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Bloorview Kids Foundation


Canadian Comedy Superstars coming together for 2nd “Laughs for Possibility”

in support of Bloorview Kids Foundation.

Tickets on Sale now for this side splitting show!

TORONTO, October 1st,  2009 – Several of Canada’s funniest people will be taking the mic on October 21st at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel, for the Laughs for Possibility Comedy Showcase to raise funds for Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital for kids with disabilities. This year’s event also includes a special live musical performance by Kevin Hearn of The Barenaked Ladies at the pre-show reception. 

The event was founded by local amateur comic, Lloyd Ravn, whose 4-year-old son has suffered three major strokes in just over a year and has benefitted from the programs and services at Bloorview.  One of the headline performers from the first show in January 2009, Darren Frost, also knows the importance of a place like Bloorview.  His son has cerebral palsy and goes to Bloorview for ongoing therapy. Frost joined Ravn in organizing the Laughs for Possibility event and together they have organized a side splitting line-up including:

  • Bobby Mair (nominated for “Best Newcomer” at 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards)
  • Gilson Lubin (MTV, Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam)
  • Kate Davis (nominated as “Best Female Stand-up” at 2009 Canadian Comedy Awards)
  • Jean Paul (Comedy Now, Halifax Comedy Fest)
  • Alan Park (Royal Canadian Air Farce)
  • Terry McGurrin (Comedy Inc)
  • Simon Rakoff, who will be the emcee for the evening (Just for Laughs, Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Halifax Comedy Festival)

Attendees can purchase general admission tickets for the comedy show only, or VIP tickets which also include entry to a pre-show reception with food and drinks.  The show is sponsored by Tim Hortons in Sussex, NB (franchisees Jim and Christine Andrew sponsor the show in support of their grandson, Eric Ravn).  Funds raised will go towards Bloorview’s Therapeutic Clown Program, Nursery School program and the Emergency Family Fund.

Event details
Date:               Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
Time:              VIP Reception at 7:00 PM, general admission at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM
Location:         Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel, 1250 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, Ontario
Tickets cost:      $95 for VIP admission (includes pre-show reception); $50 for general admission
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Bloorview Kids Foundation
Bloorview Kids Foundation develops relationships and raises funds from the community for Bloorview Kids Rehab. Bloorview is the gold-standard in care, research, and education for kids with disabilities and their families.   As Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation and complex continuing care teaching hospital, it is an international leader in childhood disability.  Bloorview pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life.  Regardless of their disability, kids just want to be kids.  Community and private investment is critical to enabling kids with disabilities to live their lives, just like any other kid.  

For further information:
Lloyd Ravn, Event Organizer
Tel: 647-929-8916

Nicole Watson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Bloorview Kids Foundation
Tel: 416-424-3850


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