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Toronto Summer Music Presents
The Modern Age
Tuesday, July 22 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Modern Age features 20 mainstage concerts by renowned Canadian and international artists including the Emerson String Quartet, Sondra Radvanovsky, Milos Karadaglic, and the Toronto Symphony, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops and free outreach concerts from July 22 to August 12, 2014. 

“The 2014 Festival celebrates the music of the early 20th century, a fascinating period of wildly diverging artistic currents,” said Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “From the late romanticism of Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams, to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev and Bartok, to the raucous modernism of Schoenberg, this year’s Festival explores the multifaceted musical offerings of the Modern Age.  This compelling music was set against a backdrop of great change including the ascension of popular music fuelled by the emergence of a recording industry and new mediums for distribution, namely the radio and the phonograph.”  The 2014 Festival explores many of the influences and ideas of the time through both the concert programs and numerous ancillary Festival Insiders events.

Festival Insider Pass
Festival Insider events are special behind-the-scenes offerings including interviews with artists, guest lectures, and masterclasses with featured guests.  Festival Insider events take place Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).  

OLG SHUFFLE Concerts
Back by popular demand, OLG SHUFFLE Concerts take place at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic one-movement performances are Pay What You Can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists.

Free TSM Academy Concerts
Don’t miss these popular free concerts showcasing gifted Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows and guest artists. Performances are at Noon on July 25, July 31, August 1 and August 7 at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).

Click here for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival Schedule

Ticket & Venue Information
Festival, Weekly and Flex passes ($202 -$592) are on sale as of April 3, 2014.  
Individual concert tickets ($20 to $99) will be on sale as of April 17, 2014.  

To purchase festival passes and single tickets visit www.torontosummermusic.com, call 416-408-0208 or visit the Weston Family Box Office at the Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West).  

The Festival Insider pass is $75 for unlimited access to behind-the-scenes lectures, films, interviews, and masterclasses, and is free with the purchase of a Festival Pass. 

For information on all 2014 Festival activities visit www.torontosummermusic.com or call 416-408-0208.

Festival mainstage performances take place at: Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor Street West) or Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park). 


See the full program here

Toronto Summer Music Presents

The Modern Age

Tuesday, July 22 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Modern Age features 20 mainstage concerts by renowned Canadian and international artists including the Emerson String Quartet, Sondra Radvanovsky, Milos Karadaglic, and the Toronto Symphony, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops and free outreach concerts from July 22 to August 12, 2014. 

“The 2014 Festival celebrates the music of the early 20th century, a fascinating period of wildly diverging artistic currents,” said Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “From the late romanticism of Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams, to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev and Bartok, to the raucous modernism of Schoenberg, this year’s Festival explores the multifaceted musical offerings of the Modern Age.  This compelling music was set against a backdrop of great change including the ascension of popular music fuelled by the emergence of a recording industry and new mediums for distribution, namely the radio and the phonograph.”  The 2014 Festival explores many of the influences and ideas of the time through both the concert programs and numerous ancillary Festival Insiders events.

Festival Insider Pass

Festival Insider events are special behind-the-scenes offerings including interviews with artists, guest lectures, and masterclasses with featured guests.  Festival Insider events take place Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).  

OLG SHUFFLE Concerts

Back by popular demand, OLG SHUFFLE Concerts take place at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic one-movement performances are Pay What You Can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists.

Free TSM Academy Concerts

Don’t miss these popular free concerts showcasing gifted Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows and guest artists. Performances are at Noon on July 25, July 31, August 1 and August 7 at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).

Click here for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival Schedule

Ticket & Venue Information

Festival, Weekly and Flex passes ($202 -$592) are on sale as of April 3, 2014.  

Individual concert tickets ($20 to $99) will be on sale as of April 17, 2014.  

To purchase festival passes and single tickets visit www.torontosummermusic.com, call 416-408-0208 or visit the Weston Family Box Office at the Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West).  

The Festival Insider pass is $75 for unlimited access to behind-the-scenes lectures, films, interviews, and masterclasses, and is free with the purchase of a Festival Pass. 

For information on all 2014 Festival activities visit www.torontosummermusic.com or call 416-408-0208.

Festival mainstage performances take place at: Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor Street West) or Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park). 

See the full program here

Startford Festival Forum - Shakespeare Slam
Headliners:Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman
Hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this event will showcase the Festival’s 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.
Also featuring:Lisa BrownDavid GoldbloomMargaret TrudeauJian GhomeshiMuhammad Robert HeftCamille Paglia
With musical performances by:Hawksley WorkmanSteven Page
Wednesday, April 23, 2014Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music)273 Bloor St. West, Toronto (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.)8PM
TicketsOn sale March 11, 2014$39 - $54$$29 for students
Ticket Sales:Stratford Festival box office 1.800.567.1600From Koerner Hall
From www.stratfordfestival.ca"The Shakespeare Slam serves as the launch of the Stratford Festival Forum, which will present more than 200 events this season, including featured speakers Margaret Trudeau, Jian Ghomeshi, Muhammad Robert Heft andCamille Paglia, as well as concerts, comedy shows, screenings and performance showcases exploring the playbill and the theme of Minds Pushed to the Edge.”

Startford Festival Forum - Shakespeare Slam

Headliners:
Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman

Hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this event will showcase the Festival’s 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.

Also featuring:
Lisa Brown
David Goldbloom
Margaret Trudeau
Jian Ghomeshi
Muhammad Robert Heft
Camille Paglia

With musical performances by:
Hawksley Workman
Steven Page

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music)
273 Bloor St. West, Toronto (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.)
8PM

Tickets
On sale March 11, 2014
$39 - $54$
$29 for students

Ticket Sales:
Stratford Festival box office 1.800.567.1600
From Koerner Hall

From www.stratfordfestival.ca
"The Shakespeare Slam serves as the launch of the Stratford Festival Forum, which will present more than 200 events this season, including featured speakers Margaret TrudeauJian GhomeshiMuhammad Robert Heft andCamille Paglia, as well as concerts, comedy shows, screenings and performance showcases exploring the playbill and the theme of Minds Pushed to the Edge.”

"Yonge Street"by Glenn Priestley - An exhibition of drawings and paintingsAbout the artist: Glenn Priestley is a Toronto-born artist, painter, printmaker and teacher now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He lived his formative years in Scarborough, Ontario, where he attended the Vocational Arts Program at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute.  Priestley is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art Fine Arts Programme, where he spent a year in off-campus studies in Florence, Italy, and graduated with an Honours Diploma in 1976.  His understanding of the figure was further enhanced through study of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. He has taught drawing and painting at numerous locations and institutions most notably on the faculty of the drawing and painting department at the Ontario College of Art, now OCAD from 1989 through 1996. Priestley’s work has been the focus of two museum surveys:  The View from Tabor Hill, organized by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery which traveled to the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Glenn Priestley: Variations, at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 
Opening reception with artist: Thursday, April 10, 6-9PM
Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, May 3, 2014Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery198 Davenport Rd. (Davenport & Avenue Rds.), Toronto416-962-0438
Please visit odonwagnergallery.com for more information.

"Yonge Street"
by Glenn Priestley - An exhibition of drawings and paintings

About the artist: Glenn Priestley is a Toronto-born artist, painter, printmaker and teacher now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He lived his formative years in Scarborough, Ontario, where he attended the Vocational Arts Program at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute.  Priestley is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art Fine Arts Programme, where he spent a year in off-campus studies in Florence, Italy, and graduated with an Honours Diploma in 1976.  His understanding of the figure was further enhanced through study of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. He has taught drawing and painting at numerous locations and institutions most notably on the faculty of the drawing and painting department at the Ontario College of Art, now OCAD from 1989 through 1996. Priestley’s work has been the focus of two museum surveys:  The View from Tabor Hill, organized by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery which traveled to the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Glenn Priestley: Variations, at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

Opening reception with artist: Thursday, April 10, 6-9PM

Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery
198 Davenport Rd. (Davenport & Avenue Rds.), Toronto
416-962-0438

Please visit odonwagnergallery.com for more information.

Soul Healing Miracles™ Courses
With Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha

Soul Healing Miracles Evening
Complimentary
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7-10 PM
Best Western Primrose Hotel, 111 Carlton Street (Carlton & Jarvis)


Divine Healing Hands™ Certification Training Workshop
$625
Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 2014
10 AM-10 PM
Check-in 9 AM
Best Western Primrose Hotel, 111 Carlton Street (Carlton & Jarvis)

For more info, please contact the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment:
Toronto: 416-609-2777
1-888-339-6815
DrSha.com
DivineHealingHands.com
Facebook.com/DrAndMasterSha
Facebook.com/MasterShaSoulHealingCentreToronto

Meagan’s Walk
Fundraising walk and hug (benefiting the Meagan Bebenek Endowment fund, and Sick Kids Hospital).
Saturday, May 10, 2014Registration starts at 8:30AM at Fort YorkROUTE: Fort York National Historic Site (Bathurst & Fort York - South of Front st., North of Gardiner Expressway) to Sick Kids Hospital (University Ave. & Gerrard St.)416-239-7843
See meaganswalk.com for more info, to register, or to pledge your support for this great cause.
About Meagan’s Walk:

Meagan’s Walk

Fundraising walk and hug (benefiting the Meagan Bebenek Endowment fund, and Sick Kids Hospital).

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Registration starts at 8:30AM at Fort York
ROUTE: Fort York National Historic Site (Bathurst & Fort York - South of Front st., North of Gardiner Expressway) to Sick Kids Hospital (University Ave. & Gerrard St.)
416-239-7843

See meaganswalk.com for more info, to register, or to pledge your support for this great cause.

About Meagan’s Walk:

Spirit Of Toronto 2014
The 10th Annual Whisky Gala
Don’t miss out on this popular fan favourite! Tickets are selling fast, so avoid disappointment and get yours today! http://roythomsonhall.com/eventdetail/spiritoftoront416-872-4255
Saturday, May 3, 2014Roy Thomson Hall60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON (King & University)
spiritoftoronto.ca

Spirit Of Toronto 2014

The 10th Annual Whisky Gala

Don’t miss out on this popular fan favourite! Tickets are selling fast, so avoid disappointment and get yours today! http://roythomsonhall.com/eventdetail/spiritoftoront
416-872-4255

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON (King & University)

spiritoftoronto.ca

Spring Sessions - Toronto’s Festival of Beers!
Friday, March 28, 20144-10PMEvergreen Brickworks550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ONFree shuttle bus from Broadview subway StationSaturday, March 29, 20142-8PMSOLD OUT!
For info and tix, please see beerfestival.ca
@TOBeerFestival will be updating events and entertainment!
#BeerMe

Spring Sessions - Toronto’s Festival of Beers!

Friday, March 28, 2014
4-10PM
Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
Free shuttle bus from Broadview subway Station

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2-8PM
SOLD OUT!

For info and tix, please see beerfestival.ca

@TOBeerFestival will be updating events and entertainment!

#BeerMe

TANGO LEGENDS!
Get ready for…"An electrifying and sensual night of Tango with superstar dancers and musicians direct from Buenos Aires!"ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8PMSony Centre 1 Front St. East Toronto (Yonge & Front)sonycentre.ca1-855-872-SONY (7669)
Group discounts available for 8 or more: 647-438-5559 or thegrouptixcompany.com

TANGO LEGENDS!

Get ready for…

"An electrifying and sensual night of Tango with superstar dancers and musicians direct from Buenos Aires!"

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 
8PM
Sony Centre 
1 Front St. East Toronto (Yonge & Front)
sonycentre.ca
1-855-872-SONY (7669)

Group discounts available for 8 or more: 647-438-5559 or thegrouptixcompany.com

The Last Man on Earth
Inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Ensemble (comprised of the actors, director and designers) works together in the studio to collectively create and develop imaginative stories.
“simple theatrical magic ★★★★ “ – CBC Manitoba “pure speechless delight ★★★★ 1⁄2 “ – Calgary Herald “sweet, engaging and thoroughly entertaining ★★★★★” – Global Edmonton “polished to a fine buff ★★★★” – Edmonton Journal

Written by The Keystone EnsembleDirected by Ginette MohrPerformed by Phil Rickaby, Sarah Joy Bennett, Stephen LaFrenie, Dana Fradkin and David Atkinson (Musician)

April 3 - 13, 2014 Preview April 2ndTuesday – Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 8pm
The Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)6 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Tickets are $25Discounts for arts workers, students, seniors and groups are available by calling Patron Services at 416-368-3110 or by visiting www.canadianstage.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Beaune416-970-2044 kim@keystonetheatre.netwww.keystonetheatre.net

The Last Man on Earth

Inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Ensemble (comprised of the actors, director and designers) works together in the studio to collectively create and develop imaginative stories.

“simple theatrical magic ★★★★ “ – CBC Manitoba
“pure speechless delight ★★★★ 1⁄2 “ – Calgary Herald
“sweet, engaging and thoroughly entertaining ★★★★★” – Global Edmonton “polished to a fine buff
★★★★” – Edmonton Journal

Written by The Keystone Ensemble
Directed by Ginette Mohr
Performed by Phil Rickaby, Sarah Joy Bennett, Stephen LaFrenie, Dana Fradkin and David Atkinson (Musician)

April 3 - 13, 2014
Preview April 2nd
Tuesday – Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 8pm

The Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)
6 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Tickets are $25
Discounts for arts workers, students, seniors and groups are available by calling Patron Services at 416-368-3110 or by visiting www.canadianstage.com

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Kim Beaune
416-970-2044 
kim@keystonetheatre.net
www.keystonetheatre.net

TICKETS ON SALE NOW



Water Docs Film Festival March 21 – 29, 2014, Toronto




Festival Opens with the World Premiere ofCold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin (2014)7:00 PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario To Celebrate Canada Water Week
For more information, and the full schedule of events and films, please visit http://ecologos.ca/waterdocs/




Tickets
Online:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/557968Tickets will be sold online until 2 hours before screening time.
By phone at 1-800-838-3006 Ext. 1. (24 hours/day, 7 days/week). 
In-person ticket salesAvailable at the Box Office at Jackman Hall 45 minutes before each screening and other events. 
A Festival Pass is $40/$45 at the door (all events except Family Day) Adults, $10.50/$13 at the doorSeniors/Students: $8.50/$11 at the doorChildren 13 & under are FREE for regular screenings






Family Day:Adult, $10.50/$13 at the doorChildren 4-13 years of age, $4.25/$6.00 at the doorInfants 3 and under are FREE. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Water Docs Film Festival March 21 – 29, 2014, Toronto

Festival Opens with the World Premiere of
Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin (2014)
7:00 PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario To Celebrate Canada Water Week

For more information, and the full schedule of events and films, please visit http://ecologos.ca/waterdocs/

Tickets

Online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/557968
Tickets will be sold online until 2 hours before screening time.

By phone at 1-800-838-3006 Ext. 1. (24 hours/day, 7 days/week). 

In-person ticket sales
Available at the Box Office at Jackman Hall 45 minutes before each screening and other events. 

A Festival Pass is $40/$45 at the door (all events except Family Day) Adults, $10.50/$13 at the door
Seniors/Students: $8.50/$11 at the door
Children 13 & under are FREE for regular screenings

Family Day:
Adult, $10.50/$13 at the door
Children 4-13 years of age, $4.25/$6.00 at the door
Infants 3 and under are FREE. 

"Elegies - A Song Cycle"
Produced by Acting Up Stage CompanyBy William FinnDirection: Lezlie WadeStarring: Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky, Steven Gallagher, Joel Gomez, Eliza-Jane ScottA re-imagined revival of Acting Up Stage’s first breakthrough, sold-out hit, Elegies is a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist William Finn. Elegies commemorates the lives of people both real and fictional with rousing theatricality and unforgettable songs. From Finn’s friends, to his mother, to his dogs, to the victims of the World Trade Centre collapse, these characters and their stories will enchant and enrich your spirit in this stunning masterwork that celebrates the human experience and life’s infinite joys.
Critics are raving:"Acting Up Stage Company’s production is the most satisfying, fulfilling, beautifully performed piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in this city for a long time." – The Toronto Star
"The most uplifting, life-affirming musical in Toronto is one in which each of its 18 songs is an elegy for the dead and gone." — The Globe and Mail
"Friends and colleagues of the composer’s who have died over the last two decades are resurrected in playful lyrics bursting with internal rhymes that remember them in all their quirky vitality." — The New York Times
"This song cycle provided some of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced in musical theatre." —  City Post Magazine
"A real gem!" — AM 740
March 21 - April 13, 2014At Daniel’s Spectrum, Aki Studio Theatre (WINNER - Best New Venue in Canada)585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON (Dundas & Parliament)ausc.ca/elegies1-800-838-3006

"Elegies - A Song Cycle"

Produced by Acting Up Stage Company
By William Finn
Direction: Lezlie Wade
Starring: Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky, Steven Gallagher, Joel Gomez, Eliza-Jane Scott

A re-imagined revival of Acting Up Stage’s first breakthrough, sold-out hit, Elegies is a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist William FinnElegies commemorates the lives of people both real and fictional with rousing theatricality and unforgettable songs. From Finn’s friends, to his mother, to his dogs, to the victims of the World Trade Centre collapse, these characters and their stories will enchant and enrich your spirit in this stunning masterwork that celebrates the human experience and life’s infinite joys.

Critics are raving:
"Acting Up Stage Company’s production is the most satisfying, fulfilling, beautifully performed piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in this city for a long time." – The Toronto Star

"The most uplifting, life-affirming musical in Toronto is one in which each of its 18 songs is an elegy for the dead and gone." — The Globe and Mail

"Friends and colleagues of the composer’s who have died over the last two decades are resurrected in playful lyrics bursting with internal rhymes that remember them in all their quirky vitality." — The New York Times

"This song cycle provided some of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced in musical theatre." —  City Post Magazine

"A real gem!" — AM 740

March 21 - April 13, 2014
At Daniel’s Spectrum, Aki Studio Theatre (WINNER - Best New Venue in Canada)
585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON (Dundas & Parliament)
ausc.ca/elegies
1-800-838-3006

50 Shades - The Musical! - Is coming to Toronto!
From 50shadesthemusical.com/about/:"50 Shades! The Musical is The Original Parody of the greatest novel ever…Fifty Shades Of Grey. This sexy, hilarious musical is chockfull of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names.

Come see a show full of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music)!”
Produced by Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels, and Emily Dorezas
April 1 - 13, 2014Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E, Toronto)
http://Ticketmaster.cahttp://50shadesthemusical.com

50 Shades - The Musical! - Is coming to Toronto!

From 50shadesthemusical.com/about/:
"50 Shades! The Musical is The Original Parody of the greatest novel ever…Fifty Shades Of Grey. This sexy, hilarious musical is chockfull of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names.


Come see a show full of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music)!”

Produced by Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels, and Emily Dorezas

April 1 - 13, 2014
Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E, Toronto)

http://Ticketmaster.ca
http://50shadesthemusical.com

Toronto’s Festival of Beer!
Saturday, March 29, 20142-8PMThe Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.) FREE shuttle bus from Broadview Station!Tickets: $30. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca
Don’t miss the 911 Workers Beer Gala on March 28, too!

Toronto’s Festival of Beer!

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2-8PM
The Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.) FREE shuttle bus from Broadview Station!
Tickets: $30. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca

Don’t miss the 911 Workers Beer Gala on March 28, too!

NEW DATE ADDED for TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEERS!
Note: This is no longer a 911 workers gala ONLY. $30 tix are now on sale. Get yours now. The March 29th event is almost SOLD OUT.
Friday, March 28, 2014
4-10PMThe Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.)
Tickets: $80. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca
Don’t miss the following day’s BEER event, too! 

NEW DATE ADDED for TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEERS!

Note: This is no longer a 911 workers gala ONLY. $30 tix are now on sale. Get yours now. The March 29th event is almost SOLD OUT.

Friday, March 28, 2014

4-10PM
The Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.)

Tickets: $80. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca

Don’t miss the following day’s BEER event, too! 

It’s a bit late, but in honour of Black History Month, we’d like to highlight “Rapid Ray Lewis" the late uncle of Sharon, Ballyhoo Push Pin Media’s owner and founder. 

"Rapid Ray" was a talented track and field athlete. Despite being subjected to constant and overt racial discrimination from coaches, teachers, and even the general public, "Rapid Ray" won seventeen national relay championships while studying at Central Collegiate in Hamilton, Ontario. He even managed to capture a record FOUR WINS in one day

Most notably, Ray was the FIRST EVER Black Canadian olympic medalist, winning bronze as part of the relay team in the 1932 summer olympics in Los Angeles. He went on to win a silver medal at The British Empire Games (later called The Commonwealth Games). 

A children’s book called “Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis" was written about his young life in Hamilton and his olympic training. A school, Ray Lewis Elementary, was opened in 2005 and named in his honour. Ray also received the Order of Canada award in 2001. He passed away in 2003 and was survived by his widow, Vivienne (who still occasionally visits the school named after him). 

To read more about Ray, check out these links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lewis_(track_and_field_athlete)

http://sporthamilton.com/content/people/RapidRayLewisFinal.pdf

ORDER the bookRapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis" by John Cooper, here: http://www.tundrabooks.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780887766121

Toronto Summer Music Presents
The Modern Age
Tuesday, July 22 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Modern Age features 20 mainstage concerts by renowned Canadian and international artists including the Emerson String Quartet, Sondra Radvanovsky, Milos Karadaglic, and the Toronto Symphony, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops and free outreach concerts from July 22 to August 12, 2014. 

“The 2014 Festival celebrates the music of the early 20th century, a fascinating period of wildly diverging artistic currents,” said Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “From the late romanticism of Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams, to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev and Bartok, to the raucous modernism of Schoenberg, this year’s Festival explores the multifaceted musical offerings of the Modern Age.  This compelling music was set against a backdrop of great change including the ascension of popular music fuelled by the emergence of a recording industry and new mediums for distribution, namely the radio and the phonograph.”  The 2014 Festival explores many of the influences and ideas of the time through both the concert programs and numerous ancillary Festival Insiders events.

Festival Insider Pass
Festival Insider events are special behind-the-scenes offerings including interviews with artists, guest lectures, and masterclasses with featured guests.  Festival Insider events take place Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).  

OLG SHUFFLE Concerts
Back by popular demand, OLG SHUFFLE Concerts take place at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic one-movement performances are Pay What You Can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists.

Free TSM Academy Concerts
Don’t miss these popular free concerts showcasing gifted Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows and guest artists. Performances are at Noon on July 25, July 31, August 1 and August 7 at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).

Click here for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival Schedule

Ticket & Venue Information
Festival, Weekly and Flex passes ($202 -$592) are on sale as of April 3, 2014.  
Individual concert tickets ($20 to $99) will be on sale as of April 17, 2014.  

To purchase festival passes and single tickets visit www.torontosummermusic.com, call 416-408-0208 or visit the Weston Family Box Office at the Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West).  

The Festival Insider pass is $75 for unlimited access to behind-the-scenes lectures, films, interviews, and masterclasses, and is free with the purchase of a Festival Pass. 

For information on all 2014 Festival activities visit www.torontosummermusic.com or call 416-408-0208.

Festival mainstage performances take place at: Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor Street West) or Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park). 


See the full program here

Toronto Summer Music Presents

The Modern Age

Tuesday, July 22 to Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Modern Age features 20 mainstage concerts by renowned Canadian and international artists including the Emerson String Quartet, Sondra Radvanovsky, Milos Karadaglic, and the Toronto Symphony, plus masterclasses, lectures, interviews, workshops and free outreach concerts from July 22 to August 12, 2014. 

“The 2014 Festival celebrates the music of the early 20th century, a fascinating period of wildly diverging artistic currents,” said Artistic Director Douglas McNabney. “From the late romanticism of Strauss, Rachmaninoff and Vaughan Williams, to the iconoclasms of Prokofiev and Bartok, to the raucous modernism of Schoenberg, this year’s Festival explores the multifaceted musical offerings of the Modern Age.  This compelling music was set against a backdrop of great change including the ascension of popular music fuelled by the emergence of a recording industry and new mediums for distribution, namely the radio and the phonograph.”  The 2014 Festival explores many of the influences and ideas of the time through both the concert programs and numerous ancillary Festival Insiders events.

Festival Insider Pass

Festival Insider events are special behind-the-scenes offerings including interviews with artists, guest lectures, and masterclasses with featured guests.  Festival Insider events take place Tuesdays through Fridays at 2 p.m. in the Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park).  

OLG SHUFFLE Concerts

Back by popular demand, OLG SHUFFLE Concerts take place at 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue). Inspired by the Shuffle function on an iPod, these informal, eclectic one-movement performances are Pay What You Can and feature Festival Artists, special guests and next-generation emerging artists.

Free TSM Academy Concerts

Don’t miss these popular free concerts showcasing gifted Toronto Summer Music Academy Fellows and guest artists. Performances are at Noon on July 25, July 31, August 1 and August 7 at Heliconian Hall (35 Hazelton Avenue).

Click here for the 2014 Toronto Summer Music Festival Schedule

Ticket & Venue Information

Festival, Weekly and Flex passes ($202 -$592) are on sale as of April 3, 2014.  

Individual concert tickets ($20 to $99) will be on sale as of April 17, 2014.  

To purchase festival passes and single tickets visit www.torontosummermusic.com, call 416-408-0208 or visit the Weston Family Box Office at the Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West).  

The Festival Insider pass is $75 for unlimited access to behind-the-scenes lectures, films, interviews, and masterclasses, and is free with the purchase of a Festival Pass. 

For information on all 2014 Festival activities visit www.torontosummermusic.com or call 416-408-0208.

Festival mainstage performances take place at: Koerner Hall in The Royal Conservatory (273 Bloor Street West) or Walter Hall at University of Toronto (80 Queen’s Park). 

See the full program here

Startford Festival Forum - Shakespeare Slam
Headliners:Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman
Hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this event will showcase the Festival’s 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.
Also featuring:Lisa BrownDavid GoldbloomMargaret TrudeauJian GhomeshiMuhammad Robert HeftCamille Paglia
With musical performances by:Hawksley WorkmanSteven Page
Wednesday, April 23, 2014Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music)273 Bloor St. West, Toronto (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.)8PM
TicketsOn sale March 11, 2014$39 - $54$$29 for students
Ticket Sales:Stratford Festival box office 1.800.567.1600From Koerner Hall
From www.stratfordfestival.ca"The Shakespeare Slam serves as the launch of the Stratford Festival Forum, which will present more than 200 events this season, including featured speakers Margaret Trudeau, Jian Ghomeshi, Muhammad Robert Heft andCamille Paglia, as well as concerts, comedy shows, screenings and performance showcases exploring the playbill and the theme of Minds Pushed to the Edge.”

Startford Festival Forum - Shakespeare Slam

Headliners:
Paul Gross, Steven Page and Hawksley Workman

Hosted by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this event will showcase the Festival’s 2014 season theme of Madness: Minds Pushed to the Edge.

Also featuring:
Lisa Brown
David Goldbloom
Margaret Trudeau
Jian Ghomeshi
Muhammad Robert Heft
Camille Paglia

With musical performances by:
Hawksley Workman
Steven Page

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Koerner Hall (Royal Conservatory of Music)
273 Bloor St. West, Toronto (Avenue Rd. & Bloor St.)
8PM

Tickets
On sale March 11, 2014
$39 - $54$
$29 for students

Ticket Sales:
Stratford Festival box office 1.800.567.1600
From Koerner Hall

From www.stratfordfestival.ca
"The Shakespeare Slam serves as the launch of the Stratford Festival Forum, which will present more than 200 events this season, including featured speakers Margaret TrudeauJian GhomeshiMuhammad Robert Heft andCamille Paglia, as well as concerts, comedy shows, screenings and performance showcases exploring the playbill and the theme of Minds Pushed to the Edge.”

"Yonge Street"by Glenn Priestley - An exhibition of drawings and paintingsAbout the artist: Glenn Priestley is a Toronto-born artist, painter, printmaker and teacher now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He lived his formative years in Scarborough, Ontario, where he attended the Vocational Arts Program at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute.  Priestley is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art Fine Arts Programme, where he spent a year in off-campus studies in Florence, Italy, and graduated with an Honours Diploma in 1976.  His understanding of the figure was further enhanced through study of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. He has taught drawing and painting at numerous locations and institutions most notably on the faculty of the drawing and painting department at the Ontario College of Art, now OCAD from 1989 through 1996. Priestley’s work has been the focus of two museum surveys:  The View from Tabor Hill, organized by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery which traveled to the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Glenn Priestley: Variations, at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 
Opening reception with artist: Thursday, April 10, 6-9PM
Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, May 3, 2014Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery198 Davenport Rd. (Davenport & Avenue Rds.), Toronto416-962-0438
Please visit odonwagnergallery.com for more information.

"Yonge Street"
by Glenn Priestley - An exhibition of drawings and paintings

About the artist: Glenn Priestley is a Toronto-born artist, painter, printmaker and teacher now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick. He lived his formative years in Scarborough, Ontario, where he attended the Vocational Arts Program at Cedarbrae Collegiate Institute.  Priestley is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art Fine Arts Programme, where he spent a year in off-campus studies in Florence, Italy, and graduated with an Honours Diploma in 1976.  His understanding of the figure was further enhanced through study of Anatomy at the University of Toronto. He has taught drawing and painting at numerous locations and institutions most notably on the faculty of the drawing and painting department at the Ontario College of Art, now OCAD from 1989 through 1996. Priestley’s work has been the focus of two museum surveys:  The View from Tabor Hill, organized by the University of Waterloo Art Gallery which traveled to the Art Gallery of Windsor, and Glenn Priestley: Variations, at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery. 

Opening reception with artist: Thursday, April 10, 6-9PM

Thursday, April 10 - Saturday, May 3, 2014
Odon Wagner Contemporary Gallery
198 Davenport Rd. (Davenport & Avenue Rds.), Toronto
416-962-0438

Please visit odonwagnergallery.com for more information.

Soul Healing Miracles™ Courses
With Dr. and Master Zhi Gang Sha

Soul Healing Miracles Evening
Complimentary
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
7-10 PM
Best Western Primrose Hotel, 111 Carlton Street (Carlton & Jarvis)


Divine Healing Hands™ Certification Training Workshop
$625
Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 2014
10 AM-10 PM
Check-in 9 AM
Best Western Primrose Hotel, 111 Carlton Street (Carlton & Jarvis)

For more info, please contact the Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment:
Toronto: 416-609-2777
1-888-339-6815
DrSha.com
DivineHealingHands.com
Facebook.com/DrAndMasterSha
Facebook.com/MasterShaSoulHealingCentreToronto

Meagan’s Walk
Fundraising walk and hug (benefiting the Meagan Bebenek Endowment fund, and Sick Kids Hospital).
Saturday, May 10, 2014Registration starts at 8:30AM at Fort YorkROUTE: Fort York National Historic Site (Bathurst & Fort York - South of Front st., North of Gardiner Expressway) to Sick Kids Hospital (University Ave. & Gerrard St.)416-239-7843
See meaganswalk.com for more info, to register, or to pledge your support for this great cause.
About Meagan’s Walk:

Meagan’s Walk

Fundraising walk and hug (benefiting the Meagan Bebenek Endowment fund, and Sick Kids Hospital).

Saturday, May 10, 2014
Registration starts at 8:30AM at Fort York
ROUTE: Fort York National Historic Site (Bathurst & Fort York - South of Front st., North of Gardiner Expressway) to Sick Kids Hospital (University Ave. & Gerrard St.)
416-239-7843

See meaganswalk.com for more info, to register, or to pledge your support for this great cause.

About Meagan’s Walk:

Spirit Of Toronto 2014
The 10th Annual Whisky Gala
Don’t miss out on this popular fan favourite! Tickets are selling fast, so avoid disappointment and get yours today! http://roythomsonhall.com/eventdetail/spiritoftoront416-872-4255
Saturday, May 3, 2014Roy Thomson Hall60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON (King & University)
spiritoftoronto.ca

Spirit Of Toronto 2014

The 10th Annual Whisky Gala

Don’t miss out on this popular fan favourite! Tickets are selling fast, so avoid disappointment and get yours today! http://roythomsonhall.com/eventdetail/spiritoftoront
416-872-4255

Saturday, May 3, 2014
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St., Toronto, ON (King & University)

spiritoftoronto.ca

Spring Sessions - Toronto’s Festival of Beers!
Friday, March 28, 20144-10PMEvergreen Brickworks550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ONFree shuttle bus from Broadview subway StationSaturday, March 29, 20142-8PMSOLD OUT!
For info and tix, please see beerfestival.ca
@TOBeerFestival will be updating events and entertainment!
#BeerMe

Spring Sessions - Toronto’s Festival of Beers!

Friday, March 28, 2014
4-10PM
Evergreen Brickworks
550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON
Free shuttle bus from Broadview subway Station

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2-8PM
SOLD OUT!

For info and tix, please see beerfestival.ca

@TOBeerFestival will be updating events and entertainment!

#BeerMe

TANGO LEGENDS!
Get ready for…"An electrifying and sensual night of Tango with superstar dancers and musicians direct from Buenos Aires!"ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Thursday, April 10, 2014 8PMSony Centre 1 Front St. East Toronto (Yonge & Front)sonycentre.ca1-855-872-SONY (7669)
Group discounts available for 8 or more: 647-438-5559 or thegrouptixcompany.com

TANGO LEGENDS!

Get ready for…

"An electrifying and sensual night of Tango with superstar dancers and musicians direct from Buenos Aires!"

ONE NIGHT ONLY!

Thursday, April 10, 2014 
8PM
Sony Centre 
1 Front St. East Toronto (Yonge & Front)
sonycentre.ca
1-855-872-SONY (7669)

Group discounts available for 8 or more: 647-438-5559 or thegrouptixcompany.com

The Last Man on Earth
Inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Ensemble (comprised of the actors, director and designers) works together in the studio to collectively create and develop imaginative stories.
“simple theatrical magic ★★★★ “ – CBC Manitoba “pure speechless delight ★★★★ 1⁄2 “ – Calgary Herald “sweet, engaging and thoroughly entertaining ★★★★★” – Global Edmonton “polished to a fine buff ★★★★” – Edmonton Journal

Written by The Keystone EnsembleDirected by Ginette MohrPerformed by Phil Rickaby, Sarah Joy Bennett, Stephen LaFrenie, Dana Fradkin and David Atkinson (Musician)

April 3 - 13, 2014 Preview April 2ndTuesday – Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 8pm
The Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)6 Berkeley Street, Toronto
Tickets are $25Discounts for arts workers, students, seniors and groups are available by calling Patron Services at 416-368-3110 or by visiting www.canadianstage.com

MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Beaune416-970-2044 kim@keystonetheatre.netwww.keystonetheatre.net

The Last Man on Earth

Inspired by Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, the Keystone Ensemble (comprised of the actors, director and designers) works together in the studio to collectively create and develop imaginative stories.

“simple theatrical magic ★★★★ “ – CBC Manitoba
“pure speechless delight ★★★★ 1⁄2 “ – Calgary Herald
“sweet, engaging and thoroughly entertaining ★★★★★” – Global Edmonton “polished to a fine buff
★★★★” – Edmonton Journal

Written by The Keystone Ensemble
Directed by Ginette Mohr
Performed by Phil Rickaby, Sarah Joy Bennett, Stephen LaFrenie, Dana Fradkin and David Atkinson (Musician)

April 3 - 13, 2014
Preview April 2nd
Tuesday – Friday 8pm Saturday & Sunday 2pm & 8pm

The Berkeley Street Theatre (Upstairs)
6 Berkeley Street, Toronto

Tickets are $25
Discounts for arts workers, students, seniors and groups are available by calling Patron Services at 416-368-3110 or by visiting www.canadianstage.com

MEDIA CONTACT: 
Kim Beaune
416-970-2044 
kim@keystonetheatre.net
www.keystonetheatre.net

TICKETS ON SALE NOW



Water Docs Film Festival March 21 – 29, 2014, Toronto




Festival Opens with the World Premiere ofCold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin (2014)7:00 PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario To Celebrate Canada Water Week
For more information, and the full schedule of events and films, please visit http://ecologos.ca/waterdocs/




Tickets
Online:http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/557968Tickets will be sold online until 2 hours before screening time.
By phone at 1-800-838-3006 Ext. 1. (24 hours/day, 7 days/week). 
In-person ticket salesAvailable at the Box Office at Jackman Hall 45 minutes before each screening and other events. 
A Festival Pass is $40/$45 at the door (all events except Family Day) Adults, $10.50/$13 at the doorSeniors/Students: $8.50/$11 at the doorChildren 13 & under are FREE for regular screenings






Family Day:Adult, $10.50/$13 at the doorChildren 4-13 years of age, $4.25/$6.00 at the doorInfants 3 and under are FREE. 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Water Docs Film Festival March 21 – 29, 2014, Toronto

Festival Opens with the World Premiere of
Cold Amazon: The Mackenzie River Basin (2014)
7:00 PM at the Art Gallery of Ontario To Celebrate Canada Water Week

For more information, and the full schedule of events and films, please visit http://ecologos.ca/waterdocs/

Tickets

Online:
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/557968
Tickets will be sold online until 2 hours before screening time.

By phone at 1-800-838-3006 Ext. 1. (24 hours/day, 7 days/week). 

In-person ticket sales
Available at the Box Office at Jackman Hall 45 minutes before each screening and other events. 

A Festival Pass is $40/$45 at the door (all events except Family Day) Adults, $10.50/$13 at the door
Seniors/Students: $8.50/$11 at the door
Children 13 & under are FREE for regular screenings

Family Day:
Adult, $10.50/$13 at the door
Children 4-13 years of age, $4.25/$6.00 at the door
Infants 3 and under are FREE. 

"Elegies - A Song Cycle"
Produced by Acting Up Stage CompanyBy William FinnDirection: Lezlie WadeStarring: Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky, Steven Gallagher, Joel Gomez, Eliza-Jane ScottA re-imagined revival of Acting Up Stage’s first breakthrough, sold-out hit, Elegies is a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist William Finn. Elegies commemorates the lives of people both real and fictional with rousing theatricality and unforgettable songs. From Finn’s friends, to his mother, to his dogs, to the victims of the World Trade Centre collapse, these characters and their stories will enchant and enrich your spirit in this stunning masterwork that celebrates the human experience and life’s infinite joys.
Critics are raving:"Acting Up Stage Company’s production is the most satisfying, fulfilling, beautifully performed piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in this city for a long time." – The Toronto Star
"The most uplifting, life-affirming musical in Toronto is one in which each of its 18 songs is an elegy for the dead and gone." — The Globe and Mail
"Friends and colleagues of the composer’s who have died over the last two decades are resurrected in playful lyrics bursting with internal rhymes that remember them in all their quirky vitality." — The New York Times
"This song cycle provided some of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced in musical theatre." —  City Post Magazine
"A real gem!" — AM 740
March 21 - April 13, 2014At Daniel’s Spectrum, Aki Studio Theatre (WINNER - Best New Venue in Canada)585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON (Dundas & Parliament)ausc.ca/elegies1-800-838-3006

"Elegies - A Song Cycle"

Produced by Acting Up Stage Company
By William Finn
Direction: Lezlie Wade
Starring: Thom Allison, Barbara Barsky, Steven Gallagher, Joel Gomez, Eliza-Jane Scott

A re-imagined revival of Acting Up Stage’s first breakthrough, sold-out hit, Elegies is a celebration of life and music penned by Tony Award winning composer and lyricist William FinnElegies commemorates the lives of people both real and fictional with rousing theatricality and unforgettable songs. From Finn’s friends, to his mother, to his dogs, to the victims of the World Trade Centre collapse, these characters and their stories will enchant and enrich your spirit in this stunning masterwork that celebrates the human experience and life’s infinite joys.

Critics are raving:
"Acting Up Stage Company’s production is the most satisfying, fulfilling, beautifully performed piece of musical theatre I’ve seen in this city for a long time." – The Toronto Star

"The most uplifting, life-affirming musical in Toronto is one in which each of its 18 songs is an elegy for the dead and gone." — The Globe and Mail

"Friends and colleagues of the composer’s who have died over the last two decades are resurrected in playful lyrics bursting with internal rhymes that remember them in all their quirky vitality." — The New York Times

"This song cycle provided some of the most powerful moments I’ve experienced in musical theatre." —  City Post Magazine

"A real gem!" — AM 740

March 21 - April 13, 2014
At Daniel’s Spectrum, Aki Studio Theatre (WINNER - Best New Venue in Canada)
585 Dundas St. E. Toronto, ON (Dundas & Parliament)
ausc.ca/elegies
1-800-838-3006

50 Shades - The Musical! - Is coming to Toronto!
From 50shadesthemusical.com/about/:"50 Shades! The Musical is The Original Parody of the greatest novel ever…Fifty Shades Of Grey. This sexy, hilarious musical is chockfull of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names.

Come see a show full of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music)!”
Produced by Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels, and Emily Dorezas
April 1 - 13, 2014Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E, Toronto)
http://Ticketmaster.cahttp://50shadesthemusical.com

50 Shades - The Musical! - Is coming to Toronto!

From 50shadesthemusical.com/about/:
"50 Shades! The Musical is The Original Parody of the greatest novel ever…Fifty Shades Of Grey. This sexy, hilarious musical is chockfull of wrestling singlets, handcuffs, and helicopters with silly names.


Come see a show full of BDSM (Best Damn Songs and Music)!”

Produced by Marshall Cordell, Albert Samuels, and Emily Dorezas

April 1 - 13, 2014
Bluma Appel Theatre (27 Front St. E, Toronto)

http://Ticketmaster.ca
http://50shadesthemusical.com

Toronto’s Festival of Beer!
Saturday, March 29, 20142-8PMThe Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.) FREE shuttle bus from Broadview Station!Tickets: $30. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca
Don’t miss the 911 Workers Beer Gala on March 28, too!

Toronto’s Festival of Beer!

Saturday, March 29, 2014
2-8PM
The Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.) FREE shuttle bus from Broadview Station!
Tickets: $30. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca

Don’t miss the 911 Workers Beer Gala on March 28, too!

NEW DATE ADDED for TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEERS!
Note: This is no longer a 911 workers gala ONLY. $30 tix are now on sale. Get yours now. The March 29th event is almost SOLD OUT.
Friday, March 28, 2014
4-10PMThe Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.)
Tickets: $80. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca
Don’t miss the following day’s BEER event, too! 

NEW DATE ADDED for TORONTO’S FESTIVAL OF BEERS!

Note: This is no longer a 911 workers gala ONLY. $30 tix are now on sale. Get yours now. The March 29th event is almost SOLD OUT.

Friday, March 28, 2014

4-10PM
The Evergreen Brickworks (550 Bayview Ave., Toronto, ON.)

Tickets: $80. Get yours at www.beerfestival.ca

Don’t miss the following day’s BEER event, too! 

It’s a bit late, but in honour of Black History Month, we’d like to highlight “Rapid Ray Lewis" the late uncle of Sharon, Ballyhoo Push Pin Media’s owner and founder. 

"Rapid Ray" was a talented track and field athlete. Despite being subjected to constant and overt racial discrimination from coaches, teachers, and even the general public, "Rapid Ray" won seventeen national relay championships while studying at Central Collegiate in Hamilton, Ontario. He even managed to capture a record FOUR WINS in one day

Most notably, Ray was the FIRST EVER Black Canadian olympic medalist, winning bronze as part of the relay team in the 1932 summer olympics in Los Angeles. He went on to win a silver medal at The British Empire Games (later called The Commonwealth Games). 

A children’s book called “Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis" was written about his young life in Hamilton and his olympic training. A school, Ray Lewis Elementary, was opened in 2005 and named in his honour. Ray also received the Order of Canada award in 2001. He passed away in 2003 and was survived by his widow, Vivienne (who still occasionally visits the school named after him). 

To read more about Ray, check out these links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Lewis_(track_and_field_athlete)

http://sporthamilton.com/content/people/RapidRayLewisFinal.pdf

ORDER the bookRapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis" by John Cooper, here: http://www.tundrabooks.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780887766121

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