This Year’s First Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series Was a Blast and there are many more to come

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On June 6th the first edition of this year’s Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series took place.

As these series of events always have been popular, this night the rooftop patio was also busy visited by over 100 people.

During the day the weather wasn’t favourable, but luckily by 6 PM the sky cleared up and the guests could enjoy a nice cocktail and some good food with the sunset on the background.

CityEvents and Shanny in the City are very pleased with the opportunity to organize the Summer Series as connecting people is such an important value for us.

We want to thank all the wonderful people who came out and visited Kasa Moto, as there presence was the main key to made sure the evening was everything we hoped for and more!

Don’t worry if you missed this event, as the next Kasa Moto Mix and Mingle Summer Series event takes place on July 11th. Keep up with us to find out more information on the next evening!

We hope to see you (again) on July 11th. Say NO to FOMO, just join KASA MOTO!

 

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We came, we grazed, we sipped: Taste of Little Italy 2018

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The Taste of Little Italy 2018 took place this past weekend from Friday, June 15 to Sunday, June 17 in Toronto’s original Little Italy neighbourhood: College Street, between Shaw Street and Bathurst Street.

Taste of Little Italy is an annual street and food festival hosted by the Little Italy Business Improvement Area. But, contrary to popular belief, the event is about so much more than just ITALIAN FOOD! Attendees from Toronto, the GTA and beyond come each year to try food from some of Toronto’s best restaurants, play games at the midway, shop creations of artists and enjoy entertainment from international performers. This year, there was even a skatepark (with lessons included)!

The CityEvents team was excited to attend the infamous Toronto food festival on the Friday evening. We had the pleasure of meeting influencers Joanna Sable of JoannaSable.com and @JoannaSable and  Cindy of @WakeUpEatThis, and another group including Anh of hangryfoodies.com, Raymond of TravellingFoodie.net, Alex of HypeBelly.com, Brian and Albert of @TorontoFood and Rey of EatnMingle.com.

Our evening started at Hogtown Pub and Oysters, where owner Darryl Brown served up fresh seafood and prosecco (and showed us how to shuck an Oyster, should we get a craving while solo at home). We headed to Il Covo where chef Ryan Campbell prepared chicken skewers with a leek sauce, which we enjoyed on their front patio. At the new spot located right next to Pasqualino’s, we got a sneak preview of what’s to come with some risotto and perfectly spicy chicken! As if we weren’t already stuffed, we had the long-time favourite gelato at Sicilian Sidewalk.

Little Italy has evolved to be a colourful multicultural Toronto neighbourhood, and the festival did a wonderful job showcasing the diversity of cuisine in the area. Attendees come to try Vietnamese food in a vintage atmosphere at new and hot Pinky’s Ca Phe, ramen and izakaya at Ryoji and Thai and Malaysian food from Urban Thai. Although the neighbourhood is known for its Italian options, their advertisements truly did not lie: there really is so much more in Little Italy!

Aside from the food, the atmosphere was infectious. By night, the street was illuminated by lights from the games and flooded with the aromas of the food on the 50 extended patios. If people weren’t enjoying a seat and a sip, they were dancing on the street to the live music, shooting hoops at the midway, or mingling and meeting their food-loving peers.

It’s no wonder this festival is a long-time favourite of Torontonians, visitors and tourists alike. Needless to say, we are already looking forward to next year!

Let’s celebrate to the winners of the 5 to watch in Sports Marketing

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George Brown College is excited to announce the 2018 5 to Watch winners! Congratulations to the top talent in the sports business industry. Let join this year’s 5 To Watch – Canada’s Sports Business Awards. Don’t miss a chance to attend one of the best sports business events in Canada.

Join this celebration of Canadian excellence on June 21st at George Brown College’s Waterfront campus. Don’t miss a chance to support the 2018 sports business awards winners, network with the who’s who of the Canadian sports business industry, and simply enjoy a night to remember.
The 5 to Watch Awards are presented annually to five Canadian sports business professionals who have achieved remarkable career success prior to their 40th birthdays. This ground-breaking event has become a “must-attend” within the Canadian sports marketing industry and sets the standard for identifying the next generation of industry captains.
Over 400 sports business professionals every year join together to network and celebrate the winners. All proceeds from the awards show benefit student awards and bursaries at George Brown’s Centre for Business.

Learn more information of 5 To Watch: http://5towatch.ca/login.aspx?company=GBC

You’re invited! Managing for Growth: Increasing Shareholder Value Through Focused Accountability

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Hogg, Shain & Scheck, one of our clients, a professional services firm providing audit, tax, and advisory services, is excited to announce that Hogg, Shain & Scheck will be hosting a seminar as part of the Managing for Growth series.

The seminar is on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at the Westin Prince Toronto by Neville Joffe. He will break down how to increase shareholder value through focused accountability of your business.

Neville Joffe is the creator of the AME Learning System, a resource providing an innovative instructional approach that helps accelerate the teaching and learning of foundational finance and accounting. Neville has trained with many of the world’s leading companies including Hallmark Cards, Campbell’s Sound, Molson, and many more reputable companies.

Seminar key takeaways

  • How to incentivise employees to drive the right behaviours
  • Ideas to establish a culture of accountability, resulting in an improvement to profit margins, sustainable cash flow and ROI
  • How profit margins affect your net income and financial stability
  • Will discounts harm or help your operations
  • Does faster inventory turnover and collections of accounts receivable help or hinder your business
  • Are your targets realistic

For more information on how to purchase tickets, please click here https://www.hss-ca.com/events/

Showing the Canadian Style of Living during the Seneca FAM Trip 2018

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On Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th, the International Department of Seneca College organized their 2018 FAM Trip for more than 250 international agents. At CityEvents we were thrilled to be hired to assist with the special events and planning.

During this two-day event, Seneca showed the different campuses and the diversity of Canada.
The first day, the agents were guided through the Seneca Newnham Campus and enjoyed a copious breakfast with the President of Seneca, David Agnew. Afterwards, they were split up in different groups and participated in different workshops and activities, such as ice skating classes and tours of the residences.

In the evening, the agents were brought to the Kortright Centre for Conservation, located a few miles away from the city. Here, they followed a maple syrup tour through the impressive woods of Kortright. After the tour, an indigenous ceremony was held inside the centre. The holy rituals of the First Nations were shown and two dancers performed their traditional dances.

At the Canadian-themed photobooth, the agent could take funny group pictures as the décor was all Canadiana styled, Muskoka chairs and the red and white colours of the flag couldn’t be left out.

The dinner consisted of a large buffet with delicious Canadian dishes and the evening was closed by a cosy gathering around a campfire with s’mores while a guitar player and singer were playing songs.

The next day, breakfast was served at the Westin Hotel in Don Mills where the agents also attended an interesting Social Media Class. Afterwards, the activities were resumed at the Jane Campus. During the day, the agents participated in different workshops, activities, classes and information sessions.

The FAM Trip wasn’t all work and no play. The last evening of the event was a bang with no lack of entertainment and food! At the newly renovated Brickworks, different food trucks and food stands served all kind of dishes from all over the world, such as Sushi, Pizza, Tacos, BBQ etc.

By serving such a versatile kitchen, Seneca wanted to show the diversity of Toronto and Canada in general. All the different nationalities make Toronto one of the most multicultural cities in the world and therefore Seneca finds it important to give as many international students as possible the opportunity to experience this diversity.

This was a large event for CityEvents in 2018 and look forward to assisting other clients on their next event.

After the food truck festival, the video of the FAM Trip was shown and final speeches were given. Seeing that the agents and Seneca Staff were together all the time during these two days, the showing video was an emotional and touching moment.

This moment didn’t last long, as suddenly colourful Lion Dancers appeared and played a powerful performance. These dancers were followed by Russian dancers, Bollywood dancers and Brazilian dancers.

After the amazing performances, the crowd was in the mood to end the night with an awesome dance party.

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