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Fogo comes to Bloor
Uncrating Canada and mixing politics & pleasure
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. ”