About Dragon Ball
ABOUT DRAGON BALL
The Dragon Ball is the annual benefit gala for Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation. It is one of Toronto’s premier gala events and the largest fundraising gala in North America celebrating Chinese New Year, making regular appearances on BizBash Top 100 lists.
Throughout the evening, patrons are greeted with a variety of exquisite cuisine in addition to the four course dinner. The silent and live auctions present guests with opportunities to acquire unique items or experiences.
DRAGON BALL 2021
With a combination of philanthropy and Chinese New Year celebration, Dragon Ball has maintained its position as one of Toronto’s most anticipated events and the largest Chinese New Year celebration of its kind in North America for 31 years.
2021 will continue to be an unusual year under the pandemic, but it doesn’t hinder our commitment. The 32nd Dragon Ball will be hosted on a multi-platform virtual basis, offering unique experience to our philanthropic supporters, yet maintaining the traditional accent.
With its pre-eminence in the Chinese community, the gala will continue to attract the most affluent crowd as well as leaders in the political and corporate arenas.
We invite you to join the 2021 Dragon Ball on Saturday, February 13, 2021 as we welcome the Year of the Ox.
AN UNUSUAL DRAGON BALL FOR UNUSUAL TIMES
Virtual & Safe: Dragon Ball 2021 will be livestreamed on multiple social platforms, starting 8pm on Saturday, February 13, 2021. You and your family can safely stay home and enjoy the show.
Sumptuous: You can enjoy great food from one of our culinary partners, by choosing one of the four options:
R&D Spadina – Order your meal for take-out, or save your dining experience for a later time at this Asian fusion restaurant in Toronto’s Chinatown, led by Eric Chong, the first-ever winner of MasterChef Canada, and “Demon Chef” Alvin Leung, who holds two Michelin stars.
T&T Supermarkets Deluxe Seafood Platter – A special Dragon Ball deluxe seafood platter prepared by Canada’s largest Asian grocery chain.
T&T Supermarkets Whole Roast Suckling Pig – Bring prosperity home during the Chinese New Year with a golden suckling pig.
Seamax Wholesale – If you love to cook, you can even opt for fresh ingredients to prepare a seafood platter yourself. Seamax supplies top quality seafood to over 500 restaurants and supermarkets.
Entertaining: Dragon Ball 2021 will be packed with exciting entertainment. Here is a sneak preview:
Eric Chong of Toronto and Alvin Leung of Hong Kong will be doing a cooking demonstration.
Chinese starch dough figurine and Hong Kong-style Milk Tea demonstrations will showcase memorable Chinese art and culinary delights.
Well-known local and overseas performances, including singing by Canadian Opera Company; Chairman George, a Greek-Canadian singer from Ottawa; top idol, Xiao Zhan from China; pop singer Joyce Yan-yee Cheng from Hong Kong, plus a spectacular performance by the Hong Kong Dance Company.
Eight-year-old American piano prodigy William Zhang, who has been featured by BBC, CBS, FOX and NBC's Little Big Shots will showcase his amazing music talent. He is one of the youngest pianists to have performed at the famous Carnegie Hall in New York.
Exciting Sichuan Face-Changing performance by Master Hu Hua-zhi
iQiYi All-Star Chinese New Year Greetings
A must-have for the Chinese New Year -- Lion Dance and Chinese Cultural Dance performances.
Last but not least, our beloved former Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion’s 100th birthday will be celebrated at the Dragon Ball.