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A Night Under The Stars’, presented by Northern Financial Group

will raise funds to make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses


Make-A-Wish® Canada’s Rising Stars committee have announced the organization’s gala, A Night Under The Stars, presented by Northern Financial Group. All proceeds will go towards bringing to life the wishes made by children living with critical illnesses. The committee’s inaugural gala event will be an evening filled with food, drinks, music, dancing, and fundraising. 


The event is hosted by Make-A-Wish Canada’s sub-committee of volunteers, the Rising Stars, a group of young professional leaders dedicated to advancing the mission of Make-A-Wish® through volunteerism and fundraising. Through this signature event, the goal is to pool in committee members’ skill sets in order to raise significant funds to help grant transformative wishes to courageous children in our community. 


“We see this event as a way to bring people from the GTA together to collectively enjoy a sparkly soirée of fun and networking, and to help raise funds to make wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses,” says Saskia Vaisey, co-chair of the Rising Stars. “Being a wish kid myself, I witnessed firsthand the true impact of having my wish granted - not just for me, but also my family and friends. I’m ecstatic to be able to give back and help another wish come true alongside the rest of the Rising Stars!”


Northern Financial Group provides group health benefits for businesses, advising insurance and investment needs since 1987. They were inspired to become the Title Sponsor for A Night Under The Stars as a family-oriented organization that looks for opportunities to give back, and the mission of Make-A-Wish was a good fit for their goals. "Make-A-Wish does phenomenal and fulfilling work for families facing challenges and we wanted to be a part of it," says Louie Carnevale, president of Northern Financial Group. "We have supported a family in the past and this charity has always been near and dear to our hearts. One of our main missions is to give back in life and we feel it is important that we all give in any way that we can to families going through a difficult time. A Night Under the Stars gala is the perfect opportunity for us to get involved again and help bring smiles to the faces of more children and their families by making a dream come true." 


A Night Under The Stars will take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 at the historic Berkeley Church in downtown Toronto. To purchase tickets or support the event through sponsorship or a donation, please visit mawrisingstars.ca.


The Rising Stars Committee is a group of young professional leaders and volunteers in the GTA dedicated to advancing the mission of Make-A-Wish through fundraising and serving as ambassadors in the community. Our team includes wish kid ‘alumni,’ who know the power of a wish firsthand, and volunteers who strongly believe in the Make-A-Wish mission. For more information about Rising Stars, visit the Instagram page @maw_risingstars or mawrisingstars.ca.


Northern Financial Group has been advising individuals and businesses on their insurance and investment needs since 1987. Our commitment is to understand each client's needs and provide the best solution with guaranteed service. For more information about Northern Financial Group, visit northernfinancialgroup.ca.



A big thank you to Imagica in Toronto for providing us with a customized photobooth for all of the fun festivities that will truly be A Night Under the Stars.