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Fogo comes to Bloor

Uncrating Canada and mixing politics & pleasure

- Amoryn Engel

It was over to Holt Renfrew at the request of Canadian beauty Alexandra Weston to celebrate the latest installmen­t of the H Project and their Uncrate Canada initiative.

Over 200 guests were transporte­d to the East Coast to experience a little piece of Fogo Island, and had the opportunit­y to chat with innovator and visionary Zita Cobb, founder of the Fogo Island Inn and CEO of the Shorecast Foundation.

Authentic Newfoundla­nd nibbles included scotch quail eggs, mini fried cod and mushy peas, lobster rolls, and an Oyster station from Rodney’s, washed down with “dark and stormies” and Newfoundla­nd Screech.

Anyone who has been lucky enough to visit Fogo knows

what a special place it is.

“Your i ncredible story and powerful work inspires and motivates me and many others,” enthused Alexandra Weston to Zita Cobb. “You have helped to revitalize the economy of one of the most majestic places in Canada and have allowed the world to see the incredible craftsmans­hip and culture that exist on Fogo Island.”

Fogo Island products will be available at Holt Renfrew Bloor Street until early May.

Asold- out crowd descended on the Waterworks for the 11th annual CJPAC Toronto ACTION Party, co- chaired by Maddy Cooper, Max B. Rubin, Ben Singer and Ron Soreanu.

There was an impressive mix of young profession­als, business leaders, community leaders and philanthro­pists mixing and mingling with elected officials from all parties.

CJPAC is a national, i ndependent, multi- partisan organizati­on that endeavours to engage Jewish and pro- Israel Canadians in the democratic process and to encourage active political participat­ion.

“The ACTION parties are a great opportunit­y for those who are new to politics to meet with members of the political community from all levels of government,” said Mark Waldman, Executive Director of CJPAC. “We think the continued success of the parties is due to the unique style; there aren’t many political events that are this informal. ”

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 ??  ?? The Uncrate Canada: Fogo Island Shop event held at Holt Renfrew •
The Uncrate Canada: Fogo Island Shop event held at Holt Renfrew •
 ??  ?? Glenna Weddle and Anwar Mekhayech •
Glenna Weddle and Anwar Mekhayech •
 ??  ?? Carolyn Beaudry and Dara Perlmutter •
Carolyn Beaudry and Dara Perlmutter •
 ??  ?? Natalie Von Teichman and Mira Singh •
Natalie Von Teichman and Mira Singh •
 ??  ?? Christie Smythe and Tommy Smythe •
Christie Smythe and Tommy Smythe •
 ??  ?? Todd Lynn and Markus Anderson •
Todd Lynn and Markus Anderson •
 ??  ?? Alexandra Weston and Zita Cobb •
Alexandra Weston and Zita Cobb •
 ??  ?? Frank Griggs and Jeremy Laing •
Frank Griggs and Jeremy Laing •
 ??  ?? Klara Hupel and Lucie Miller •
Klara Hupel and Lucie Miller •
 ??  ?? Jay Strut and Teca Mussio •
Jay Strut and Teca Mussio •
 ??  ?? Victoria Radford •
Victoria Radford •
 ?? PHOTOS BY GEORGE PIMENTEL ?? Marc Boyman, Tiana Koffler Boyman, Nicole Rose, Dan Boyman •
PHOTOS BY GEORGE PIMENTEL Marc Boyman, Tiana Koffler Boyman, Nicole Rose, Dan Boyman •
 ??  ?? Marco Mendicino, Mitzie Hunter, Ahmed Hussen and Nikki Holland •
Marco Mendicino, Mitzie Hunter, Ahmed Hussen and Nikki Holland •
 ??  ?? Patrick Brown, John R. Baird, Aaron Campbell and Amanda Galbraith •
Patrick Brown, John R. Baird, Aaron Campbell and Amanda Galbraith •
 ??  ?? Ben Singer, Maddy Cooper, Max B. Rubin and Ron Soreanu •
Ben Singer, Maddy Cooper, Max B. Rubin and Ron Soreanu •
 ??  ?? Mark Waldman, Ronnen Harary and Jon Sandler •
Mark Waldman, Ronnen Harary and Jon Sandler •
 ??  ?? Sherry Firestone and Jeffrey Feldman •
Sherry Firestone and Jeffrey Feldman •
 ??  ?? Jay Abramsky and Toby Abramsky •
Jay Abramsky and Toby Abramsky •
 ??  ?? Renee Bleeman and Ron Bernbaum •
Renee Bleeman and Ron Bernbaum •
 ??  ?? George Burger and Peter Kent •
George Burger and Peter Kent •

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