Nordstrom has announced the dates and details of its next two charity galas this fall, coinciding with the opening of its next two Canadian stores, both in Toronto. The cost of each gala is underwritten by Nordstrom, which means that 100% of ticket sales will fund specific programs selected by each organization.
Beneficiaries include: Covenant House Toronto, Humber River Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), SickKids Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation and Women’s College Hospital Foundation.
The first gala will be on the evening of Wednesday, September 14 (prior to the September 16 public opening) for Nordstrom's 220,000 square foot CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship. As with the Vancouver flagship opening last September, a tented runway fashion show will be part of the gala, featuring some of the world's hottest fashion designers.
The second gala, for Nordstrom's new 196,000 square foot Yorkdale Shopping Centre location, will be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 19, prior to the store's October 21 public opening.
Tickets for the Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa galas sold out quickly, so you're encouraged to mark your calendars and act quickly if you're interested in attending. Tickets are $150 per person for each gala and will go on sale on June 22. Both galas will include cocktails, gourmet delights, desserts, live entertainment, fashion presentations and the opportunity to shop.
“Giving back to the communities where we have stores is very important to us, even before we open our doors for business,” said Todd Buntin, Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre store manager. “We’re proud to partner on our signature opening events with these six impressive organizations that touch the lives of so many people here in Toronto.”
“We invite everyone to join us for our opening galas and together we can support the community and celebrate fashion in two wonderful evenings,” said Brynn Herthel, Nordstrom Yorkdale Shopping Centre store manager.