Gilson Lubin, rising star on Canadian comedy scene, supporting kids with disabilities by joining Laughs for Possibility fundraiser
Toronto, ON, September 23, 2009
Several of Canada’s funniest people, including St. Lucian-born Canuck Gilson Lubin, 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 Lubin, who will be familiar to audience members from his time on MTV Canada and appearances on Comedy Now and HBO and Russell Simmons Def Comedy Jam.
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 is excited to be announcing the addition of Gilson Lubin to the show (after previously announcing that Canadian Comedy Award nominee Bobby Mair will also be performing, along with several other Canadian comedy stars), predicting that Lubn’s laid-back delivery of off-kilter material “will win the audience over from his first joke.” For more on Gilson Lubin, visit www.GilsonLubin.com.
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 www.LaughsForPossibility.com
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 mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Watson, Marketing and Communications Manager, Bloorview Kids Foundation
Tel: 416-424-3850 or email@example.com