CFC GARDEN PARTY 2016
Circle of Supporters Partners and Donors
More than 200 special guests helped us usher in summer properly on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at our 28th Annual Garden Party. The event affords us the opportunity to honour and celebrate our Circle of Supporters, a group of philanthropic individual donors whose contributions to the CFC enable us to invest in and inspire the next generation of world-class Canadian content creators and entrepreneurs in the screen-based entertainment industry.
We were fortunate to have several special guests join us this year, including our Founder and Chair Emeritus Norman Jewison and his wife Lynne St. David Jewison; the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport; Rob Oliphant, MP, Don Valley West; Councillor Jaye Robinson, Ward 25, Don Valley West; Gary Slaight, CFC Board Member and President and CEO, Slaight Communications Inc.; Tara Ellis, Executive Director of Scripted Content, CBC Television; Academy Award-winning producer Don Carmody; Alan Walker, Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Foundation and many more.
Introduced by CFC’s CEO Slawko Klymkiw, the first speech at the Garden Party was delivered by the Honourable Eleanor McMahon, who lauded Norman Jewison’s guiding presence in both the Canadian film industry and at the CFC, as well as the CFC’s specific role in “championing Ontario and Canada’s dynamic film industry.” Following the Minister’s welcome, Klymkiw made two exciting announcements.
First, the CBC has become the new title sponsor of our Actors Conservatory. Tara Ellis, Executive Director of Scripted Content, CBC Television noted that the CBC was “incredibly pleased to support this highly successful program.” Our second announcement was just as exciting – Academy Award-winning film and television producer Don Carmody will be the inaugural Producer Chair of the CFC’s Film Programs. Having him at the helm, one who has supported the Canadian film and television industry for decades, will be a significant boon to not only the CFC, but new generations of Canadian filmmaking talent to come.
Our final guest at the podium was CFC’s longtime friend and Executive Director of the Ontario Arts Foundation Alan Walker, who with many kind words for the CFC extended a extended a $19,000 cheque from the Ontario Arts Foundation to the CFC to continue our support of emerging filmmakers through our various scholarships.
This entire evening could not have occurred without our wonderful sponsors. We want to extend our sincere thanks to our Circle of Supporters Screening Event Partners, and this year’s food and beverage sponsors for providing such delectable fare. For more information on our partners please refer to the "Event Sponsors" tab and "Circle of Supporters Partners and Donors" tab.
We hope everyone enjoyed the evening, and invite you to relive the lovely soiree by checking out our photo gallery HERE.
The delicious food and beverages served at the 2016 CFC Annual Garden Party were generously by the following sponsors:
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO:
CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS SCREENING EVENT PARTNERS
ANNUAL ADVANCE SCREENING PARTNERS
ENTERTAINMENT ONE FILMS
FOX SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES
WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES CANADA
WARNER BROS. PICTURES CANADA
OFFICIAL MEDIA SPONSOR OF THE CFC CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS
CFC CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS
We wish to thank our dedicated Circle of Supporters. You continue to nurture and grow the CFC, which benefits all of us in creating a new generation of Canadian talent that will shine both here and abroad, for generations to come.
Windfields Circle ($10,000 +)
Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
Marion and Gerald Soloway
The Paul Bronfman Family Charitable Foundation
Platinum Circle ($5,000 – $9,999)
Leanne and George Lewis
Julia West and Richard Wernham
Gold Circle ($2,000 – $4,999)
Paul H. Barry
Breakdown Services / Actors Access
Martha Burns and Paul Gross
Bob Dorrance and Gail Drummond
Blake and Belinda Goldring
Slawko Klymkiw and Christina Bylyna
Robert Lantos, Serendipity Point Films
Nancy and John McFadyen
Jay Switzer and Ellen Dubin
Willson Entertainment Productions
Silver Circle ($1,000 – $1,999)
Ralph Brown, QC
Yvonne and David Fleck
Force Four Entertainment
Sheena Macdonald and Phil Schmitt
Abby and Perry Minuk
The Munroe Family
The Norman and Margaret Jewison Charitable Foundation
Jeff and Meryl Rosenthal
Dr. Betty Rozendaal and Sonny Goldstein
Brian Wisenberg and Anita Saliss
Bronze Circle ($500 – $999)
Pancheta (Pat) Barnett
Deborah Bernstein and Sam Freeman
Dr. Paul and Joyce Chapnick
Jerry Ciccoritti and Paula Rivera
C.J. Graphics Inc.
Collins Barrow Toronto LLP
Mark and Cherie Daitchman
Perry N. Dellelce
Robert and Julia Foster
Dr. Mark Gwartzman
Michael and Marjorie Hale
Lorraine and Jean-Marie Heimrath
Marvin and Estelle Kates
Joy Kaufman and Edward Antecol
Robert Kligman and Sandra Secord
Terry E. Markus
Cathy and Henry Rodrigues
Harvey L. Rogers
Debra Thuet and Mike Wilson
Marlene Sable Weller
And five (5) donors who wish to remain anonymous.
Join our Circle of Supporters today! We are always encouraging new members, and as you see, you can have fun while knowing you are truly making a difference – for more information CLICK HERE.