$1.7 million raised at a wonderful night celebrating the best of Italy!
Oh what a night! From the beautiful fountain surrounded by Italian-themed handmade teddy bears, live entertainment including musicians, jugglers, and stilt-walkers, to our Wall of Hope modelled after Verona’s Casa di Giulietta, the 28th annual Teddy Bear Affair was truly magnificent. The night wouldn’t have been possible without the support of our patron sponsors CIBC and CGI and the Honorary Chairs John and Rita Gagliano. With $1.7 million raised for vulnerable kids across Canada, our Silent Auction raised the largest amount in the history of TBA Silent Auctions and our Teddy Bear Raffle was a near sellout. Thanks to our guests, sponsors, volunteers, and staff for helping make Teddy Italy truly favoloso!