Three Exciting New Photo Contests From Lenzr!

November 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Ontario, Toronto

Lenzr's Photo Contest: Broken Factories for Solarsoft ERP software, Making It Beautiful by Aveda Beauty School, Canadian Beaches for Bathing Belle designer swimwear

Canadian Beaches

Canadian Beaches Lenzr Photo ContestCanadian beaches can be fun in the winter too. And of course they are  great in the summer. Although Canada isn’t known for its warm climate, our landscape is just as diverse as our culture. The many different beaches all across this country provide unique settings for photographers to shoot subjects and nature itself – think the scenic mountains and rolling waves at Radar Beach, or the sunset reflecting off the vista at Sauble Beach, and the faces and bodies of enthusiastic surfers frolicking among the monster waves of Tofino.

Whether you’re a beginner or a professional, Lenzr’s Canadian Beaches Photography Contest gives you the perfect opportunity to showcase your best work. The contest focuses on capturing the extraordinary beauty of our country’s waterscapes. Submit your best photo of a Canadian beach and you can win three pieces of designer swimwear from an exclusive line.

Broken Factories

Broken Factories Photo Contest - Win a netbook from an ERP software company Perfection is overrated. There’s definitely something more intriguing about imperfections. That’s the basis behind Lenzr’s Broken Factories Photo Contest which has been sponsored by North American based erp software company. Canada has undergone many different phases of urbanization and development in the past, and many buildings were left behind; abandoned and forgotten. Lenzr is interested in bringing those buildings back to life in art and so holds a public exhibition of urban decay. Though these abandoned warehouses may appear ‘broken’, a greater sense of natural re-organization is taking place; a process from disorder to order called entropy (as per Rudulf Arnheim 1971 Entropy and Art).

Participanting photographers are encouraged to find and highlight the beauty of imperfection. Submit your favourite photos of abandoned warehouses and crumbling buildings to the Broken Factories Contest for your chance to win a Toshiba netbook when the contest ends Jan 1st 2011.

Making It Beautiful

Making It Beautiful Photo Contest by Aveda beauty school …And from disorder to order, the last contest focuses on the process to perfection. What does it mean to make something really beautiful? How is beauty created, enhanced, and reflected? Lenzr’s Making It Beautiful Contest focuses on these questions, and wants you to capture snapshots of people in the process of perfecting their creations.

Whether it be a sculptor fine-tuning the details on his statue, or a painter’s hand getting the shading just right – make sure that your photograph captures a human being in the process of making something beautiful. Then submit it to Lenzr for a chance to win $500 worth of advanced beauty products from a well-known beauty school.

All contests have already started but good news – you still have time. Voting starts December 20th and will continue until the contest ends at 12:01am on January 1st, 2011. Open to all Canadians (excluding residents of Quebec) 13 years of age or older. A note from the organizers: Just remember to write down the beach name and location in order to be eligible.

Get your cameras out and start shooting! Good luck.

Holiday Rock

November 8, 2010 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized


Tequila is more than just a drink – it is an experience, a lifestyle, and a culture. Whether you are young or old, an experienced tequila connoisseur, or have never tried tequila in your life, there is something for everyone at Canada’s first and largest Tequila Tasting event.

The Tequila and More Tasting and Sampling Show, will offer Mexico’s top tequilas, Mezcal, Mexican beer, and authentic food at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, December 3, 2010 from 4-10pm.

Tequila lovers, newbie’s, and even those who live in abject fear of the drink, will have the perfect opportunity to discover that not all tequilas are created the same! Like wine and single-malt scotch, tequila tastes different depending on who makes it, the process used, and the growing environment of the Blue Agave (tequila’s defining ingredient).

Sip the finest Tequila and Mezcal!

The Tequila & More Show will finally give you the opportunity to taste some of the best tequila available without having to spend a fortune and gamble on the chance that you’ll like the taste. Serving premium bottles from all of the five types of tequila (blanco or plata, joven abocado or oro, resposado, anjeo, and extra anejo), some of the premium brands visitors can expect to sample include: La Pinta, Clase Azul Plata and Ultra, Herradura Resposado Tequila, Frida Kahlo Tequila, Sierra Reposado, Anjeo, Aha Toro, El Mayor, Los Arango and many more.

Tequila 101 Tutored Tasting

Ian Chadwick, host of the website In Search of the Blue Agave, will be leading a Tequila 101 Tutored Tasting. Whether you want to know how tequila is made, if you have to eat the worm, or how you can taste the differences in tequila, Ian will answer all of your questions and ensure you’re aware of all there is to know about tequila! Be sure to buy tickets for this session, (starts at 7:00pm) as there are limited spaces and they will go fast!

Music, Food and Margaritas!

If you are looking for the full Mexican experience, the tasting doesn’t end with tequila! You will enjoy Live Latin jazz music by the Reposadists, authentic Mexican food, and some of the best creative cocktails and margaritas from the Reposado bar Mixologists.

Win a trip to Mexico!

Buy your tickets online for a chance to WIN a 7-night all-inclusive trip for two to the Ocean Coral by H10 in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, courtesy of Sunquest!

When and Where:

The Tequila and More Tasting and Sampling Show is located at the Metro Toronto  Convention Centre, North Building, Constitution Hall on December 3, 2010 and runs from 4-10pm. Tickets include: admission to the show, a tasting glass, 10 tasting tickets and an entertainment program.

Visit and use promo code “MEX10” for $5 OFF online tickets.

Admission Tickets:

At the door: $50
Online: $45
Online with Promo Code: $40

Tequila Tutored Tasting: $15 online; $20 at the doore
Groups of 10 or more: $35 (use promo code: GROUP)
Designated Driver: $30 (does not include sampling tickets)

Must be 19+ to attend, no infants or children are permitted.

Enjoy the show and DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

The Art of Cooking: An Evening with Jamie Oliver

November 2, 2010 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

On November 18th join Bob Blumer (Host of Food Network’s Glutton for Punishment) & Jamie Oliver one of the most popular chefs in the world as he makes his long awaited return to Toronto for 1 night only of live and unedited action.

Through this exclusive offer you and your guests can take advantage of our preferred pricing, saving $10 off the regular price of our General & VIP tickets by using promo code CITY.

PLUS – when you register 5 or more people you’ll sav ean additional $10 off each ticket!

Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this incredible event and join over 3,000 of Jamie’s closest foodies for a night of fun, learning and entertainment in his only Canadian date this year.


Read Africa Ball

At CODE, we believe that if you can learn to read and write, you can learn to do, and be, anything.

Our programs advance literacy throughout the developing world through professional teacher and librarian training, support for libraries and publishers, and by supplying books which are culturally, age and gender appropriate.

CODE is an award-winning organization that has been honoured by the International Reading Association, UNESCO and the Government of Canada for its work in education and literacy.

CODE currently works with education / literacy partners in Mali, Mozambique, Senegal, Ethiopia, Liberia, Ghana, Tanzania, Kenya, Malawi, Guyana and soon – Haiti.

Attend the hottest party in town and give the gift of Education this season!
Friday, December 10, 2010 – 8pm until late
Rosehill Venue Lounge, 6 Rosehill Ave, Toronto

To raise awareness and additional revenue to support CODE’s education and literacy work for vulnerable children in the developing world

A unique event that will bring together Toronto’s trendy crowd for a night of pure African sounds, feel and spirit

Dance to the rhythm of Élage Diouf–a popular 6 member Senegalese band

Enjoy delicious cocktails from the open-bar, snack on scrumptious hors d’oeuvres as you mingle, and don’t forget to bid on some of the great prizes in the silent auction and participate in our raffle – you could win a trip for two to Africa valued at $4,000 (airfare and spending money)!

– Tickets sold online: $100 per person (partial tax receipt will be issued)
– Sponsorship Opportunities
Charitable Registration No. 11883 4878 RR0001