National Post

Suits star Meghan Markle sparkled at the Equinox launch

Limitless brings the bright lights out for the SOC

- Amoryn Engel

It was over to hot-spot Kasa Moto -for an intimate din ner to fete the launch of Equinox Yorkville, co- hosted by Suits superstar Meghan Markle, who stunned in an electric blue dress from The Room. Spanning almost 32,000 s- quare feet, the new club, lo cated in Toronto’s trendy Yorkville neighbourh­ood, will offer m-embers an on-site spa, deli cious Juicery Café/Restaurant, personal training programs and Eq-uinox’s expert group fit ness programmin­g. You know it’s a too-cool-for-school party when you have the likes of heartthrob-chef Cory Vitiello and Soho House’s Anderson Markus of the guest list. With the sake and wine flowing, it’s no wonder that this dinner party turned into a game of musical chairs with everyone getting in a good chin-wag. As Toronto well knows, anytime a Shriver comes to town, this city comes out in force. Such was t he case when special guest Dr. Timothy Shriver, an, Special Olympics Internatio­nal, flew in for a special appearance at this year’s Limitless Gala, held at the Fairmont Royal York. Establishe­d in 1969, the Ca-nadian chapter of this inter national movement is dedicated to enriching through sport the lives of Canadians with an intellectu­al disability. Operating year-round, the grassroots movement reaches beyond the

sphere of sport to empower individual­s, change attitudes, and build communitie­s. From two year olds to older adults, there are more than 40,000 children and adults with an intelectua­l disability registered in Special Olympics programs across Ca- nada. They are sup ported by more than 19,000 volunteers, including close to 14,000 trained coaches. “What an amazing evening! The 2015 i-teration of Limitless: The Spe cial Olympics Canada Gala was one to remember,” said Special Olympics Canada CEO

S-haron Bollenbach. “Limit less brings together celebrity and Special Olympics athletes, fans and supporters to raise a-wareness and funds for Spe cial Olympics programs across the country. We embraced all that Limitless represents — the joy, determinat­ion and endless potential of Special Olympics athletes and our movement. Thank you to all who helped make Limitless such a success.” Sponsors of Limitless included RBC Capital Markets, Interac, the Fairmont Royal York H-o tel, Shop. ca, TSN, Constellat­ion Brands, Airbnb, CocaCola Canada, TI Group, Molson Canadian, Heineken, T X and Kubik. Over $500,000 net w- as raised for Special Olym pics programs in Canada. For further informatio­n, visit specialoly­mpics.ca Hair designer Tony Pham caused mayhem when he opened his own Toronto hair studio, on the chicest part of Davenport Ro- ad. It was a so cial parade including the likes of the Durnfords, Koo- Coopers and Shnaiders, who were all a bit giddy for their friend who struck out on his own. It wasn’t all about the hair, h- owever, the stunning can apés and Champagne caused just as much excitement — as did the fab wall illustrati­ons by Jocelyn Teng, a Torontob- ased fashion artist and de signer. All coifs turned en masse when Jie Matar, who has had a salon for decades, arrived to welcome his dear friend to the block. Great hair and a fab crowd are clearly a winning combinatio­n.

 ??  ?? Hockey legend Darryl Sittler; Special Olympics athlete Emily Boycott; and Olympic champion and Special Olympic Canada board memberMark Tewksbury
Hockey legend Darryl Sittler; Special Olympics athlete Emily Boycott; and Olympic champion and Special Olympic Canada board memberMark Tewksbury
 ??  ?? Special guest speaker Jessica Adam with Sean Adam and their son, LeviAdam (Special Olympics Active Start athlete)
Special guest speaker Jessica Adam with Sean Adam and their son, LeviAdam (Special Olympics Active Start athlete)
 ??  ?? Olympic champion bobsledder Jesse Lumsden andSpecial Olympics champion Catherine Partlow
Olympic champion bobsledder Jesse Lumsden andSpecial Olympics champion Catherine Partlow
 ??  ?? TSN On-Air Personalit­ies and Limitless EmceesRod Black and Jennifer Hedger
TSN On-Air Personalit­ies and Limitless EmceesRod Black and Jennifer Hedger
 ??  ?? Terry Davis (CEO, Home Hardware and Limitless Honorary Chair); Ann Davis; Sharon Bollenbach (CEO, Special Olympics Canada); Tim Shriver(Chair, Special Olympics Internatio­nal)
Terry Davis (CEO, Home Hardware and Limitless Honorary Chair); Ann Davis; Sharon Bollenbach (CEO, Special Olympics Canada); Tim Shriver(Chair, Special Olympics Internatio­nal)
 ??  ?? TSN President and Special Olympics Canada Vice- Chair Stewart Johnston; Philippa Perkins, VP Northleaf Capital Partners; Pam and Mike Lamontagne(Special Olympics Canada Chair and EVP, Etratech Enterprise­s)
TSN President and Special Olympics Canada Vice- Chair Stewart Johnston; Philippa Perkins, VP Northleaf Capital Partners; Pam and Mike Lamontagne(Special Olympics Canada Chair and EVP, Etratech Enterprise­s)
 ??  ?? Special Olympics medalist Peter Snider; Melissa Bishop, Pan American Games champion and 2-015 IAAF World Championsh­ips silver medal ist, 800m; Damian Warner, Pan American Games Champion and 2015 IAAF World Championsh­ipssilver medalist, decathlon
Special Olympics medalist Peter Snider; Melissa Bishop, Pan American Games champion and 2-015 IAAF World Championsh­ips silver medal ist, 800m; Damian Warner, Pan American Games Champion and 2015 IAAF World Championsh­ipssilver medalist, decathlon
 ??  ?? Elaine Lui, co-host of the Social;Michael “Pinball” Clemons
Elaine Lui, co-host of the Social;Michael “Pinball” Clemons
 ??  ?? Nick Thadaney, President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets,TMX Group; Jackie Allen
Nick Thadaney, President & CEO, Global Equity Capital Markets,TMX Group; Jackie Allen
 ??  ?? Lara Zink, managing director, RBC Capital Markets and Limitless Co- Chair; Andrew Barnicke
Lara Zink, managing director, RBC Capital Markets and Limitless Co- Chair; Andrew Barnicke
 ??  ?? Lisa and John Eaton
Lisa and John Eaton
 ??  ??
 ??  ?? Richard Lambert and Vanessa Shanahan
Richard Lambert and Vanessa Shanahan
 ??  ?? Alison Slight and Candice ChanAnnali­ese Levy and Cory Vitiello Alex Longo and Lina Policaro
Alison Slight and Candice ChanAnnali­ese Levy and Cory Vitiello Alex Longo and Lina Policaro
 ??  ?? Tony Pham and Jie Matar
Tony Pham and Jie Matar
 ??  ?? Simona Shnaider and Krystal Koo
Simona Shnaider and Krystal Koo
 ?? all photos by Georgei P mentel hotogP raphy ?? Limitless — Special Olympics Gala in black ● ; Equinox Yorkville dinner in red ● ; LAC + CO grand opening in yellow ●Jessica Mulroney
all photos by Georgei P mentel hotogP raphy Limitless — Special Olympics Gala in black ● ; Equinox Yorkville dinner in red ● ; LAC + CO grand opening in yellow ●Jessica Mulroney
 ??  ?? Tracey Kelly and Kristen Vander Hoeven
Tracey Kelly and Kristen Vander Hoeven
 ??  ?? Renee Thompson and Sasha Exeter
Renee Thompson and Sasha Exeter
 ??  ?? Meghan Markle and Sarah Robb O’Hagan
Meghan Markle and Sarah Robb O’Hagan
 ??  ?? Amanda Michaud and Vicky Ellison
Amanda Michaud and Vicky Ellison
 ??  ?? Katie Diamond andTrina Lambe
Katie Diamond andTrina Lambe
 ??  ?? Marc Yuquico
Marc Yuquico
 ??  ?? Demi Sacks
Demi Sacks
 ??  ?? Mark Hendricks and Griff Long Eva Dunford and Rachel Dunford
Mark Hendricks and Griff Long Eva Dunford and Rachel Dunford

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada