Bruno Tonioli and Howie Mandel to take part in Toronto’s most talked about fundraising gala: Baycrest’s Dancing with our Stars!

Howie Mandel, Toronto-born actor and comedian, will host on November 4 at Sheraton Centre

Bruno Tonioli, the lively judge of hit television show Dancing with the Stars, will be a celebrity judge

Baycrest expected to raise $2 million for its Centres for Innovations in Aging


Toronto, Ontario, November 2, 2010  /CNW/

WHAT: Baycrest has recruited Bruno Tonioli and Howie Mandel to take part in the gala fundraiser that Toronto has been talking about all year… Baycrest’s Dancing with our Stars: Season 2 on November 4, at the Sheraton Centre!

Five courageous community leaders and their professional dance coaches have been hard at work for months learning their routines and fundraising to fill the ballroom with supporters. Video clips of the dancers’ progress are online. Guests will vote for their favourite dancer on event night.

The dancers’ efforts have been remarkable and will result in more than 800 people in attendance and $2 million raised for Baycrest’s Centres for Innovations in Aging.

Baycrest is a world-class healthcare and brain research facility, affiliated with the University of Toronto, dedicated to transforming the journey of aging. RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, Royal De Versailles Jewellers Inc., and Rolex Canada Ltd. are the event’s main sponsors.

WHO: Bruno Tonioli, judge, “Dancing with the Stars”
Howie Mandel, judge, “America’s Got Talent”
Mike Bullard, “Beyond the Mic with Mike Bullard”, Newstalk 1010
Maureen Holloway, “Derringer in the Morning”, Q107 Classic Rock
Mark Gryfe, president, Baycrest Foundation and David and Stacey Cynamon, Event Chairs
Dancers in order of performance on November 4: 1) Eliot “Saturday Night” Muzzo; 2) Linda “Tiny Dancer” Waks; 3) Zane “Golden Hands” Cohen; 4) Honey “Hip Hop” Sherman; and 5) Anton “Boy Toy” Rabie
Interview and photo opportunities are available.

WHERE: Sheraton Centre, Toronto 123 Queen Street West

Thursday, November 4, 2010 5:30 – 6:15 p.m., Pinnacle Room, 43rd Floor VIP “Meet and Greet” with Bruno Tonioli and Howie Mandel for main sponsors and guests
Media are requested to sign-in at Pinnacle Room, 43 Floor.
6:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom General cocktail reception
7:00 p.m., Grand Ballroom Opening remarks by President Baycrest Foundation Mark Gryfe, and David and Stacey Cynamon, Event Chairs

8:30 p.m. sharp, Grand Ballroom Opening remarks by Host Howie Mandel, dance performance competition featuring celebrity judges Bruno Tonioli, Mike Bullard and Maureen Holloway
Media are requested to sign-in at Grand Ballroom if arriving after 6:00 p.m.

For further information:

Media contacts:
Ruth Morayniss
Baycrest Foundation
416-785-2500 ext. 2037
(mobile) 416-577-5213

Krystyna Lagowski,
Baycrest Foundation,
416-785-2500 ext. 2011,
(mobile) 647-218-8195