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June 27, 2014 15:55 ET

Front Street Capital Charitable Foundation's 2014 Summer Solstice Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations: $280,000 Raised

Proceeds to Benefit St. Joseph's Health Centre's Just for Kids Clinic

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 27, 2014) - Earlier this month, Front Street Capital Charitable Foundation hosted their 4th annual Summer Solstice white party, benefiting the Just for Kids Clinic at St. Joseph's Health Centre, on June 19th. Hundreds of professionals from Toronto's financial industry came out in their summer whites to rub shoulders with the inspiring doctors, nurses and hospital staff from St Joe's. Held at the Liberty Grand in Exhibition Place, guests were treated to tropical décor and theme, giving the evening the feel of an island party. The weather cooperated, allowing the guests to enjoy the Liberty Grand's outdoor courtyard to the backdrop of a Caribbean steel band.

The party raised more than $280,000, exceeding expectations and continuing a record of success, with Front Street's Summer Solstice events now having raised more than $900,000 since their first party in 2010. Thanks to generous sponsorship from both organizations and individuals, proceeds grew by approximately 25% over last year's event. The funds raised will complete the expansion of the Just for Kids Clinic, and enable St. Joe's pediatricians to see more kids - faster - in a newly renovated Just for Kids Clinic. Parents turned to the Clinic more than 11,000 times last year, when their children needed care.

Other highlights included Porsches on display from Pfaff Porsche, music by DJ Louis of the DJ Emporium, a self-serve candy bar courtesy of ITCI, and bottled water and hot dogs for the road, provided by Paradigm Capital and Salman Partners. Front Street Capital Charitable Foundation offered thanks to the generous sponsors who helped make the evening a success, including:

  • PLATINUM SPONSORS: the Delavaco Group, the Selke Family

  • GOLD SPONSORS: Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Canaccord Genuity, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, Citi, Clarus Securities, KES VII Capital, the Lamarche Family Foundation, National Bank, Segal LLP, TD Securities

  • SILVER SPONSORS: BMO Capital Markets, Cormark Securities, Dundee Capital Markets, GMP Securities, PwC Canada, Raymond James, RBC Capital Markets, Scotiabank, Stikeman Elliott LLP

  • EVENT SPONSORS: Haywood Securities, ITCI, KPMG, Macquarie Securities, Paradigm Capital, Peroni, Pfaff Porsche, Salman Partners

  • EVENT PARTNERS: Advisor Mailout, the Globe and Mail, Harmony Financial Print, Investment Executive, Liberty Grand Entertainment, Lizlyn Custom Floral & Design, Rock-It Promotions, Sakic Scarfe, The DJ Emporium

Front Street Capital has been providing Canadians with innovative mutual funds for over 10 years, including growth, income and tax-minded portfolios offered as mutual funds, hedge funds, flow-through limited partnerships and trusts. Front Street Capital is focused on giving Canadian investors and advisors access to a broad range of investments which can fill core and strategic roles in an investor's portfolio. Front Street Capital Charitable Foundation was established to drive the organization's goals to improve the lives of Canadians through innovative charity efforts.

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