December 2, 2017
Let's Kickstart the Holiday Season Together
Come Dance the Night Away.Celebrate Your Body!
On Saturday December 2, our Body Love Ball dance fundraiser promises to ignite your senses as we dance the night away celebrating our bodies. Begin your evening in the ballroom on our electric dance floor or take a moment to indulge in body positive art installations, the candy room, live music performances, inspirational speakers, a silent auction and more.
Body Love Ball is a fundraiser in support of the 519 Newcomer Settlement Services, Rainbow Camp supporting LGBT youth, families and allies and Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCAs) which acknowledge Canada-based body equity champions and trailblazers. Join us as we celebrate our diverse and inclusive splendour and kick off the holiday season with us at the party that won’t stop until you do (okay, well 1:00am).
Date: Saturday December 2 | 2017
Venue: The 519 | 519 Church St. Toronto, ON
Time: | 7pm - 1am
Dress Code: Fabulously You!
Drinks*, Eats & Special Guests
Gender neutral washrooms
*Based on ticket purchased
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Daniel Pillai is a celebrated host, writer, and producer .Daniel gained a loyal following for his entertaining interview style with the biggest names in Hollywood and Bollywood. From Hollywood heavyweights, Hillary Swank, Kevin Spacey and John Travolta to Bollywood biggies, Madhuri Dixit, Priyanka Chopra and Deepika Padukone.In 2016, he launched Date With Daniel and F’D With Daniel; online shows dedicated to providing platforms for notable guests, through enlightening stories, that get to the core of the human and spirit.
Kat Leonard is a musical comedian, motivational entertainer, TV host and body confidence advocate. Kat’s live touring show Myselfie is a musical comedic approach to loving your body, promoting healthy body image and self-esteem. She produces and hosts The Curve with Meghan Bradley of Curvy Expo, which is a healthy deviation from the straight and narrow, broadening the scope of mainstream media. Kat is also Artistic Director of Let’s Make Good Productions and WonderFest, spreading empowerment through art. Her work is feisty and dynamic, heartfelt and hilarious, leaving you with the drunken joy of a sugar rush.
Talli Osborne positivity is infectious! She is an inspirational speaker, a punk rocker and one of Sir Richard Branson's top 10 most inspirational people.She has dedicated her life to opening up the eyes, minds and hearts of everyone that she meets .Talli speaks across the country at schools, clubs and corporate events. Last year Talli did her first TED Talk "Differences Are BeautifuL".
Vanessa Lu was raised in Toronto and born in Congo but if you ask her, the stage is the first place she calls home. Lu’s style is a combination of raw vulnerability combined with very catchy melodies. She leads a new generation of out-of-the-box artists by fusing Pop, Soul, Rock, and a bit of hiphop, melodically creating something that is impossible to ignore. Lu is currently writing songs for her forthcoming debut EP coming in early 2018. "It's been very hard displaying my insecurities in these songs" says Lu, "but I decided that I didn't want to put out music that didn't reflect my very being."
Tasheka Lavann is a true lover of music and life. Born on the Caribbean island of Antigua and Barbuda and now a resident of Toronto, Canada, Tasheka has been making her mark as a singer/songwriter, LGBTQ activist and Huffington Post/YouTube (Island Lez Talk) blogger. The songbird placed second during Hidden Talent Canada Season 8 and has performed at Pride events across the country. Her passion for community, along with her gifted talents saw her being honored as Grand Marshal at the inaugural Fierté Canada Pride in August.
darren creech An innovative artist, queer classical pianist Darren Creech “shows his belief in a new potential for the classical concert stage” (CBC Music), and his playing has been heralded as “full of ease, very convincing” (Yannick Nézet-Séguin). Engaging his audience through an immersive combination of queer theatre, captivating costumes, and glittery hair, he was the Keynote Performer at McGill University’s Music Graduate Symposium and was awarded the Best Artist Prize at Toronto’s Nuit Rose. Having grown up in Senegal, West Africa, Darren draws on his cross-cultural background to inform his unconventional approach to the stage. He currently lives in Toronto.
in support of
Rainbow Camp® is a one-week camp for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer questioning, 2 spirited and plus (LGBTQ2+) and Allied youth, their siblings and children in Queer families
The 519 is committed to the health, happiness and full participation of the LGBTQ community. Newcomer Settlement Services assists newcomers in settlement and integration in Canada
Body Confidence Canada Awards (BCCA’s) acknowledge Canada- based recipients who are trailblazer advocating for and creating more inclusive spaces for diverse bodies