Scrubs in the City Gala 2018 in Support of SickKids Hospital
In its seventeenth year, the BMO Wealth Management presents the annual Scrubs in the City Gala in Support of SickKids Hospital. Scrubs in the City 2018: Rome, was held in collaboration with Mantella Corporation to benefit The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).
This year’s gala took place at Evergreen Brick Works on June 7, 2018. The venue was transformed into the Italian capital city for the theme of “Roman Holiday.”
On entering the site, guests were greeted by a suspended muse who served Prosecco flanked by live statues, including the famous Da Vinci’s David. The regal colours of purple and gold with black and white accents were used throughout the décor.
The dance floor was patterned in authentic Italian design. The signature drink for the night was Rum Negroni, which paired well with the passed appetizers: pea and mint Arancini (rice balls), beef Polpette (meatballs) in a San Marzano tomato sauce, braised oxtail over polenta, and lobster served in a cucchiaio (spoon). Recognizable fashions worn by attendees were from Italian icons Versace, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and FENDI.
Entertainment is always a highlight of this fundraiser: the opera singers and bands were excellent and got everyone up onto the dance floor. The food didn’t disappoint either! Jamie’s Italian featured a Panzerottini filled with Scarmorza cheese, basil and lemon zest. Toben Food by Design had two stations: a grilled lamb Scotadita and grilled B.C. shrimp and scampi and octopus. Of course, pasta must be a part of every Italian feast. Piano Piano served Cacio e Pepe cavatelli, Toben Food by Design prepared Rigatoni all’ amatriciana, truffled Gnocchi, and house-made Cavatelli a la Nonna. The freshly made pizza by Buca scented the outdoor night air and was delicious too! To finish the meal, Gelato made a refreshing dessert. Of course, the best part of the evening was the fact that $820,000 was raised to re-imagine the SickKids campus; helping to build brand-new clinical facilities designed to accommodate cutting-edge best practices and technology. Dancers introduced the theme for next year, and it wasn’t hard to guess by the feathered and sequined costumed that it was Rio! As this year’s event was sold out, be sure to get your tickets early for Scrubs in the City 2019: http://sickkidsfoundation.com/scrubs/