Thursday, October 15, 2009

Press Release: Canadian Comedy Awards “Best Newcomer” nominee Bobby Mair joins Laughs for Possibility fundraiser in support of Bloorview Kids Foundati

Bobby Mair

Canadian Comedy Awards “Best Newcomer” nominee Bobby Mair joins Laughs for Possibility fundraiser in support of Bloorview Kids Foundation

Toronto, ON, September 24, 2009

Several of Canada’s funniest people, including Canadian Comedy Awards 2009 “Best Stand-Up Newcomer” nominee Bobby Mair, will be taking the mic on October 21st, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel, for the Laughs for Possibility Comedy Showcase to raise funds for Bloorview Kids Rehab, Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation hospital for kids with disabilities.

This is the second Laughs for Possibility event, presented by Tim Hortons in Sussex, NB (franchisees Jim and Chris Andrew sponsor the show despite the 1,500 km between the show and their stores, in support of their grandson Eric), following the inaugural show in January 2009 which featured some of Canada’s top comedians. Laughs for Possibility 2 will bring out another crop of Canadian comedy superstars including nationally touring headliners and stars of tomorrow.

Laughs for Possibility was founded by local amateur comic, Lloyd Ravn, after his son Eric (now 4) suffered a major stroke in July 2008 and was admitted to Bloorview Kids Rehab’s inpatient unit, under the care of the Brain Injury Rehab Team (BIRT). After a strong recovery and subsequent discharge, Eric was re-admitted to Bloorview after two more strokes in May 2009, and he is still at Bloorview today.

Ravn met Bobby Mair at an open mic show in 2006 and, like many others who saw him at the time, predicted that the young comic’s “dark, unapologetic material” would propel him to comedy stardom. Only 3 years later, Bobby is well-positioned to prove Ravn right, being one of the youngest comedians in the Yuk Yuk’s roster, and an audience favourite wherever he performs.

Laughs for Possibility

Event details

Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time: VIP Reception at 7:00 PM, general admission at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:30 PM

Location: Crowne Plaza Toronto Don Valley Hotel, 1250 Eglinton Ave E, Toronto, Ontario

Tickets cost: $95 for VIP admission (includes pre-show reception); $50 for general admission

Available at

Bloorview Kids Foundation

Bloorview Kids Foundation develops relationships and raises funds from the community for Bloorview Kids Rehab. Bloorview is the gold-standard in care, research, and education for kids with disabilities and their families. As Canada’s largest children’s rehabilitation and complex continuing care teaching hospital, it is an international leader in childhood disability. Bloorview pioneers treatments, technologies, therapies and real-world programs that give children with disabilities the tools to participate fully in life.

Regardless of their disability, kids just want to be kids. Community and private investment is critical to enabling kids with disabilities to live their lives, just like any other kid.

For further information:

Lloyd Ravn, Event Organizer

Tel: 647-929-8916 or

Nicole Watson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Bloorview Kids Foundation

Tel: 416-424-3850 or

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