On Friday, June 15th, over 1,250 guests took to the dance floor at the Toronto Events Centre for the fourth annual All-Star Gala in support of SickKids. For sports fans, there were a few recognizable faces in the crowd: Brett Connolly (Washington Capitals), Brandon Tanev (Winnipeg Jets), J.P. Arencibia (Retired Toronto Blue Jay), Dylan Sikura (Chicago Blackhawks), Jay Onrait (TSN host), Cabbie Richards (TSN host). And for those whose interest in sporting events starts and ends at beauty pageants, Lauren Howe (Miss Universe Canada) was an exciting spotting.
By the end of the night, there was one face that everyone recognized: Evan Hollinrake, the 7-year-old SickKids patient and aspiring TV host who joined TSN’s Jay Onrait on stage to show off his charismatic personality. Brett Connolly of the Washington Capitals joined the duo on stage, surprising Evan and his family with a trip to visit the Stanley Cup Champions in Washington next season to watch a game and meet the players.
Here are a few of our favourite photos from the evening: