Fashionistas and jewellery lovers will get to see and bid on the latest in Canadian and international design at The Great Jewellery Heist, presented by BMO, this fall in support of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare.
The Great Jewellery Heist is one of Toronto’s pre-eminent fundraising events. Since its inception a decade ago, Heist has raised more than $2.5 million and has helped to propel innovative and compassionate care for patients with complex health needs.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Heist will run from September 13 to 15 and it won’t be a typical sit-down event. The experience will take small groups through an exhibition space at Toronto’s Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery. Exhibits will highlight the incredible facilities and programs at Bridgepoint and celebrate Heist’s 10 years of impact with immersive activations along the way.
“There’s nothing like grabbing your closest friends and getting to see and shop for spectacular pieces of jewellery in person – and it’s all for a fantastic cause,” said Salah Bachir, the event’s honourary chair. “I’m honoured to be involved in the event’s 10th year, which is set to become a standout celebration of an incredible decade of philanthropy and caring.”
In addition to jewellery, fresh off the runway at New York Fashion Week, the “HOPE” dress by Canadian designer Jordan Stewart of RVNG Couture will be on display and available as an exclusive auction item at the event.
Stewart recently partnered with Sinai Health Foundation to create a special dress to raise awareness on the importance of women’s breast health. RVNG is dedicating a dress from its fall 2021 collection with sales proceeds going towards the Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital.
“The pandemic has shown us all about the importance of compassionate care and the dedication of staff at Sinai Health,” said Louis de Melo, CEO of Sinai Health Foundation. “This year’s Heist will be a landmark event in the philanthropy and fashion space.”
Jewellery Committee Chair Isabelle Fish curated a collection of more than 50 unique pieces that will be up for grabs including fine, semi-precious, vintage and estate pieces. The lineup includes items from Canadian jewellery designers such as David Yurman, Milli Ltd and Carole Tanenbaum Vintage Collection.
“BMO is incredibly proud to support innovative organizations like Bridgepoint during these challenging times, when community and compassion are more important than ever,” said Joanna Rotenberg, Group Head, BMO Wealth Management. “Guided by our Purpose to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life, we are committed to help our partners continue to provide critical and transformative services and make a meaning impact in our communities.”
Anyone can bid online on the event’s auction until September 20. More information on the pieces and how to bid can be found at sinaiheist.ca.