On Saturday, April 6th, Royal Ontario Museum’s beloved ROM PROM filled the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal with ready-to-party young professionals (YPs) and charity event regulars from across the city and from varying professions. Part costume party, part professional and social networking opportunity, and full excuse to take complete advantage of an early spring Saturday night out, ROM PROM is the Young Patron’s Circle’s largest fundraiser for the Royal Ontario Museum.
Hosted by MTV’s Aliya-Jasmine Sovani and CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia, the event drew guests like philanthropist and media favourite Suzanne Rogers, interior designer and party regular Glenn Dixon, and Toronto Argonauts Mike Bradwell and Joe Eppele, plus other pretty party people like Ainsley Hayes, Jenna Bitove and event co-chair Allison Brough, among many others.
As you’ll see from our gallery, this year’s “ancient” theme inspired quite the photo opportunity-worthy medley of outfit options, with choices reflective of the Roman, Egyptian and Greek Empires.
The ladies channeled their great Greek goddess side (with no shortage of fun head jewellery) or inner Cleopatras (some complete with wigs), while the guys either played it safe in tried-and-true suits or went all out in costume with full gladiator garb, armour, fur and togas. One barely clad, very brave guy dressed as Jesus.
ROM PROM highlights included ample food stations that served a variety of dishes (some ancient-inspired), with favourites that included chicken souvlaki, Greek salad and quinoa and chickpea salad, super quick bartenders that made sure that the long wait times typical of some large-scale events were avoided, DJ Rory Them Finest, who played a mix of both current and high school favourites, a Henry’s/Canon photo booth, an Ardell eyelash station, and the relaxed VIP lounge.
If you missed out, there’s always next year. In the meantime, the Young Patron’s Circle offers events throughout the year that provide the perfect opportunity to get in the know with the latest happenings of the museum and mix and mingle with likeminded YPs at the same time. Check out the YPC website for membership details!
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