Can’t wait until the wedding to celebrate?
Neither can we! We’re so excited, we’re hitting the panic button!
MAYDAY! MAYDAY! MAYDAY!
On Saturday May 1st, 2010, we’re having a Jack & Jill Honeymoon Fundraiser here in Toronto… and raising money for a village school in Mexico.
We also saw this as a way to celebrate our pending nuptials with our community prior to formally celebrating with our close friends and family in June. We hope that you can join us or be involved in whatever way you can as we’ve got so much great stuff planned!
From food & liquid refreshments to games & prizes to music, dancing & interactive art.
All decorated in a sophisticated carnival midway theme… with LOTS of surprises!!!
All we need is a crowd of fun people (that’s where you & your friends come in)…
SPREAD THE WORD!!
Mark May 1st on your calendars ~ All are welcome – feel free to bring all your friends!
The fundraiser is benefiting a small village in the southern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, where we will be honeymooning!
Below is some more info about the village school, the eco-resort where we will be staying & the party on May 1st.
The school is just outside Mahahual. The area is known as KM 55 . The population is about 600 and the needs are many. There is no electricity there and only a small school. At this time, 27 children are crammed into one room for kindergarten and 15 in the only other room for grade 1. At the present time, the existing school doesn’t even have a desk for the teacher! After grade 1, some of the children don’t continue to go to school as Mahahual’s school is too far for them to walk. We have partnered up with the owners of the eco-resort Carol & Alan, who are working closely with the parents of 55 to build a new classroom and help collect basic school supplies for the children and teachers.
Many of these families live in this area as they lost their homes after the Hurricane Dean in 2007.
So let us know if you would like to help in anyway… with the fundraiser event or otherwise with this school project.
The only way to make a difference… is to make a difference!!
Instead of a typical honeymoon at a huge commercial resort, we have chosen to continue the the green theme of our wedding and are going to an eco-resort in Mexico – called BALAMKU (means home of the jaguar) – on the Costa Maya, 5.7km south of a little fishing village called Mahahual, which is situated in the southern end of the Yucatan Peninsula.
All funds raised at the event & through our other fundraising initiatives are going towards the KM 55 school project. We appreciate any and all donations, financial or otherwise. If you are unable to attend our event – have no fear!! We have a paypal donation option here on our website as well as accepting donations via, e-mail money transfers or of course in person… no contribution is too small!!
Our event will be held in a 4,000 sq ft dance studio on Bloor Street called DLM – dlmstudio.net – their address is:
1610 Bloor Street West
between Dundas West & Keele
The theme of our event is…
* Sophisticated Carnival *
Come dressed to impress and prepare to be entertained!!
It all starts EARLY so don’t be late and get in on some awesome raffle prizes and games!!
8pm – 3am
That’s right we have come up with creative, fun and challenging carnival-esque games for party goers to engage and have fun, while supporting a good and worthy cause. If you would like to get involved, volunteer at the door, bar or set up a carnival game please – contact us to participate.
Spend a few bucks, have lots of fun,
eat, drink, and help those in need!
MUSIC & VISUALS
SUMA, the collective formerly known as Sumkidz, a grass-roots community project focused on nurturing and supporting the arts, with which we have spent many years in the past volunteering for, have come together to collaborate with us to undertake the sound and lights, and the evening will feature performances by members of the collective as well as many of our talented friends. SUMA will also host dark moon @ DLM on May 15th!
For more info about SUMA & upcoming events check: sumantics.org
8pm – 9:30pm Dj Symetry
9:30pm – 11pm Dj Robert Kno
11pm – 3am SUMA DJ’s
Jonah K + Sunflower + Zumba
Digital Visual Entertainment:
Our good friends Scott & Mike will create a spectacular lighting installation to dazzle your senses.
DONORS & CONTRIBUTIONS
This event is already a success, with the wonderful support of our family, friends and community we feel honoured to have so many hands helping us help the children of KM 55! If you would like to donate a product, service, gift certificate, your time or talent please contact us!
We couldn’t do this without all the generous donations from the following so far:
Products & Services:
Room @ The Village Inn with bike rental
Original Art by NYC artist Jon Singer
Silver Necklace by local metalsmith Quincy Rae
Messagner bag (Hemp & Organic Cotton) from The Toronto Hemp Company
Hair Cut & Colour by Daina of Kat’s & Dania Hair Salon
Stitch-your-Gitch by TOMOKO – that’s right get a personalized embroidered pair of panties!
Hair Cut by Mel of tRg hair studio
BARF BAGS – handmade in Canada! A very cool way to carry your frisbee!
Coffee cups donated by Urbana Coffee
Tickets & Passes:
Live Entertainment & Services:
Paul Zulauf – brings his face painting and henna tattoo talents with all proceeds to the cause!
Laurien Habijanac – shares her intuition and connection with the universe as she does psychic readings at $2/minute with all proceeds to the cause!
Amira of Circus Alchemy brings us a taste of what is to come next weekend at the Circus Alchemy fundraiser! MAY 7th – BE THERE!!
Om Laila – shares it’s talent with us in the art of bellydance! Performance @ 11pm
Hip Hop Dance Crew – Qaotic Inc. – throws down for our entertainment!! Performance @ 9:30pm
Sage Health & Wellness – brings $1/minute massage! From 8pm – 11pm enjoy a relaxing chair massage for 5 or 10 minutes… all proceeds to the cause!
Food Provided By:
Don Hunter Catering
$15 donation at the door
gets you all this and more!!
Raffle Tix $1 or 12 for $10
RAFFLE DRAWS WILL HAPPEN THROUGH THE NIGHT STARTING @ 9:30pm!!
ARRIVE EARLY SO YOU DON’T MISS OUT!!