Boobyball Brings Big Top Friday Night Fun to Kool Haus

After all these years, Boobyball will always have a special place in our hearts. 

And Friday’s Boobyball #BigTopBooby event at Kool Haus solidified that. 

With its support for Rethink Breast Cancer – an organization that caters to breast cancer fighters under the ago of 40 – it not only helps a cause that’s touched us all, but is also probably the first charity event you attended in Toronto (as a greener than green intern). Not to mention, it’s always filled with a mixed bag of young professionals from all walks of the city – not just the usual suspects on Toronto’s event scene (but they’re there too).

This, of course, means you’re likely to run into an ex, an old friend you haven’t seen since high school, someone you randomly hooked up with once a few summers back, and perhaps an extended family member or two all within half an hour. Add in this year’s circus theme and it was stimulation overload – in a good way. 

Fifteen stations kept guests occupied, ranging from Bols Liqueur snow cones, to Strong Man competitions, fortunetellers, a Vinylux nails station (if you missed your manicure in the Friday post-work craziness), Maynards candy in abundance, a makeup station, circus-worthy lashes and an Instagram photo printing station. 

Other well-received perks included a kissing booth and pink confetti that fell from the ceiling. 

Roaming the open venue was a fire juggler, aerial artists, dancers on mile-high stilts (who we were pretty terrified that some drunk guy was going to knock them over) and no shortage of costume-clad guests – from mimes to clowns, carnies and contortionists.

Boobyball has raised over $3 million for Rethink Breast Cancer over the past 12 years; it was started in 2002 by a group of young women to support their friend, Sarah O’Reagan, who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer when she was just 23 years old.

The cause itself, the Boobyball nostalgia, and a theme that inspired relaxed inhibitions (and subsequent personal and professional banter with the diverse crowd in attendance) made this year’s ball one to remember. 

See you next year.

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All images by Jason Kwan

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