Nordstrom to Host Two Store Opening Galas This Fall

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Nordstrom has announced the dates and details of its next two charity galas this fall, coinciding with the opening of its next two Canadian stores, both in Toronto. The cost of each gala is underwritten by Nordstrom, which means that 100% of ticket sales will fund specific programs selected by each organization.  

Beneficiaries include: Covenant House Toronto, Humber River Hospital Foundation, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO), SickKids Foundation, St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation and Women’s College Hospital Foundation

The first gala will be on the evening of Wednesday, September 14 (prior to the September 16 public opening) for Nordstrom’s 220,000 square foot CF Toronto Eaton Centre flagship. As with the Vancouver flagship opening last September, a tented runway fashion show will be part of the gala, featuring some of the world’s hottest fashion designers. 

The second gala, for Nordstrom’s new 196,000 square foot Yorkdale Shopping Centre location, will be held on the evening of Wednesday, October 19, prior to the store’s October 21 public opening. 

Tickets for the Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa galas sold out quickly, so you’re encouraged to mark your calendars and act quickly if you’re interested in attending. Tickets are $150 per person for each gala and will go on sale on June 22. Both galas will include cocktails, gourmet delights, desserts, live entertainment, fashion presentations and the opportunity to shop.

“Giving back to the communities where we have stores is very important to us, even before we open our doors for business,” said Todd Buntin, Nordstrom CF Toronto Eaton Centre store manager. “We’re proud to partner on our signature opening events with these six impressive organizations that touch the lives of so many people here in Toronto.”
“We invite everyone to join us for our opening galas and together we can support the community and celebrate fashion in two wonderful evenings,” said Brynn Herthel, Nordstrom Yorkdale Shopping Centre store manager.

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Craig Patterson
Craig Patterson
Located in Toronto, Craig is the Publisher & CEO of Retail Insider Media Ltd. He is also a retail analyst and consultant, Advisor at the University of Alberta School Centre for Cities and Communities in Edmonton, former lawyer and a public speaker. He has studied the Canadian retail landscape for over 25 years and he holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Degrees.

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  1. I cannot wait to attend these gala events with my wonderful Milano boyfriend, Alessio. Although he and I will NEVER allow ourselves to be photographed in any event (or anywhere for that matter), we might so gracious as to once again post a photo of our hands or possibly even an x-ray from a recent medical visit. Two weeks ago, Alessio’s doctor had him in for a colonoscopy which was filmed. I screen capped some photos of his insides, and will upload them onto Instagram as part of my love letters to Alessio that he’s always able to see, despite not being on any social media anywhere.

    • Pooper! Don’t tell Pouter about that on a public site! I have NO social media presence. Remember to post on your private Instagram and I’ll get your messages through there.


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