Each year, the Awards Gala celebrates the impact created when diverse backgrounds come together through business engagement with the arts. Congratulations to the 2017 award recipients for all of your contributions to Canadian arts and thank you to our sponsors, table hosts, performers, speakers, and volunteers for making this year’s Awards Gala a resounding success!
Tony Gagliano, Edmund C. Bovey Award Recipient, with Jim Fleck C.C., Chairman of Business for the Arts
Piers Handling, Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award Recipient, with Diane Obam Dallaire, Arnold Edinborough Award Recipient
Tony Gagliano with Giuseppe Pastorelli, Consul General of Italy, and Joe Natale, CEO of Rogers Communications Inc.
Helen Burstyn, Master of Ceremonies, with Claire Hopkinson, Toronto Arts Council and Ravi Jain, Why Not Theatre
Karlee Vukets, Vukets Family Foundation, with Raji Aujla and Nichole Anderson, President and CEO of Business for the Arts
Alex Josephson, designer of the BFTA Award trophy, with Aida Aydinyan, Vice President of Business for the Arts
Jennifer McIntosh, Sun Life Financial, with Raji Aujla, Creative Director of Business for the Arts
Don Mckellar, filmmaker, interviewing Piers Handling