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Wild Ball is Toronto Wildlife Centre's signature gala to support the rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild animals. You will enjoy culinary masterpieces from some of the city's best chefs, live music performances, and an extensive silent auction.



Thursday, November 14, 2019
Palais Royale, Toronto  

Hosted by Maggie Cassella

Live Music Performances by
Molly Johnson
Selena Vyle
Joey Niceforo
Angelo Sartorelli

Culinary Adventures with chefs
Steffan Howard (Palais Royale Ballroom)
Brad Long (Café Belong, Restaurant Makeover on The Food Network)
Daniel Holloway (Urban Acorn Catering)
James May (Radisson Admiral Hotel Toronto – Harbourfront and Silver Hotel Group)
Jonny Crichlow (Amsterdam Brew House and Barrel House)

Silent Auction

All in support of the Toronto Wildlife Centre’s work to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned wild animals.

Tickets: $250 each
Tables: $3000

Tax receipts provided.

Your support of Wild Ball gives wild animals in need their best chance at a healthy life in the wild.

All proceeds go to caring for TWC's wild patients. Watch some of their stories below:

Our Story

Building a healthy community for people and wildlife

TWC the only wildlife hospital in the Greater Toronto Area. The busiest of its kind in Canada, TWC has helped more than 90,000 wild animals, and reached hundreds of thousands of people through education and outreach. Sick, injured and orphaned wild animals cannot pay their own medical bills, but providing the highest quality compassionate care for wild patients costs money. Proceeds from Wild Ball go directly toward providing essential services including rescuing wild animals in life-threatening situations and providing medical treatment and rehabilitative care.

Learn More About TWC Here

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsor:

Sokoloff Personal Injury Lawyers

Learn More About Sokoloff

Great Live Entertainment:

Host of Wild Ball 2019: Maggie Cassella

Maggie Cassella has tackled nearly every aspect of the business of show. From hosting and producing her own nationally televised talk show (‘Because I Said So’ airing on CityTV/Star) to her own drive-time radio show (Proud FM) to appearing on every major Canadian network as a current events commentator to live events. Some of her producing credits include producing for Extra, The Vent (a six part OUTTV), and In The Pink (The Comedy Network). Maggie co-wrote a book with OITNB’s Lea DeLaria published by Random House, and has written for TV (Showtime, CBC, WNED) and the stage.

Headline Performer: Molly Johnson

Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a mother, singer-songwriter, artist and philanthropist, who has just released her highly anticipated new album, “Meaning To Tell Ya”. Produced by multiple GRAMMY Award winning Producer, Larry Klein (Joni Mitchell, Tracy Chapman, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, Norah Jones); it is more than a jazz record. It’s funk, it’s soul, it’s groove played by some of Canada’s best musicians. Says Molly: “Working with Larry was magic. When it was finally my turn, I jumped at the opportunity. This is a record I have been wanting to make for years. I can’t wait to share it with everyone!” Says Larry: “Molly has the kind of musical gift that cannot be cultivated by musical education or assiduous practice. She has great natural musical instincts, and an irresistible signature to her voice. She is a rare and wonderful talent.”

More Entertainment By: Selena Vyle

Selena Vyle is a storyteller, comedian, singer and dancer, who is known for her political performances and social commentary. A Canadian Comedy Award winner for co-writing and co-starring in A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza, she has headlined comedy festivals Just For Laughs (Montreal), We're Funny That Way, and Toronto Sketchfest. She is a member of House of Lix, with whom she co-hosts the podcast Squirrel Talk.

Joey Niceforo

Joey Niceforo made his professional debut in 2005 when he joined the original Canadian Tenors. He then formed his own classical crossover ensemble Destino in 2006 which toured internationally, including performances at the Beijing and Vancouver Olympics, Carnegie Hall in New York City, the Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas and a national tour with the Rankin Family. He has performed across Canada, the U.S., Italy, the Czech Republic and China. He has been featured singing on the NBC and ABC networks and this past year Joey released his debut solo album called ‘Priceless’. It debuted on iTunes Canada at #3 and has hit the top 100 charts in Ireland, Australia, the United States, and South Africa.

Angelo Sartorelli

Angelo Sartorelli is a classically trained solo guitarist from Verona, Italy. His international travels made a deep impression on his search for various melodies to incorporate into his classical pieces, with style influenced by classical, Spanish and Brazilian music.

Enjoy Culinary Creations by These Incredible Chefs:

Steffan Howard

Steffan Howard is the Corporate Executive Chef of Palais Royale Ballroom, The Grand Luxe Event Boutique, The Exchange Cafe, Rotman School of Management and The Food Studio Catering and Banquet Operations for The Pegasus Hospitality Group. Chef Howard has been a long-time supporter and good friend to TWC ever since he brought in an injured squirrel for treatment many years ago.

Brad Long

Brad Long is recognized as one of the top chefs in Canada. Currently he is chef and owner of Café Belong and Belong Catering. He is a co-host of the Food Network hit Restaurant Makeover and is currently in post-production of a new provocative food documentary. An active advocate for sustainable farming and ethical treatment of livestock, his talents are highly acclaimed by some of the country’s toughest food critics.

Daniel Holloway

Executive Chef Daniel Holloway of Urban Acorn Catering believes great food is achieved by harnessing bold flavours from humble ingredients. With over 15 years in the culinary industry, he has catered for high profiled clients such as Margaret Atwood, Prince, former Lieutenant Governor Michaëlle Jean and Vegan athlete turned deputy general for the green part of Canada, George Laraque. Chef Holloway’s signature style can be best described as refined comfort food, a blend of rustic Canadian cuisine with fine French techniques. He and his partner created Urban Acorn LTD., a Toronto-based sustainable plant-based food company focused on connecting food and community.

James May

James’ culinary experience comes from a hotel background where he has worked at respected properties such as the Old Mill Toronto, Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, The Swan at Streatley in the UK and most recently the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. James strives to ensure he sources the freshest product by using local suppliers to create menus that bring a farm to table feel, even in a large urban city like Toronto. James most recently has a newfound love for vegan food where he ensures to develop and create vegan friendly menus for his guests at the Radisson. James is presently working on a new banquet menu which will be flexible to all dietary restrictions and needs of his patrons.

Jonny Crichlow

Jonny Crichlow is the Executive Chef for Amsterdam Brew House and Barrel House and has 20+ years in the restaurant industry. He has won and placed in numerous kitchen competitions and has a passion for Caribbean food and accelerated leadership.

Outdoor Fun

With a top of the line Patio Flametable


Diamond Necklace and Earrings


by Canadian Artist and Icon Charles Pachter

…and MANY more beautiful and entertaining items to choose from!

Featured Auction Items:

Wild Ball guests will have the opportunity to bid on items in our silent auction throughout the evening. Some of our incredible auction items include:



Tickets: $250 each
Tables: $3000

Tax receipts provided.

OR CALL (416) 631-0662 ext. 3207

Thank you to our sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor:

Proud Supporters:

Have questions about sponsorship or donations to Wild Ball? Contact us!
[email protected]
(416) 631-0662 ext. 3240 


Highlights from Wild Ball 2018...