Fete Chinoise Celebrates Contemporary Culture and Tradition, raising over USD 82,000
(7 months ago)
MARKHAM, ON: November 18 marked the third annual curated luxury event showcase and cocktail gala at the Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto celebrating the meaning of modern heritage and style of the evolving Chinese community through design and the arts.
Presented by Palettera and Shangri-La Hotel - Fete Chinoise 2017: Luck & Ritual attracted celebrity and VIP guests including - Shaun Chen, MP Scarborough North, Hon. Michael Chan, MPP Markham-Unionville and Minister of International Trade, City of Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti, fu-GEN theatre cast members of Kim's Convenience, Elaine Lui of Lainey Gossip and actress Grace Lynn Kung.
Over 750 attendees of this sold-out event witnessed renowned design teams and event professionals transform century-old Chinese celebrations such as Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, among others into artistic translations. Guests enjoyed curated treats such as dragon beard candy, specialty dim sum, and beverages including Remy Martin XO & VSOP tasting stations and received the 2018 Fete Chinoise Magazine before its public release.
"Our incredible team and committee is so grateful for the community and partners for coming together to reimagine what our culture and community can look like. The future is here, and it is time to fuel the momentum, strengthening the conversation about identity and the role it plays in our lifestyle and economy. We welcome more champions to collaborate with us to discover and create beauty in 2018," says Deborah Lau-Yu, Art Director at Palettera and Editor-in-Chief of Fete Chinoise Magazine. "Thank you to sponsors HSBC, Holt Renfrew, Maison Birks, Shangri-La Hotel, Remy Martin, Louis XIII and Armand de Brignac."
The only in the world: Steinway & Sons (Steinway Piano Gallery Toronto) partnered with Fete Chinoise on an exclusive 2017/2018 Fete Chinoise x Spirio Piano, wrapped in hand-illustrated auspicious symbols. This piano is now on sale! A portion of proceeds of this one-of-a-kind masterpiece will be donated to Markham Stouffville Hospital.
One hundred percent of ticket proceeds from the showcase were donated to Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation to fund urgent equipment and fu-GEN Theatre Company - where hit TV series Kim's Convenience was born.
Over $82,000 was raised and generously donated to both causes making a difference in the community for generations to come.