On September 15, the Brazilian Carnival Ball made their final curtain call at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
For 46 years, the Brazilian Carnival Ball has been raising money for various charities, including most of them in the City of Toronto and a great number of institutions in Brazil.
Back in 1965, Brazilian girl Anna Maria de Souza moved to Canada and decided to turn her homesickness into a great cause, thus created the event now known as the Brazilian Carnival Ball.
Sadley, Anna Maria de Souza passed away from cancer in September, 2007. Her husband Ivan X. de Souza then decided to focus on helping those affected by the same disease by establishing the de Souza Institute & Foundation.

The event started with a VIP cocktail reception with fresh oysters and rack of lamb. Then we headed towards the ball room where they transformed the place into a magical Brazilian Extravaganza. Guests were encouraged to wear their most fabulous costumes for a chance  to win great prizes. The winners were announced at dinner followed by a series of amazing performances, fashion show by Brazilian designer Baby Steinberg, and dance floor with the performers.

Our best dressed at the event was Miguel wearing Chio Di Stefania D custom made pink Brazilian style shirt, and Gui wearing LV scarf, Gucci belt, and amazing European-Canadian designer Lucian Matis custom made pants.

2012 Brazilian Carnival Ball – Miguel & Gui
wearing: Chio Di Stefania D (Left); LV scarf, Gucci belt, Lucian Matis pants (Right)

We spotted Jeanne Beker at the VIP reception:

2012 Brazilian Carnival Ball
Jeanne Beker

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Watch the performances at the event:

watch the parade ft. Baby Steinberg fashion show:

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More about the Brazilian Carnival Ball
The mission of the Brazilian Carnival Ball is to raise money for a variety of important causes in healthcare, research, culture and education in both Toronto and Brazil. This is accomplished by providing an authentic Brazilian extravaganza, with an entertaining evening of fun and excitement for all who attend.
For more information please visit: http://www.brazilianball.com/

More about The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO)
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is an organization of professionals, clinicians, researchers, educators, and others dedicated to the understanding, treatment and study of the social, psychological, emotional, spiritual and quality-of-life aspects of cancer.
For more information please visit: http://www.capo.ca/

More about The de Souza Institute
The de Souza Institute is an innovative center of learning dedicated to improving cancer care by supporting excellence in oncology nursing. The Institute provides ongoing educational support, professional development and career counseling at no cost to Ontario nurses caring for oncology patients in any setting and phase of the cancer care journey.
For more information please visit: http://desouzanurse.ca/

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