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Party photos of the week: Right to Play Ball

The second annual Right to Play Ball went down at the Shangri-La Hotel last Friday and brought out some of Toronto’s finest in fashion, music and sports. The lovechild of Fashion Television veteran Glen Baxter and founder Johann Olav Koss became a bit of a dance party, which is rare for the Toronto society scene – no doubt thanks to DJ Tony Okungbowa, whose claim to fame is his resident post on The Ellen Degeneres Show. More than $55,000 was raised for Right To Play, which provides children with the opportunity to escape their daily hardships by engaging in regular sport and weekly activities.

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Canadian hurdler and celeb of the night Perdita Felicien at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball.

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She ain’t no stranger to the dance floor – model Stacey McKenzie and crew get the party started.

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Assistant designer at Roots Canada Jilliann Grant and Toronto Argonaut defensive back Jonathan Hood.

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Winners of cutest couple of the night award, Jennifer and Johann Olav Koss.

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Celebrity DJ who makes Ellen DeGeneres dance, Tony Okungbowa, and king of the night Glen Baxter.

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Toronto society regular Jennifer Bassett and night life dude-about-town Thanos Tripi of Uniq Lifestyle.

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The newly last-named Susan Smith (previously known as Chong) and Aveda Canada creative director (a.k.a. beauty master) Kristjan Hayden.

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“Do good, be kind and live brightly” advocate Melody Khodaverdian and Melina Ovanessian, who wore the best chevron earrings.

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Rouba Korkmaz and Kimberly Lyn at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Kirsten Melville-Gray and Todd Kjargaard at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Anita Gatto, Jeffrey Patrick, Candice Chan and Joseph Akelian at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Anne O'Hagan and Suzanne Boyd at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Stephen Dasilva, Alvin Lee and Jason Boyer at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Christopher Pandolfi and Kar Yan Cheung at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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Lucian Matis and James Lawless at the 2nd annual Right to Play Ball in the Shangri-La Hotel.

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