Category Archives: Life & Culture

November 22

The Good, Bad And Ugly Sweater@Second City-Nov.20th,2016-Jan.5th,2017

It’s that time of the year! “AGAIN!” We’ll be faced with Garlands, Christmas Trees and Horrible/Tacky sweaters.  The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Sweater,  at The Second City,  made fun of all the washed up, broken down traditions that tend to plague us during the holiday season. On stage November 20, 2017 to January […]

November 22

12 TREES GALA@THE GARDINER MUSEUM-THURS.,NOV.16th,2017

By A.J.Lam The annual 12 Trees Gala, celebrating the artistic luminance of light with the theme of Let There Be Light, raised $120,000 for the Gardiner Museum’s mission to support creativity and healing through clay education and therapeutic art programs, with a sold-out soirée on a wintry autumn evening at the Gardiner Museum, which celebrates […]

November 21

2017 Right To Play Tribute Dinner@Metro Toronto Convention Centre -Tuesday, November 14, 2017

BY Kimberly Samnang Right To Play hosted its fourth signature Tribute Dinner on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 in Toronto — a fundraising event to celebrate the power of play, and its ability to transform the lives of children and empower youth around the world. The Dinner paid tribute to The Honourable Chantal Petitclerc, Canadian Senator, […]

November 19

The 7th Annual Under The Big Top Gala In Support Of Autism@Liberty Grand-Thurs.,Nov.16th,2017

2017 was the 7th annual gala for-Under The Big Top For Autism! This is a cause that’s especially dear to everyone, as autism affects 1 in 88 children with that number growing constantly. It was an honour to be a part of an event that is trying to help children and parents in the absence […]

November 19

Luckystickz celebrates his new release November 28 at Lula Lounge (Toronto ON) before ringing in the new year December 31 at the Hamilton Convention Centre (Hamilton ON). STEEL PAN SAVANT & MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER LUCKYSTICKZ SETS FORTH ON EVERY DAY BATTLE — AVAILABLE NOW!

Percussionists are born with a passion and rhythm so key to their being, and Canadian singer, songwriter, steel pan aficionado, and motivational speaker Luckystickz is absolutely no exception to this rule. Dejehan Hamilton as Luckystickz is an awesome interview; between his experience at Boston’s alumni-heavyweight Berklee College of Music as the very first Canadian steel […]

November 18

Gold Medal Plates@Metro Toronto Convention Centre Thursday, November 16, 2017

By Kimberly Samnang What a grand finale to the 2017 Gold Medal Plates campaign! The event in Toronto was simply stellar, with superb food and drink, a highly successful trip-auction, great conversation between the brilliant MC, Scott Russell and the athletes – Olympian bobby-dazzlers. And of course the house band was on fire in front […]

November 17

Canada’s Walk of Fame @ The Liberty Grand (Wed. Nov. 15, 2017)

CANADA’S WALK OF FAME ROLLED OUT THE RED CARPET FOR THE 2017 INDUCTEES Hosted by multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter and 2006 Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee, Jann Arden, Inductees accepted the honour from special guest presenters who have impacted their life and/or career. This intimate evening also shined a spotlight on the 2017 Allan Slaight Honour recipient […]

November 13

The 7th Annual Chair Affair@Casalife-Fri.,Nov.3rd,2017

Top industry designers, Chef Michael Smith, and entertainer Terence Gowan & Friends, were in attendence for the 7th Annual Furniture Bank Gala. It was an evening of art and design, an auction of celebrated designer chairs and more fabulous items and together helping those in need find warmth, dignity, and stability in their new homes. […]

November 13

Emily Saliers of Indigo Girls debut album-“Murmuration Nation”

Thirty years into one of the most storied careers in popular music,  Ind “What’s a 53 year old woman doing making her first solo record?” muses Saliers, best known as one half of the iconic duo Indigo Girls. “What compels someone like me to follow this strong attachment to rhythmic music?” See Emily Saliers at […]

November 12

The Annual Stone Tile Party@1451 Castlefield Rd.,Toronto-Thurs.,Nov.9th,2017

The Stone Tile Red Carpet Party is an annual staple on the calender of the “who’s who” In Toronto. The door opened up at 6pm to their customers, clients and friends of Stone Tile. They promised to deliver a great industry party and “yes”, they pulled a Canada Post by totally delivering on time! This […]

November 05

BOOMBOX-“LlVE FOREVER”@TIFF Bell Lightbox-Thurs.,Nov.2nd,2017

By BK on the SCENE The iconic movie/TV show “Fame”, featuring Irene Cara, transformed TIFF Bell Lightbox into it’s own modern school for the arts, inspired by the 1980’s prestigious performance arts high school in New York City. Patrons were transformed in a unique, multi-sensory experience, featuring Toronto’s emerging artists and performers.   Boombox installations […]

November 05

Taste Canada’s Awards@The Ritz-Carleton-Mon.,Oct.30th,2017

By BK on the SCENE The 20th annual Taste Canada Awards were held at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto, an event combining cookbook authors and food bloggers to honour culinary writers and publishers from across our country. A total of 147 books and blogs in both English and French were entered in the yearly event.   Noah […]

November 04

Art Toronto-OPENING NIGHT PREVIEW@Metro Toronto Convention Centre-Thursday, October 26, 2017

By Kimberly Samnang The official opening of Art Toronto is a unique and important benefit gala for the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) which has raised $5 million dollars over the past 16 years. Funds raised at the event help support the AGO’s compelling exhibition and education programs, with a portion of the proceeds going […]

November 01

INTRODUCING: SICKKIDS VS LIMITS – CAMPAIGN LAUNCH@Mattamy ATHLETIC CENTRE-FRI.,OCT.27th,2017

In 1949, the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) was built at 555 University Avenue, the entire city gathered for the cause. Nearly 85,000 donors lined up for a tour. It’s 2017, and 21st century medicine shouldn’t be held back by an outdated building. That’s why there is a great need to build a new SickKids […]

November 01

7th Annual Great Jewellery Heist@Ritz-Carlton Hotel-Friday, October 27, 2017

By Kimberly Samnang The 7th Annual Great Jewellery Heist took place at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in support of Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, part of Sinai Health System. The Great Jewellery Heist featured a gourmet lunch and exclusive silent and live auctions featuring fine jewels, pieces from luxury brands, vintage estate jewellery and one-of-a-kind designer pieces at […]