October is full of charity FEASTivles

Okay, so that headline won’t score me SEO points, but I couldn’t get all these events into it anyway. They are all fundraising events.

Simply Divas Supper Club

The event:

Simply Divas

The when:

Wednesday October 1 / 6:00 -10:00 p.m.

The where:

Böehmer Restaurant / 93 Ossington Ave.

The ‘how much’?

$125 + tax

The pitch:

“Simply divas.” is a fundraiser for the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME). Join us on Wednesday, October 1st for a simply delightful evening featuring timeless songs, simply scrumptious eats and silent auction.

The charity:

Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME).

For the past quarter century the Family Association for Mental Health Everywhere (FAME) has worked at the community level, offering families empathy, support, knowledge and a compass for navigating the health care system as an advocate for a loved one living with mental illness. We understand that families play a critical role in the wrap around process of recovery, and the stress associated with this responsibility impacts their health, social and family relations, careers and financial situations. We also acknowledge that overcoming stigma to reach out for support remains one of the biggest challenges with respect to mental health. This applies equally to the one in five North Americans who suffer from mental illness and the four in five who are their families, the families we serve. FAME supports families, so that they can live their lives and care for themselves and their loved ones, even in the face of mental health challenges. Our goal is for no family to experience these challenges alone – FAME is here to help.

More information:

www.simplydivas.cafacebook.com/simplydivas – Visit their Facebook page. The promo images on it are AMAZING.

I apologize, I’m cheating here because this one already happened. I had a post drafted and ready to go and then for many reasons, including over-complicating the post, it didn’t go up. BUT, it’s a series so more will happen and I’ll post it!

Love Food Fest

The event:

Love Food Fest

The when:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 / 6:00 – 9:30 p.m.

The where:

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto

The ‘how much’?

Regular Tickets: $125 – A portion is tax receiptable.

The pitch:

Action Against Hunger invites you to be part of a food event where top Toronto chefs will compete for top honour by reimagining our childhood favourites (kid food for grown-ups). Included in your ticket, you’ll receive unlimited access to the event, sampling items from over 20 chefs plus 20 boutique wine, beer and food vendors.

The charity:

Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization that fights hunger and its root causes world-wide.

More information: lovefoodgivefood.ca/get-involved/love-food-fest/

Win a pair of tickets via NOW Magazine or via Foodies Inked

Can’t make it? All month long participating restaurants will feature a special menu item or collect a donation in support of Action Against Hunger’s fight against malnutrition.

–This one was off my radar until I learned about it in NOW’s contest newsletter.

Oktoberfeast 2014

The event:

OktoberFEAST

The when:

Thursday October 16, 2014 / 5:00-11:00 p.m.

The where:

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St, Toronto

The ‘how much’?

Regular ticket : $25.00 / VIP ticket: $50.00 /  Regular ticket with campfire upgrade: $35.00 / VIP ticket with campfire upgrade: $60.00

-VIP ticket includes admission and line bypass, VIP seating and souvenir party cup with 1 drink included.
-“Campfire upgrade” includes warm drink and special treat
-Cost of admission doesn’t include food. Thats extra.

The pitch

Inspired by traditions started in Munich, Germany over 200 years ago, the Canadian Cancer Society’s OktoberFEAST will capture the spirit of traditional Bavarian celebrations through food, drink and festivities.

Set at Artscape Wychwood Barns, a century-old former streetcar repair facility turned community cultural hub, this 2nd annual fundraising event will unite brewers and beer enthusiasts, restaurants and foodies, and Canada’s most trusted cancer charity with cancer fighters for an unforgettable night out.

In 2013, more than 650 guests joined together to enjoy the festivities and danced the night away, raising over $45,000 for the fight against cancer.

This is their second annual.

The charity:

The Canadian Cancer Society

More Information: cancer.ca/Oktoberfeast

Win a pair of tickets via NOW Magazine.

Eat to the Beat

The event:

Eat to the Beat

The when:
Tuesday, October 21, at 7 p.m.

The where:
Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street, Toronto.

How Much?

Early Bird Tickets: $150 (available until September 16) / Regular Tickets: $175 (after September 16)

The Pitch:

Eat to the Beat has a cornucopia of sweet and savory foods, wines, premium beers and spirits for sampling at food and drink stations positioned around Roy Thomson Hall’s outer lobby. The incredible chef line-up includes: Rose Reisman (Rose Reisman Catering), Sandra Abballe (Succulent Chocolates), Wanda Beaver (Wanda’s Pie in the Sky), Paula Bashford (Beretta Farms Inc.), Kyla Eaglesham (Madeleines Cherry Pie and Ice Cream), Alexandra Feswick (Samuel J. Moore), Bonnie Gordon (Bonnie Gordon College of Confectionary Arts), Kimberly Humby (Pomodoro Trattoria), Anna Janes (Cocomira Confections), Andrea Poirier (Inn on the Twenty), Jacqueline Lo (Ruelo Patisserie), Kimberley Lugsdin (Catering by Kimberley), Joshna Maharaj (Ryerson University), Erin Marcus (Ace Bakery), Catherine O’Donnell (Willow Cakes and Pastries), Angela Panigas (The Sultan’s Tent & Café Moroc), Jennifer Perusini (BerBer Lounge), Karen Rachlin (Bite Catering), Emily Richards (Professional Home Economist), Trista Sheen (Crush Wine Bar),Lili Sullivan (East & Main Bistro), Karen Viva-Haynes (Viva Tastings), Vanessa Yeung (Aphrodite Cooks) and many more.

The Charity
Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support, founded in 1994 as a national, not-for-profit organization. Willow provides free-of-cost peer support, insight and information to anyone affected by breast or hereditary cancer.

More Information: www.eattothebeat.ca

–I have been to this event multiple times and always enjoy it.  Read below for my previous recaps.

Update, October 4:

Get 10% off before midnight on Sunday.

Eat to Beat 10% off

Eat to Beat 10% off

Buy tickets to Eat to the Beat and get the 10% discount.

And if you can’t make it to any of these but want to support the charities? Click on the charity links for ways to donate.

Previous Simply Divas posts

Eat to the Beat posts from past years

I intend to do more of these listings so watch for them.

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