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SATURDAY, June 1, 2024

Moonlight Gala


This event would not have been possible without the significant contributions of our sponsors, donors and in-kind partners. The Moonlight Gala raised more than $630,000; funds that will directly support the McMichael’s exhibition, conservation and educational activities. We could not have done it without you and are so grateful for your support.

See you under the moonlight next year on Saturday, June 1, 2024.



Hon. Steven Del Duca, Mayor City of Vaughan

Joan and Martin Goldfarb

Debra Fenwick and Laura Mirabella

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Message from the Executive Director

On the walls of the McMichael this spring, you’ll find three exhibitions that engage deeply with Canada’s ever-changing landscape—from the dazzling oil sketches of Algonquin Park after the logging industry departed by Tom Thomson to Sandra Meigs’ electrifying paintings of Ontario’s forests to a group show of artists who are tackling the climate crisis head on. As stewards of a remarkably biodiverse section of the Humber River Valley, we too have to engage with the effects of climate change. We take our environmental commitments seriously and are dedicated to conserving this landscape and minimizing our impact on it for future generations.
We believe in the McMichael as an incredibly dynamic place where people can come together, to see Canada—and themselves as Canadians—reflected in the mirror of art.
With every inspiring encounter I have with an educator, artist, parent or visitor to our museum, I am reminded of the impact that our creative learning and public programs make in our community. We are dedicated to finding new ways to serve our local, national and international community through the transformative power of art. I look forward to continuing to update you on our shared progress.

Thank you for your support,

Ian A.C. Dejardin, Executive Director
McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Moonlight Gala 2023 Committee

Debra Fenwick, Co-Chair
Laura Mirabella, Co-Chair
Elvira Caria
Nella Contardi
Robert Dunigan
Joyce Frustaglio

Phillip Gevik
Corban Hu
Matthew Liberatore
Jacoline Loewen
Sonia Moniz

Fiona O’Brien
Glenn Sakaki
Mandy Siu
Mike Soragnese
Shirley Zerfas

Event Sponsors

See Highlights from Moonlight Gala 2023

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