Walk for Change


On Saturday, May 11th LAMP Community Health Centre’s Walk for Change 5K Walkathon supported the 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental illness in your community.   The walk helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, and raised funds to benefit local mental health support programs, such as LAMP’s own Among Friends. This program provides social and recreation opportunities to individuals facing mental health challenges and helps them work toward recovery while promoting health, community, and respect.

The event began at LAMP Community Health Centre near Islington Ave & Lakeshore Blvd West, with Registration at 9am and the walk at 10am. Members of the community walked 5km through the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area, stopping first at the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital buildings, and continuing passed the Mastercard Centre on Kipling, towards the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery on Evans.  Along the way, speakers brought the history to life while discussing the importance of community mental health services to those of us affected by mental illness.  All members of the public were welcome.

Register now at: http://walk4change13.eventbrite.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WalkForChange
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AFWalkathon


Canadian Helen Keller Centre 2013 Award Luncheon

April 29, 2013 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

This year the Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award Luncheon took place April 25th, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. For this 9th annual award ceremony, CHKC, in conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP), honoured the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind) for its outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deaf-blindness, and raising much needed funds to operate the centre.

Mr Larry Corke (Awards Chair, CHKC) and Cindy Accardi (Executive Director, Rotary Cheschire Homes and CHKC) presented the 2013 Canadian Helen Keller Award to John Rafferty CEO & President of CNIB and this included a special plaque made in Braille…do you know how hard it was to find a supplier who does awards in Braille?

The award was a great opportunity to network and mingle as 250 guests came to honour the award recipients and to listen to the wise words of Premiere of Ontario Kathleen Wynne and the audience enjoyed her update on the provinces involvement in this community.

The luncheon was paced by awarding London Olympic Paralympics athletes Patrick Anderson (wheelchair Basketball), David Durepos (Wheelchair Basketball), Jared Funk (Wheelchair Rugby), Virginia McLachla (Athletics), Nathan Stein (Swimming) and Michelle Stilwell (Wheelchair Race) with the King Clancy Award.

For this occasion the national anthem was wonderfully sung by Major Beverly Ivany.

Master of Ceremony Rob Snoek was our host for the day as a former Paralympics world champion and president of the CFPDP.


Picture of the 2013 CHKC Award Luncheon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157633432561322/

Picture of last years’ CHKC Award: HERE

Bloke & Fourth

April 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

Bloke & 4th is this incredible unique venue on King West & Spadina in the heart of the entertainment district that has 2 different atmospheres in one place.  There is a great seating area as well as mingling area.

First there is the East wing called Bloke. A stylish lounge where designs meets comfort and urban atmosphere. Everything is in place for people to relax, connect and enjoy cocktails up until 11pm.


Then, the West wing, 4th, is a restaurant featuring globally inspired menu, focusing on local and seasonal ingredients, which enable them to created and update it 4 times a year. They offer”global flavours with modern twists by combining a variety of textures and temperatures”. Another of their uniqueness consists in creating every meal from scratch.

And finally both wings transform into “Bloke & 4th”, 5000 square feet of functional space, as the evening ensues and the dining finishes.Special features :

  • East Wing: Bloke
    8 VIP Tables
  • West Wing: 4th
    80 Seats
    3 Private Dining Sections, each accommodating 15-30+ Guests

For more information on the venue : http://blokeand4th.com/#&panel1-1

Rosedale Art Fair

April 23, 2013 by  
Filed under Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

The 1st Annual Rosedale Art Fair. The Rosedale Main Street BIA was proud to launch the Rosedale Art Fair this spring. The two-day event showcased the notable work of emerging artists, such as Sebastien Benitez and Treva Michelle, from across the GTA at participating Rosedale stores and restaurants.

You had the opportunity to meet live with the artists and purchase affordable high calibre works of art. It was an exceptional opportunity to support the work of up and coming local artists.

Local restaurants and merchants offered special sales and promotions during the fair, which was yet another great opportunity to support your community.

The event featured:

  • · “Art in the Square” where up to forty artists showcased their curated work. Visitors had the opportunity to meet directly with the artists and purchase works of art from all the artists.
  • · Photographs of Sebastian Benitez whose recent photographic series explored the themes of memory and identity.
  • · Treva Michelle’s paintings which delve into the tactile process of working in vibrant saturated pigments.
  • · Established Artist, one of them whom exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, also Exhibited

For more information > http://www.rosedalemainstreet.ca

About the Rosedale Main Street BIA: The Rosedale Main Street Business Improvement Area represented over 180 businesses along Yonge Street from Woodlawn Avenue to Crescent Road. The BIA worked to improve the voice of the local businesses in their community.

Picture of the Rosedale Art Fair:


Creating Compelling Corporate Events

April 9, 2013 by  
Filed under Past Events, Toronto

PR in Canada, Airship 37, & Berkeley Events invite you to join them for a VIP night as they explore current trends in coordinating compelling corporate events, from product launches and award ceremonies to conferences and conventions. Leading planners from Toronto’s event industry will reveal the latest tips and tricks in coordinating and hosting corporate events. So come out and enjoy some tapas while listening to corporate entertainment discuss how you can engage attendees at your next corporate event. Professionals from communications and corporate event planning sectors are welcome to attend this event.


Tuesday, April 30, 2013  6:30 – 10:00 PM
Airship 37, 37 Parliament St, Toronto, ON  M5A 2Y2


To register go to: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5933702865

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