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Maple Leaf Ball


Page will be updated for 2019 Master of Ceremonies and the evening's entertainment


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting evening at the Maple Leaf Ball.


Cocktail Reception, 7:00 pm

Dinner and Program, 8:00 pm

Dancing, 10:00 pm


During the program, you'll have an opportunity to learn about the wonderful organizations that benefit from the funds raised by the Canadian Association of New York Foundation and participate in our silent auction that is so central to our fundraising efforts.


The evening's program will be in the very capable hands of our 2018 Master of Ceremonies, George Stroumboulopoulos.



George Stroumboulopoulos is a Canadian television and radio interviewer, writer, and media producer. He was host and executive producer of the CBC talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight (formerly The Hour) and Stroumboulopoulos on CNN, host of The NewMusic with MuchMusic, and anchored Hockey Night in Canada. He was also host of the music interview show Live in Toronto on CFNY 102.1 The Edge. George continues on radio with The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2, in addition to a digital music series House of Strombo with Apple Music.

George is an ambassador for the United Nations World Food Programme, Prince's Charities Canada, and is on the Canadian Board of Directors for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ). He works closely with Amnesty International, the ONE campaign, the Michael J. Fox Foundation, One Million Acts of Green, and was a driving force behind Canada for Haiti.


We are also very excited to announce that Toronto-based ensemble Dwayne Gretzky will lead us into a night of dancing.




Dwayne Gretzky is a live music phenomenon celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented collective of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a masterfully curated tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon - from Bowie to Beyonce, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes. Dwayne’s high-energy nostalgia trips recall the serendipity of flipping through the radio dial, and the joy of coming together en masse to celebrate and sing along to the best songs ever written. Boasting 100+ straight sold-out shows in their hometown of Toronto and with venue capacities growing into the multiple-thousands, Dwayne Gretzky is shattering conventions and re-defining what people truly want in a live music experience.