Supporters


 

A classic idiom states “Many hands makes 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.

Ralph McQuinn - Toronto Harbour Water Taxi
Toronto Harbour Water Taxi 416-203-8294   www.torontoharbourwatertaxi.com
Toronto Parks & Trees Foundation

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.

Steam Whistle Brewery

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

Mott's Canada

 

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.

Rodney's Oyster House
Rodney Clark, “The Oysterman”, has presented and celebrated oysters in downtown Toronto for over twenty years. He started his adventures in “the big smoke” working as a graphic artist.  When the oyster parties became too much for him with to keep up with the two jobs, he dropped the graphics and went straight into people’s homes and restaurants, shucking furiously for the bivalve virgins of land locked Toronto. Now run with the help of his close friends and family, Rodney and the Clark clan are proud to invite you to share the experience of “maritime hospitality” where good shellfish, prepared simply and knowledgeably, is the daily fare. Be sure to visit their website http://www.rodneysoysterhouse.com
Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits

 

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

 

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.

Grace Foods

 

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 owned 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

Mariposa Cruises

 

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

Toronto Island Marina
Toronto Island Marina, Island Dockage
Toronto Port Authority
Toronto Port Authority, Ferry Services
Derek Vandermeer
DEREK VANDERMEER-D.J SERVICES”]Derek Vandermeer, D.J. Services
Toronto Corporate Video

 

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.

Jim Douglas Caesar Bar
Jim Douglas Caesar Bar: Always a popular addition to the event. We are pleased that Jim has graciously agreed to provide us with his Caesar Bar again this year located in the welcome area of the event.ent
Iceberg Vodka

 

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

JAN WALSH- THE ART OF CARICATURE

 

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

ELAINE CHARAL-HANDWRITING ANALYSIS
Elaine has been a Professional Speaker for over ten years, and has done “The Power of the Pen” for large, medium and small groups.  Elaine is a Certified Handwriting Analyst who helps companies with their hiring decisions based on reports from the Candidates’ handwriting.  She markets “Callirobics”, a handwriting exercises kit that combines music and graphics to help children and adults with their fine motor control skills and their writing.  Elaine has appeared on CBC’s Steve & Chris Show, the Mike Bullard Show, Breakfast Television in Toronto and Edmonton, Canada AM, Global News at Noon, CHCH News at Noon, “Always Good News” with Connie Smith, Ed the Sock, CTV News at Noon in Kitchener and Edmonton, “Urban Rush” in Vancouver, CFRB’s Ted Woloshyn Show, CBC’s “Fresh Air”, CFRB’s Jerry Agar show, and many more!  Visit Elaine’s site at http://www.elainecharal.ca
Kerri Henman
KERRI HENMAN Kerri generously donates a variety of wine sampling for our guests in the welcome area. Visit her website http://winesconstantly.ca
Lifford Wines & Spirits

 

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/

Black Fly Beverages
BLACK FLY BEVERAGE Black Fly Beverage Company, Ontario’s first micro-distillery was founded in 2005 by husband & wife Rob Kelly and Cathy Siskind-Kelly after being awarded the first Distillery License granted in Ontario in over 100 years.The vision was to create MORE NATURAL and LESS SWEET premium spirit beverages using quality ingredients and innovative packaging. Like the iconic Canadian insect after which the company is named, Black Fly started small with determination to fly under the radar and delivery a might bite. Since that time, Black Fly has successfully developed and launched a lineup of unique premium spirit beverages that speak to what today’s consumers are looking for; innovative “NOT TOO SWEET” quality drinks. Visit their website: http://www.blackflybooze.com/
Your Favourite Desserts
YOUR FAVOURITE DESSERTS Tasty treats for our guests and yachts were provided courtesy of Your Favourite Desserts. Wonderfully decadent concoctions that tantalized the taste buds and made to order with that personal touch. As they like to say: There’s always room for more!  For your special event or to inquire on orders be sure to visit their website.
Toronto Parks, Forestry And Recreations
One of the greatest strengths of our city is our wonderful parks system. Big or small, these parks offer everything from play to quiet relaxation. Our parks let you absorb the peace, quiet and natural beauty of the outdoors without leaving the city. The Toronto Islands provide a great, refreshing escape from downtown with a beautiful view of Lake Ontario on one side, and the city skyline on the other. The Islands area is a great place to bask on blue flag beaches, and offers other tourist features such as the Gibraltar Point Lighthouse, Franklin Children’s Garden,  Centreville Amusement Park and Far Enough Farm. www.toronto.ca/parks
Viña Caliterra
Riedel-The Wine Glass Company
Viña Errazuriz

 

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