Since graduating from the Etobicoke School of the Arts in 2005, Danica Brown has continued to work with the school and the annual Simply Diva event supporting FAME. In fact, this is Danica’s 7th year to be involved – first as a student performer and then taking over as Talent Director and Co-host.

Danica has been performing since the age of five and has come to realize that there is no better way to continue learning than to begin to teach. Mixing her passion with her work, she is the Membership & Training Manager for the Extraordinary Minds at Workman Arts Project, where she is organizes training programs and performance opportunities for approximately 250 brilliantly talented artists who have received services for mental health or addiction. For her, there is no better way to stay immersed in artistic creations.


She would like to thank all of her friends and family, and most of all, her Mom.


Born and raised in Toronto, our Celebrity Co-host Carmine Accogli has lived and breathed the restaurant business for 30 years. He proudly owns and operates a critically acclaimed restaurant called The Big Ragu and is happily celebrating its ninth successful year!

As if running one of Toronto’s most popular restaurants isn’t keeping him busy enough, Carmine also spends his time as a contributing chef on CBC’s “The Steven and Chris” show. Carmine is not short on other talents; he has won the prestigious Juno award, for lending his vocals on the 2003 Dance Recording of the year ”Something About You”, for the band, The Sound Bluntz.

Carmine dreams big, loves big and is presently creating new possibilities for himself, his business and his young family!



Pianist extraordinaire, Donovon is back for another year as our Musical Leader of the band supporting this year’s Simply Divas event.   Get ready to tap your toes and hum along.