The THCF gala was an opportunity to shine a bright light on their campers and to celebrate the tremendous impact that the funds raised has on thousands of disadvantaged youth. We took the guests on a beautiful journey from sunrise to sunset, representing a day at camp. We filled the ceiling with clusters of balloon clouds, and created an immersive … Read More

The 10th anniversary of The Book Lover’s Ball was celebrated in the revitalized Toronto Reference Library for the first time ever. As guests entered the beautifully lit atrium of the Toronto Reference Library, the focal point of the room was a three-storey projection screen suspended above the main stage and over the balconies featuring stunning images from the Library’s Special … Read More

The Teddy Bear Affair has earned a stellar reputation for delighting its guests with unprecedented and entertaining performances. The 20th anniversary was no exception. The event featured a spectacular Ice Ballet and Aerial skating show featuring skaters, cirque acrobats and world-renowned performers Kurt Browning and Michael Burgess. This unique collaboration proved to be an explosive and exciting show worthy of … Read More

The Renew the World Gala celebrated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of stem cells by two Canadian scientists and officially launched the Canadian Stem Cell Foundation. Each table was hosted by a renowned stem cell scientist and a celebrity. We transformed a Mercedes-Benz car dealership into a beautifully lit venue space. An 18’ high and 180’ wide screen wrapped … Read More

The Gutter Gala was a corporate bowling fundraiser, as well as a student project organized by Humber College Fundraising students under the supervision and leadership of Hala Bissada who taught the special event course. The event had all the glitz and glamour of a black-tie gala, complete with red carpet, champagne reception, live music and celebrity bowlers. Over $100,000 was … Read More

hala inc. launched the North American debut of Oxfam Trailwalker, one of the greatest fundraising team endurance events held around the world, just north of Toronto, along the Ganaraska Trail. Teams of four hiked a gruelling 100 km over 48 hours. This logistically complex event required a six day installation and on-site management of over 25 suppliers for the set-up … Read More

The Teddy Bear Affair’s “Best of Britain” welcomed 800 guests to experience everything Britain has to offer. The set-design for this year’s gala was a replica of Tower Bridge. It was specially built with cables, monkey bars and protruding rods to allow for a uniquely choreographed show that included 9 dancers, 1 singer, 1 violinist, 6 breakdancers, 2 trampolinists, 4 … Read More

The inaugural Amazing Raise saw 27 teams of four navigate a 124 km route through Peel Region (Mississauga, Brampton & Caledon) stopping at five different locations to complete 16 mental and physical challenges, all in support of Peel Children’s Aid Foundation. LINK TO VIDEO “Our event went from horror story into huge success thanks to Hala’s incredible talent, skill and … Read More

Three of Toronto’s most exciting chefs unleashed their culinary talents in the gastronomic ring live in front of an audience. It was a battle of style and talent as each chef competed to knock out the competition in the most creative foodie fight in town. Guests watched in awe as regular food bank staples were whipped into a frenzy of … Read More

This ground-breaking unique family black-tie gala for parents and their kids under twelve was a fabulous and fancy affair that sparked the imagination and delighted the senses. From the interactive theatre production Mirror Mirror on the Wall to the family parade, the sumptuous family feast to the myriad of imaginative activity stations; it became one of the most original fundraising … Read More