Friday 3 May 2013


Attention: Events Editors. Arts / Entertainment Editors

Marci Ien

McMichael Canadian Art Collection
The 2nd annual McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s premier fundraising event, Moonlight Gala, will be held under the stars, the evening of June 8th.  The event will feature jazz chanteuse Holly Cole and the food of culinary expert Chef Jamie Kennedy. Host of the evening is Canada AM's Marci Ien.
One of the highlights of the evening will be the Scotch Bar. Via Allegro Ristorante, a Toronto award-winning landmark restaurant returns to the Gala, inviting guests to sample a wonderful array of Curated Libations:  Wine Tasting, Scotch Bar, and Martini Bar, featuring the  “Moonlight Vodka Martini”.
The gallery is expecting over 500 people to attend this special evening. Single seat tickets are $350. Proceeds of this event support excellence in interactive and accessible educational programming and inspirational exhibitions, creating a lasting impact on Canadian art and culture now and in the future.
About the McMichael Canadian Art Collection 
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Canadian artists, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, as well as First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit artists. The gallery is located at 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in the City of Vaughan. For more information:
For pre-event interviews and to cover the Moonlight gala please contact Stephen Weir, event publicist, 416-489-5868,