The Holidays season was enjoyed by everyone. We enjoyed a night just before Christmas where guest dance until 2am and celebrated the start of the Holiday Season. People came out in white, ice blue or a touch of sparkle to shine that evening.
Thanks to Shanny in the City the other host and her client and friends who came out. Also our venue host, one of Toronto’s most unique downtown venue’s, the Everleigh.
Thanks to our clients, supporters, partners and friends who were all there to celebrate the festive season under one roof! This the season to drink, eat, and be merry.
Just a few photos from the night: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/
Canadian Disabilty Hall of Fame
For the last few years, CityEvents had the pleasure of assisting The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) in the planning of the annual Canadian Disability Awards. The awards ceremony honours outstanding Canadians who make a difference for people with physical disabilities.
The 21st induction ceremony was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, in the Concert Hall on November 3, 2014. Four new members were welcomed into the fold of Canadian Disability Hall of Fame by David Crombie, Chair, and Honourable Vim Kochhar, CFPDP Chair.
The event started with a reception, where people came to register and by dropping off their business card had the chance to enter the draw for some great door prizes. It was a busy reception as people had the chance to talk to each other and reconnect. The reception hall was crowded with over 400 people, all excited about the upcoming award ceremony. At 12:30 people were seated and the ceremony started. Maureen Sabia, Chairman, Canadian Tire Corp was keynote speaker and she opened the presentation by outlining some of the great achievements of the winners.
Sudarshan Gautam received the first award as an Achiever. He is the first armless person to climb the summit of Mount Everest without the use of prosthetics. Another winner, Mark Wafer is a Tim Hortons franchisee who was recognized as a Builder. He has hired nearly 100 people with disabilities in competitively paid positions and moreover developed an influential case for inclusive hiring practices. Elisabeth Walker-Young was recently named Team Canada’s Chef de Mission for the 2015 Parapan American Games in Toronto. She received the award as an Achiever. Elisabeth swam four-times as a Paralympic swimmer and is a multi-medalist. Chris Williamson is an athlete as well and he is one of the world’s most decorated para-alpine racers. He received the Athlete award this year.
Sabia underlined that these individuals have been selected because of the difference they have made for people with disabilities
To see some of the photos from the event visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157647026289264/
Every year the Bells on Bay St. ring, this year at the Fairmont Royal York. It is a lovely event that allows attendees share the spirit of Christmas. The event was a lovely breakfast event with live music, excellent meal and even a fruit tray to represent a train track to match the theme of the event.
This year the guest speaker was Bruce McQuaig the President and CEO of Metrolinx who spoke about how transportation can provide communities with opportunities. The audience also heard from Stacey Campbell, Executive Director and CEO of Prison Fellowship Canada as the Philanthropic Partner who spoke about children and the absence of Christmas when a parent is incarnation. She told a story of a young man who had lost his parents to the system who they supported his ongoing education.
Bells on Bay St. was created out of a desire Intriciti had to share the spirit of Christmas with business leaders. The idea was birthed to Alana in the early days of her ministry as she struggled with the “market bells” dominating Bay St. She coined the phrase “Bells on Bay St.” for each of us (including herself) to be mindful of the “church bells” in the midst of the hustle and bustle at Christmas.
This year, Intriciti expanded this signature event to Ottawa with the inaugural “Bells on Bank St.” to over a few hundred people.
When: December 3, 2014
CityEvents enjoyed working on the launch of the newest location of Fresh Burger. Fresh Burger opened their second location, but this time in downtown Toronto, their first location opened up last September in Richmond Hill to rave reviews.
Fresh Burger opened for business on November 28th 2014, and to celebrate their new store they gave away free burgers for the first 2 hours. The plan was to give out free burgers for 1.5 hours but the owner extended after seeing the line. The turnout was out of this world. There were over two hundred people waiting to see what all the buzz was about and try the burgers for themselves.
Toronto seems to be crazy about their burgers, and Friday was no different. People waited patiently for the free burgers out in the cold. The energy surrounding the event was great and we were happy to hear so many positive comments! Once everyone received their burgers we asked them how they tasted and people were thrilled with quality of the ingredients and enjoyed the special sauce. Many guests also tried the poutine and one food expert said it was the best poutine they have had outside of Quebec.
Overall it was a stellar event and everyone was overjoyed with their free burgers. I used to drive to Richmond Hill for these burgers so happy that I can stay in the 905 to satisfy my cravings. (DL) I would recommend that everyone try these burgers!
You can find Fresh Burger’s 2nd location at 542 Church Street.
For photos of this event click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos
Author: Megan Teltscher and Deb Lewis
December 1, 2014 by email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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The three days of The National Women’s Show was a few weeks ago and it could not have been more fun for the attendees! CityEvents assisted the show producers with a social media lounge. The show was at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The space was perfect and everyone had a great time. The lounge was equipped with modern couches and seating areas for guests.
There were so many different vendors selling unique items targeted for women. Everything from hair products to organic foods. There was a huge spectrum of items. Aswell as giveaways there were also free gifts. Everyone was getting free pasta, razors and other samples.
The National Women’s Show had something for everyone. There was social media interactions, shopping and mingling with other women. We stayed in the Social Media and Contest Lounge for the majority of the time. We had live feeds from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and more. The live feeds were great for people for the online Twitter contests. The online Twitter contests were great because we had many people competing for the prizes and it was simple to enter the contests. All one had to do was retweet to win!
Next year is going to be just as spectacular and we hope to see everyone there again!
Click here to go to the NWS Website.
Author: Megan Teltscher