4th Annual Reaching for the Stars
About This Event
We need YOUR support.
Our goal this year is to raise a minimum of $75,000 to continue the support of our two SOS Children's Villages Greece families and additional support for the immediate needs of the Babies' Centre in Maroussi.
SOS Family expenses: includes the cost of living, food expenses, educational-professional training, psychological and psychosocial support and harmonization with the social environment. Each family consists of 5-7 children and one SOS Mother. The yearly expenses for food, clothing, education, pharmaceutical and medical expenses as well as the salary of the SOS Mother come up to $25,000CDN per family.
days left to give
raised of $75,000 goal
Location / Venue
- The Grand Luxe Event Boutique
- 3125 Bayview Avenue
- Toronto, ON
- M2K 1G2, Canada
- Nov 02, 2017 06:30 pm to
- Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Event to Support SOS Children's Villages
SOS Children’s Villages offers safe and nurturing family homes to around 80,000 orphaned and abandoned children and youth in 134 countries around the world. Since 1949, SOS Children’s Villages has been guided by a basic principle: a loving home for every child.
CANADIAN DEBUT: EXCLUSIVE Performance of highly acclaimed Composer, Performer, Pericles Kanaris at the 4th Annual Reaching for the Stars on NOVEMBER 2nd!
Pericles Kanaris Music
**Pericles Kanaris is donating all proceeds from his newly composed lullaby, Το Δελφινάκι (The Baby Dolphin), to SOS Children's Villages Greece . The song will be officially premiered at the 4th Annual Reaching for the Stars in both Greek and English.**
Pericles Kanaris was born in Athens, Greece. He studied music and philosophy in Europe and the United States winning multiple distinctions and awards. He has composed music for various international media.
Among other distinguished credits, his composition “Project Innocence”, originally written for film, was given its world-premiere at New York’s Carnegie Hall in May 2007. Greek music has equally been a great source of passion and inspiration since the beginning of his career. In 2000 he formed the Contemporary Greek Music Ensemble which he led with memorable success in major concert venues of Boston and Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He is the composer and lyricist of the song “Stin Ygia Mas” that became the title theme for the acclaimed Greek music television program. He is the producer of “Music of Greece”, the first compilation of Greek music ever released by New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in conjunction with the reopening of its world-renowned Greek and Roman galleries in April 2007. In 2008, building on his Boston experience of presenting Greek music to audiences in America, Kanaris formed Synolon, a New York-based ensemble. Synolon consistently sold out the world music venue Drom in the East Village for consecutive seasons and was credited with changing the presentation of Greek music in the city.
In October 2014 he released his debut album "Aoratos", seven original songs that were composed on the verses of acclaimed Greek poet Manos Eleftheriou and sang by a distinct list of prominent Greek vocalists such as Vasilis Papakonstantinou, Kostas Makedonas, Rita Antonopoulou and Lamprini Karakosta. The album premiered at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York and sold out the historic Pallas theater in Athens, garnering great reviews from the Greek and International press. The International New York Times recognized his music as “a Greek Identity with Global Sounds”. He currently holds a monthly residency at the famous New York jazz club Zinc Bar in the West Village, where he performs an eclectic mix of original and classic Greek songs.
Photo Credit: YIORGOS MAVROPOULOS
We are thrilled to announce the return of one of Canada’s finest Toronto based Greek food experts and often referred to as “Kalofagas”, Peter Minaki , as our special guest chef at the 4th Annual Reaching for the Stars on November 2nd 2017 (fundraiser for SOS Children's Villages Greece ) at the The Grand Luxe Event Boutique
Peter has been a supporter of our efforts since the very beginning at our inaugural fundraiser in 2014 and has since travelled to Greece to visit the children at SOS Children's Villages in Greece to mentor one of the youth who is aspiring to become a chef.
We are grateful for his support and excited to enjoy an authentic Greek menu!
CommonWealth Fund Services Ltd gave a $1500 donation
Jenn Ocampo-King gave a $105 donation
Parthena Keroglidis gave a $158 donationTable: to be seated with George Keroglidis
Gina Nikolakakos gave a $158 donation
Magnum Innovation Inc. gave a $150 donationPlease sit with John & Helen Barbalias. Our friends who are joining us and would like to sit with us will mention during their bookings. So far: John & Angela Varitsas, Paul & Evelyn Papoutsakis
Zi Qing Tang gave a $105 donation
Jim Alimisis gave a $750 donation
Zoe Karasavvidis gave a $300 donation
Diana Tokatlidis gave a $158 donation
Paul Papoutsakis gave a $300 donationWe are booking these two tickets so please have us sit at the table with Gerry Loukatos and John Barbalias, thank you!
Dimitri Michalopoulos gave a $1500 donation
Kenneth Singh gave a $300 donation