Air Canada, in collaboration with TD Bank Group, will host an evening of fine wine and food, a live auction of bespoke travel experiences and a Cirque de Soleil JOYÀ special performance at the second annual Wanderluxe on April 6 at 1 Yonge St. (Freeland St. entrance) at Queen’s Quay E., Toronto.
Proceeds from the evening support the Herbie Fund at SickKids and the Air Canada Foundation’s mission to support the health and wellness of children and youth, including pediatric hospitals.
“As a global airline, Air Canada proudly carries people around the world for business and pleasure. Wanderluxe allows us to use these capabilities for a special purpose – enriching the lives of children in our local communities and other countries by helping deliver the support and care they need to thrive,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. “But we cannot do this alone, so we invite those with a love of travel and fine food to join us and support our efforts, as so many did generously at the Wanderluxe inaugural gala.”
Wanderluxe supports two important charities. The Air Canada Foundation’s mission is to help connect sick children to the medical care they need, alleviate child poverty, and make the wishes of ill kids come true. The Herbie Fund extends SickKids’ fight to make every kid a healthy kid, bringing children from across the globe to the hospital for life-changing and life-altering surgeries.
Wanderluxe guests will enjoy an elegant evening that begins with a sparkling cocktail hour, featuring Drappier, Air Canada’s onboard champagne for International Business Class customers. It will be followed by a special meal prepared by celebrated Canadian chef and Air Canada partner, David Hawksworth. Guests will then have a unique opportunity to enjoy the artistry of performers from JOYÀ, Cirque du Soleil’s resident show at the Vidanta Riviera Maya, Mexico, who are making an exclusive Canadian appearance for the event.
Another highlight of the evening will be a live auction for bespoke travel experiences such as a seven-day South American tour to Buenos Aires and Santiago.
For those eager to partake of Wanderluxe early, advance bidding on select auction prizes is now open through April 5 at http://www.wanderluxe.ca. Among the online offerings are deluxe Caribbean and beach vacation packages, premium cruises or an exclusive luxury villa stay in Italy.