#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

Click here for more details:

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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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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

Muzik NightClub

Muzik NightClub

Muzik Night Club has beautiful decor & grande VIP booths

Muzik Night Club has beautiful decor & grande VIP booths

CraveTO

My crew and I attended the CraveTO event this past Saturday. What is CraveTO you asked? Well, CraveTO is an event with pops-up at the Toronto’s Historic Honest Ed’s Alley. With a purchase of a generous admission, people get to listen to “live” DJ music,  try various unique food items available around the Honest Ed’s Alley. Craft beer from various local breweries were on hand to showcase their own brewery taste. All food items were $5 or less and also $5 for each pint of fresh, ice-cold beer. I am a beer lover, so it was great for me to try the various local beer breweries that were on hand.

CraveTO had two sessions (day session and night session). I enjoyed my day session, especially with nice warm and sunny weather. Honestly, I had always heard great things about Honest Ed, how he gave out free turkey to the families in need during ThanksGiving Day. Also, the Honest Ed store is an important landmark and important history in the Toronto communities. Rumour has it that this historical landmark is now put for-sale for a potential make-over of this part of the community. Thus, events such as the 2nd edition of CraveTO may very well be the final chance for the community to come together and celebrate this cultural landmark before Honest Ed’s closes for good.

At the far back of the Honest Ed’s Alley, I saw two food trucks. They were the Buster’s Sea Cove that sells great seafood items such as lobster roll and fish tacos. If your taste buds want something sweet, there was a “Pretty Sweet” cupcake truck. There was Car2Go exhibit on hand to showcase the people how to rent a car and drive around the city in just a few minutes of your time to register and to book a vehicle.

Other food vendors that comes from various cultures were on hand as well. There were Ese (Classic Mexican); Kanto (Philippine street food); Gushi (Japanese street food); Pancho’s (Mexican bakery); Hot Bunzz (Internationally flavoured Chinese style brioche buns); Terra Nera (Sicilian experiences) and Ice Volcano (Liquid nitrogen ice cream creations).

To complement these awesome food items, Craft local beer breweries were on hand. As you know, I love ice cold beer and I am a HUGE supporter of local breweries. So, I got super excited when I got to try all of them. At CraveTO, there were HogtownLeft FieldKensington and Nickel Brook. For people such as my cameraman, he isn’t a beer drinker. Not to worry, Tromba was here to provide him with great Tequila experiences. So, he was quite happy!

All in all, it was a great day to attend CraveTO. It was a nice warm sunny afternoon. It was a great way to try unique food items that weren’t available in many other places around the city. We got to try various local breweries + Tequila experiences. Last but not least, after we were full, we went to explore Honest Ed to burn off some calories but also to walk through this historical store, just to feel some of the vibe this store has provide for many customers and its impact surrounding its communities.

See you at the next outing CraveTO. If you want more information, you can click here to visit CraveTO website. Follow them on twitter @CraveTO.

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MoVernie posing outside Honest Ed's Store

MoVernie posing outside Honest Ed’s Store

Honest Ed's Alley

Honest Ed’s Alley

Honest Ed Alley

Ice Volcano Ice Cream - Coffee Flavour

Ice Volcano Ice Cream – Coffee Flavour

MoVernie on Flickr

You know, I have a lot of great friends who always suggest me to use Flickr. They said it’s a great site for people to showcase their professional photography and it’s just another great social media community to get to see all the beautiful pictures online.

I often hesitate as I ain’t any professional photographer of any sort, nor am I have the time to maintain so many social media sites. But for some reason, this week, I decided to watch Flickr demo video on its site and I have decided to open an account.

Flickr is so cool! It allows you to share some of the great moments of your life to the social media world. You can also make new friends and also join new groups that share your common interests. For example, I uploaded photos that was taken at the SmashFest with NHL players. So, I added those photos to the respective groups. For example, I added Leafs Phil Kessel in the Toronto Maple Leafs group. I felt a sense of togetherness & a sense of contributing to the communities with photos that we can all appreciate.

Click here to my Flickr world & follow me there. Trust me, it’s an eye-opener!

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