Imagine the Possibilities Gala Raises $62,000 for Abrigo

Abrigo's Imagine the Possibilities Gala held on Saturday, March 3, 2018 proved to be Abrigo's biggest and best event yet with 345 guests enjoying a night filled with terrific Brazilian-themed food, music and culture. All the funds raised at our 2018 event will support the continued delivery of outstanding programs and services to our clients.

Each year Abrigo makes a positive difference in the lives of 6,500 individuals. With the generous support of our donors, guests and friends, together the 2018 gala event raised $62,000 for the Abrigo Centre.

The evening kicked off with a drumming performance by Batucada Carioca led by Maninho Costa. The Masters of Ceremonies for the event were Camoes Radio and TV personalities Telma Pinguelo and Ziko Pereira. Among the attendees were Davenport MP Julie Dzerowicz, Davenport MPP Cristina Martins and Toronto Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao. Each was interviewed by Ms. Pinguelo about what Abrigo means to the local community.

Later, the incredible team from St. Clair Ave. West's Axe Capoeira Toronto delivered a heart stopping performance that completely left our guests in awe. With a full team of performers and drummers, the Axe Capoeira team displayed incredible athleticism and coordination with flips and handstands that defied gravity.

Abrigo Board member Ilda Januario recognized all our sponsors with special regard to our Presenting Sponsor LiUNA Local 183, Platinum Sponsor, LiUNA OPDC and our Signature Sponsor Mr. Manuel DaCosta of Viana Roofing and Sheetmetal. After the main course was finished Banda ZucaTuga featuring Luanda Jones took to the stage and delivered a finely-tuned 70 minute set of classic bossa nova songs that drew a crowd to the dance floor.

Abrigo is truly grateful and appreciative of the support of all our sponsors. This event could not happen without them. Thank you!

Presenting Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Signature Sponsor

Dinner Sponsor

Entertainment Sponsor

Reception Sponsor

Wine Sponsor

Silent Auction Sponsor

Corporate Table Sponsors

Media Sponsors

Raffle Sponsor

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