About the event
The 2017 Parachute Gala will be held at Rebel in Toronto on May 31st, 2017. The Parachute Board of Directors, members of the medical community, celebrities, community leaders, and entertainers will join together to raise awareness and funds for one important cause.
VIP Reception: 6:00pm | Reception: 6:30pm | Dinner: 7:00pm
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Dan Aykroyd is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, producer, voice artist, screenwriter, musician and businessman.
He was a regularon Saturday Night Live from 1975 to 1979, and has made many additional appearances since. A musical sketch
performed with John Belushi led to the creation of the touring band called The Blues Brothers and a highly successful 1980 film
of the same name. He conceived and starred in the comedy hit Ghostbusters (1984), which a spawned a sequel and a media
franchise. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and co-founded
both the House of Blues chain of venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.
Stephan Moccio is a Grammy and Academy Award nominated composer, songwriter, producer, and musician. He co-wrote Miley Cyrus' quintuple platinum "Wrecking Ball", Canada's 2010 Olympic theme song"I Believe",as well as co-wrote/co-produced The Weeknd's "Earned It" for Fifty Shades of Grey.
Fefe Dobson is a Canadian singer/songwriter and recording artist. Her self-titled debut, released in 2003, earned her two Juno Award nominations and was certified gold. Her music has been covered by other artists and featured in cinema, television, and more.
Alan Frew is the lead singer for the Canadian band, Glass Tiger, and has also released three solo albums. Frew has five Canadian Juno Awards, five Canadian Classic Awards and was nominated for a Grammy. He is also a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his service to Canadian Arts and charitable work.
Ryland James is a 17 year-old Canadian singer-songwriter and pianist with original singles titled "My Love is Not a Game", "I Wanna See You Again Tonight", and "Forever Mine" who has earned a substantial following on YouTube, Vine, and Instagram.
Laura Bretan is an American opera singer and musical artist from Chicago, Illinois. She was a contestant on Season 11 of America's Got Talent and finished in the Top 10. In 2016, she was the winner of Romania's Got Talent.
Terence Gowan is a highly skilled multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and musical director who has worked with the who's who of the Canadian music scene including Leonard Cohen, The Barenaked Ladies, Ron Sexsmith, Randy Bachman, The Canadian Tenors, Sarah Slean, and Jann Arden among others.