A Signature Event
2016 Diwali – A Night To Shine dazzles guests
On Saturday, November 5, 2016 TGWHF celebrated the 6th annual Diwali – A Night to Shine in support of UHN at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Over $460,000 was raised to support Emergency Medicine and the Donald K. Johnson Eye Institute. The event was Co-Chaired for the second time by Dr. Steve Gupta, Chairman & C.E.O, The Gupta Group, President & C.E.O, The Easton’s Group and Reetu Gupta Chief Operating Officer, The Gupta Group & The Easton’s Group. Reetu was the visionary and behind this year’s events theme and décor.
The theme of this year’s event was “The Grand Mela – featuring the Seasons of India”. Guests embarked on a journey to explore and experience Summer, Monsoon, Wedding and Festive Seasons. There was a common collective energy that resonates among the many diverse seasons, and the unique and individual festivals, that shape and define the exotic, rich culture of India. Sights, sounds and flavours delighted the senses.
Diwali, the namesake of the gala, was included among the festivals. Known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Diwali symbolizes good health, hope, luck and prosperity and signifies the triumph of good over evil, righteousness over treachery and of light over darkness.
Diwali – A Night to Shine was proud to have the support of sponsors including our leading Diamond Sponsor, Apollo Health and Beauty as well as generous support from RBC, Air Canada, The Ajmera Family, Innvest Reit, CIBC, The Gupta Group, Bio Nuclear Diagnostics Inc and Royal de Versailles.
Stay tuned for more details for 2017. In the meantime, take a look at our full photo gallery.