4th Annual Reaching for the Stars

4th Annual Reaching for the Stars

About This Event

Our total goal is a minimum of $75,000.

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.

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • The Grand Luxe Event Boutique
  • 3125 Bayview Avenue
  • Toronto, ON
  • M2K 1G2, Canada
  • Time:
  • Nov 02, 2017 06:30 pm to
  • Nov 02, 2017 11:00 pm

Silver Sponsors

SOS Children's Villages

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. 

Thank you to Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks for their hospitality and their generous gift to the 4th Annual Reaching for the Stars to be auctioned off on November 2nd in a great effort to support orphaned and abandoned children in Greece. 

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.


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!

  1. 2403851 Ontario Inc
    2403851 Ontario Inc gave a $750 donation
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  2. Peter  Amanatidis
    Peter Amanatidis gave a $300 donation
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  3. An anonymous donation has been made
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  4. Yiannis  Nicolaou
    Yiannis Nicolaou gave a $150 donation
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  5. Yiannis  Nicolaou
    Yiannis Nicolaou gave a $600 donation
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    PHILY SMILIS gave a $150 donation
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  7. Peter  Themos (Themeliopoulos)
    Peter Themos (Themeliopoulos) gave a $300 donation
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  8. Minas Hatzigiannatzoglou
    Minas Hatzigiannatzoglou gave a $300 donation
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  9. Elefterios Tsiliganos
    Elefterios Tsiliganos gave a $316 donation
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  10. Tomas Tsimenidis
    Tomas Tsimenidis gave a $600 donation
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  11. Alexandros Kontarakis
    Alexandros Kontarakis gave a $150 donation
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  12. Sokratis Antonopoulos
    Sokratis Antonopoulos gave a $320 donation
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  13. George Scandalis
    George Scandalis gave a $300 donation
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  14. George Keroglidis
    George Keroglidis gave a $158 donation
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  15. Hariklia  Paterakis
    Hariklia Paterakis gave a $300 donation
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  16. Dimitri  Michalopoulos
    Dimitri Michalopoulos gave a $1500 donation
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  17. Irene Krotiris
    Irene Krotiris gave a $105 donation
    Sorry I am unable to make it this year. Wishing you the best of luck and much success!!
    7 days ago · Like
  18. Rob Mitchell
    Rob Mitchell gave a $50 donation
    Great work Help the Kids!
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  19. Waterview Dental
    Waterview Dental gave a $263 donation
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  20. mary dabuleanu
    mary dabuleanu gave a $150 donation
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  21. Anastasios Moussas
    Anastasios Moussas gave a $1500 donation
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  22. Associated Pro Cleaning
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  23. Pavlos Simtikidis
    Pavlos Simtikidis gave a $300 donation
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  24. Tamara Forbes
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  25. terry farsalas terry
    terry farsalas terry gave a $150 donation
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  26. Zoe Prassoulis
    Zoe Prassoulis gave a $300 donation
    Looking forward to it!!
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  27. Nancy  Sherwin
    Nancy Sherwin gave a $300 donation
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  28. Tim Kosmas
    Tim Kosmas gave a $316 donation
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  29. An anonymous donation of $1500 has been made
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  30. Helen Barbalias
    Helen Barbalias gave a $300 donation
    Looking forward to it Voula!! Hoping we can sit with Gerry Loukatos and Paul Papoustakis crew! xoxo
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