We're pleased to announce a new concept Sparkle for 2016! This year’s event will feature local chefs partnered with local Starlight children and teens to create a culinary spin on their favourite dishes. Guests at Sparkle will be able to taste these one-of-a-kind creations and meet the chefs behind the creation. Head to our Featured Chefs tab to learn more about our line-up of Chefs donating their time and talents to Sparkle.


Onsite Activities

  • Silent Auction

Guests will have the chance to bid on some fantastic silent auction prizes with all proceeds supporting Starlight’s local programs. If you are interested in supporting the silent auction by donating please contact us.
  • Raffle

This year’s raffle features a grand prize of two tickets to anywhere Air Canada flies in North America, including Hawaii, Mexico and Caribbean! There are only a limited number of raffle tickets available and they can only be purchased at Sparkle. Travel/blackout restrictions apply.


Starlight Sparkle Ambassador

Emily is a true superstar! Her journey began at birth as a very sick little girl born with down syndrome, a hole in her heart and a malformed blocked intestine. The first taste of “jetsetting” was at five days old. As the years have added to her age so have the challenges. At 14, Emily is tube fed, has uncontrolled seizures, has endured many serious infections, scoliosis, hypothyroidism, diabetes insipidus, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and a cognitive delay, all the while she is rocking her extra chromosome! Emily has lived a superstar life of many helicopter and plane rides “escorted” (ambulance) trips, all being the guest of honour aka Superstar.
Working on her stardom has meant long times away from home(in hospital), collaborating with professionals, ensuring she is in tip top shape and ready for her next big performance. Her greatest strength is her resilience and true larger than life personality and positive outlook. Her biggest joy is spending time singing and dancing and keeping up with the latest on her favourite stars. She dreams of being a superstar and practices each and every day. Emily has a way of capturing the hearts of all who cross her path and remind us all regardless of challenges to always dream big and have fun!
The Starlight foundation heard of Emily's big dreams and is granting one special wish to this superstar! Emily is off jet-setting to Give Kids The World in Florida for a much needed rest and to have lots of FUN!!!