#SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party/Periscope this Wednesday on February 17th (TONIGHT) from 7-8 p.m.

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Photo Credit: Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation

Hello peeps,

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation (PMCF) will be hosting a Twitter Party tonight from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.! Join this great twitter party and find out how you can help support #CancerResearch at one of the top 5 cancer research centres in the world.

And MoVernie on the MOVE will be live tweeting and Periscoping during this event to interact with awesome people such as yourself. So, be sure to join this Twitter Party & join the conversation. Follow the hashtag (#SupportPrincessMargaret). See you then!

#SupportPrincessMargaret Twitter Party
Date: Wednesday February 17, 2016
Time: 7:00p.m -8:00p.m ET
Hosts: @thePMCF @PMLotto
NO RSVP
Prizing: $1,500 in VISA Gift Cards
Canada Only

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Raptors Social – MoVernie interviews Morris Peterson (MoPete) 2.0

A few months ago, the Toronto Raptors held its annual Raptors Charity Gala Event called “Raptors Social“. It’s an opportunity for Raptorsfans to meet & greet their favourite Raptors players in an off-court setting. Raptorsfans purchase the tickets and all net proceeds of the evening benefit the MLSE Foundation & the Regent Park Athletic Grounds project. For this year’s Raptors Social, the event was held at Muzik Nightclub. This event is always a BIG hit because the fans got to meet the entire Raptors roster all under the same roof and some lucky ones even get a drink or two prepared by their favourite players. That’s because some of the Raptors players such as Terrence Ross and Kyle Lowry (just to name a few) stood behind the bar counter, serving and mingling with the fans. It was a great evening for a great cause.

During the media session at this event, I got an opportunity to interview my favourite Raptors of all-time, Morris Peterson (MoPete), it was my second time interviewing MoPete. I still recalled the year before, when I interviewed MoPete, my legs were shaking. I had never got nervous interviewing anyone before but with my idol, MoPete, that was another story. This time, for MoVernie interviewing MoPete 2.0, I was more calm.

Check out my interview conversation with MoPete below:

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “MoPete, do you recognize me?” (me with a chuckle)

MoPete HS MoPete: “Ya man! Wait, no no….How are you doing man?” as MoPete playfully inspect my fedora to act if he isn’t sure if he recognizes me.

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “Ha! Ha! Good to see you man! This is MoVernie on the MOVE. Beside me is my idol, MoPete, as always. Last time, I don’t know if you remember, my legs were shaking, but this time I feel alot better. But nice to see you again.”

MoPete HS MoPete: “Thank you! Nice to see you again! You dressed pretty well tonight.”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “You are the same Mo!”

MoPete HS MoPete: “Thank you. Thank you.”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “You know, this year is the 20th Anniversary, they showed alot of highlights about you, like the miracle shot, now seeing the purple coming back, what’s it feels like being part of the 20th Anniversary?”

MoPete HS MoPete: “It feels good. Coz this organization has done alot for the city and being 20 years shows resilience, I have been to lots of ups and involves in lots of downs, this city keeps fighting man. And for 20 years, it’s special. There are a lot of guys that came through this organization over the years, like we look at a guy like Muggsy, Al and Antonio, those guys showed me the way, showed me how to be a professional”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “So, what kind of message do you tell the younger players on the roster?”

MoPete HS MoPete: “Well..I just tell them to stay focused and stay ready because in this league, it’s all about opportunity, it’s all about minutes and earning playing time and that’s what I try to encourage.”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “You have a lot of highlights but what was the highlight that really stick to your mind?”

MoPete HS MoPete: “One of my highlights was when I met you last year man”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “Wow! MoPete man, that’s amazing!”

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “Well…tonight is for Raptorfans donating for Regent Park and charity, what type of message do you want to give to the Raptorsfans?”

MoPete HS MoPete: “The Raptorsfans, well, I think this charity is good, you know, what we are trying to do is build courts around the city because basketball is big here, there are a lot of draft picks, a lot of people really watch basketball and part of that is, help building communities, have these parks available, so they can play basketball and achieve their goals.

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “Last question, my mom is a big fan of MoPete as well, she wants to know. Hey!, what is he doing right now after basketball?”

MoPete HS MoPete: “MoPete is here chilling with MoVernie. Hey mom! How’s everything? Your son dress nice and look cooler than me. But it’s ok.” (MoPete with a smile)

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “I always see you coming back to Toronto, doing alot of things.”

MoPete HS MoPete: “Oh! Definitely! Toronto is my home, it’s my second home. I look forward coming back, the people always show me a lot of love and respect. I think they respect the blue collar work ethic. And I told people that Toronto reminds me of Michigan. First of all, the people are great, they have the joy and the passion of what they do and they stick together. And that’s the big thing, sticking together through the good times and the bad times. I tell you what, this team is playing awesome this year, they have matured, they are feeding off the energy from the city. I think they got a taste from last year with the playoffs and now you can see it in their eyes that they are actually come ready to play at the beginning of the season.

MoVernie HS MoVernie: “Thank you man! MoPete & MoVernie interview 2.0. Thank you!”

MoPete HS MoPete: “Thanks Mo!”

I would like to thank MoPete for his valuable time and thank you the MLSE TeamUp Foundation for the interview opportunity during the Raptors Social.

Did you know? MLSE 2015 Players’ Gala is happening this coming Sunday, March 29th at Real Sports Bar & Grill? Due to popular demand, tickets for this gala are SOLD OUT! However, if you want to donate for a good cause, you can still do so by clicking this link.

Follow me on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) for more awesome pictures and videos on my MoVernie Journey!

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motionball 2015 – Glitz & Graffiti Gala

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motionball 2015 Glitz & Graffiti Gala happened last evening at the Liberty Grand. This marks its 14th annual charity event with the aim to raise funds and awareness for the Special Olympics Canada Foundation (SOCF). For those who have never been to the Liberty Grand, let me tell you, this venue is HUGE! And it’s also classy, elegant and grand. It has numerous number of large ball rooms with high ceilings and with some rooms even with the second level, overlooking the beautiful ground floor.

Walking into the Liberty Grand last night was like an adventure. And you know how much I like to explore, room after room, there was a different theme, different vibe as DJs played different type of music in each room. Just as I thought I had conquered checking out all the areas, I was dead wrong. There were more rooms at the end of the grand hall, with a long displays of memorabilia for people to bid for silent auction. Later in the night, an additional dance room was opened. No matter how many big rooms they had opened, each room were jam packed with people. That’s because there were at least over 2500 people in attendance in supporting the Special Olympics Canada Foundation. That my friend, it’s a rarity, 2500+ people jamming in the rooms having an entertaining night.

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It was a great way to spend the evening with great food, open bar, live music and entertainment, mix and mingle with cool people. Keeping yourself warm from the cold winter outside. I have covered numerous big events and I know it’s only February 2015, but I can tell you, motionball is by far one of the best events of the year! It’s very well-organized, food was high quality (and you know how much I love to eat and know what is good shit!), the layout of the entire event was unbelievable.

If you are interested to find out more about motionball and who they are, their mission and more about the various activities/gala they provide, click here.

I recommend you to purchase tickets and come to the Motion Ball 2016! See you next year!

Meanwhile, check out the awesome pictures that I had snapped from last night’s motionball 2015.

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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!

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

Photo Credit: Jensen Adam Lee

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Easter Seals – 63rd Annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrity Dinner

 

The 63rd Annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction took place on Thursday, February 27th, 2014 at the Toronto’s famous Royal York Hotel. They had a list of solid 2014 Celebrity Guests who gave their valuable time and gave back to the communities in support of this special charitable event. In fact, some of these celebrities such as all-time Blue Jays great, Carlos Delgado, specifically flew in Toronto so he could be part of this special occasion. The list of celebrity guests include Carlos Delgado (Baseball Player), Geraldine Heaney (Hockey Player), James Hinchcliffe (Indy Car Race Car Driver), Perdita Felicien (Hurdler), Dave Stewart (Baseball Player), Scott Milanovich (CFL Coach), Gary Roberts (Hockey Player), Matt Hughes (Martial Artist), Stefan Charles (NFL Player), and Natalie Spooner (Female Gold Olympian). This year’s dinner host was Gerry Dee!

Special thanks to the Easter Seals Committee for the invitation and our crew and I attended the media conference where I got to interview some of these celebrities as well as the Easter Seals Ambassadors about being part of this great charitable organizations and the meaning of giving back and in support of the youth and young adults in Ontario with a physical disability.

Stay tuned for my later publications on the interviews I had with some of these celebrities!

Here are the photos we took at the Media Conference and photos of my interviews with these celebrities:

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36th Annual Easter Seals Leafs Charity Skate

The Toronto Maple Leafs Skate for Easter Seals Kids is a fundraising event that offers fans the opportunity to skate with the Toronto Maple Leafs in support of Ontario’s kids with physical disabilities. Individuals must raise a minimum of $125 in pledges in order to participate. And, if you just want to watch, spectator tickets are available at $30. This event is a shining example of ‘kids helping kids.
The skate took place at the Leafs Practice Facility at the MasterCard Centre and I got to interview Leafs #24 Peter Holland and #29 Jerry D’Amigo and an Easter Seals Representative about this 36th Charity Event.I took photos from Leafs Goalie, #34 James Reimer and autographs which I will donate for Charity!This marks the first time I did my “MoVernie on the MOVE” on the ice with my skates on!
For more information for next year’s Easter Seals Skate, click here for details,www.EasterSealsSkate.org

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Best of MoVernie – 2013

 

Well…I know everyone has their own top 10 memories of 2013. In fact, Facebook has an application program that will compile your moments in 2013 into a short video clip. But for me, some of their chosen moments weren’t really my top moments. I don’t blame them, at the end of the day, they are still a robotic computerized program. I prefer to use my own brain and my own imagery space to tell my top 10 memories of 2013!

2013 was a great year for me and I will continue to work hard, strive for bigger things in 2014!

Here are my top 10 memories, counting down from the #10 moment to my #1 moment. Enjoy!

Top #10 MoVernie Moment: Partnering with a big corporation, the Toronto PATH to organize a MoVernie iPad MINI Contest Giveaway

The Toronto PATH reached out to me and loved my energy and my social media marketing skills. So, we decided to make someone very happy this holiday season by teaming up to run a MoVernie iPad MINI contest. A winner won the contest and she was super happy! The results and the amount of entries exceeded their expectations. More MoVernie teaming up with the Toronto Path in 2014, so follow me to check out future contests and events! Stay tuned!

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Top #9 MoVernie Moment: My interview with UFC Alexander Gustafsson, who later putting a great fight against Champion Jon Jones

This interview was memorable when I was still learning the sport of UFC. With limited knowledge, I was able to hold my own to produce a great interview with Alexander Gustafsson, who put on a great fight against the Champion, Jon Jones. The best part was when big TV Corporations such as TSN, Fightnight.com and UFC.com were waiting in line to interview Alex, Alex waved at me and asked me to get into the media pit to interview him after he completed his interview with Sportsnet. It was a great honor to interview Alex while the rest of the BIG TV Stations were waiting in line. LOL

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Top #8 MoVernie Moment: The quickest time to get my media accreditation approved by SEEMA (a big after-auto market show) in Las Vegas

Before I was headed to Los Angeles, I was making a short stop in Las Vegas. A day before I head for Vegas, my bro told me about this super big after-auto market show in Vegas. I didn’t have time to research about this event, didn’t even have time to prepare my normal media accreditation package. Instead, I just sent a quick email of my test driving experiences at the MotorSport Speedway and my photos sitting in nice expensive cars. They replied back to me within an hour and approved my media request. They said my experiences were top notched unique and not many can test drive those cars. The next day, when I headed over to pick up my pass, they were prepared and ready for me, total process took 5 minutes. SEEMA was indeed a huge event that it will take me a few days just to skim through the show. Highly recommend this event. This was a top moment for me because I didn’t plan to attend this event when I travel to Vegas and for the SEEMA committee to reply and gave me the media pass in such a short time? They were very professional and extremely impressed!

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Top #7 MoVernie Moment: My interviews at American Film Festival (AFM) Film Screening – First ever MoVernie Show being done outside of Canada

Having me interviewed outside of Canada was a breakthrough for my MoVernie on the MOVE show. But having me attending American Film Markets (AFM) and interviewed some of the amazing directors and actors was an amazing experience! I love Hollywood, Santa Monica and Malibu!

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Top #6 MoVernie Moment: Having my first ever TIFF Party at the Ritz Carlton Hotel. Also sitting in a $1.8M Italian Super Car, Zonda!

I love TIFF. In particular, I love the TIFF parties and events. For that entire TIFF Festival, I only slept 4 hours daily but my love for the TIFF events and my good buddies propel me through every single night! But in no way I expected to host my own party in front of The Ritz Carlton. As a bonus, there were the expensive McLaren Car and a $1.8M Italian Supercar Zonda parked in front of our section. I even got to sit in the $1.8M Zonda. It had a nice prestige interior and the memory was priceless! Special thank you my sponsor, you know who you are!

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Click here to watch my MoVernie Video showing me sitting in the $1.8M Italian Supercar!

Top #5 MoVernie Moment: My interview with Elisha Cuthbert at the Blue and White Leafs Charity Gala

Elisha Cuthbert was my idol dating way back when she was the host for the kids show called “Popular Mechanics”. I always admired her being so lucky to learn interesting things on our planet at such a young age. Well..her face was cute too back then! At first, there was resistant from other people who didn’t want her to be interviewed by me. But my positive energy and vibe made her to stood strongly to be in my interview. I thank her for trusting me and giving me the exclusive interview.

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Top #4 MoVernie Moment: Test driving a $100,000+ Jaguar F-Type on the Motorsport speedway at the Jaguar/Range Rover Product Launch

Got invited by Jaguar and Range Rover to test out their line of products in various obstacle courses were amazing! We drove the $90,000+ Range Rovers over steep hill holes to test its AWD capabilities. I had to glide and drift the brand new Jaguar F-Type in a hard corner at speed of 140 km/h! Hearing the amazing roaring engine sound while I was on the driver’s seat of a 400hp Jaguar F-Type on a professional motorsport speedway was a lifetime to remember! Thanks Jaguar/Range Rover Canada!

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Click here to check out my driving experience, flooring this 400hp Jaguar F-Type on the Motorsport Speedway!

Top #3 MoVernie Moment: My first donkey ride in Santorini, Greece.

Against all odds. The cruise ships told us that it’s safer and highly recommended to take the gondola ride back from the Santorini Mountain top and don’t take the Donkey Ride. My Bro and I analyzed the situations and opted for the donkey ride. It was a great experience and the view from the donkey ride was magnificent!

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Click here to view my donkey ride experience in Santorini, Greece.

Top #2 MoVernie Moment: My family Europe trip with my parents and brother to Italy, Greece and Turkey

It was great spending quality time with my family. I am always busy and always on the move, to have some family bonding time and catching up on the European cruise was amazing! I love my family!

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Top #1 MoVernie Moment: My interview with my favourite Raptors of all-time, Morris Peterson (MoPete)

I had interviewed so many superstars and celebrities and I had never been nervous. I was always calm and collected. But when I saw MoPete, every reason for me to start my own Show and nickname named after him, my legs were shaking. It was the greatest moment for me in 2013! Thank you MoPete!

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Click here to watch my MoVernie Interview with MoPete!

Kardinal Offishall’s “Free the City” Party in Support of Free The Children Charity

 

Kardinal Offishall is a talented artist but he is also a passionate person who has a BIG heart. He is always active around the city, always being supportive and attend numerous events. In particular, he wants to give back to the communities, he wants to make a difference around the world.

Although December is relatively a quiet month for special events but there is always one event that everyone looks forward to and it’s Kardinal Offishall’s annual Christmas Birthday Bash. Kardinal always celebrate his birthday by turning it’s bash into a meaningful charitable event.

This year’s event was no different, “Free the City” was the theme for Kardinal’s 15th annual party. It was held at Muzik Nightclub with Nelly Furtado as a co-host in support of the Free the Children charity. Last year, Kardinal travelled to Kenya to visit the Free the Children projects. Kardinal was touched by the amount of great work done by the Free the Children organization and was greatly inspired by his travels there. So, Kardinal’s had decided to dedicate his 15th annual Birthday Bash to raise funds to send 10 inner city youth from Canada to volunteer and help the Free the Children communities in Summer 2014.

Tickets were sold to the public to raise the funds. Silent auction was also setup at the birthday bash to raise money. Most importantly, a Live auction, conducted by Kardinal himself on the stage raised a substantial amount of funds as the winning bidder get to have an exclusive dinner with Kardinal, Nelly Furtado and Marc Kieburger, co-founder of the Free the Children charity.

A lot of celebrities and artists came out in the freezing weather to bring their warm hearts, showing their support to Kardinal’s passion for charity. In attendance, I saw Nelly Furtado, Maestro Fresh Wes, Karl Wolf, Shawn Desman, Stacey McKenzie, Lyriq Bent,  Trish, Zolo, S. Davis, Patricia Jaggernauth, Chris Strikes,  the Toronto Argo cheerleaders and many many more.

It was definitely a great night for a good cause! Kardinal is always entertaining and always make the event so fun!

If you want to know more about Free the Children Organization, click here.

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Check out the photos below.

Kardinal Offishall & Karl Wolf singing some cool tunes, entertaining the crowd

Kardinal Offishall & Karl Wolf singing some cool tunes, entertaining the crowd

Nelly Furtado gave an inspirational speech to the crowd

Nelly Furtado gave an inspirational speech to the crowd

MoVernie meets the creator of Free the Children, Marc Kielburger

MoVernie meets the creator of Free the Children, Marc Kielburger

A special Kardinal mini message video played during the event

A special Kardinal mini message video played during the event

Kardy addressing the crowd, thanking their support

Kardy addressing the crowd, thanking their support

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Muzik Night Club has beautiful decor & grande VIP booths

Muzik Night Club has beautiful decor & grande VIP booths

Leafs vs Sharks – My First Volunteer Experience at the MapleLeafs Game

 

I have gone to the Leafs games or Raptors games mulitple of times but this was definitely my first time volunteering for the 50/50 Draw program. I wanted to do it and wanted to experience the game in a different perspective. I donated my time and worked hard to get people to buy 50/50 Draw Tickets. Stay tuned for my in-depth blog about my volunteer experience. For now, let’s enjoy the photos that I took at the game and on this night, we raised $20,000+. Half of it went to the lucky winner and the rest went to the Kid Sport Foundation.

KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under. Although the Leafs lost to the San Jose Sharks by a score of 4-2, it was a night that I donated my time and worked very hard to sell tickets. I kind of lost my voice as I need to utilize my loud voice to get people attention to buy 50/50 tickets. It was well-worth it, all for the charity and for a great cause.

Check out the MoVernie Photos below:

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UFC Jon Jones at Gentlemen’s Expo – (Me Getting Autograph – Feel Good Story)

 

Current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon “Bones” Jones was one of the special guests at first annual Gentlemen’s Expo that was held at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre this past weekend.

A large crowd of fans were already seated ahead of schedule, making sure that they got good seats to see Jon Jones in person. A few minutes later, Jon Jones stepped onto the stage. Everyone was cheering and applauding for his presence. Jon was a very friendly, down-to-earth guy and he was just straight up hilarious. He greeted the fans with his signature smile and his great sense of humour. You know he really appreciate his fans for coming out to support him.

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The 1-hr long session was hosted by both UFC Showdown Joe and Gentlemen’s Expo Host, Todd Shapiro and they talk about Jon Jones previous UFC fights and also his sense of fashion style and lifestyle as a gentlemen.

It was then followed by a Q&A session for fans to ask Jon’s questions.

After the session was over, fans were allowed to lineup at the NewEgg.ca Exhibit to wait for Jon Jones so that they could take a photo with him or seek an autograph from him.

As part of the media, I would have love to interview one-on-one with Jon Jones, but knowing there were lots of media outlets, the Gentlemen’s Expo organizer could only accommodate a handful of media to get that interview opportunity. I wasn’t granted one but I totally understood the situation so I was fine with snapping photos and videos of Jon Jones to share with my audience (hopefully, next year, I will get the interview opportunity).

As media, there is also an unwritten rule that media shouldn’t be seeking autographs from celebrities or the speakers, which totally makes sense and understood. But as you know, part of my MoVernie Mission is to get autographs from celebrities so that I can donate the autograph items to charitable organizations so they can raise money via silent auctions or raffle prizes. All proceeds raised will be donated to people that are in need.

So…I decided to lineup as if I am just another fan, just like the rest of everybody. I guess Jon Jones interviews took longer than expected. We all waited for more than 1 hour of our time. Lots of peeps gave up and left, but I couldn’t, I really wanted to get the autograph for charity and I don’t give up easily either.

After more than an hour, you could hear the cheers by the crowd. Then, you know Jon Jones had FINALLY arrived at booth. He was interviewed by the TV Host from Newegg.ca. Then he started greeting fans. The lineup moved slowly and after 30 minutes, I am closer to booth.

The difficult moment strike. The staff lady told me that due to the relative long lineup, I can either take a photo with Jon or get an autograph from Jon, it’s an EITHER OR situation. It was tough man! I mean, for me personally, a photo is worth a thousand words. I would like to take a photo with the champion. But on the other hand, I ain’t going to bring this item for nothing and not get anything autographed. Besides, my mission is for charity.

The lady pressed “You have to make your decision now, what it’s going to be?” It was tough. BUT you know what? I chose for the autograph, it was where my heart was, I wanted this to be autographed for charity. Charity takes priority.

Jon Jones overheard my conversation with the staff lady and here was the conversation between Jon Jones and me.

The MoVernie-Jon Jones Conversation:

Jon Jones (playfully laughing at me): “Dude! You are media, why are you lining up? You could have interviewed me or get autographs backstage, you don’t even need to lineup, hahahaha”

MoVernie: “Jon, see! Even as media, I couldn’t squeeze an interview with you, mind an autograph, I am lining up to get one for charity”

Jon Jones: “Sure you do, you are lying” (Jon was all laughing, joking and playfully saying that, but you know deep down, he was having fun and appreciate my effort).

MoVernie: “It’s part of my mission to give back to charity, it’s something I wanted to do”.

Jon Jones: “I am ONLY teasing you. It’s great you are doing this for charity, keep up the great work! Hand him your camera so he can take a photo of us”

The “him” that Jon was referring was his manager, he wanted me to hand my camera to his manager. At this moment, Jon was concentrating on signing his autographs on my item with my gold marker, and I handed my camera to his manager to snap a photo of us.

Jon Jones: “Here you go! Listen, the autograph is still wet & not dry, make sure you don’t smudge the writing.”

MoVernie: “Jon, thanks for this. Anyone who benefits from the charity will thank you”

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From this entire autograph and photo experience, I got to see the good hearted side of Jon Jones. Although, we often see him smashing and striking an opponent on the violent Octagon, he is also an ordinary person just like us off the stage and just being a humble, friendly person.

What strike me was that, despite the gold marker wasn’t as functional and smooth as it could be, Jon needed to write extra hard before the ink can come out. He didn’t got mad or pissed or anything. Instead, he took his time to make it look legible.

And for him to instruct me to ensure to keep the autographs dry and not get any smudge, it showed you how much he cares about every detail and how much precision he wants from everything that he does and he also know this item is for charity that he wants to give his best autograph to the charity. That what hits me the most.

It was a feel-good story and I really enjoyed the process and the autograph experience. I wish Jon Jones his continual success on the UFC Competition. Toronto has a place for him as he had won his titles here in Toronto. This city treats him very well.

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