Event Announcement: 'WIZARD OF ODDZ' Halloween Charity Event 2017

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VEGAN SOCIAL EVENTS created by LOVE WILD LIVE FREE
Presents the 3rd Annual Halloween Charity Event

'WIZARD OF ODDZ'

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

I am so excited to share that Vegan Social Events, created by Love Wild Live Free, will be partnering with UNIVERSEOFÁLI  to bring the wonderful world of OZ to life, for their 3rd Annual Halloween Charity Event, benefiting Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary! Guests will journey down the yellow brick road to find themselves at the historic and exclusive Armour Heights Officers Mess, Toronto's most secretive estate.

This gala-style, costumed event is Toronto's premier vegan-friendly Halloween party. It will bring together party-goers from Toronto’s professional and corporate communities, the vegan community, the International and Canadian Military communities and the general public, in a non-judgmental and inclusive space.

For tickets click HERE - limited quantity available! 

Generously Sponsored By:

Improve Your Quality of Life Through Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness

Improve Your Quality of Life Through Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness

The ‘Flying Monkeys’ Balloon Raffle will rule the sky as guests explore the various themed rooms around the mansion. Guests will be welcomed with appetizers by Chef James Snow of Canada Catering and complimentary tasting items curated by Kupfert & Kim, Panago Pizza, Culcherd, and more. The 'Poppy Bar' will feature specialty, affordable drinks. The event will include The 'Yellow Brick Silent Auction', with paintings by Pockets Warhol, a Capuchin Monkey from Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, whose artwork has garnered attention from worldwide news outlets and celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Dr. Jane Goodall.

Entertainment will include Candy Warhol of Bangs & Blush with Halloween inspired music mixed with golden 50's and 60's. There will also be live performances with a musical number by event co-organizer, Alexandria Beck of UNIVERSEOFÁLI. Beck is an international recording and performing artist and has performed for audiences of up to 60,000 people, including royalty and Heads of State, and opened the first Vancouver Olympic venue. She has been featured on TMZ, CBC, and was the in-house opera singer for the world’s foremost luxury department store, Harrods.   

For tickets click HERE - limited quantity available! 


EVENT DETAILS

Date:  Saturday, October 21st, 2017  

Time:  8 pm - 1 am

Location: Armour Heights Officers Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto 

Directions: Please click here. **Free Parking available on site off of Sandringham Drive.
TTC: 10 minute walk or a quick bus ride from York Mills Subway Station.

Tickets:  $60* - Tickets include admission, live performances and entertainment, complimentary vegan food and non-alcoholic drink tastings, dancing, swag bags for the first 100 guests who purchase their tickets, and more... 

Students: Due to popular demand a *Special $30 Discounted Ticket* for students has been added for this event! Must show valid Student ID at the door.

*We are offering $40 tickets for members of the Armour Heights Officers Mess (AHOM). 

Entertainment: Live Performers, and music by Candy Warhol of Bangs & Blush.

Charity: The charity that will be benefiting from this event is Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, keep reading to learn more about this important Canadian sanctuary. A donation box will be set up at the entrance and guests are invited to bring items for the Monkeys of Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary. Specific items needed are listed here.

Costumes: Wear your best Wizard of OZ inspired costumes for a chance to WIN PRIZES!


STORY BOOK FARM PRIMATE SANCTUARY

 

This event proudly supports Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary, home to Darwin the ‘IKEA Monkey’, a Japanese Macaque whose photo went viral in December 2012, after he was found wandering an Ikea parking lot in North York, Ontario. This sanctuary does important and necessary work, by currently providing a permanent home for 19 primates retiring from biomedical research, zoos, universities, and private residences. The exotic pet trade is a growing trend in Canada; according to CTV News, Canada has the worst record in the Western world when it comes to protecting animals. Unfortunately, animal testing for medical and cosmetic purposes still takes place in Canada. As one of two primate sanctuaries in Canada, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary offers 'freedom from fear', and a place of healing and recovery for primates in need.

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This is a very special charity, not only for the home they provide but because each and every person involved loves these Primates. This 100% volunteer run Sanctuary does not receive any government funding and relies completely on donations.  

Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary is a Canadian registered charitable organization. Registered Charity No. 84081 7910 RR0001.

For more information about the Sanctuary please click to watch a tour and interview courtesy of City-TV

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'YELLOW BRICK SILENT AUCTION'

All of the proceeds from the silent action will be donated to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

Highlights include: 

  • 2 WestJet Round Trip Airline Tickets, anywhere in North America *excluding Hawaii
  • Pockets Warhol original 'conceptual' paintings 
  • Canadian Flag autographed by Canadian Olympians signed during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games
  • MamaEarth Organics Gift Certificate worth over $160

More details coming soon...

Pockets Warhol shows off his 'conceptual' artwork, raising money for his home.  He chooses his paint and of his own free will can be seen eating nuts from one hand and finger painting with the other!

Pockets Warhol shows off his 'conceptual' artwork, raising money for his home.  He chooses his paint and of his own free will can be seen eating nuts from one hand and finger painting with the other!


'FLYING MONKEYS' BALLOON RAFFLE

Last year's 'FOR THE BIRDS' Balloon Raffle was such a success that we're bringing it back, bigger and better than before! All of the proceeds raised will be donated to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

How you play:

  • Donate a couple of bucks
  • Choose your favourite Monkey
  • Pull the Monkey down
  • Pop the balloon
  • See if you've won a prize!
Design by Antonia Weri

Design by Antonia Weri

**Please note that all of the balloons will be biodegradable.


ARMOUR HEIGHTS OFFICERS MESS

This Halloween event will be held at the Armour Heights Officers Mess, Toronto's most secretive estate. The historic building on the property was built in 1914 as the home of Colonel F.B. Robins. It was designed by the architectural firm of George and Moorhouse. It is noteworthy as an outstanding example of residential architecture in a Tudor Revival manner. 

These vintage photos of the estate are from the Armour Heights Officers Mess archives:

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Food + Drinks 

Guests will be welcomed at the start of the evening with complimentary vegan appetizers created by Chef James Snow. Complimentary food + non-alcoholic drink tasting items will be served by our wonderful Food + Drink sponsors. Please note that a variety of beverages, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase at The Poppy Bar throughout the evening. 

NONA Vegan Foods

Vegan Stokes Cheese

Panago Pizza

Kupfert & Kim

Chic Peas Veg

Fake Taco

Sunflower Kitchen

Kamal and Aruna Sethi

Nuts for Cheese 

Laine's Marinades

GoGo Quinoa

* This list is in no particular order and will be updated on an ongoing basis.


Swag Bags

Swag bags will be gifted to the first 100 guests who grab their tickets! The swag bags will include food, beauty and skincare products, product vouchers, and more... 

Reusable, cloth shopping bags generously provided by Ambrosia Natural Foods!

Our Swag Bag Sponsors include: 

Sudsatorium

WELO

Pixie Mood

foodora 

Plant Trainers

Yoso 

Four Sigmatic 

Manitoba Harvest Hemp

* This list is in no particular order and will be updated on an ongoing basis.


For tickets click HERE - limited quantity available! 

Please Note: Ticket sales will close October 21st at 1 PM EST. Tickets can only be purchased in advance. We reserve the right to deny entry to those who do not have a pre-purchased ticket. 

A donation box will be set up at the entrance and guests are invited to bring items for the Monkeys of Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary. Specific items needed are listed here.

For media inquiries please get in touch via the contact page. 

If you are interested in becoming a Title Sponsor please contact CHARITY@UNIVERSEOFALI.COM

For a full recap of the July 2017 Toronto Vegan Social Event please click here.

Don't forget to use the event hashtag #WizardOfOddz2017! 

Much Love,

#LoveWildLiveFree

This Toronto Vegan Social Event and this post was in collaboration with UNIVERSEOFÁLI, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary and all of the companies and individuals listed above. All products and promotional items will be kindly gifted for the event. I only share products that I personally use and that are made with the highest integrity.  

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