Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity’s 15th Annual Oak Leaf Gala

On October 15th the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity held its 15th Annual Oak Leaf Gala. This year’s Bourbon Street Theme brought a taste of the “The Big Easy” to the Famèe Furlane Toronto.
“We are thankful to all the guests who continue to support the Oak Leaf Gala. This year we raised over $100,000 that will be used to help purchase new electric beds for the residents and provide the additional funding needed to continue to deliver Best in Class care to the community,” says Board Chair Jerry Buligan.
The evening began with a performance from Toronto’s own Turbo Street Funk who entertained the audience with their interactive performance. The evening’s entertainment continued with Swamperella who performed Cajun music in keeping with the event theme. The guests then danced the night away with the musical stylings of Simply Grand which is led by Juno award nominated George St. Kitts.
We were honoured with a presentation by Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua who presented the Charity with a cheque for $10,000 in support of the Better Beds Fundraising Campaign.
Guests were surrounded by scenery from the streets of New Orleans. Tables were decorated with replicas of street lamps and feathers for a whimsical touch.
The establishment of the Villa Leonardo Gambin Charity would not have been possible without the presence of the Famèe Furlane Toronto which was founded in 1932. Located on Steeles and Islington in Woodbridge, ON, the Friuli Campus is home to the Famèe Furlane Toronto, the Friuli Terrace and the Villa Leonardo Gambin Long-Term Care Residence.
For more information about Villa Leonardo Gambin or The Oak Leaf Gala, please visit or call 905-856-7619.