‘Together we can do so much’ at the 2017 CHKC Award Luncheon

March 14, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Events, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

Comments Off


 Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much. – Helen Keller  

This year, The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek, Minister of Community and Social Services and MPP for Oak Ridges-Markham will receive the 13th Annual Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award at the April 5th luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.  Minister Jaczek has been chosen for this due to her enduring help and dedication to the betterment of the community. 

This year also falls on an important milestone for deafblind communication. On April 5th, 1887, Helen Keller was finally able to understand that everything has a name. When her teacher, whom later became her life-long companion, Anne Sullivan spelled ‘water’ into the hand of the young girls he life began to take shape. Helen Keller later went on to become the first deafblind person to earn a degree, she graduated with honours from Radcliffe College in 1904.

To help raise money to support the important services that CHKC provides free of charge to its clients, each year an annual luncheon is planned to help raise funds and awareness and to also recognize those who have supported the deaf-blind community and their families.

Special guest speaker at this year’s event is Gail Asper O.C., O.M., LL.D., President of The Asper Foundation and sitting Board Member of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg Manitoba. Ms. Asper currently is currently the Chair of the Board of the National Arts Centre Foundation, is a member of the Board of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and is a Governor of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.


2016 attendees wait for the Award presentation in the Concert Hall of the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

As of July 2001, the doors opened to Canadas first and only residential training centre for persons with vision, hearing, and combined vision hearing impairment, The Canadian Helen Keller Centre is a place for the deaf-blind community to go for affordable housing, access to services, and training to live independently.

CHKC has been giving the award since 2005, past winners include York University; George Brown College: Canadian National Institute for the Blind; The Honourable David C. Onley; IBM Canada; The Honourable Vim Kochhar; ICICI Bank Canada; Microsoft Canada; Reverand Robert L. Rumball; Jim Sanders;  and Joan McTavish.



Intervenor teaches a CHKC client the “two-hand touch” method of communicating


Written by: Paula McDines

Luck O’ The Irish – St. Paddy’s Day Parade 2017

March 8, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Events, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

Comments Off

St. Patrick's Day Parade Toronto Logo

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Toronto Logo

Beginning at 12 noon on March 19, 2017, join members of the Irish community as they celebrate Ireland’s history, culture and heritage at the 30th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Toronto!

Every year, Irish-Canadians happily come together dressed in the brightest of greens to share hearty laughs, thirst quenching drinks, delicious food as well as various sources of entertainment, to create a day of celebration everyone will be sure to talk about for years to come.

This year St. Patrick’s Parade Society proudly announced on their website that Michael McCormack, an active member of the Toronto community and president of the Toronto Police Association since 2009, will act as this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal.

The parade will begin on the corner of Bloor St and St. George (near St. George subway station) and will end at the parade viewing stand at Nathan Phillips Square.

So what are you waiting for? Mark your calendars and save the date to celebrate with members of the community for a day of luck and laughter!

For more information click here: http://stpatrickstoronto.com/parade/

Men’s Market Toronto 2017

March 2, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Events, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto

Comments Off



Alternate Logos (2)

“Gentlemen’s market with great sense of style”

From 6 – 10 PM on Friday, April 7th 2017, you and your best men can indulge in all things style at The Men’s Market TO.

Toronto, a city known for innovative style and trends, is the perfect place to hold the Men’s Market, a trade show geared towards men looking for a way to one-up their street style in regards to fashion, food, drink and more.

This 19+ event features everything from barbers and clothing boutiques to craft breweries and local food spots that are sure to be a hit with stylish Toronto men.

Maryam, one of the George Brown planners says; “It’s wonderful way to spend your Friday night, unwinding with great music, fabulous food and drinks,”, all the while shopping and browsing this one of a kind market specially designed for gentlemen with great taste for style. “Rest assured my team and I will try our best to make this night a memorable one for you. We are also excited to announce that Lost Craft will present The Lost Lounge!”

Fashion Vendors in our event will be sure to have you decked out head to toe in the latest fashion trends from all over this great city. You’ll also be able to network with like-minded businesses who believe in showcasing Toronto’s top fashions through the modern day man.

All net proceeds from the event will go towards two charitable benefactors: Prostate Cancer Fight Foundation and the George Brown Foundation.

To find out more about the event and how to obtain tickets for April 7th, visit the Men’s Market Website here: http://www.mensmarketto.com/


GBC_StudentPresented (1)
PCFF Supporter (1)


March 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured Events, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

Comments Off

CSE Live Ad Courtesy of Canadian Special Events

CSE Live Ad Courtesy of Canadian Special Events

You heard right! CSE LIVE, “The show for people who plan events!” is back again for its 20th year and will be showcased over 3 days from March 28 – March 30, 2017!

Known for showcasing the trendiest and most fascinating products that will make any event a hit, CSE LIVE also takes pride in building new business relationships, creating powerful live experiences and bringing together the best of the best in the event planning industry.

Guests will participate in Experiential Learning sessions with some of the industry’s most powerful event organizations who will share their recipes for event success.

As well, by attending THE trend setting event of the year, attendees are sure to be inspired by the never ending options and displays of new technologies, experiential exhibits, POP up discussions, virtual worlds and unique venues that are presented to them at this interactive and lively trade show.

Finally, #CSELIVE strives to connect passionate event planners with others who live, breathe and plan events! From non-profits to associations, social and corporate event planners, at the Canadian Industry Awards Gala, The Opening Night Part or the Culinary Design Lunch & Hospitality Lounge, you’ll be sure to connect and celebrate with people who love events just as much as you do.
To register for any of the 3 days of CSELIVE, follow this link: http://live.canadianspecialevents.com/cse-live–registration.html and get your tickets now!