Since 1988 the event has provided an environment for visiting Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) professionals to network, while offering a sidebar outdoor 'picnic' showcase for various corporate donors (including my faves, Belvedere Vodka and Miller Lite).
The Sunday afternoon event, attended by over 1,000 invited guests, also offered a special live musical performance by the band 'Tokyo Police Club' and guest 'Whale Tooth'.
While it has grown to achieve a high level of awareness within the film/entertainment industries, the Annual BBQ is also one of the CFC’s most important fundraising initiatives.
In 2009, CFC founder and Chair Emeritus Norman Jewison, played host to a raft of both Canadian and international talent, raising almost $200,000 in support of CFC film training programs.
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