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
The 32nd annual Dragon Ball, the signature fundraising gala of Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation livestreamed on February 13, 2021, was a tremendous success. An incredible amount of over $600,000 was raised in support of senior care at four Yee Hong centres and the construction of three new long-term care homes.
Combining philanthropy with the celebration of Chinese New Year, 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 the last three decades.
Due to the safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, Yee Hong moved this year’s Dragon Ball online, hosting a virtual gala through multiple platforms. Over 13,000 views were recorded on Facebook and YouTube.
AN UNUSUAL DRAGON BALL FOR UNUSUAL TIMES
Virtual & Safe: Dragon Ball 2021 was livestreamed on multiple social platforms on Saturday, February 13, 2021.
Sumptuous: Dragon Ball is well-known for its sumptuous cuisines. This year’s event was no different. Each VIP ticket purchased at $600 included a gift certificate from one of the city’s best food suppliers. Culinary options included a dinner from R&D Spadina, the best Canadian-Asian fusion restaurant in Chinatown; a whole roast suckling pig or a cooked seafood platter from T&T Supermarket; or a deluxe “Seafood in a Box” from SeaMax Trading.
Entertaining: The virtual program featured a wide range of performers, including a troupe of talented artists from the Canadian Opera Company and Hong Kong Dance Company; eight-year-old American piano prodigy William Zhang; Hong Kong pop singer Joyce Yan-Yee Cheng; Greek-Canadian singer Chairman George, and others.
To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Toronto chef Eric Chong, winner of MasterChef Canada season 1, and 2-star Michelin chef Alvin Leung of Hong Kong delivered a special New Year cooking demonstration. In addition, guests were engaged by traditional Sichuan face-changing, starch-dough figurine making, Lion Dance and more.