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UNPLUGGED: An Unforgettable Virtual Concert Experience

‍It was a spectacular evening of music as we joined together virtually for UNPLUGGED – An Unforgettable Virtual Concert Experience.

Thank you for helping us raise vital funds for world-class medical research taking place across Hamilton Health Sciences. Your support demonstrates our extended community's dedication to enhancing health care through research.

A special thank you to all of our sponsors, including: LiUNA, Presenting Sponsor; TD, Entertainment Sponsor; and Effort Trust, Broadcast Sponsor; along with our celebrity host Sunni Genesco.  

We are so appreciative of everyone who joined us and helped to make the night a wonderful success, including all guests, supporters and raffle-ticket purchasers.

Our Researchers

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Raffle Winners

Ticket #5552 - Natasha J - Winter Warm-Up Package
Ticket #9190 - Jennifer C - Wheelbarrow of Wine
Ticket #8899 - Matt F - Assortment of Spirits
Prize #1: Winter Warm-Up Package
– Generously donated by Alp N Rock, Sunice and an anonymous donorStay warm this winter by gathering around an Outdoor Living fire bowl (includes natural gas conversion kit plus extendable forks and marshmallows) while wearing matching his and her lightweight thermal jackets from Sunice. Be extra cozy with a women’s Cortina Moto jacket and a unisex Tormund sweater, both from Alp N Rock.
Value $1,427
*Please note that sizes for Sunice will be ordered; the Cortina Jacket is a medium; the Tormund Sweater from Alp N Rock is an Xtra Large (no returns/exchanges)
Prize #2: Wheelbarrow of Wine
– Generously donated by Green Thumb LandscapingA working wheelbarrow filled with a generous collection of wines from around the world.
Value $1,000
Prize #3: An Assortment of Spirits
– Generously donated by Pearl & Frank VeenemaCustom made, handcrafted wooden crates with each of the lids doubling as a tray, quality bar accessories and a delicious assortment of 12 sophisticated spirits for you to enjoy.
Value $750
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Our Performers

Singer Justin Guarini
Justin Guarini
Justin Guarini’s career was launched with the first season of American Idol in 2002. Since then he has performed in multiple Broadway productions, is an advocate for music education and continues to reprise his role as the lovable Lil’ Sweet in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper.
Singer Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent
Tony Vincent is widely known for his appearance as a finalist on NBC’s The Voice and as a recording artist, actor and producer. Tony Vincent has six #1 Billboard radio singles, multiple starring roles on Broadway and has also fronted the band Queen multiple times.
Pia Toscano
Pia Toscano
Pia Toscano rose to fame in Season 10 of American Idol. She has performed alongside Jennifer Lopez in her Vegas Residency, All I Have, and toured with David Foster and Andrea Bocelli. Toscano stars in Netflix’s ground-breaking music docu-series, Westside, and has new music coming in 2021.
Suzie McNiel
Suzie McNeil
Juno Award winner Suzie McNeil rose to fame on the popular reality show Rockstar: INXS. She has released four albums, sang back-up vocals for P!nk on her North American tour, entertained the troops in Afghanistan, performed at the 2010 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies, and starred in the Toronto debut of Queen’s We Will Rock You musical in the role of Oz.
Sean Jones
Sean Jones
Sean Jones’s started with the 2004 Juno Award winning boy band In Essence. After 10 years as a solo artist, he put together a catalogue of songs that ranged from soft rock to Motown revival. In 2015, Sean returned to performing in Casa Loma’s wildly popular Soul in the City revue and was then selected to take part in a specialty project with WestJet airlines entitled The WestJet Boarding Sessions. In late 2020, Sean launched his latest single Love Will and has a new album on the way.

Presenting Sponsor

LlUNA logo

Entertainment Sponsor

TD logo

Broadcast Sponsor

Effort Trust logo
Technology & Gift Box Sponsors
Bell logo
CIBC Wood Gundy logo
Deloitte logo
Pioneer logo
Research Champions
B+H logo
Borden Ladner Gervais logo
CIBC logo
Colliers Project Leaders logo
Investors Group logo
Johnson Controls logo
Compass logo
LJ Barton logo
McCallum Sather logo
McMaster University logo
St. Joseph's Healthcare logo
T. Lloyd Electric logo

Confirm Your Sponsorship Today!

As always, your sponsorship funds vital research across Hamilton Health Sciences. Research matters now more than ever. By choosing to support UNPLUGGED, you play an important role in changing the course of health care.

Sponsor today by connecting with:

Milaina Wright
Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation
905-521-2100 ext. 76787