Embrace Spring by planning an event that plays on the environment.
1. Use a variety of flowers, plants and stones as décor.
2. Use tea and scented candles instead of lights.
3. For placeholders, use small clay pots and put live herbs in them. Place small garden stakes in them with the names of your guests. These are great money-savers as they serve double duty as party favours!
4. Use completely disposable, biodegradable or bamboo dinnerware.
2nd Tequila and More Spirits and Cocktails Show is coming back to Toronto to spice up your summer! Canada’s largest Tequila Tasting will offer you Mexico’s top Tequilas, Mescales, Mexican beer and authentic Latin food. Try Mescal and Tequila direct from Mexico and first time in Ontario!
Join us for the night of entertainment and enjoy Mixology demonstrations, Mescal blind tasting, Flair competition, Cigar rolling demonstrations, Moustache and sombrero photo shoot, Tequila tutored tastings and Live Music!
2011 Show Highlight:
Mixology Matters – Agave Spirits make ridiculously good cocktails!
Canada’s premier Mixologists Rob Montgomery and Gavin MacMillan from BartenderOne will bring you an interactive and fun look at the world of agave cocktails – Mix, Shake and Stir the tastiest cocktails, with fresh ingredients.
Toronto Flair League Finals!
Be front row and don’t miss Toronto’s best in bottle flippin, tin spinnin, drink makin, and entertainment… Toronto Flair League will be proud to present the city’s top flair bartenders and mixologists. Come join us as they put on a show to heighten all of your senses. Let your eyes be mesmerized, your cheers be heard, clap your hands, and come smell and taste the best cocktails using Tequila that Toronto has to offer.
Tequila 101 with Ian Chadwick
A fun, tutored tasting that will teach you the basics of tequila: where it comes from, how it’s made, and a bit of the history about North America’s oldest distilled spirit. And, of course, you’ll get to sample three great tequila along the way!
Mastering Mescal with Gavin MacMillan – Discover why Mescal earned the name “Elixir of the Gods,”
If you still think that mescal is a hallucinogenic spirit with a worm, join us and open your eyes to this complex and amazing spirit category.
This blind tasting workshop will show you why Mescales deserve a category apart from Tequilas. Discover the myths and truths to the curious worm in the bottle, and why it was added in the first place.
Join the biggest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Toronto – Taste, sip and savour Mexico’s top Tequilas, Mescales, Beer! Enjoy Latin food and live music in a company of good friends!
“FastLane in the Community”, April’s FastLane not only offers networking but also illuminates what you as a Torontonian can do to give back to the community. This is your chance to meet young professionals, build relationships and fulfill your career, community, lifestyle and social goals.
Last years ‘FastLane in the Community’ was such a success that we were inspired to partner with Kultura and United Way’s GenNext and they have partnered with us again for 2011. Kultura will once again host FastLane in the Community; you can absorb the rustic appeal of Kultura throughout this unique networking experience. Another one of our community partners is the Junior League of Toronto, an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism.
Come check out the opportunities these organizations have available to you, after all experience is everything; you can take all of the skills you learn throughout your time volunteering and apply them to achieving your career goals. Each guest will receive a gift bag with exclusive samples and offers from companies like John Frieda, ColdFX, Blo Blowdry Lounge, SGT Splatters and more!
GenNext’s mandate is to encourage Torontonians in their 20s and 30s to become involved with the United Way Toronto through both giving and volunteering. The group is committed to raising awareness and supporting the work of United Way and its partners by developing and participating in volunteer and fundraising events.
After hearing such rave reviews at February’s FastLane we are bringing back the ever popular Speed Networking sessions- a service that was introduced to Toronto by FastLane. Participants have seven minutes to begin a business relationship with each other, thus creating an opportunity to leverage each others’ success.
Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Location: Kultura, 169 King Street E
Tickets: On-line Advance $25 or $35 at the Door
Drink & appetizers, Gift bags, and Door prizes!
Join the FastLane Facebook Group: http://www.facebook.com/groups.php?id=512176686&gv=12#/group.php?gid=24694800824
We’re only a few days away from the launch of the Maple Leaf Digital Lounge at SXSWi! We have approximately 1000 RSVP’s for our Saturday night party with DigitalLA and CFC Media Lab. We can’t wait to support all the Canadian companies out here! We’re also looking forward to working as a team to promote our presenting companies, partners and sponsors.
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Here are some photos of the event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157626132708451/