SYNNEX Share the Magic is an ongoing fundraising initiative created by SYNNEX Corporation to provide much-needed funding for charities supporting our youth.
In support of FIRST Canada and Kids Help Phone.
In 2011 Peter Larocque of SYNNEX Corporation launched Share the Magic to support youth and families in need across South Carolina. Since launch, Share the Magic has raised more than $12 million dollars. Peter’s leadership and success inspired the launch of Share the Magic Canada in 2019 to formalize our Canadian efforts which have been ongoing for many years. Over the last 5 years, and with the success of tonight’s gala and auction, we have raised close to $2M for youth across Canada.
Share the Magic Canada partners with two fantastic organizations – FIRST® Canada and Kids Help Phone. These organizations provide resources to support both the educational and career needs and the mental health needs of youth across Canada. Tonight, in addition to supporting these inspiring organizations, we are also supporting foodbanks and family-support organizations in every province and territory across Canada.
— Cooking for a Cause —
This year’s Canadian Gala went virtual on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and featured a Chef walking guests through a self-prepared meal with provided ingredients, discussions with the featured charities and an online auction featuring many exciting items.
— Sponsored Advertising —
— Platinum Sponsors —
This year’s theme – Cooking for a Cause – brings together our associates, vendors, customers, local and national businesses, our partner charities and the local community for an evening of cooking for a cause. With so many challenges, strains and stresses in 2020, your support this year means so much more – your generosity will help us provide ongoing support to our Canadian charities. Canada’s youth needs us more than ever; to help navigate through uncertainty, to gain strength and to find hope to build better lives. Although the needs are many, so are the opportunities to help make a difference. We hope you will join us in celebrating our event and help us to raise money and awareness for our partner charities.
Throughout the year, our fundraising is comprised of event sponsorships, auction proceeds, donations and events like this. As a result, Canada’s children are given support they never thought possible and resources needed to build better lives. Although the needs are many, so are the opportunities to help make a difference. We hope you will join us in celebrating this event and help us to raise money and awareness for our partner charities.
— Special Guest Appearance —
Chef Moe Mathieu
Nutrition & Food Services – Saskatoon | Saskatchewan Health Authority
Our special guest Chef Moe Mathieu graduated from the Culinary Institute of Canada with honors and has also received his red seal certification for cooking. In his time spent since attending school he has done stages at Alinea in Chicago, The French Laundry in Napa and Langdon Hall in Ontario to name a few. Chef Moe has represented his province at various cooking competitions and attended several food seminars and gatherings throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is also part of the team pushing culinary tourism for Saskatchewan and has many exciting, long term plans for food in his province.
Chef Moe is currently a Director of Nutrition for the Saskatchewan Health Authority as well as being a loving father, husband and avid gardener.
— Gold Sponsors —
— Silent Auction Sponsor —
— Silent Auction —
You can help by making a monetary donation online or contributing an auction item for the annual evening gala on November 24th.
Your generous contributions to our Silent Auction will help us raise funds to support Canada’s children. All funds raised will provide them with the support they never thought possible and resources needed to build better lives. Although the needs are many, so are the opportunities to help make a difference.
— Beneficiaries —
FIRST Robotics Canada
FIRST Robotics Canada is a charity encouraging kids and youth in science, technology, engineering and math. In Canada, we reach over 30,000 students and growing. With an anticipated shortage of 80,000 skilled employees for the tech industry in the future, FIRST programs are more important than ever.
Kids Help Phone
Since 1989 Kids Help Phone has been a safe and trusted place for young people providing bilingual support 24/7. Busier than ever, with 1.6 million touchpoints with youth across the country last year. We know that with 8.2 million young people residing in Canada – almost one-quarter of our population – there is more work to be done. The stakes for their future and for our country could not be higher.