Special Events


Armin ShimermanStart your Polaris weekend experiences off with a BLAST!  The Polaris Blastoff Party is an exclusive event where a limited number of members get to mingle with all our multi-day guests.  Actor guests, authors, science guests, and more who are with us for the entire weekend will attend the party.  Come have a drink, get some munchies, and chat with our fabulous guests

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Constellation AwardsNow in itsixth year, The Constellation Awards celebrates and honours the actors, writers and technical artists behind the best of today’s science fiction film and TV works – with an added focus on Canadian contributions.  The Constellations Awards is the only Canadian science fiction film and TV awards where you, the Canadian viewing public, get to select the nominees and winners in all categories.

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Tired of singing to yourself in the shower? Klingon Karaoke is the place to be! And it’s not just for Klingons… Anybody with a song in their hearts can come give the Karaoke a try, in groups, or solo! Or just come watch your fellow science fiction fans as they warble and croon their way through classic tunes and modern hits.

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masqueradeThe Polaris Masquerade is an amateur costume competition for costumes relating to categories of Anime/Manga, Media (e.g. Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, computer games, etc.), fantasy, science fiction, and any other related topics.

The Masquerade will take place on Saturday evening.  Check the programme for the exact start time.

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Fun.  Unique.  Charitable.

The charity auction raises funds for Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto.  Gilda’s Club Worldwide was founded in 1991, in memory of comedienne and Second City alumni Gilda Radner, who lost her life to ovarian cancer.  Gilda’s Club Greater Toronto opened in 2001 and has been offering support to people touched by cancer ever since.

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