City of Toronto prepares for the world

May 28, 2010 by  
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On June 26 and 27 the city of Toronto will welcome the world for the 2010 G20 Summit.

Leaders, Ministers and Central Bank Governors from the world’s 20 largest economies will gather to meet and discuss the key issues in the global economy.

Hosting the G20 in Toronto will have a positive impact on the city as it will show the world all that Toronto has to offer by way of tourism, culture and diversity. It will also give the City of Toronto an opportunity to showcase the different events that are being hosted during in conjunction with the G20. Among those events are the Girls 20 Summit and the Young Entrepreneur Summit. Both events focus on the importance of youth involvement in our cities, countries and the world.

Girls 20 Summit

Girls 20 is a global campaign that highlights the importance of girls and women to economic prosperity.

From June 16th until the 18th, the first ever Girls 20 Summit will be hosted.
Twenty girls from the G20 countries will come together in Toronto to present, discuss and promote tangible, innovative and scalable solutions that put girls and women front and centre on the G20 agenda.

If you are a passionate, forward-thinking, solution-oriented girl between the ages of 18-20 from a G20 country you could be one of the G(irls) 20 Summit change makers. Apply to attend the G(irls)20 Summit and be a voice representing the 3.3 billion girls and women around the world.

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G20 Young entrepreneur summit

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) is the place to go for youth entrepreneurship. As a national charity, the CYBF provides the youth with pre-launch coaching, business resources, start-up financing and mentoring to help them launch a successful entrepreneurial business.

The Canadian Youth Business Foundation will host the G20 Young Entrepreneur Summit in Toronto from June 20 – 22, 2010.  The Summit will bring together more than 100 young entrepreneurs (18-40 years old) from G20 countries and has been recognized by the Canadian federal government as an official G20 event.

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Senator Vim Kochhar Wins CHKC Award

May 20, 2010 by  
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The sixth annual Canadian Helen Keller Centre awards were held Friday, May 7, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto.

Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, MP was one of the many distinguished guests present to witness an evening dedicated to Vim Kochhar, Canadian Senator and tireless advocate to the disabled community.

Kochhar has been working with the disabled community since 1984. His efforts include the creation of the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, a foundation that has raised millions of dollars for the community. Kochhar is also a major supporter of the Paralympic movement and as the chair of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation carried the torch during the Paralympic Games this past winter.

On January 29, 2010 Kochhar was the first Indian-born Canadian to be appointed into the Canadian Senate.

Suhana Meharchand of CBC News Network acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event that raised funds for the services offered at the Canadian Helen Keller Centre.

Stephen Harper extended his congratulations to Kochhar via an address made by Minister Flaherty.

Other speakers at the event included: His Excellency, Shashisekhar Madhukar Gavai, High Commissioner of India to Canada, Wilf Wilkinson, past-president of Rotary International, Patrick Jarvis, CEO of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation, Gail Asper of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Senator Con Di Nino and Cindy Accardi, executive director of RCH and CHKC with Larry Corke, co-chairs.

After many heart-felt speeches made by those distinguished guests, Kochhar took the stage to receive his award. In his acceptance speech he expressed his pride for being Canadian. Kochhar also noted the progress that has been made over the years to provide barrier-free and independent living for the disabled community.

The CHKC is the only residential training centre in Canada for deaf-blind persons. The CHKC services help people develop alternate ways to care for oneself, one’s family and one’s home. The CHKC also facilitates connections to peers and the community through the development of alternative forms of communication, computing and through self-advocacy and peer support.

CHKC award

LG Innovators Ball Midnight Spell

May 11, 2010 by  
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On Thursday May 6th 2010, the Ontario science centre held their annual fundraiser Innovators Ball, this year titled ‘Midnight Spell’.

This year’s event revolved around the thrilling world of magic and sorcery. The evening, which began with a dinner catered by Jamie Kennedy and hosted by Ben Mulroney, had a distinctly mystical theme with magicians and illusionists performing throughout night.

In addition to special entertainment provided by award-winning magicians and illusionists, all guests were welcomed to enjoy the Harry Potter Exhibition.  The guests were able to experience the world of Harry Potter through experiences such as sorted into their favorite Hogwarts house by the magical Sorting Hat, tossing a “quaffle” or pulling a screaming mandrake from its pot in Herbology.

The LG Innovators’ Ball, wrapped up with an after-party for more than 1000 guests. Party guests were in for a mystical delights with a trio of Toronto’s top DJs to entertain as the clock strikes midnight.

Here are some photos of the event:

Official R3 Book Launch Event

May 10, 2010 by  
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Build your wealth through real-estate investing. That’s the firm belief of Rick McKinnon and Leslie Quinsay, two investors who turned their passion for success into a first-class real estate portfolio. With their proprietary strategy, you can become a thriving real estate investor even in today’s turbulent economy.

This outstanding book will show you how to develop the winning attitude that is typical of all prosperous investors. R3 blends inspiring personal stories with practical lessons in evaluating and buying different types of real estate. It’s an amazing journey that includes plenty of tips and fascinating insights into the remarkable world of successful real estate investing.

Join us to celebrate the official book launch of R3 – Real People with Real Strategies for Real Estate Investing. Meet the authors, Rick McKinnon and Leslie Quinsay and network amongst other like minded and enthusiastic individuals.

Presented by Wealth Academy

Event  details:

When: Wednesday May 12, 2010

Time:  7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: Fogo Tapas Bar and Grill  -1140 Winston Churchill-Oakville, ON  L6J 7Y4 (At Royal Windsor Drive) Phone: 905-287-7761

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FastLane Wine & Chocolate Tasting

May 6, 2010 by  
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FastLane is a themed networking event that enables participants to take advantage of great food, conversations, and opportunities to connect with other young professionals in various industries.

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This months theme revolves around the exciting world of wine and chocolate. FastLane Wine & Chocolate offers attendees the opportunity to taste a variety of fine wines, chocolates and foods from different vendors.

Win FastLane tickets!!!
This month we are also offering the chance to win FastLane tickets. Currently we are performing an evaluation on our past events and we would appreciate any feedback you are willing to give us on this survey.

As a result of filling out the survey, we are giving you the chance to win two tickets to a future FastLane Networking Event of your choice in 2010!!!

Join us on May 18, 2010 at Downtown Infiniti and enjoy flavourful wines, delicious appetizers and chocolates while networking and meeting other young professionals.

Event details

Date: May 18th, 2010
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Downtown Infinity, 43 Eastern Ave, Toronto
Tickets: On-line Advance $25 ea\ $35 at the Door

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*Your ticket includes complimentary wine & chocolate sampling, hors d’oeuvres, a gift bag and the chance to win door prizes.

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Here are some photos of the event:

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