The Great Valentine Gala, held every February in Toronto, is the CFPDP’s No. 1 fundraising event. It has raised over $35 million and has become a glittering showcase for the unheralded achievements of physically challenged Canadians everywhere. “It’s changed the way we think about people with disabilities.” Its driving force has been Toronto businessman, philanthropist and CFPDP founder Vim Kochhar. “People with disabilities have so much to offer yet they’ve been marginalized mostly on the basis of appearance,” says Kochhar. “The Gala is a celebration of the things that really matter – things like character, compassion and community. We’ve had over 22,000 people at the Gala since it started in 1985 and active involvement from many of our leading corporations. “It’s a great way to build awareness.” Great Valentine Gala revenues have helped support many organizations, programs, services, special events and homes for many physically challenged Canadians.
Great Valentine Gala 2019: Register Now!
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
5:30 pm - Reception
6:30 pm - Dinner
8:00 pm - Awards
9:00 pm - Show Time
Night Fever: “Night Fever”-The Bee Gees Tribute is the largest production of the Bee Gees in the world. This all Canadian cast has been touring for the past ten years, from Disneyland to Russia, recreating the look and sound of the Bee Gees. Capturing a full history of the Bee Gees, “Night Fever” includes songs from “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” I Got to Get A Message,” “I Started A Joke,” “Jive Talking,” “More Than A Woman,” “Nite Fever,” “You Should Be Dancing,” “Tragedy,” “Stayin’ Alive.,” and many more.
Her Excellency the Right Honourable
Julie Payette, Governor General
and Commander-in-Chief of Canada
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
The Honourable Henry N.R. Jackman
The Honourable David C. Onley,
The Honourable Peter MacKay
Dr. Mohamad Fakih
Donald A. Guloien
Elvio & Marlene DelZotto
J. Trevor Eyton
Peter C. Godsoe