Crystal Ball Gala
Reach for the Rainbow’s signature black-tie charity event is among the top annual social events in the city. The goal is to raise funds to provide and support essential recreational opportunities to children and young adults with physical and developmental disabilities while promoting inclusiveness and equality. Over 1,000 guests were in attendance at the Crystal Ball’s “Take It to the Limit” themed affair, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Nov. 16, 2013. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a fresh oyster bar, followed by a four-course meal. The extravagant live and silent auctions saw eager bidders battle for luxurious trips, a personal sauna, lavish bedding, children’s toys and more. Later in the evening the dance floor packed up as Don Felder, former lead guitarist of the ’70s rock band the Eagles, lit up the stage. With the help of generous donors and supporters, the Crystal Ball raised close to $1 million in support of Reach for the Rainbow, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1983 by Donna Trella.