Welcome back third time Gold Sponsor, Home Trust!

Home TrustHome Trust is honoured to be a third time Gold Level Sponsor of the Princess Ball!

Home Trust Company is one of Canada’s leading trust companies. They offer Canadians a wide range of financial product and service alternatives, including mortgagesVisa cardsdeposits and retail credit services. They focus primarily on a unique segment of the Canadian marketplace: consumers who do not have traditional credit backgrounds and whose specific needs are not met by larger financial institutions. They cater to self-employed entrepreneurs, people with past credit issues and borrowers with equity in their property who do not qualify due to lack of provable income or little credit history.

With offices across the country from Halifax to Vancouver, and their head office in downtown Toronto, they are able to offer thousands of Canadians the alternative financial solutions they need. Whether it’s helping you to buy your first home, consolidate higher-interest loans and credit cards to save you money, or renovate your dream house, they’ve got the flexible alternative solutions to help you meet your goals.

Home Trust is committed to helping children with life-threatening illnesses have their wish come true, and their generous sponsorship will once again help Make a Wish Canada fulfill this vital goal.

http://www.hometrust.ca/

Announcing our venue and theme for 2016!

PrintWe are thrilled to announce that the Third Annual Princess Ball will be held on Sunday April 17th 2016 from noon to 4pm, at the Old Mill, Toronto.

We are all very used to thinking of Princesses as exclusively girly and preoccupied only with finding their Prince. But we also know that there are many other qualities that we can and should celebrate. How about kindness? Strength? Courage? Cleverness? What about being brave?

We are all very excited that the theme of the Third Annual Princess Ball is BRAVERY. The Old Mill will be transformed into a medieval Scottish castle, complete with highland dancing, archery lessons, and a host of other amazing surprises.

After being assigned a clan and a tartan, your family will be heralded into our ballroom where our host Princess will greet her guests. Feast to the music of the highlands and get ready to swing your kilts on the dancefloor: you won’t want to miss a second of this empowering celebration of what it means to be a strong, Brave Princess.

Save the Date!

Mark your calendar! The Third Annual Princess Ball, will be held on Sunday April 17th 2016 from noon to 4pm.

This lavish charity gala event for the whole family will once again raise vital funds for Make a Wish Foundation of Canada.

Members of our Early Bird list will have the first chance to purchase tickets on Tuesday, November 17th 2015, two weeks before they go on sale to the general public. As a special bonus, Early Bird ticket buyers will receive a beautiful, custom invitation for each child ticket purchased, as a keepsake of this special event.

Joining is easy; simply click here and you will have the opportunity to purchase tickets two weeks before the general public. Tickets are extremely limited, and have sold out within minutes of release. Don’t miss out!

Stay tuned! More information about the Early Bird ticket sale, as well as the many exciting details about our event, will be released in the coming weeks.

Introducing our Third Princess Wish family

IMG_00000295Thanks to your generous donations, we are able to offer Princess Ball tickets to three special families this year, allowing them to enjoy a gentle day of whimsy and entertainment, far away from the daily schedule. Marlow, 5, from Shannonville, is very excited to join us on April 19th. Marlow was diagnosed with stage IV Rhabdomyosarcoma in December 2011. Her original chemotherapy protocol took 1.5 years to complete due todelays and side effects. She enjoyed 3 months to recover but then relapsed 3 months later. She has continued on chemotherapy ever since, and will have of radiation in the relapsed area.

“As a parent of an ill child you seize every opportunity to make life amazing and special.” said Marlow’s mother, Tanya. “This is hard when you are limited due to a compromised immune system and unpredictable treatment schedule. You try to squeeze a lifetime of experience into each day knowing that things can quickly come to a terrible end. The Princess Ball will give Marlow a magical experience with other little girls that we could otherwise not afford to do. She has recently sprouted a little hair after being bald for 2.5 years…I can’t think of a better way of treating her to a special night with mommy to celebrate how far she has come.”

We are honoured to have you join us Princess Marlow. Truly honoured.

A Delicious Announcement from Mabel’s Labels

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The Princess Ball just got a whole lot more delicious with this sweet announcement! Mabel’s Labels, the award-winning creator of high quality labels for the stuff kids lose, is once again pleased to partner with The Princess Ball as our Candy Bar sponsor. Jellybeans, lollipops, kisses, saltwater taffy, and gummies abound at our help-yourself candy bar, an event highlight for our young princes and princesses. Mabel’s Labels will not only provide these delightful treats, but will also provide customized labels for each of our young guests, available for pick-up with your gift bag at the end of the Ball!  

 

 

Announcing Gold Level Sponsor: JAKKS Pacific

Jakks PacificWe are proud to announce a Gold Level Sponsor of The Princess Ball, JAKKS Pacific.

JAKKS Pacific has a long-standing history of philanthropy and charitable giving. They are strongly committed to being socially responsible corporate citizens and creating changes that will improve the lives and well-being of children for generations to come. Through JAKKS Cares initiatives, the company has donated more that $50 million in toys, school supplies and monetary endowments to millions of underprivileged children around the world. In the end, the most important aspect of the JAKKS Cares program is to help children smile, play and succeed. JAKKS Pacific is a proud supporter of The Princess Ball, Wishes for Olivia, and Make A Wish Foundation of Canada.

JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a multi-brand company that, since 1995, has been designing, developing, producing and marketing toys, leisure products and writing instruments for children and adults around the world. Their brands include the most popular Disney toys, including Disney Princesses, Disney’s Frozen, and Disney Fairies.

The Princess Ball thanks JAKKS Pacific for their generous support.

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Welcome NagataCONNEX, Cocktail Hour Sponsor

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We all know that The Princess Ball is going to be a glittering affair, but now it will truly shine with a sparkling cocktail hour reception sponsored by NagataCONNEX! Our Kings and Queens will now enjoy complimentary red, white, and sparkling wine as they enter our ballroom, courtesy of this prestigious and renowned executive legal search firm. Guests will sip and savour while they browse the wonderful selection at our silent auction, the perfect start to an afternoon of delightful entertainment. And of course, the younger guests will be able to join in on the “mocktail” hour with our non-alcoholic frozen cocktail “Olaf’s Flurry”.

NagataCONNEX Executive Legal Search is a recruiting firm in Toronto that specializes in the top-tier recruitment of lawyers. It has extensive experience recruiting for some of the world’s largest and best-known law firms and corporations. The Firm has successfully placed candidates into all levels of position, from General Counsel to Junior Legal Counsel, and into roles as varied as Corporate Development and Regulatory Affairs. In some cases, the Firm has placed whole legal departments. With Olivia in mind, the firm is proud and honoured to be a supporter of The Princess Ball and the Make a Wish Foundation of Canada.

A Sneak Peek at this year’s Silent Auction Items

We couldn’t wait to announce our Silent Auction items for this year’s Ball, so we have decided to give you a sneak peek of some of our most exciting offerings. And remember: 100% of the net proceeds of The Princess Ball, including the Silent Auction, goes directly to Make-A-Wish Canada.

Be Treated like a REAL Princess for the Day with a Background Role on the show that won the People’s Choice Award for Best New Drama in 2014; REIGN. 

Experience makeup and wardrobe before appearing as a background extra on one of Reign’s Toronto shoot dates. This experience is designed for one adult, or one adult and one child, and will last approximately 8-12 hours, including lunch.

This experience is PRICELESS.

ONE DIRECTION Floor Seats

Experience the hottest band since, well, forever! Watch Zayn, Niall, Harry, Louis and Liam from your A-level floor tickets at the sold out One Direction show in Toronto on August 20th 2015.

This experience is PRICELESS.

 

Walk-On Role on MURDOCH MYSTERIES

Take a trip back to early 1900s Toronto with a Murdoch Mysteries WALK-ON ROLE and SET TOUR! You will shoot a scene from an upcoming episode with cast members, in full costume and makeup. Also enjoy a rare behind-the-scenes look at the production including lunch with the cast and crew. Valid for an adult, or a child with adult accompaniment.

This experience is PRICELESS.

Stay tuned for our comprehensive list of silent auction items in early April.

A Special Offer from Official Princess Parties

elsa and annaAs the busy summer party season is just around the corner, you are invited to take advantage of a special offer. Guests will receive 10% off a party booking with Official Princess Parties, the Princess Provider Extraordinaire for The Princess Ball. Simply take a picture of your ticket and send it to them when booking.

Official Princess Parties offers the highest quality of character entertainment available.  Each gown and costume is designed and professionally hand-made by a privately owned company in the southern United States.​ ​Their attention to detail creates authentic, believable princesses brought to life by a highly trained, experienced, talented and beautiful cast member. Cast members must also have vast knowledge of the princesses they portray along with all other fairytale characters. They also must complete and pass our week-long Official Princess Parties training camp.

​Don’t trust your child’s favorite princess to just anyone. Book your event with them and you’ll see what all the fuss is about and why they are #1!