Posts Written On April 29, 2013

Interview LOVE: Cam Heaps for Fight for Independence @CharityBoxingTO @SteamWhistle

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Steam Whistle Brewing Co-Founder Cam Heaps recently announced his participation in the 9th Annual Fight for Independence; a charity boxing event that benefits Sick Kids and Nazareth House. We were given a heads up that Cam was doing interviews, so we jumped at the opportunity to have a sit down with him, and get the 411 on Fight for Independence, and his involvement with this event.

The theme of the event is the roaring 20s, as this was a time when boxing was the premier sport in the world; Kool Haus will be turned into a tasteful and exclusive speakeasy, and there will even be flappers and VIP ring-side bottle service. So exciting! I’ve never been to a boxing match, never mind watched one, so I’m really excited to see how the event will turn out!

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Cam will be facing his opponent Pat Miller of Bimcor Inc.

A little bit about Fight For Independence:

The brainchild of Bay Street traders, James Beattie, Jackie Walker and Tom Gajer, Fight for Independence has always been about more than boxing bankers. “In 2004 we met Sister June Dwyer, who was running Nazareth House, and saw the lasting difference she was making in people’s lives by assisting them with their daily and weekly programming on a shoe-string budget. Before long, we knew we needed to find a way to raise money for the amazing work she and others were doing at the House.” In 2008, the event expanded to raise funds for the SickKids Emergency Department, which sees roughly 58,000 children each year and improves the hospital’s ability to treat patients in an organized and efficient manner, reducing wait times. Cailey Heaps Estrin and her family were in search of a way to give back after their daughter’s extraordinary experience. James suggested they team up with Fight for Independence to expand the sponsorship and audience, and to maximize support for these organizations.

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Thanks (and good luck) to Cam for an awesome interview, as well as a big thank you to the people of Fight For Independence for inviting us to the event, we can’t wait!

Bella

Make sure you visit the website for more info on Fight For Independence and/or to donate 🙂

… and don’t forget to vote for Cam!

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Natural Nate’s Honey: Raw and Unfiltered Goodness

Created to serve only Mother Nature’s sweetest nectar, Dallas-based Nature Nate’s honey comes from American bees, and is one of the few brands that produces 100% raw, natural and unfiltered honey. Debunking the myth that locally sourced honey will help with allergies, honey experts and customers alike have found that it is actually the pollen content in honey that remedies allergy symptoms (which can only be found in 100% raw, unfiltered honey). NatureNate’s “King Bee” and honey maker himself, Nathan Sheets, promises an undivided commitment to providing the highest quality product to you and your family while also committing to be faithful stewards of its funds.

Every since I got this bottle of honey I have been using it on everything! I put it on roasted sweet potatoes along with a sprinkle of paprika and it was divine.  I also used it in the honey for a feta/honey/date spread which is heavenly! Natural Nate’s honey is easy to use in every single recipe.

Feta Honey Date Spread

1 cup good quality crumbled feta (4 ounces)
½ cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
½ cup pitted dates, chopped
2 Tbsp. fresh marjoram or 1 Tbsp.fresh thyme, chopped
2 Tbsp. coarsely chopped and/or sliced green olives
2 tsp. lemon, zest
¼ cup local honey
¼ tsp. cayenne pepper 
Toasted pita bread wedges

 

Get cooking with raw and unfiltered honey http://naturenates.com/

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Event LOVE Catch Up: #GCSmartLuxury

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The people over at GC Timepieces recently invited us to attend the Smart Luxury Gala over at the Malaparte in the TIFF Bell Lightbox, to introduce us to their new Moments of Smart Luxury Campaign. The lovely Elana and I enjoyed an evening of special presentations by the event’s “Rising Stars,” sipped on yummy cocktails, snacked on tasty hors d’oeuvres (Portobello frites with truffle chive aioli, lobster slider, buttermilk fried chicken, braised short rib and new potato poutine, herb crusted tuna chopsticks… and that’s not even half of it, the menu was crazy good!), as well as viewed an impressive selection of GC Timepieces.

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The Special Presentations:

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The Rising Stars 🙂
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It was a good night. All the best to the “Rising Stars,” we wish you tonnes of prosperity and success!

Thank you for inviting us 🙂

Bella

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