporate table is $4,800.
CCC gratefully acknowledges the following major sponsors of Imperial Ball 2016:
Presenting Sponsor: Rolex Boutique at Royal de Versailles
Official Airline Sponsor: