Win tickets to “Inspire”: POGO Gala 2012!

April 10, 2012 at 2:26 pm  •  Posted in Useful by  •  18 Comments

The very best party in Toronto this spring benefits the very best cause: Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario’s (POGO) annual After Party soiree is Saturday April 14th… And I want to see you there!

POGO provides essential support for children, survivors and families of cancer patients. They’re a dedicated team working to ensure that all our kids have equal access to state-of-the-art treatment and services. Last year’s signature event raised over $600,000 to help POGO maintain an integrated pediatric cancer care system in Ontario. This year’s theme is “Inspire”.

What’s unique about POGO’s gala?

The glamour! The National Post calls this event “Gala Of The Year” and “Best Dressed”. There is no better excuse to pull out your fancy threads, eat, drink and dance all night at the Liberty Grand. Whether you’re wearing Marc Jacobs or Topshop, here’s your chance to find yourself in the Globe and Mail’s Party Photos of the Week.

POGO gala 2012

"Reverie" : POGO Gala 2011

Want to join us?

After Party Tickets are $150, but you can win a free pass!

Post a comment and tell me what you would wear to POGO Gala After Party. Valentino? Joe Fresh? Just a little sumthin’ you whipped together at the “last minute”?

For stylish inspiration, check out Backseatstylers’ fashion coverage of last year’s event!

We’ll be drawing a lucky winner on Thursday April 12th.

UPDATE April 12: We have a lucky winner – Erika! Congrats and see you at the gala!


Didn’t win and like to join us on Saturday? Please check out the special $125 ticket promotion at Backseatstylers!

Can’t come to the Gala?

You can still buy raffle tickets over the phone to win one of two pieces of pearl and diamond jewelry from Tiffany & Co, valued at almost $20,000. Raffle tickets are 1/$100 or 3/$250. You don’t have to be present at the event to win. Call 416.592.1232 x250 to order.


  1. Shannon K / April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm /

    If I had an unlimited budget I would wear something feathery from McQueen SS12 … Or, a Burberry coat, heels and nothing else!!! (but a smile)

  2. Teri_Johnson / April 10, 2012 at 2:58 pm /

    Poofy skirt like Cyndi Lauper and many many many bangles. :-D

  3. Lindsey / April 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm /

    I’d wear a thick skin and whatever I have in my closet that is clean and wrinkle-free and goes with my fabulous new black patent leather pumps.

  4. The Procrastinator / April 10, 2012 at 4:43 pm /

    Easy! Something simple and let my makeup do the talking :) I’m thinking a Make Up Forever feathered lash!

  5. Erika / April 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm /

    I would wear a vintage Halston Heritage dress and Michael Kors shoes. Make-up would be Chanel. I would love to attend!

  6. Christina Dragan / April 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm /

    I’d wear my hot pink silk dress by Giorgio Armani with some nude Pour La Victoire pumps :)

  7. Allegra young / April 10, 2012 at 9:51 pm /

    I will wear my fabulous kimono style dress for
    Boa – a fantastic store that closed recently on Yonge street after 15 years. Hoping to go with my friend Emma (@indeedemma) who already has tickets! Since I work for a non profit it would be great to go and meet others in the industry!

  8. IjTso / April 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm /

    I hope you don’t mind I placed your contest on my fan page to help generate some contestants for you. I am all for helping others..

  9. Aaron / April 10, 2012 at 11:00 pm /

    I would let you decide.

  10. Colleen C / April 11, 2012 at 11:24 am /

    I would wear my wedding gown! It is a custom made Chinese style gown that is stunning. I had it specially made so that I could wear it again…I think all those wedding gowns sitting in closets is a waste. I love my gown and this would be the perfect event to wear it again.

  11. Mallory / April 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm /

    I CAN’T DECIDE! Probably my NYE dress from BCBG. Red, sparkles!

  12. Lindsay / April 11, 2012 at 9:01 pm /

    I’d wear an awesome All Saints dress I bought in England a few years ago and have only had one opportunity to wear !

  13. Jess C / April 12, 2012 at 12:06 am /

    Lucian Matis and my Shu Uemura feather lashes. Bring on the whimsy and fantasy!

  14. SweetPanda / April 12, 2012 at 10:00 am /

    I would wear my black lace BCBG cocktail dress with a limited edition swarovski necklace that I still have not yet get a chance to wear it.

  15. THO / April 12, 2012 at 1:38 pm /

    I’d wear something freshly pressed from the dry cleaners!

  16. lisa / April 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm /

    absolutely joe fresh, my fave! he makes some classy pieces!

  17. Maddie / April 12, 2012 at 3:20 pm /

    SECOND VOTE for Joe Fresh dress!! With a great belt.

  18. Claire Kerr / April 13, 2012 at 9:32 am /

    Thanks everyone for entering – Our lucky generated winner was Erika! If you didn’t win and would still like to join us on Saturday – check out for an exclusive discount on tickets:

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