4th Annual Diwali: A Night to Shine
The 4th annual Diwali event, held at The Carlu in Toronto, brought its colourful and cultured celebration to the city once again. In support of the University Health Network, the sold-out event brought together 450 members of the Greater Toronto Area’s corporate and philanthropic communities. Diwali, the namesake of the event, is the Hindu festival of lights that celebrates good health, hope, luck and prosperity. This year’s theme was “Faiths and Festivals of India,” inviting guests to experience the collective energy among the many diverse faiths and festivals that are significant to India’s culture. The evening raised over $450,000 to benefit UHN programs at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre and the Sun Life Financial Banting and Best Diabetes Clinics.
Photos: 1. Donette Chin-Loy and Toni Spooner, president of Maroon Communications 2. Shawna and Dr. Vivek Rao, division head of cardiovascular surgery at University Health Network 3. Dr. Michael Baker, event co-chair; Shaila Kothari; Raj Kothari, event co-chair; Mala Chopra; and Dr. Anil Chopra