• Community Events,  Toronto Events

    Memory Ball 2017 VIP Reception

    New for 2017, we are pleased to offer a VIP ticket tier for Memory Ball. This VIP ticket level has unique offerings unavailable to the general audience, and entitles the holder to the following extras over the course of the evening. Event Start Time:  As a VIP attendee we invite you to join us for an intimate reception beginning at 8PM, the general admission doors open at 9PM. This initial hour has many added elements for your enjoyment. Early Access to Silent Auction and Raffle: Be the first to see this year’s wonderful selection of experiences, technology and more, you will be given priority bidding access. Family Portraits: Our professional photographer will be on hand…

  • Alzheimer's Disease,  Diagnosis,  Early-Onset Alzheimer's,  Prevention

    The Genius of Marian: A Therapeutic Film Experience

    By Kath Fudurich As much as I was looking forward to seeing documentary The Genius Of Marian, a large part of me was dreading it knowing that I was about to sit in a dark room and watch a story that was about what I live day to day. When I usually go to the movie theatre, it’s to escape, relax and forget. Not even five minutes in I felt relieved meeting the film subject, director Banker White‘s mother, Pam White, who lives with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Full of love for her family, happiness in her home and passion to continue her life as independently as possible she reminded me a lot of my mom, also living with the disease. For me, this made the movie incredibly easy to watch as I felt understood and supported by the family on the screen.