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Second Annual W.A.T.C.H. Community Chairman’s Fundraiser Is On April 12th – #WATCHCharity

April 11, 2012 1 comment

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The second W.A.T.C.H. Chairman’s Annual Fundraiser is being held on Thursday, April 12th from 8pm to 12am in the Loft at the Andrew Richard Designs studio (571A Adelaide Street East, Toronto) as they are being sponsored by the good folks at Andrew Richard Design Events (aka ARD Events). You can find ARD Events on Twitter at, predictably, @ARDevents as well as on Facebook again predictably at Facebook.com/ARDevents.

The official hashtag for the event tomorrow is #WATCHCharity.

I got invited to attend this night of music, art, and inspiration showcasing local talent from around the city and you can come too! Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.watchcommunity.org/38 for $60 (also available at the door) which gets you admission, open bar, yummy treats, live music, local art and a silent auction (which will be taking place from 8pm – 10:30pm). I tried to find out some more details about what would be on auction in the silent auction but alas I was unable to get any details.

So what is W.A.T.C.H.? W.A.T.C.H. is an acronym which stands for: Words. Actions. Thoughts. Character. Heart. They are a group established in 1997 as a community service organization for young people in Toronto’s most underprivileged neighborhoods. The original group was made up of students attending the University of Toronto who wanted to spend time with inner-city children in Regent Park. Since then, this core group has gone on to become successful professionals, including: lawyers, engineers, police officers, physicians, professors and corporate executives, among others. Volunteers interact with these young people in a one-to-one basis for activities like sports, music, the arts, and even some tutoring so the young people can create a brighter future for themselves. Since its founding in 1997 word has increasingly spread of the work being done by W.A.T.C.H. and their volunteers and so did the number of volunteers and supporters.

Sounds like a great cause doesn’t it?

You can find them on Twitter with the handle @WATCHfoundation or at their website  www.watchcommunity.org.

Buy tickets through the PayPal link on this page – http://www.watchcommunity.org/38. Remember, there’s an open bar and it is all for charity…what can be better than that?

I’ve also added the event to a new service called Epilogger which helps unite everyone’s social memories by pulling in all blog posts, tweets, check-ins, photos, and more and putting it all on one page. Check it out here:  http://epilogger.com/events/watch-chairmans-fundraiser-2012#_

Andrew Richard Design Industry #SummerSecret Event & I Celebrate The 9th Anniversary Of My 21st Birthday

June 22, 2011 Leave a comment

Wow, tonight is going to be jam packed with awesome.

First things first, I am overwhelmed by the love I have gotten from so many people on Twitter and Facebook in recognition of my 30th birthday. Can’t believe I made it this far!

I am looking at this beginning of my fourth decade on this Earth with excitement for the awesome that will lie ahead. So much has changed for me in the past year I can only dream of what the future may hold.

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To celebrate my birthday I am going out tonight to a party I have been invited to by my awesome friends over at Andrew Richard Designs. They are having their annual industry event tonight in their loft and atrium space. The night is going to be a Buenos Aires themed fete: Secreto de Verano (that’s Portuguese for “Summer Secret”!).

The hashtag for the event is #SummerSecret.

Also I would be remiss if I did not mention the one and only @HawleyDunbar and send her tons of love for the invite.

Andrew Richards Design does this party every year to showcase their industrial event spaces as well as their outdoor furniture collections and from what I hear the party always rocks. I am bouncing on my seat on the subway right now with anticipation.

The featured chef for the evening is Claudio Aprile of Origin Restaurant in addition to E11even, L Eat, 10tation, and The Food Dudes, who’ll be catering some delicious nosh to compliment beverages by Moet & Chandon, Belvedere Vodka, Lagarde, Trivento, Evian, Red Rain, and Wines of Argentina.

Yup, Dan is going to be celebrating his actual birthday PROPERLY this year thanks to Andrew Richards Designs!

The event is also going to be complete with live performances, cigar rolling, and music by BELLOSOUND. And honestly, what is an event without a good cigar roller on hand?

The Twitter handles for these fine folk are @ARD_Furniture, @ARDevents and the hashtag for the event is #SummerSecret.

I wonder where this night will take me!!! I wonder if there will be some cake for me to eat tonight. I wonder if this year I will finally start getting to things on time (this event started at 6:30 and it is 7:07 as I write this).

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