Meet Me in Africa – Charitable Event (@ SpeakEasy21)

Meet me in Africa is a charitable program supported by the Public Relations Agency VOCAB Communications, which is based in Toronto, Canada. In 2012, Founder Chrissy Newton Was on a charitable media trip with MTV Canada and Life Momentum looking to support a local Tanzanian youth based program. Through her travels, Chrissy was introduced to an orphanage in Arusha,Tanzania.

Chrissy has developed a great relationship with the teachers and children in Arusha and her “Meet me in Africa” was born. Every year, Chrissy and a team of volunteers will visit the orphanage and work directly on construction, education and agriculture.

Last night, a group of supporters purchased tickets, showing their support with this charitable and meaningful program at SpeakEasy21, which is a nice hotspot restaurant located in the heart of the financial district. Rain or shine, nothing stopped people from supporting this event, especially SpeakEasy21 provided a patio with a rooftop that protect the patrons even sitting at the patio. Lots of musicians, artists and dancers came out to perform and showing their support at this event. It was a fun and meaningful evening and we hope this charitable event raise lots of money for such a meaningful program by Chrissy Newton.

Want to know more about “Meet Me in Africa”, click here.

Want to know more about SpeakEasy21, click here.

Check out the photos below:

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Want to Win Tickets? – The Beat Down 2014 Hip Hop Dance Competition

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Want to win something? This is why you follow my MoVernie Lifestyle BLOG.

The Beat Down 2014 Hip Hop Dance Competition is happening this Saturday on August 9 at 6pm. The event will be held at the CNE Grounds.

MoVernie and The Beat Down are collaborating to give out a pair of The Beat Down Dance Competition Tickets to a lucky winner. This pair of tickets also include your chance to meet some of the well-known hip hop dancers that travel from Los Angeles and other places.

HOW TO WIN?

You just need to do the following:

1) “LIKE” MoVernie Facebook Group page by clicking here.

2) In “The Beat Down 2014” photo, like the photo and tell us “Why you like hip hop? What attracts you?”

It’s that simple! You have to do BOTH steps for a chance to win!

NOTE: A winner will be announced during my MoVernie LIVE in Studio this Wednesday at 6pm! Want to know if you a a winner? Tune in on Wednesday to find out by clicking this link.

Good luck! Follow me @MoVernie on Twitter & @RealMoVernie on Instagram for more upcoming goodies, contests, giveaways and cool events!

VELD 2014 – Day 1 (EDM at Downsview Park)

As you know, MoVernie is always on the MOVE. This time, with his crew, covering one of the hottest events of the summer. After it’s successful inaugural event from last year, VELD is returning again this weekend, with an even stronger lineup of performers including the likes of Armin Van Buuren, Iggy Azalea, Zedd, Calvin Harris, just to name a few.

Rain dropped a bit during the early afternoon but it hold up for the rest of the evening. Crowd got bigger and bigger and having a great time in the open field at Downsview Park. That’s what I like about VELD, it created a “Tomorrow Land” type of feel to it because the big main stage was built from scratch and in the big open field. Baccardi Tent was awesome as well, providing a second stage for performers to enjoy the beach sand type of atmosphere.

Here are the photos that was taken yesterday. VELD Round 2, are you ready for more?

If you are staying in the city and have nothing to do, it’s never too late to purchase VELD Tickets. Click here to check for ticket availability.

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Win “The Zero Theorem” DVD – MoVernie Contest/Mongrel Media

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Do you like to win something? Do you love movies?

MoVernie & Mongrel Media collaborate to give you a chance to win “The Zero Theorem” DVD, starring David Thewlis, Melanie Thierry, Lucas Hedges, Tilda Swinton and Matt Damon. Click here to view the movie trailer.

HOW TO WIN?

You just need to do the following:

1) “LIKE” MoVernie Facebook Group page by clicking here.

2) In “The Zero Theorem” photo, like the photo and tell us “what is your meaning of life”?

It’s that simple! You have to do BOTH steps for a chance to win!

NOTE: A winner will be announced during my MoVernie LIVE in Studio this Wednesday at 6pm! Want to know if you a a winner? Tune in on Wednesday to find out by clicking this link.

Good luck! Follow me @MoVernie on Twitter & @RealMoVernie on Instagram for more upcoming goodies, contests, giveaways and cool events!

Smashfest 2014 – Ping-Pong Tournament With NHL Players & Celebrities (Charity Event)

Yesterday evening, me and my crew attended and covered one of the hottest events of the summer called Smashfest. This was the third year Smashfest had been running and it will continue to get bigger and better every year. Smashfest is an exclusive party that brings together NHL stars and other celebrities for a ping-pong themed night in downtown Toronto, being held at Steam Whistle Brewery’s historic Roundhouse.

Guests who paid for the tickets got to mix and mingle with a number of past and present NHL players. Foods, wine and SteamWhistle beer were provided throughout the night. Some selected lucky guests also got to play in a ping-pong tournament with the NHL players, playing to win the Smashfest Trophy. Defending champion, Minnesota Wild Stephane Veilleux defended his title again against Vancouver Canucks Alex Burrows. Smashfest was hosted and organized by New York Rangers, Dominic Moore who wanted to raise awarenss and funding to support two very important causes: concussion, as well as rare cancer research.

For more information about Smashfest and how you can purchase tickets for next year, click here!

Like what you read? Follow me on Twitter @MoVernie or on Instagram @RealMoVernie! See you in the Social Media World!

Below are photos that my crew had taken during yetersday’s Smashfest event:

Photo Credit: Jensen Adam Lee

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Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Practice Session – Behind-the-Scene

The Canadian Senior Men’s National Basketball Team began its summer program practice session at the Air Canada Centre on Sunday. They were preparing for a tight packed four weeks of practices and games against top teams in Europe.  First off, Team Canada will have three days of practice in Toronto, then they will fly in Venice on Wednesday to begin a tour of friendly exhibition games against teams from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia, Georgia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Ukraine and Angola before returning to Toronto on August 13. Although the young exciting NBA players such as Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Tristan Thompson weren’t available at the practice session, other guys such as Andrew Nicholson, Kevin Olynyk, Corey Joseph, and among others  attended the practice session. GM of Team Canada Steve Nash, Team Canada Coach Jay Triano and Corey Joseph addressed to the media about their goals and objectives with the practice sessions and the this Euro tour.

Here are some of the actions taken at the practice session at the Air Canada Centre, Raptors Practice Court, courtesy by photographer, Marcena Lau.

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Adam Lambert + Queen Concert – Toronto

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Moments after Germany became the World Cup Champion, I drove to downtown to get ready for my round 2 of my events of the day. Thanks to one of my sponsors, my buddy and I, (both know the sponsor very well) got tickets to see the Queen and Adam Lambert Concert at the Air Canada Centre.

My buddy and I showed the usher our tickets, to our surprise, our seats were top notched and we were sitting at Row 1, right in front of the stage. No one in front of us will block us and we have ample of leg room at our seats. I couldn’t believe it! I was pumped.

The Queen & Adam Lambert ROCKED the ACC the entire night. Adam has a powerful and amazing vocals. And the Queen? Queen is Queen, doing their best with a number of their hits after hits, bringing the place down. It was an unbelievable experience. The Row 1 seats were by far the best I ever sat for any concert. Special shoutout to my sponsor, you know who you are! I am forever grateful and cherish every moment as always!

Here are the amazing photos that I took at the event from my row 1 seats. Enjoy!

Follow me @MoVernie on Twitter for more amazing Adam Lambert and the Queen photos!

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The Goal Witnessed Around The World 2014

By Shaf

What an amazing match!!

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The 2014 FIFA world cup comes to an end with Germany as the winner.

You and I both know what the Argentines were doing leading up to the final match…

They were rehearsing.

And rehearsing well…

Rehearsing how they’re going to react to losing :D

Nah just kidding

These two teams are a power house.

Both teams are extremely dangerous

For much of the FIFA tournament it seemed the Argentines relied heavily on Messi to bring them through.

Meanwhile Germany competing as a team rather than relying on a hero.

For this reason alone it seemed Germany was going to take the world cup.

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18K Gold

And win they did.

No matter how hard Argentina prayed for Messi to score that goal it didn’t do a dam thing at winning the cup.

Let this be a lesson kids…one man CAN NOT make a difference…

Because there's only one Jesus

Because not everyone can be Jesus

No hard feelings on either side of the teams though

The nature of the game is a winner and a loser.

Good game guys…good game

Alright…I was routing for Argentina and lost a bet…I’m gona go have 3 Burgers to my face as the loser

Enjoy the awards ceremony

Want a Chance to Win a Messenger Bag? – Show your PRIDE!

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As you know, MoVernie is always on the look out for hot spots to party. Great restaurants to eat! Great events to cover! But MoVernie is also constantly collaborate with great sponsors to create MoVernie Contests to giveaway great prizes and free stuff to his audience and followers!

Toronto World Pride Week 2014 is coming from June 20-29! MoVernie and PinkStix has decided to collaborate together to run a MoVernie Contest to giveaway 3 colourful messenger bags to 3 lucky winners!

PinkStix is an online fashion store that provides great accessories fashions for females from messenger bags, handbags, clutches, scraves, jewellery and much much more! PINKSTIX’s Mission Statement is to provide quality fashion items at accessible price-points, so any girl can be fabulous in any situation!

There are 3 ways you can have a chance to win a colourful messenger bag from PinkStix.

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MoVernie Contest – Method 1: Enter contest via Facebook Group Page

Step 1: “LIKE” PinkStix Facebook Group Page. Click here to LIKE

Step 2: “LIKE” MoVernie Facebook Group Page. Click here to LIKE

Step 3: On the MoVernie Group Page, there will be a photo showing the colourful PinkStix, limited edition Pride Messenger Bag, “LIKE” that photo & using the comment section, tell us which colour you will choose if you are the winner of this messenger bag!

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MoVernie Contest – Method 2: Enter contest via Twitter

Step 1: “Follow” @Pinksterella on Twitter.

Step 2: “Follow” @MoVernie on Twitter.

Step 3: Tweet to us & tell us what activity/event you look forward to check out at the Toronto World Pride 2014 (please include hashtag #MoVerniePrideContest)

For example, a tweet could be “I look forward to seeing Tegan & Sara perform at the World Pride Closing Ceremony #MoVerniePrideContest”

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MoVernie Contest – Method 3: Enter contest via Instagram

Step 1: “Follow” @pinksterella on Instagram.

Step 2: “Follow” @RealMoVernie on Instagram.

Step 3: Tag a picture of your favourite Pride Week activity or related items and tag #MoVerniePrideContest

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All 3 winners will be announced on Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 6pm (EST). So, follow us for updates and the winners announcement. Good Luck!

Spoilers – Game of Thrones Episode 8

by Shaf

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Why?!

He could’ve just killed him when he had the chance…

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He was one of my favorite characters too.

The Red Viper of Dorne…two thumbs into his eyeballs and then head smooshed into bits and pieces.

You cocky SOB…you could’ve lived a life of whoring around and endless orgies. But nooo

Anyways. I’m calmm. I’m calm.

So let’s recap what happened in this weeks episode of Game of Thrones:

Oberyn Martell gets his head smooshed.

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This Guy

There, done.

But R.R. Martin is known to pull a fast one under your feet each time something good is about to happen.

I guess that’s what makes it interesting. A bit of man soap opera gives GOT the kind of kick very few shows deliver.

Not only do you feel a sense of loss but you’re left with an impeding sense of danger for Tyrion as his lifeline deminishes to 0.

And then what…

Yeahh

You’re left with another 7 days of pondering Tyrion’s fate before the next episode airs.

I should mention a bit about Jorah and his betrayal to Khaleesi in this episode

But nobody cares about Jorah

Do you?

I didn’t think so.

So yeah, back to my point

The question on everyone’s mind now is “Will Tyrion die?”

Mmmmm

Don’t think so. The Gods of Westeros gave Tyrion more lives than the weed growing on your front lawn. Think of all the ways he could’ve died up until today…

Hasn’t happened yet.

So fear not fans, I’d bet the coins of Iron Bank that Tyrion will last a bit longer. This horse hasn’t finished his race just yet…