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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Media Advisory,
Evening Photo Op,
14th Annual Chief’s Gala in support of Victim Services Toronto,
Thursday, November 18, 2021, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.,
Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, Chief James Ramer will host the Chief’s Gala in support of Victim Services Toronto.

The Chief’s Gala is an annual fundraising celebration to support Victim Services Toronto, a volunteer organization that is essential to both victims and to the work of the Toronto Police Service. Supporting victims is a key component of safe communities and the partnership between Victim Services Toronto and the Toronto Police Service is essential to reducing the impacts of crime on individuals and families. Since 2008, the Chief’s Gala has raised over $3.4 million in support of Victim Services Toronto.

Special guests this year will include Mayor John Tory, Attorney General Doug Downey, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and Michael “Pinball” Clemons as the Master of Ceremonies.

All attendees, including guests and media, will be required to provide proof of full vaccination. Social distancing protocols will be in place and masks will be required as per public health guidelines.

Doors will open for ticketed guests and media to the Beanfield Centre at Exhibition Place at 6:00 p.m., with dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.

Photo opportunities will be between 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., in the North Lobby of the Beanfield Centre before dinner begins and as the guests enter the event. Members of the media may remain for the event in a designated area during the proceedings. To respect safety precautions and social distancing, guests and media will not be permitted to circulate in the room.

**Please note, the media are asked to refrain from photographing or filming the evening's guest speaker, Olivia, who is a survivor of human trafficking.**

Media are asked to contact Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu and Corporate Communications to confirm their attendance or 416-808-7100.

The event will not be broadcast over the Dome Productions or live-streamed on YouTube.

Corporate Communications, for Brian Moniz, Chief's Gala Co-Chair