This gala spectacular will take place at the historic and beautiful Natural History Museum in their largest and most prestigious space, the magnificent Hinze Hall. This room houses a huge blue whale skeleton at its centre lending a striking backdrop to our special evening. We hope that you will be able to come. To stay tuned for information please sign up for updates.
Discover both LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS:
a) Neither the Maple Leaf Trust or Sotheby's assumes any risk, liability or responsibility for the authenticity or the authorship of any property identified in this newsletter, on the Maple Leaf Trust website or in the programme(that is, the identity of the creator or the period, culture, source or origin, as the case my be, with the creation of any property is identified herein).
b) All property is sold with all faults and imperfections and errors of description and neither the Maple Leaf Trust or Sotheby's makes any representations or warranties of any kind or nature, expressed or implied, with respect to the property and in no event shall either of them be responsible for the correctness of any descriptions of property, nor be deemed to have made, any representations or warranties of physical condition, size, quality, rarity, importance, genuineness, attribution, authenticity, or provenance of the property. No statement in the auction catalogue or other description made at the sale, in any sales invoice or elsewhere, shall be deemed such a representation or warranty.
c) Prospective bidders should inspect the property before bidding to determine it's condition, size and whether or not it has been repaired or restored
d) Property may be offered subject to reserves.
e) Please note that the Nanaimo Bar Gift Basket listed in the silent Auction has been replaced by an extra Hamper of Canadian Goods donated by the Canadian Women's Club.
INVITATION TO SUPPORT
The Maple Leaf Trust was founded on and remains focused on philanthropy and, above all, upon the principles of excellence and opportunity for Canadians in the UK. Our original benefactors were ahead of their time in creating the Trust with this philosophy. They would be proud of today’s achievements and, most of all, our veterans and students and their accomplishments and our success in meeting our motto: Honouring Canada’s Past, Promoting Canada’s Future. Engaged philanthropy working with MLT is essential. The generous support of our donors provide students with scholarships for success. But excellence requires continual investment.
If you are interested in participating as a volunteer or through sponsorship, don’t hesitate to contact us.
A Brief History Of The Ball
The first Maple Leaf Ball organised by the Canadian Women’s Club was held at the Savoy in May 1953 and was the social event of the Canadian community that year. The Canadian Women’s Club was thrilled with the success of the Ball and the funds raised for the Veterans’ Support Committee. With the support of the Canadian High Commission, the private and business community, and the CWC volunteers, the Maple Leaf Ball became an annual event with some balls having over 800 attendees including celebrities and royal guests
After a strategic review, The Maple Leaf Ball Trust was rebranded in 2006 as the Maple Leaf Trust (MLT) with main support coming from annual fundraising events. In 2012 the MLT Board voted to reinstitute the Maple Leaf Ball holding the Maple Leaf Diamond Ball at the Savoy in London May, 19, 2012. Funds generated at the 2012 Ball with our very generous business and private sponsors enabled the MLT to meet the financial requirements of the Veterans’ Support Committee and the Scholarship Committee for two years. The Maple Leaf Ball in November 2014 also provided the means to support the charities for the next few years.
Every two years or so, the Maple Leaf Trust hosts a Maple Leaf Ball. This is our main fundraising event – and it is a wonderfully spectacular affair, bringing together hundreds of Canadians who help us to honour Canada’s past and promote Canada’s future.
Both the 2012 and 2014 Maple Leaf Balls were incredibly successful, with each raising over £150,000. On each occasion, our 250+ guests were treated to a champagne reception, live and silent auction, dinner – and dancing to a live band.
The Maple Leaf Ball 2017 at The Victoria and Albert Museum for 400 guests was a tremendous success raising over £230,000 thanks to our generous sponsors and guests.