The Eye Foundation of Canada hosted its annual dinner-dance fundraiser, Thanks for My Sight Night at the Venetian Banquet & Hospitality Centre on Friday, November 9. The evening opened with a musical interlude by world-class pianist composer and producer, Hilario Duran, followed by a delicious antipasto bar, and a heartfelt tribute to Robert (Bob) Gough, RO, one of the Foundation’s co-founders and chair for 29 years. Bob Gough will always be remembered for his dedication and service to his patients and the EFC, for his humour, and for his trademark smile!
The Eye Foundation of Canada hosted its first “Skate for Sight”
at Chesswood arena.
The event was a great success!
November 18 2016
The Eye Foundation Of Canada hosted its annual “Thanks for my Sight Night” dinner dance at the Columbus Event Centre.
Mark DeMontis, player of the Canadian Blind Hockey Association, was our keynote speaker. At age seventeen he was a year from playing NCAA hockey, with hopes of becoming a pro. Then he was diagnosed with Leber’s Optic Neuropathy, a disease that slowly robbed him of the central vision in both eyes. Legally blind, DeMontis is the founder of Courage Canada and a Member of The Canadian Blind Hockey Association.
October 23 2015
The Eye Foundation of Canada hosted its annual “Thanks For My Sight Night” dinner dance at Montecassino Woodbridge. The evening featured a special appearance by Johnny Bower.
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November 7, 2014
Congratulations to EFC for its 25th Year!
On November 7, 2014, The Eye Foundation of Canada celebrated its 25th anniversary at the 18th annual Thanks For My Sight Night at Montecassino Woodbridge. In attendance were EFC co-founders Dr. Steve Arshinoff and Mr. Bob Gough who were honoured for their 25 years of outstanding leadership and commitment to EFC. Together, Steve Arshinoff and Bob Gough congratulated and recognized Mr. Mario Filice, a long-time EFC Board Member for his extraordinary dedication and continued support to the foundation and its fundraising efforts and initiatives.The night featured live music from Hilario Duran, pianist, composer, and producer of Afro-Cuban music & Latin and Jazz; dance performances from Frank Bishun from U Can Dance Entertainment, and great music from F.O.L Entertainment to shake things up on the dance floor! The Eye Foundation of Canada thanks EVERYONE who has helped to meet and celebrate this important milestone in its history! See you all again at Sight Night 2015!
Friday November 8, 2013
The Eye Foundation of Canada hosted its annual Thanks for My Sight Night at Montecassino Woodbridge. This year’s event commemorated one of the Foundation’s co-founders, Dr. William Samis, MD, FRCSC, in recognition of his dedication and service to EFC. The special evening was hosted by Faye Dance and featured performances from two internationally acclaimed musicians and Juno Award winners: Jane Bunnett, Toronto soprano saxophonist, flautist and bandleader, known for her Afro-Cuban jazz melodies; and Hilario Duran, pianist, composer, producer, and arranger; considered one of the world’s most innovative creators of Afro-Cuban music & Latin and Jazz.
Friday November 2nd, 2012
The Eye Foundation of Canada hosted its annual “Thanks for My Sight Night” as a dinner dance at Montecassino Woodbridge. The special evening featured live performances from the Maple Academy of Dance, pianist Mr. Sheng Cai, and a special guest appearance by Mr. Bill Watters.