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Maple Leaf Ball


Join us at the 2018 Maple Leaf Ball!

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, New York City


We are pleased to announce we will be honoring these extraordinary award recipients at the Maple Leaf Ball:


Gordon Lightfoot, C.C., O.Ont., Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Poet

2018 Arts and Letters Award Recipient


Calin Rovinescu, President and CEO of Air Canada

2018 Maple Leaf Award of Distinction Recipient





Welcome to the home of the Maple Leaf Ball, the annual black-tie charity gala dinner for the Canadians and friends of Canada in New York, to be held on Friday March 9, 2018 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.  The Ball has a long rich history and is the largest and most important fund-raising event that supports the Canadian Association of New York Foundation. Over the years with the help of events like the Ball, the Foundation has donated over two million dollars to charities in our community.


We are very excited to announce that the 2018 Maple Leaf Award of Distinction will be presented to Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.  The Maple Leaf Award of Distinction celebrates the career accomplishments and philanthropic contributions of a Canadian leader in Canada, the U.S. and throughout the world.  We are particularly proud to be honoring Mr. Rovinescu given his remarkable career and most recently his accomplishments leading Air Canada, one of Canada’s most prominent domestic and international businesses.


We are honored to announce that the 2018 Arts & Letters Award will be presented to Gordon Lightfoot, C.C., O.Ont., Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Poet. The Arts and Letters Award celebrates the career of a prominent Canadian from the arts, entertainment or media industry. We are very excited to be honoring a Canadian icon who has been telling our stories for over five decades and who remains one of Canada's most beloved musicians.


Please explore these pages to find out more about this annual tradition including the charities it supports and past honorees. We look forward to you joining us on Friday March 9th!


To purchase tickets, please contact:

Catherine Calve, tel: 212-217-2844,


Reena Bhatt

Chair, Maple Leaf Ball

Vice-President, Canadian Association of New York