Event Details

Thursday 11 May 2023 | Liberty Grand, Toronto

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Formal (tuxedo/business suit/long gown/cocktail dress)

The venue offers complimentary parking you will be directed to the parking lot on arrival


May 11
Pin IconLiberty Grand, Toronto
6:00pm – 7:30pm

Cocktail Reception

7:30pm – 10:30pm

Awards Ceremony and Dinner Banquet

10:30pm onwards

Post-Awards Celebration

Our Host

Amanda Lang

Acclaimed Business Journalist | Host, Taking Stock

Award-winning business journalist Amanda Lang has been covering North America’s top business stories for over 25 years. She is currently the host of Taking Stock, a weekly national television news program airing on CTV.

She was previously an anchor for Bloomberg Television Canada’s Bloomberg North with Amanda Lang, and CBC’s senior business correspondent on its flagship program, The National. Amanda also hosted The Exchange with Amanda Lang, a daily business program airing on CBC News Network, and The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, with Kevin O’Leary, before the pair co-hosted SqueezePlay, on BNN, for six years.

The Power of Why, her bestselling book, explores the connection between curiosity and success, while her other bestseller, The Beauty of Discomfort, examines how difficult change can be and outlines strategies for how to achieve it.

Please welcome… Amanda Lang!



Ascension Groove


Ascension Groove Band delivers high energy, show stopping live musical entertainment for weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, galas, private and corporate events. Simply put they ROCK THE HOUSE! Founded and led by Joe Palawan, they are comprised of some of the best singers and talent in the Toronto music industry and regarded as one of the city’s premiere wedding and corporate bands. They have performed on Broadway and have had club and chart success Europe, Asia and the Middle East, to the luxury cruise lines of the Caribbean, Mediterranean and Alaska Panhandle. 

Known for the authentic sounds of Motown, R&B, Soul Funk, Jazz and Rock, they are also on the pulse of what’s new and current in today’s market. Ascension Groove Band also performs in Italian and Spanish. They strive to create an immersed experience for clients that are of the highest caliber. Whether you want a soloist or an 11 piece superband fronted by 3 stellar vocalists and a “killer” horn section for your wedding or event, Ascension Groove Band not only provides great music but will cater to your specific needs and create a customized package for you which includes a photographer/videographer at a preferred rate, professional sound, lighting and DJ services so you don’t have to hire another music provider. We can make a playlist of the songs that you want to hear between breaks.