Cathay Ball 2019 – “Symphony of Lights”

Cathay Ball 2019 – “Symphony of Lights”

Encouraging a Warm and Caring Community


Toronto, ON, October 2, 2019 – On November 2nd, Mon Sheong Foundation’s 28th Cathay Ball is set to take Toronto on an odyssey full of warmth, love and light. Today, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Cathay Ball’s Co-Chairs announced the theme, “Symphony of Lights”, to audience members. On top of the theme, many exciting details, including performances, were brought to light as well, promising a glamorous and emotional evening.  All proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting the building of Mon Sheong’s fourth long-term care centre, located in Stouffville.

To bring “Symphony of Lights” to life, a lot of different angles were considered and ideas shared. Co-Chairs David Cheng, Vice President of Mon Sheong Foundation, Francis Tsui, Vice President of Mon Sheong Foundation, and Larry Tomei, Executive Vice-President, Retail Banking & Wealth Management at HSBC Bank Canada, wanted the event to not only represent the many wonderful services Mon Sheong provides, but as a physical representation of the care-filled light we all carry inside us.

“It’s all about bringing warmth, hope and love to the community,” Cheng said after thanking Presenting Sponsor, HSBC Bank Canada, “We want to remind everyone that they have a ray of light within them, and this ray of light, no matter how small, can bring warmth, hope and love to someone in need.” He went on to explain that to bring the world of light to Cathay Ball, the team has worked tirelessly to provide awe-inspiring entertainment options. This includes a modern variation of a Lion Dance and beautiful Ballroom Dancers accompanying Michael Ciufo, one of Canada’s singing treasures.

Tsui gestured to the Light Painting demonstration booth and said, “Light Painting is an art form that is enjoying popularity right now and what better way for guests to experience light than to be a part of it. We will be featuring our “Art of Light Gallery” Light Painting booth alongside the fantastic Selfie Mirror photo booth and the ever popular Social Photo Booth. We look forward to seeing all of you at Cathay Ball and your ecstatic faces at all the new aspects we’ve created.”

On behalf of Presenting Sponsor HSBC Bank Canada, Steve Ho remarked, “HSBC is proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Cathay Ball this year. We congratulate Mon Sheong Foundation and are proud to support them in their efforts to help everyone in our community thrive together.”

The Special Draw has two fantastic prizes this year: two round-trip Business Class tickets, from Delta Air Lines, to anywhere in the world, valued at US $19,360 and an Earring and Ring Jewellery set, appraised value at $13,250.

The Co-Chairs took this opportunity to thank all sponsors and the community for  their support. This year’s sponsors include Presenting Sponsor, HSBC Bank Canada; Diamond Sponsor, MediSystem Pharmacy; Gold Sponsors, CIBC, Scotiabank and TD Bank Group; Design Sponsor, Palettera Custom Correspondences; and Airline Sponsor, Delta Air Lines.

Tickets to Cathay Ball are available at $480 each. Corporate tables for ten are available for $5,800. For more information, please visit or call 905-883-9288 ext. 2203 (toll free: 1-866-708-0002).