You don’t have to be Irish to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

February 28, 2014 by  
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St. Patrick’s Day is known as an event that is associated with the colour green, shamrocks, luck and anything Irish. This year St. Patrick’s Day is on Monday March 17th 2014. What are you doing this St. Patrick’s Day? Need some ideas? Listed below are exciting activities that are fun and enjoyable.  Some are before St. Patricks day over the weekend so you don’t have to worry about starting the week off after a big night of celebrating on Monday night.

Family Fun

St. Patrick’s Day Parade-Sunday March 16th 2014
The annual St Patrick’s Day Parade starts at 12PM on Sunday March 16th 2014 at St. George and Bloor. The Parade will continue along Bloor Street down Yonge Street and finishes on Queen Street at Nathan Philips Square. The parade features entertaining floats, bands, dancers and marching groups from Toronto’s Irish and multicultural community. This year’s Grand Marshal is Irish boxer Katie Taylor who is the reigning Olympic, World, European and Irish Champion.  For more information, go to

Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk- March 16th, 2014
runThe 15th anniversary Archilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk through the heart of Downtown Toronto is on Sunday March 16th, 2014. The race starts at 10:15 AM at 255 Bremner Blvd,Toronto outside of Steam Whistle Brewery @ the Roundhouse.
Visit Achilles St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk online registration system on the Events Online Website to register for the event. Online registration closes on Monday March 10th, 2014 at 11:59 PM or until the event reaches the capacity of 1500 participants. For more information, go to

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The Lucky Ball- Thursday March 13th, 2014

The 2nd Annual Lucky Ball is on Thursday March 13th, 2014 at Revival Bar (783 College St.). The event supports the Fort York Food Bank and is a fun way to celebrate. The Fort York Food Bank is a multi-service agency focused on reconnecting people with their community. For more information, go to

St. Party’s Day-March 14th-15th 2014
logo2The Carlsberg St. Party’s Day is on March 14th-15th 2014 at Andrew Richard Designs (571 Adelaide Street East). This two day festival unites people from all backgrounds as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. For more information, go to

St.Patrick’s Day Club/Pub Crawl 2014- March 15th, 2014
Club/Pub crawls to three of Toronto’s night clubs on March 15th, 2014 for the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. The night begins at Product Nightclub (364 Richmond St. West) from 9PM-10PM, then at 10PM, the buses will depart and continue to a mystery location before stopping at Fiction Nightclub. For more information, go to

SPD St. Patty’s Day-Saturday March 15th 2014
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at Amsterdam Brewhouse & Harbourfront on Saturday March 15th 2014. Enjoy performances by live bands and DJs at Amsterdam Brewhouse & Harbourfront. There will be a full food menu. Purchase tickets for guarantee entry to the event. Event starts at 11AM for those with early bird tickets. For more information, visit

The Uptown Loft St. Paddy’s Bash- Saturday March 15th 2014
PrintCelebrate St. Patrick’s Day at The Uptown St. Paddy’s Party on Saturday March 15, 2014 at 9PM. The night will start off with St. Paddy’s Ice Breaker games then the dancing will begin. Event costs $5 if you wear green, $10 if you show up not wearing green. For more information, visit

For a list of more St. Paddy’s day events and other events in Toronto visit our Toronto Calendar at

Canadian Helen Keller Centre Awards

February 27, 2014 by  
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Tenth Annual Awards Luncheon

In conjunction with the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons, CHKC held the Annual CHKC Awards Dinner on April 15th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel to honour individuals who have made outstanding achievements and contributions to the disability of deaf-blindness, and to raise much needed funds to operate the centre.

Guest Speaker: The Honourable Ted McMeekin, Minister of Community and Social Services

George Brown College will accept the 2014 Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award for their exceptional community service and training.

Distinguished guests of the luncheon include: Lieutenant Governor David, C. Onley, Ruth Ann Onley,Cindy Accardi Executive Director Rotary Cheshire Homes & Canadian Helen Keller Centre, John Rafferty CEO, CNIB, President & CEO of ICIC Bank of Canada, Sriram Lyer, Honourable Vim Kochhar and Vice-Chairman & COO of Scotiabank Sabi Marwah.

Check out photos from last year:

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SEDI Award 2014

February 27, 2014 by  
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The Awards

The SEDI Awards were created in 2004 to celebrate the inspiring achievements of SEDI’s partners and the people they serve. The Awards are a unique opportunity to support and celebrate transformational changes taking place in communities and in the lives of real people.

The Awards celebrate:

People who have left homelessness behind and built a stronger economic future for themselves with the help of SEDI’s Independent Living Account program

Passionate, committed community workers across Canada who are using the financial literacy education training they received from SEDI to transform their communities.

Individuals, groups/organizations or governments that have made an important contribution to expanding economic opportunity for low-income people – provincially or Canada-wide – through policy and/or program innovation.

Nominations are now closed. View SEDI Awards nominations criteria.


SEDI Awards Gala Dinner

On March, SEDI has continued to inspire by hosting its sixth SEDI Awards Gala dinner in Toronto. This reception and dinner brought together more than 400 community, business and government leaders to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of SEDI’s many partners and program participants in expanding economic opportunity for low-income Canadians.


Event Details:

Date: Thursday March 27th, 2014

Location: Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King St. W.

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Reception, dinner, award ceremony

Host: CBC TV’s Suhana Meharchand

Keynote Speaker: Robert Friedman, General Counsel, Founder and Chair, CFED

The dinner featured our keynote speaker, Robert Friedman and the inspiring stories of Award nominees and winners who were helping to make Canada a place where everyone has lifelong opportunities to improve their social and economic well-being.

Proceeds from the evening has helped SEDI continue its work with business, government and community partners across Canada to build financial resilience through financial education and savings programs, and to explore innovative new approaches to building economic opportunity for low-income Canadians.

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Pan Am Opportunities

February 27, 2014 by  
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The seminar Procurement opportunities with the TO2015 Pan-Parapan American Games

The Toronto Pan Am 2015 games will generate millions of dollars of new business opportunities for small and medium businesses in the GTA.

If you want to take part in this once in a lifetime opportunity, then the Pan Am Opportunities event is for you.

Learn how to become a supplier of the Toronto Pan Am Games, through licensing or through partnership opportunities.

When: March 17, 2014

Hours: 8:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Where: 25 Dockside Dr – 8th floor Toronto, ON

To buy a ticket or learn more about the event visit:

Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada

February 25, 2014 by  
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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is a brand new attraction for millions of Torontonians and visitors to the city. In October 2013, the aquarium opened its doors for visitors at the heart of downtown, Toronto. The world class attraction is conveniently placed alongside the CN Tower and Rogers Centre.

The aquarium has North America’s longest underwater viewing tunnel. Ripley’s visitors will have the chance to see 16,000 animals from around the world and also have over 100 interactive opportunities, which feature horseshoe crabs, sharks, jellies, rays and green sea turtles. It is consisted of 9 galleries to explore and each one has different themes, starting with species from Toronto’s backyard, the Great Lakes basin.

Ripley’s Aquarium provides not only an aquarium experience but also an event experience by offering its space as a venue for social and corporate events such as galas, celebrations, fundraisers, holiday parties, and meetings. You can even have birthday parties and sleepovers at the aquarium! To enhance your event, it also provides catering and another unique experience, including Behind the Scenes tours and custom Dive Shows.

The venue is an absolutely perfect choice for themed events. It will take you and your guests on a journey to view species from all over the world and make sure guests feel as if they were underwater. Any event held at the Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada is guaranteed to be an unforgettable experience.

For more information:

For more information on booking your event: or call 647-351-FISH (3474).


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