A classic idiom states “Many hands make for light work”….and it’s particularly true for this event. It would not be possible to achieve our fundraising goals and provide such a memorable day to our donors and guests without the 100% volunteer contribution of all of our supporters.
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation has been helping Toronto transform its parks and green spaces since 2002. Working with community groups and neighbourhoods to realize their imagination for local parks and improving the health of Toronto’s urban forest by supporting tree planting and stewardship efforts. Follow them on twitter @TOParksandTrees or visit www.lovetorontoparks.ca to learn more.
The Steam Whistle story begins in the spring of 1998 when three friends were on a canoe trip in the Ontario heartland. Greg Taylor, Cam Heaps and Greg Cromwell had all been colleagues at one of Canada’s premier microbreweries producing quality beer in the late 1980’s and 90’s – before it was bought out by a national brewer and closed down. As they sat around the campfire, the self-named “Three Fired Guys” dreamed of running their own brewery one day. They wanted to make a Pilsner that would compete with the best in the world. They wrote a plan and quickly attracted investors with their vision and passion. To learn more visit http://www.steamwhistle.ca
Canadians had their first taste of Mott’s Clamato in 1969, the year the tomato clam cocktail was first introduced across the country by the Duffy Mott Company. The savoury and distinctive drink quickly became the essential ingredient in making a Caesar. Canada’s Cocktail can also be enjoyed on its own, either chilled or over ice. Today, Mott’s Clamato is available across Canada in a variety of flavours and formats including Original, Extra Spicy (for those who like a bit more of the secret spice), The Works with horseradish (no need to add your own spices), Virgin Caesar (when you want the taste of a Caesar without the alcohol) and Ready To Drink Caesar (for those who want to open the bottle, and enjoy a Mott’s Clamato Caesar). Visit their website for tasty ideas.
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. was formed in early 2000 by combining Boka Wines & Spirits Ltd. of Toronto with the acquisitions of Birchwood Estate Wines and Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery Limited, each in the Niagara wine region. Founders Andrew Green and Murray Marshall had known each other for years through amateur baseball and this, combined with their commitment to quality, inspired the name “Diamond”. From its early beginnings Diamond Estates has grown exponentially toward its goal of becoming the top independent wines and spirits agency in Canada, as well as a significant winery brand owner and producer. Be sure to visit Diamond Estates Online
SP SALES CANADA has been representing Manufacturers of Commercial Food Service Equipment for the Food Service & Hospitality Industry since 1990.They’ve also been the generous sponsor of our Skipper’s Dinner and welcome area meet and greet. For more on SP Sales Canada, please visit their website here.
GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc., a fully owned subsidiary of GraceKennedy Ltd. Jamaica, has been operating in the Canadian market for over 25 years and is among the most dynamic and progressive Caribbean food companies in Canada today. Headquartered in Richmond Hill Ontario, GraceKennedy (Ontario) Inc. (GKO) operates a 50,000+ sq ft. distribution facility in addition to its corporate head offices. GKO offers its consumers a wide range of food and beverage options ranging from coconut water, hot pepper sauce, sodas, tropical juices, meal replacements, to canned meats, beans, and snack foods such as banana chips. Plus, Grace owns brands such as Caribbean choice, Encona and Dunn’s River. GKO’s distribution system services both national chain stores and independent retail outlets across Ontario, Québec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia, with a goal to expand right across Canada. For more info visit http://www.gracefoods.ca
Canadian owned & operated, Mariposa Cruises was incorporated in 1987 with the purchase of iconic Mariposa Belle– at the time, the largest passenger vessel in Toronto. As the organization expanded, so too, did the number of our boats and our passenger capacities. Mariposa operates a wide range of boats – of which two are the largest ships in Toronto harbour. Thousands of events and millions of happy guests later, Mariposa Cruises is one of Canada’s largest hospitality cruise operators- with the best fleet of well maintained and uniquely styled vessels, offering an enviable range of quality products and services and managed by a team of friendly, customer-focused professionals. For more info visit: http://mariposacruises.com
Videographer services – Specializing in Corporate Video Production, TCV provides filming for services such as training videos, promotional videos, conferences and corporate communications. For all your video needs, be sure to visit their website.
Iceberg Vodka -Every year in Newfoundland and Labrador, thousands of icebergs break off from glaciers and travel south where they melt into the sea. This water is so naturally pure, even the oxygen liberated during the melting process is cleaner than what is naturally found on Earth. After much pondering on how best to leverage this pristine water, we came to the only natural conclusion: vodka. Sure, it might seem a bit extreme to go to such lengths to make vodka, but we recognize that one cannot live on a mediocre martini. Utilizing the purest water this planet has to offer results in the smoothest, best tasting vodka. And that’s worth every last drop. For More info visit Iceberg’s Website
Specializing in drawing, diversified in creative imaging, caricatures, groups, individual color works and special event entertainment caricatures. For more information on Jan’s wonderful capability, please visit her website at http://www.janwalshart.com
LIFFORD WINES & SPIRITS Since 1978, Lifford has proudly represented some of the world’s finest wineries in Ontario. We offer wines of exceptional value from dedicated producers with an emphasis on family owned wineries. A pioneer of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario’s consignment program, Lifford has grown to be the largest supplier of premium wine to restaurants and discerning consumers in the province. Visit http://www.lifford.com/