Last year's Air Canada presents Wanderluxe in collaboration with TD Bank Group was an overwhelming success. The sold-out evening saw a who's who of Toronto's fashionable and philanthropic come together in a luxuriously transformed event space. It was a sophisticated night of fun, fine food from award-winning Chef Hawksworth, and of course, lots of charitable giving.
The funds raised at Wanderluxe support the Herbie Fund at SickKids and the Air Canada Foundation's mission to support the health and wellness of children and youth in Canada abroad. The extravagant travel packages on offer at last year's event unleashed a fury of generous bids, raising Wanderluxe's cumulative total of funds raised to over $2 million.
This year's Wanderluxe is poised for greatness. With a theme that combines the four elements — earth, air, fire and water — with culinary creations from a celebrity chef, exceptional entertainment, and re-imagined fine dining supper club lounges, it is a night that promises to offer a world of possibilities.
Dolgorjow, Herbie Patient
SickKids has the doctors; Air Canada has the planes. At Wanderluxe, the complementary missions of the Air Canada Foundation and the Herbie Fund at SickKids meld.
The Air Canada Foundation extends reach: enabling kids with challenges to reach their full potential, and enabling kids with complex medical issues to reach the right care.
The Herbie Fund extends SickKids fight to make every kid a healthy kid to the world: bringing kids from around the globe to the hospital for life-changing surgeries.
The two come together at Wanderluxe. Air Canada, its staff and customers donate the means to get to the hospital; SickKids staff donate their time and expertise. The patrons of Wanderluxe deliver the funds to make it happen.
It's philanthropy in synchronicity.
View the images from Wanderluxe 2017; the event that brought together Canada's elite to celebrate their love of travel and to support the children around the world who need the help that only SickKids and Air Canada Foundation can give them.
The Herbie Fund at SickKids extends our fight by bringing children from around the world to the hospital for life-changing surgeries, while the Air Canada Foundation extends our reach with their travel expertise and mission to help connect sick children to medical care. Together, they assist some of the world's most disadvantaged children to get life-changing help at SickKids.
We send a heartfelt thank you to every member of the Wanderluxe committee for the precious gift of their time and energy. Without their support this event would not have been possible.
2018 Event Chairs