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A Seat at the Table – fundraising event in support of SOS Children's Villages Canada


Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7 p.m., Bellagio Boutique Event Venue, 8540 Jane Street, Vaughan (Concord), ON


Join us for an evening of compelling stories, delicious food, and entertainment. A Seat at the Table includes special guests, celebrity chef David Rocco and a former sponsored child from SOS Children’s Villages Ghana, Regina.  

Every child deserves a seat at the table of life. Breaking bread together strengthens bonds and relationships by deepening connections around the table and allowing every voice to be heard. The table is where we share, create, celebrate and converse, where children can find their minds and voices.   


This event is dedicated to raising funds to support: 

  • strengthening families to prevent child abandonment; 

  • providing loving homes and families for children who lack parental care;  

  • educating and empowering children to reach their full potential; and  

  • advocating for children’s rights so their voices can be heard. 


Let’s come together on June 6, 2024, to help build a brighter future for vulnerable children in need worldwide!


If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation

Event details



A Seat at the Table 

cocktails | dinner | entertainment

Attire is business casual.



Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. 



Bellagio Boutique Event Venue

8540 Jane Street, Vaughan (Concord) ON L4K 5A9

Free parking



$300 per ticket. A charitable donation receipt will be issued for $160. 

Ticket purchases are non-refundable. BUY TICKETS

If you are unable to attend, please consider making a donation




Voula McLaughlin, [email protected] or call 437-992-6873.

Special guests




David Rocco | celebrity chef | television host | bestselling author


International Celebrity Chef and Executive Producer David Rocco brings his passion for food, travel and adventure to millions of homes through his worldwide hit television programs David Rocco's Dolce Vita and his spin-off shows: Dolce India, Dolce Africa, Dolce Italia, Dolce SE Asia, and David Rocco's Dolce HomeMade. 


Author of three internationally bestselling cookbooks, Chef Rocco recently launched his own line of pasta and sauces across Canada and in the US. In the summer of 2021, David opened his first Canadian establishment, David Rocco - Bar Aperitivo in Toronto's Yorkville neighbourhood making it on Canada's 100 Best Restaurants list.  


A global celebrity, David is seen in spots in over 100 countries around the world – including National Geographic, Fox Life, Food Network and Cooking Channel, BBC Food, Hola! TV, and TLN. David has been a trailblazer in food television, breaking down barriers and stereotypes to bring cultures through the love of sharing a meal. 





Regina |  former sponsored child from SOS Children’s Villages Ghana


Regina was abandoned before her first birthday, a baby left outside a hospital in Tema, Ghana. At that moment, her life could have gone in countless directions, many of them too horrific to think about. She was found and brought to the SOS Village in Tema. 


Today, she is pursuing a graduate degree at the University of Saskatchewan.  


As a child, Regina was always driven to learn. While other children were playing, she was at home, studying and reading. Her mom, SOS Mother, Francisca, showed her there was a way to a better life. Every morning, she would call on Regina to watch the students of SOS Hermann Gmeiner International College, a high school that offered International Baccalaureate programming, as they walked past their home. “Regina, come and see; this could be you,” she would say, pointing to the students in their distinctive blue school uniforms. “Once you are able to go to international college, you will be able to go anywhere in the world that you choose.”  


Regina is living proof of the bright future made possible for every child welcomed into an SOS Children’s Villages home. 

Thank you to our sponsors


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Great sponsorship opportunities are available now. For inquiries, contact Voula McLaughlin at [email protected] or call 437-992-6873. 


We look forward to sitting at the table with you on June 6, 2024. 

Our work


SOS Children’s Villages envisions a world where every child grows up in a nurturing family with the love, respect, and security they need to thrive. We take a holistic child-centred approach to help children, families, and communities succeed long-term in more than 130 countries worldwide. We strengthen families to prevent child abandonment, provide loving homes for children who lack parental care, educate and empower children and youth to reach their full potential, and advocate for children’s rights so their voices can be heard.