YPC Rocks the Cradle of Civilization with ANCIENT PROM

YPC Rocks the Cradle of Civilization with


(Toronto, ON – February 7, 2013) The Young Patrons Circle (YPC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) invites you to party until the dawn of civilization at Ancient PROM in support of the ROM. Hosted by MTV’s Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia, and inspired by the wonder of the ROM’s world cultures and ancient history collections, the YPC’s eighth annual PROM fundraiser takes place on Saturday, April 6, 2013.

Co-chaired by Allison Brough and Koel Loyer, along with a committee of Toronto’s top young arts and business leaders, Ancient PROM is expected to welcome approximately 1,000 YPC members and guests.  Partygoers will experience an unforgettable evening of live entertainment and dancing, luxurious lounge areas and a gourmet feast fit for the gods.

“PROM is one of the ROM’s most highly anticipated events and this year’s fun ancient theme is sure to impress YPC members and guests,” says Dianne Lister, President & Executive Director of the ROM Governors.“It’s a great opportunity to become more engaged with YPC at one of the major events of the season in support of ROM exhibitions and programs that bring history to life.”

PROM is the annual Young Patrons Circle fundraising event for the ROM.  Proceeds support the ROM’s highest priorities, including engaging exhibitions, galleries and programs. YPC is a proud Exhibit Patron of the ROM’s upcoming Mesopotamia exhibition.

Party tickets include cocktails and gourmet treats, special activities, live entertainment and dancing to the tunes of DJ Rory Them Finest. Tickets for the main event (doors open at 9 pm) are $125 each for YPC members and $150 each for the public. VIP tickets include exclusive access to a pre-party reception (beginning at 8 pm) with ROM curators, special access to a private bar throughout the evening, caviar tasting and a gift bag. VIP tickets are $275 each for YPC members and $300 each for the public. To learn more about Ancient PROM or to purchase tickets, visit www.rom.on.ca/prom or call 416.586.5772.

PROM guests are encouraged to channel their inner gladiator or goddess and dress to impress in their best Greco-Roman inspired gowns, togas, capes or sandals. 

About the Young Patrons Circle
The first program of its kind in Canada, the Young Patrons Circle (YPC) is a dynamic group of over 350 young professionals who have a passion for discovering natural history and world cultures.

The YPC program provides its generous patrons with unique educational, cultural and networking opportunities. Members enjoy exclusive access to ROM exhibitions, galleries, curators, vaults and private collections across North America.

Since its launch in 2005, YPC donors have contributed $1.3 million to the ROM. Young patrons make annual philanthropic gifts to ensure the ROM’s world-class galleries, exhibitions and programs remain accessible and engaging for generations to come. Those joining YPC before PROM will receive special member pricing. For more information about the ROM’s Young Patrons Circle, please visit www.rom.on.ca/ ypc or call 416.586.8003.

Comprised of the city’s young philanthropic leaders from arts and business communities, the YPC Executive includes: Anna-Maria Kaneff (Chair), Casey Antolak, Brian Astl, Nancy H. Bertrand, Rosario G. Cartagena, Francisco de la Barrera, Koel Loyer, Mike Mallinos, Lindsay Maskell, and Elisabeth Patrick. The YPC Ambassadors group includes: Charina Amunategui, Chris Charron, Megan Connolly, Diane Donczyk, Wil Hsien, Chris Issariotis, Denise McEachern, Ted Mercer, Andrew Noonan, Kelsey Paterson, Guy Reichman, King Siu, Claude Tambu, Fiona Lim Tung, Ann Whittall, and Christine Yu.

This year’s PROM Committee includes: Allison Brough (Co-Chair), Koel Loyer (Co-Chair), Charina Amunategui, Sarah Lieberman, Shontelle Pinch, and Leen Al Zaibak. The PROM Ambassadors group includes: Shamima Adam, Alia Altaf, Casey Antolak, Brian Astl, Nancy H. Bertrand, Andrew Beveridge, Kareem Bonner, Rosario G. Cartagena, Francisco de la Barrera, Catherine Harrison, Jennifer Hawkes, Wil Hsien, Chris Issariotis, Anna-Maria Kaneff, Bo Koch, Krystyna Kouri, Michael Lockhart, Mike Mallinos, Lindsay Maskell, Denise McEachern, Ted Mercer, Nadine Metwaly, Christine Ozimek, Kelsey Paterson, Elisabeth Patrick, Martha Pierce, Michelle Planche, Jessica Prince, Camille Prins, Nadia Sandhu, King Siu, Brianna Szarka, Claude Tambu, Marta Tryshak, Katelyn Veldman, Nic Weber, Monica Welling, Nihal Youssef and Christine Yu.

Special thanks to the generous sponsors and partners for their support of Ancient PROM: