Last night, I had the privilege of co-hosting the backstage celebration for the 11th annual Andy Kim Christmas Special. At the Phoenix Concert Theatre in Toronto, an amazing lineup of musical talent gathered to raise money in support of CAMH Gifts of Light. Performers included Kardinal Offishall, The Barenaked Ladies, Finger Eleven, Ron Sexsmith, Tom Cochrane and of course Andy Kim. The entire show was sold out weeks in advance so in order to raise some additional funds, the concert was webcast live and viewers at home were given the opportunity to donate. On top of the live performances on stage we were live streaming interviews and magic from the VIP room backstage. My co-hosts Vanessa Legacy and Max River looked after the red-carpet-y interview-y stuff and I got to perform magic.
It was a fun night. See for yourself:
I'll try to post some video from the webcast in the New Year if I can get my hands on it. In the meantime, if you have a few dollars to spare, consider a donation to CAMH Gifts of Light.