ONTARIO REPORT – Seva Spark: A night to remember

Thankful for the overwhelming love and support from everyone at #sevaspark2018Sharing last nights $50,000 donation dance off between Liberal Party of Canada (Ontario) – Parti libéral du Canada (Ontario) Minister of Innovation, Science and Evonomic Development Navdeep Bains and Federal leader of Canada’s NDP / Le NPD du Canada Jagmeet Singh captured by COL Films Inc. 💕Best non-partisan highlight of the evening and it was a tie! Missed out last night? Donate online and be a part of Team Seva’s fight against hunger:https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/12492

Posted by Seva Food Bank on Saturday, May 26, 2018

 

All photos:
COL Films Inc.

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario: Seva Spark was the place to be on May 25.
Politicians from all levels of government, including Minister of Innovation, Science and
Economic Development Navdeep Bains; Leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party Jagmeet
Singh; Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne; and Brampton Mayor Linda Jeffrey attended the
Gala evening.
“The 2018 Gala was the best ever with over 500 people in attendance,” said Sandy Grewal, 2018

Premier Kathleen Wynne

Seva Spark Co-chair. “We raised over $100,000 in one night with $59,000 being raised by a direct on-the-spot ask.”
Bongo and B Entertainment kicked off the evening with an upbeat performance by leading the MCs into the Gala. Special guest speaker, Joshna Maharaj, inspired everyone by her work. She spoke of food and sustainability, grassroots-level food programming, and the need to develop a city-wide food strategy. The crowd was wowed by Simar, who performed songs from her recent collaboration with Fateh Doe.
One of the highlights of the evening was a dance-off between Navdeep Bains and Jagmeet Singh. The crowd unanimously agreed that the dance off was a tie.
Seva Food Bank has two Mississauga locations, where safe, nutritious and culturally-appropriate food is provided to low-income families. Each month, almost 900 clients are provided with over 50,000 pounds of food. Programs offered address the causes and consequences of hunger and poverty.