This year’s opening night party for the Canadian Special Events Expo was both ‘UnExpected’, and unforgettable; with a scrumptious variety of food, memorable entertainment, and ample networking opportunities, this event was a huge success. Approximately 700 event industry professionals from across Canada came out to UpCountry in the heart of Toronto, to mix and mingle at UnExpected ’13 on March 20th.
From delicacies provided by Presidential Gourmet, Cheeseworks, Parts and Labour & Neptuno, beverages from Griffin Gastropub & Wandering Bean Coffee, and desserts by Bucket and Whisk, to performances from Sarah Violin, Jordan Clark, EH440, and Becky Hoops & David Fiset; UnExpected ’13 had something for everybody’s tastes. The event also featured ‘unexpected’ elements such as a sidewalk chalk drawing by Toronto’s own Chalkmaster Dave, an Easter bunny distributing Cadbury eggs & goodies out front, a puzzle by Master Pieces, and captivating projections from Apex Sound.
The CityEvents team sponsored the social media management for this event, and were on-site to execute several contests, interact with guests, and encourage online engagement. We hosted online contests leading up to the event in which we gave away passes to both the UnExpected party, and the Canadian Special Events Expo: Tradeshow. Our on-site contests were based on guests’ involvement with social media including activity on Crowd Activation’s Social Mosa, a combination Twitter & Instagram wall, and the event’s mobile app from The App Labb. Winners went away with a Bucket & Whisk gift basket, a fondue set or gift card from CHEESEWERKS, a Parts & Labour gift card, or tickets to Sensation: Ocean of White from Nasco Staffing and the Rogers Centre.
We at CityEvents had an amazing time at this year’s UnExpected opening night party, and we are already looking forward to the next one!
Check out our photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/sets/72157633048285693
Interested in what the latest Toronto’s arts and music scenes have to offer? Education Remixed is an evening showcasing the talented artists and students of Toronto’s The Remix Project, a charity dedicated to educating and inspiring Toronto’s marginalized youth. You’ll have the opportunity to soak in creative music, film and art experiences, snack on delicious Pizza Pizza and Steam Whistle Brewing options and arrive in style with UBER cab.
On April 5, 2013 at 8pm, Humber College Event Management Students will host Education Remixed, benefiting The Remix Project and the Humber College Scholarship Fund.
Students helping students is the philosophy behind the Humber College student run company, TwoTen Events who have been sharpening their event management skills all year long to host the inaugural Education Remixed (#EDxTO), benefiting the Remix Project and the Humber College Scholarship Fund.
Headlining the event is DJ Romeo bringing R&B mixes to the Berkeley Church Stage. The work of The Remix Project graduates, photography and paintings, will be displayed in the mezzanine.
Special guests such as Andrew Jones, Grey Cup winning offensive line for the Toronto Argonauts are lending their support on April 5th, 2013.
There are a limited number of Education Remixed tickets available through the event sponsor Atendy ($20.00)
WHEN: Friday April 5th, 2013 8pm – 1am
WHERE: Berkeley Church located at 315 Queen St. East.
Don’t miss this opportunity to support your local community and fantastic new music.
On Wednesday April 18, 2012, CityEvents, RPC Group and Bar Vespa collaborated to welcome many Torontonians for this month’s Liberty Social Hour. Taking place in the heart of Liberty Village, this season’s social hour was themed as a celebration of spring. Local residents of the village, as well as others from around Toronto were pleased with the opportunity to socialize and get to know what this new neighbourhood is all about. When the evening began, the sun was shining and the drinks were flowing. Bar Vespa, the host restaurant, was filled within a few short moments, and was ready to encourage the crowd to mingle.
As the night led on, the amount of people in attendance picked up, and so did the conversation. It was clear that many of the guests had different reasons for attending Liberty Social Hour. Some were there just to meet up with a friend, others were curious to see what the hype was all about. Each guest had heard the buzz about the social hour in different ways. For some, it was hearing through past attendees, others through social media, and for a small handful, they were persuaded by the many posters surrounding the Liberty Village area.
Overall the environment was very friendly and outgoing. The same guest that stayed for 30 minutes was just as satisfied as the guest that stayed for four hours. Whether the guest was there to have a drink with old friends, or a stranger to the community, everyone felt welcomed and walked away having had a great interaction with another. As guests made their way out of Bar Vespa, they were surprised with a gift bag filled with exciting new products and deals from within Liberty Village and the surrounding area. As well, they received a special treat contributed by Bar Vespa.
Liberty Social Hour is an event meant to bring social interaction to many types of Toronto individuals. It allows one to learn more about what Liberty Village has to offer, as well as the type of people who fill it. Make sure to keep an ear out for the next Liberty Social Hour coming up in a few short months. Be a part of the growing neighbourhood of Liberty Village, and have the chance to be a part of the excitement.
Outside may have been freezing rain but things were heating up for the 7th Noche Caliente Liberty Village Social Hour at Williams Landing!
The 100 plus guests ranged from young professionals enjoying a post work signature Liberty Village cocktail, to marketing CEOs networking the room, to a retired couple out for an evening of fun. The attendants may have been varied but everyone had one thing in common: Liberty Village! Despite being the fastest growing district in Toronto Noche Caliente Liberty Social Hour perfectly captured the close-knit neighborhood spirit of the Village community.
Chatting with a six-time veteran of Liberty Social Hour, Amelia Paddington, she filled us in on how she became a fixture at the Liberty Social hour. “My husband and I walked into the first one without a clue to what was going on and not knowing a soul, but by the end of the night we had met so many people, some of whom even lived in our building and we had never spoken to! It’s gotten so much bigger since that first social hour, but its community events like these that make me love where I live”.
Over 20 local businesses generously donated samples, gift cards, and coupons to promote the village and appreciate its residents. Everyone left with a gift bag and a smile on their face. January may be the longest month of winter, but in Liberty Village they kicked the year off with a bang! Can’t wait for the next one!
Don’t get left behind, find out when the next Liberty Social Hour is on www.torontocityevents.ca, www.inlibertyvillage.com, or follow CityEvents on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date with upcoming events!
To see pictures of you and your friends from the event visit www.flikr.com/cityeventstoronto
For more information on this event visit, www.torontocityevents.ca, Facebook/LibertySocialHour-NocheCaliente, www.williamslanding.ca or www.inlibertyvillage.com, and supported by www.mercadonews.com, andwww.bhive.ca.
A few companies helped make this event possible were, Mercado, Vocado, Lust for Lashes, Portrait Dental, Deanceology, BrazenHead, Temple Kitchen, Bar Vespa, King West Fitness, Body Food, Magic Oven, Sell off Vacations, Vibrant Lifestyle, The Floor Studio Inc., Dinning Date Night, and Liberty Village Eye Care.