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For art lovers who want to make a difference, Art with Heart is an art show fundraiser for Casey House with a 19-year history, in support of those living with HIV/AIDS right here in Toronto.  The evening at The Carlu consisted of a great collection of Canadian contemporary works of art, gourmet food, complimentary bar and giant live auction. The great catering of the fine food was by Daniel & Daniel.  These guys are everywhere. The seafood dish featuring scallops…

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The Oceana Ball is a celebration of children’s health and Canadian art, fashion and philanthropy in support of the Herbie Fund at the Hospital for Sick Children.  The name Oceana, is inspired by water and for the entity that connects us all, bettering humanity by uniting it together. With philanthropists and celebrities in attendance, it was quite a full agenda at the Oceana Ball starting with a reception with hors d’oeurves, silent auction for a long row of photography for…

The Venetian Ball is an annual gala filled with Italian passion, flair and elegance in the spirit of Venice’s Carnevale.  The dazzling Venetian masks, evening gowns, decadent bites, fine beverages, and a plenitude of live musical performances all make this event a worthy attraction to draw in 1,500 guests to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Highlights from the reception included jumbo tiger shrimp on a large ice bar from Ristorante Sotto Sotto and well-seasoned rack of lamb. The bars included…

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month!  So what better way to support this important month than to join a women-helping-women culinary fundraiser, Eat to the Beat, and be treated with tons of delectable Ontario culinary delights from 60 female chefs, each with their own food stations alongside a selection of fine wines and beer.  This event benefits the Wilow Breast Cancer Support non-profit organization that not only supports women in surviving breast cancer but also to thrive. This event is…

Stems of Hope Gala: Heroes Among Us

The 3rd Annual Stems of Hope gala boldly proclaimed to have an un-precedented event filled with amazement, entertainment and education.  Walking right in the decor of the retro superhero theme was a delight for guests both young and young-at-heart. It was quite confusing to have the different themes of a gala (at the Kool Haus of all places), with superheroes mixed with old school rap but that’s what made this gala really fun.  Somehow it all just worked and it’s…

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Do you have a passion for food? Ever wonder what it would be like to be a star in the kitchen? Take on the Chef’s Challenge and allow me to invite you to Chef John Cirillo’s Culinary Academy for a cooking lesson for aspiring cooks at any level and experience! Chef Cirillo lead a group of cooking enthusiasts at his own Culinary Academy on September 20th for the first in a series of this year’s Chef’s Challenge pre-events around the…

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