Fogo comes to Bloor

Un­crat­ing Canada and mix­ing pol­i­tics & plea­sure

National Post (Latest Edition) - - CITY LIFE - 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. ”

The Un­crate Canada: Fogo Is­land Shop event held at Holt Ren­frew •

Glenna Wed­dle and An­war Mekhayech •

Carolyn Beaudry and Dara Perl­mut­ter •

Natalie Von Te­ich­man and Mira Singh •

Christie Smythe and Tommy Smythe •

Todd Lynn and Markus An­der­son •

Alexan­dra We­ston and Zita Cobb •

Frank Griggs and Jeremy Laing •

Klara Hu­pel and Lu­cie Miller •

Jay Strut and Teca Mus­sio •

Vic­to­ria Rad­ford •


Marc Boy­man, Tiana Kof­fler Boy­man, Ni­cole Rose, Dan Boy­man •

Marco Men­di­cino, Mitzie Hunter, Ahmed Hussen and Nikki Hol­land •

Pa­trick Brown, John R. Baird, Aaron Camp­bell and Amanda Gal­braith •

Ben Singer, Maddy Cooper, Max B. Ru­bin and Ron Sore­anu •

Mark Wald­man, Ron­nen Harary and Jon San­dler •

Sherry Fire­stone and Jef­frey Feld­man •

Jay Abram­sky and Toby Abram­sky •

Re­nee Blee­man and Ron Bern­baum •

Ge­orge Burger and Peter Kent •

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