Last autumn, Toronto opened its heart on a grand scale, at a hugely successful inaugural Bliss Ball event both polished and poignant. This September, Bliss Ball returns for its second spectacular year, with the same spirit of commitment to the The Patient Amenities Fund at SickKids Hospital, but in an intriguing new location. Expect gourmet dining, extraordinary guest performers in an intimate setting, and a crowd for whom the term "A-list" is an understatement. Join us in The Pavilion at the Estates of Sunnybrook on September 28th, for Bliss Ball 2013.
Click below to watch a video of highlights from last year's event.
If you have any questions about Bliss Ball, you can email us at Blissball@dilawrifoundation.ca.
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Singing sensation Carly Rose Sonenclar defies generational stereotypes in the most melodic way possible. On the brink of stardom at only 14 years old, Carly unofficially began her singing career at the age of 2, mimicking contestants on American Idol alongside her brother’s Simon Cowell impersonation.
Landing the lead role of Pearl in an off-Broadway production of The Night of the Hunter prepared audiences for her official Broadway debut as young Cosette in Les Miserables. The technical perfection and emotional capacity of her vocal talent was well beyond her at-the-time 7 years, and led to other opportunities such as Carrie of Little House on the Prairie, Gilda Flip of television's The Electric Company, and Chloe of Broadway's Wonderland.
Armed with an established presence in the national musical theatre scene, Sonenclar broadened her fan base with an audition on The X Factor. Her rendition of “Feeling Good” garnered standing ovation from all four judges, including childhood idols Cowell and Britney Spears. (It currently has nearly 40 million views on YouTube.) Her tenure on the The X Factor had her finishing overall in second place, having been the most-voted-for contestant twice.
Carly is now working on original music for her debut album, with the hopes of “bringing the soulful element to the pop industry”. With talent like Autumn Rowe (songwriter and producer for Rhianna, Beyoncé, and Kelis) and Toby Gad (songwriter for Fergie, Alicia Keys, and Kelly Clarkson), we have little doubt in her future success. We’re so delighted to have Carly on board for the Bliss Ball, and hope you’re as excited as we are to see what she has in store!