Frocktail Five

November 26, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

cocktailThe popular Frocktail Party returned this year. Last Thursday CityEvents enjoyed the fabulous frock designs and dancing at the Arcadian Loft. We were proud to help celebrate the 5th year of compassion and fashion in support of juvenile diabetes.

frocktailWe have attended every year and some years have been lucky enough to bid and win a new frock.  As someone that attends a number of events it has been a great place to pick up some great finds.  This year after a fierce bidding war and down to the last 5 seconds we won an Oscar de La Renta dress donated by Valerie Pringle…all for a few hundred dollars.
frocktail3I expect this quality dress will get a lot of wear and excited for the next big function. My guy friend won a great Strellson suit for only a few hundred dollars, less than half of what it is in the store. It was great to see more at the event for the men besides being with all of the beautiful ladies.
I have to say some of the dresses on the attendees were amazing and who knows maybe will be donated for future events.

frocktail2The dresses on auction are a variety of fashionable donated frocks by a variety of local retailers and celebrities. Some of the sponsors included Hudson’s Bay, O&B, French Connection, Marciano, got2b, Peroni, Iceberg Vodka, and Hendricks Gin.  We loved the mini boutiques by celebrity donators like Suzanna Rogers and stores like Marciano.  There were more than a few finds we would have loved.

It was great to join friends who also supported the event like glam jewellry designer Shay Lowe who donated some of her bright blue earrings again this year and other keen bidders.  We look forward to next year.  To check out some of the photos check out the Frocktail website and look out for details next fall on the 6th Annual.

http://www.thefrocktailparty.com

Photo credit to Kevin Gonsalves for taking these wonderful pictures.

Earrings Photo taken by Deb Lewis.

Check us in Toronto Life Fashion: http://www.fashionmagazine.com/society/2013/12/04/frocktail-party-2013/slide/frocktail-party-2013-003/

Flirty Girl Fitness

November 25, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

dancer standinghhhhhhhFlirty Girl Fitness is notorious for hosting the wildest bachelorette and girl’s night out parties in Toronto! If you haven’t heard of Flirty Girl there are many party package options available. You can choose from one the packages for your girls night and leave the rest of the planning to Flirty Girl. Packages can be tailored to fit your party’s specific needs and requirements including VIP club access, spa services and catering. They also hosts several women’s only social and networking events each year.

polldancer dancerCelebrate your special occasion in style at Toronto’s hottest women’s only party and bachelorette destination! Guaranteed to be a wild night of fun you’ll remember forever, this fabulous studio in the trendy King West area of downtown Toronto offers dance poles, leather lap dancing chairs and stilletto strip tease classes – no wonder They’re Toronto’s go to bachelorette party destination! This large lounge area has leather couches, full sound system and an awesome bar that was customized just for Coyote Ugly–style Dancing!

 

waitressThis stylish space is also ideal for corporate events, private birthday parties, holiday parties, product launches and fundraising events and is customizable for groups of any size with its open loft style. Either way, our professional staff is here to work with you to ensure your event is a success. They can help plan your event whether you’re a group of 10 or a party of over 350 and make it a truly memorable occasion for all your guests. It’s available weekends mostly, and weekdays for smaller events.

 

For more information visit: http://www.flirtygirlfitness.com/

 

Michael’s on simcoe

November 22, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Event Venues, Ontario, Toronto, Uncategorized

Michael’s on Simcoe playfully combines the best of contemporary cuisine.  With a focus on classic cocktails, they are re-invented to tantalize your taste buds.  Also in the centre of the restaurant you can see their extensive wine list that will tempt even those with the most discerning taste.

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Conveniently located in the heart of the Financial and Entertainment districts, Michael’s on Simcoe brings new life to one of the most energetic districts in downtown Toronto. This restaurant breaks down the barriers of a traditional steakhouse by challenging the overly masculine ambience.

 

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Michael’s on Simcoe offers an elegant and fancy dining room that is perfect for corporate events or any events, as well as a contemporary lounge with an exceptional long bar. They are dedicated to creating enjoyable and flawless events and would be pleased to host your function. Michael’s can accommodate a variety of groups in semi-private areas in the lounge and dining room, as well as host large-scale special events.   From a private dinner of 10 to a group of a few hundred, Michaels could accommodate.

 

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Check out these pictures.  For more information visit: http://www.michaelsonsimcoe.com/home

20th Annual Disability Hall of Fame Inductees 2013

logoOn Tuesday November 5th, 2013, 20th Annual Disability Hall of Fame Inductees was held by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) at The Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Around 300 guests came out to celebrate 5 honorable inductees who made an outstanding contribution in their fields.

Here is a list of inductees who were celebrated:

- Paralympian Stephanie Dixon who was the first Canadian woman in history to win five gold medals in a single Paralympic Games winning 19 medals throughout her career.

- Ramesh Ferris, who is a global leader in the battle to end polio. He hand-cycled more than 7,000 kilometres across Canada to raise money and awareness for global polio eradication, education and rehabilitation and provide humane support and rehabilitation for the survivors.

- Jerry and Annie Johnston who introduced Canada’s first program for disabled skiers and were instrumental in the growth of the sport in Canada.

- Founder, publisher, editor and guiding spirit of Abilities magazine connecting 80,000 readers across Canada, Raymond D. Cohen (posthumously)

- This year’s Lifetime Achievement recipient is David Crombie who always has time for disability issues, beginning with his Mayor’s Task Force on the Disabled, and then, for 20 years the selection committee chair for the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame and gifted MC for every presentation.

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After guests enjoyed a delicious lunch, the award-giving ceremony started with a speech provided by CFPDP Chair, Honourable Vim Kochhar. After he presented the awards, each of the inductees made a touching short speech that made guests reconsider about the importance how to view people with a disability. The hall was filled with applause due to the inductees’ amazing speeches.

The Donate & Learn Online Marketing Expo – Downtown Toronto – Dec 4 at 6pm

November 12, 2013 by  
Filed under CitySocial, Ontario, Past Events, Toronto, Uncategorized

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The event Donate & Learn was held at the Ted Rogers School of Management – Ryerson University this past Dec. 4th. A great spot for a seminar – this was a free event with a min. $20 donation (tax-deductible) to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto

Before the seminars began in the conference room, it was possible to donate money to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Toronto by buying food and drinks or tickets for amazing prizes. Also at this time every company supporting the event had a booth where attendees could ask direct questions and learn a little bit more about the companies and their services. Perfect for networking and meeting other people interested in this passionate world of online marketing.

The event was definitely a success with over 450 attendees and more than $9,000 raised for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Toronto.

All presentations were well created and very easy to follow. Some presentations where more interactive than others, but all of them where very inspirational. It was great to hear what companies like Bing, Go Daddy, Big3 and Green Lotto have to say about online marketing and it was exciting when they shared with the audience some great ideas to implement as an online business owner.

Definitely a great experience for a great cause.

To check out pictures of the events click here.
Sponsors: GoDaddy, Microsoft Bing, Marin Software, BlogDash

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