Come One, Come All to the Greatest Party on Earth - PROM: CIRCUS

ROM’s Young Patrons’ Circle hosts Seventh Annual Fundraiser

March 31, 2012

The Young Patrons’ Circle (YPC) at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) invites you experience the greatest party on earth - PROM:CIRCUS. Hosted by MTV’s Sharlene Chiu and
Johnny Hockin,and inspired by the wonder of the Museum’s world cultures and natural history collections, the YPC’s seventh annual fundraiser takes place Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Co-chaired by Andrea Anders and Nicole Tuschak, along with a committee of Toronto’s top young arts and business leaders, PROM:CIRCUS is an event enjoyed by hundreds of YPC members and their guests. Experience a fantastic evening of live entertainment and dancing, extraordinary activities, and a gourmet feast for the senses all under the ROM’s big top.

"PROM is one of the most highly anticipated special events of the season and this year’s circus theme is sure to wow YPC members and guests," says Dianne Lister, President & Executive Director of the ROM Governors. "It's a great opportunity to discover the spirit of YPC while supporting cutting-edge curatorial research and educational initiatives through the YPC Research Fund."

Welcoming more than 700 guests each year, PROM is the annual Young Patrons’ Circle fundraising event for the ROM. Proceeds support ROM priorities, including education and programming, gallery and exhibition development, artifact acquisition and care, and international curatorial research.

VIP tickets include exclusive access to a pre-party reception beginning at 8 pm with Museum curators, mouth-watering dishes and special access to a private bar throughout the evening. VIP guests will be joined under the big top by the couture crowd for main event at 9 pm.

For this one-night-only event, guests are encouraged to dress in their best Gaga Glam and Clowny Couture. The greatest party on earth would be nothing without saucy stripes, daring dresses, ringleader ruffles,candy-coloured bow ties and turn-of-the-century top hats.

VIP tickets are $275 each for YPC members and $300 for non-members. Tickets for the main event(doors open 9 pm) are $125 each for YPC members, $150 for non-members. To learn more about PROM: Circus, or to purchase tickets, visit

For information on exclusive Patron Packages, please call416.586.5772.

About the Young Patrons’ Circle

Since the Young Patrons’ Circle burst onto Toronto’s cultural scene in 2005, it has attracted a dynamic group of visionary philanthropists to the Royal Ontario Museum. Through unique social,educational, cultural and networking opportunities for individuals aged 19 to 45, YPC provides exclusive access to ROM exhibitions,galleries, curators and behind the scenes tours in the Museum’s collections areas. The YPC program appeals to the museum enthusiast who has a passion for discovering natural history, science and world cultures and who is interested in supporting the preservation of the Museum. YPC Patrons will also see a portion of their gift support a specific ROM curatorial project each year.

YPC membership offers a host of privileges, including free access to all YPC events, several social events each year, free admission to the Museum throughout the year and special previews for galleries and exhibitions. Those joining YPC before PROM will receive special member pricing. For more information about the ROM’s Young Patrons’
Circle visit or call 416.586.8003.

Comprised of young leaders from Toronto’s arts and business circles,the YPC Cabinet includes:Anna-Maria Kaneff (co-chair), Mike Mallinos (co-chair), Andrea Anders,Casey Antolak, Brian Astl, Diana Arajs, Lauren Baca, Nancy Bertrand,Allison Brough, Rosario Cartagena, Francisco de la Barrera, Cléophée Eaton, Nazmin Gupta, Matthew Lekushoff, Koel Loyer, Lindsay Maskell,Niccola Milnes, Elisabeth Patrick, Nicole Tuschak

This year’s PROM Committee includes: Andrea Anders(co-chair), Nicole Tuschak (co-chair), Brian Astl, Lauren Baca, Allison Brough, Rosario Cartagena, Emily Hanft, Sarbjit Kaur,
Rebecca Levy, Lindasy Maskell, and Elisa Salvatore.