Great strides made in Haiti, but challenges remain for children, says UNICEF Canada president from Port-au-Prince

Featured Supporting Charity –

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About UNICEF:

UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries – more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive.

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UNICEF Canada President and CEO David Morley was in Port-au-Prince visiting projects, talking to children and families and assessing the progress made in Haiti to build a stronger future for its children. He had the following comments:

“Six years ago Canadians and the international community responded with generosity and compassion for the children and families of Haiti devastated by an earthquake that destroyed much of its major city and killed close to a quarter million people in a mere 45 seconds. The response of Canadians and the world has been critical over the last six years in saving lives and helping Haiti get back on its feet.

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In the weeks following the deadly earthquake, Ex-Prime Minister Harper said we needed to commit to Haiti for the long term and that it’s not an exaggeration to say ten years of hard work awaits the world in Haiti. As of today, we’re only half way there. Port-au-Prince and Haiti have come back to where they were at the time of the earthquake.

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In some areas there’s been significant progress—primary education enrollment, child survival and child protection legislation. The huge risk is that momentum will be lost if support for Haiti doesn’t continue. Funds are running low and the children of Haiti must not fall off of the world’s radar. This isn’t what was envisioned when the world rallied to build a stronger Haiti in the aftermath of this deadly earthquake. Continuing challenges remain on many fronts including access to clean water to prevent deadly diseases, drop-out rates that increase as children progress through school and the unchanging high prevalence of HIV.

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Progress in Haiti is the result of the combined efforts of the international community and donors—Canadians included—and the steadfast determination of Haitians themselves and their community leaders to build a better country for Haiti’s children. In recent days I’ve met some of the most incredible, heroic Haitians who need our support to keep the momentum going to build a stronger Haiti. And, as always, meeting children who are incredibly resilient and brave in the face of so much adversity reminds us why Canada and the global community must continue to keep Haiti as a priority.”

www.unicef.ca

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – A TRIBUTE TO FRANCE FASHION SHOW

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Cocktail Crawl Social Club presents- A fashion show event that will play tribute to France and French culture. The event will showcase French haute couture and celebrate all past and present colonies of France. From Quebec, Africa and the Caribbean. The event will host a French inspired theme. The show will feature the latest collection from: Lidija, Sharleez Bridal, Jaime Elyse, Vivienne Pash. Plus couture and international designers from Moscow, France, New York and Montreal

The event will explore traditional and new aspects of the relationship between fashion, culture and media from a number of theoretical perspectives, but also by practical experiences and different points of view, bring experiences from the field.

The idea is to create the opportunity of reviewing all the possible interconnections and synergies between the fashion industry and social media, its difference between old and new and trying to understand and explore new possibilities and limits in their relationship. The show is a European and Canadian fashion infusion. The fashion show event would also collaborate with local, national and international artists from a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

The event would highlight the connection fashion has played an impact on photography, illustration, film and social media.

GUESTS WILL RECEIVE

• 1 Complimentary drink & appetizers
• Swag bag gifts

$40 CAD – Early Bird General Admission until March 12
$45 CAD General Admission after March 12
$50 CADLate Registration Admission After March 20

** 10% of proceeds will be donated to UNICEF CANADA

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Check out the video from our last event held on November 6 @ Cambria Gallery

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Supporting Featured Charity – Save A Child’s Heart

** Cocktail Crawl Social Club Fall Fashion show event  will be donating 10% of proceeds  raised to Save a Child’s Heart. **

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ABOUT SAVE A CHILD’S HEART

Save a Child’s Heart Foundation saves children’s lives. Through our programs in Israel, we  provide free, life-saving cardiac treatment to children from developing countries and train
health care professionals from these countries to have the skills to deliver quality care in
their home community.

Save A Child's Heart
To date we have provided care to over 3,700 children from 50 countries in Africa, Asia,
Eastern Europe, the Caribbean, South and Central America and the Middle East.
Many of our children come from areas affected by war and nature such as Iraq, Haiti,
Sri Lanka and the Palestinian Authority.

Save A Child's Heart
Save a Child’s Heart is one of the most significant and exciting global healthcare initiatives
of its kind in the world today.

Our Mission:
To save children’s lives and train others to save children’s lives.

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What we do:
We provide free, life-saving cardiac treatment to children from developing countries; and
We train doctors from these countries to deliver cardiac care in their own communities.

Our Values:
Every child deserves the best medical care available regardless of race, religion or gender; and
Providing this medical care contributes to a more peaceful future for all our children.

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Cocktail Crawl Spring Fashion Show – Featured Vendors

Cocktail Crawl Social Club - Spring Fashion Show

Our fashion show is just a few weeks away. Come check out our event on April 10 at the Burroughes  and have exclusive access to some of our preferred vendors. For Tickets please go to http://www.cocktailcrawl.ca


FEATURED VENDOR – KUWALA

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Kuwala is an online boutique that curates unique and exclusive pieces from socially responsible African fashion brands. We offer fashion conscious consumers beautifully hand-crafted pieces from talented fashion designers and ethical women’s cooperatives based all across Africa.

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Originating from the Malawian language of Chichewa, the words “ku wala” mean “to shine,” while “ku vala” means “to wear”.  Kuwala, promotes  a positive economic impact within their communities while redefining “African” fashion.

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www.kuwalainc.com


FEATURED ADVERTISER – EXCLUSIVE DRY CLEANERS

Exclusive Dry Cleaners is a free pickup and delivery dry cleaning service delivered to where you live and work – 24/7.

Exclusive Dry cleaners

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FEATURED VENDOR – RODAN  & FIELDS

Rodan and Fields

Introducing Rodan + Fields anti-aging skincare.

Rodan + Fields was started by the same Stanford trained dermatologists who created Proactiv. What they once did for acne, they decided to do for anti-aging, as well as other skin care issues like; sun damage and brown spots, sensitive skin, and acne and acne scarring. Stop by my booth, and see what all the buzz is about. Newly launched in Canada, come see why the products have already been featured on “The Marilyn Denis Show”, “The Social,” and in magazines like Canadian Living, Canadian Elle, and Flare. And, of course, they are the darling of the US Media, and have been on “The Today Show”, “Ellen”, “Oprah”, and “The Doctors”, to name a few.

The product line was initially launched in 2002, in high-end stores like Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. It was Nordstrom’s best selling line, but the doctors realized the success was due mostly to word of mouth and customer referrals. In 2007, the company decided to pull the products from the retail environment, and give it to customers to sell in a direct sales model. Since then, the company has grown to be the 4th largest skincare company in the US, and a $300 million USD company in 2014.

With a 60-day, empty-bottle, money back guarantee, there is no risk to trying these products.

Rodan + Fields offers 4 different skin care regimens:

Redefine: for the appearance of lines, pores and loss of firmness
Reverse: for the appearance of brown spots, dullness and discolouration
Soothe: for sensitive, irritated skin and facial redness
Unblemish: for acne and post-acne marks

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We also have 2 outstanding tools:
The Macro Exfoliator:  Used once a week, this hand-held exfoliation tool sweeps away dead skin cells in just five minutes, leaving behind smoother, healthier-looking luminous skin.
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Amp MD System:  This micro-exfoliating roller has 200 mini stainless-steel needles.   Using the roller stimulates the production of collagen in your skin, to assist in plumping up and creating a more youthful appearance.  Then applying the night renewing serum with peptides and retinol helps improve skin texture, pores, wrinkles and firmness.
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Featured Vendor  – Mama Life Products
Mama Earth Products

Mama’s Life Products has been incorporated since 2007, retailing and wholesaling all natural health and beauty aids. We strive to meet every customers need to enhance their daily experience with our all -natural products. Ranging from all natural raw and scented Shea Body Butter, Black soap face and body cleanser, lip-balm, perfumed oils, shampoos and deodorant.

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Our goal is to continue to gain experiences, so we can better  meet your needs, continue to increase the variety of products so each and everyone might find what their looking for without compromise. When you come and visit Mama’s Life Products,  we know you will he happy when you use our products, so this is, From Us to You.

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Special Announcement – Love Winter, LMomo, Atelier Guarin has been added to our line up for our Autumn Fashion Show

Cocktail Crawl Social Club will be presenting some of Canada’s newest and upcoming fashion designers at our fashion show event on November 07 at the Spoke Club.  The show will feature our latest edition to our line up Love Winter, LMomo and Atelier Guarin. For tickets to attending this specatular event please purchase your tickets through this link – http://uv.rs/1wLL9bJ as we are sure to be sold out.

Love Winter

The Brand

Love Winter is a Canadian company on a mission to make the world fall in love with winter—by changing the way people think and feel about it. Don’t hide inside, get out and enjoy! Embrace winter!

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Bringing legendary Russian Valenki boots to the West is making it possible for Love Winter to inspire people to live life to the fullest and to create their own style, even during the coldest winter days. Love Winter marries age-old tradition with today’s modern lifestyle, creating products that highlight the best of both worlds.

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At Love Winter, we think globally. We believe that through hard-work, positive energy and a clear vision, anything and everything is possible.

The Founder

Polina Roufanova, is Love Winter’s solopreneurial Founder. Born in Saratov, Russia, a major port on the Volga River, she was raised in Richmond Hill, Ontario, and is now based in downtown Toronto.

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After graduating from Ryerson University with a degree in Commerce, Polina attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where the idea to revive the traditional Valenki boot and reintroduce it to the world began to take shape.

Merging a love of fashion with a keen eye for business, Polina created the Love Winter brand after a two- year stint as an event planner and marketing specialist in Montenegro, on the coast of the Adriatic Sea. With Love Winter, she has set out to dispel the myth that winter is something to be avoided. “Embrace it,” she says emphatically. “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade!” It is with this glass-half-full attitude in mind that Polina is poised to establish Love Winter as a premium international luxury brand, for outerwear and beyond.Love Winter

“It has to do with the way I was raised,” she says, explaining her innate business acumen. “My parents are both entrepreneurs; my mother is a real-estate guru and my father is the owner of a shoe company. In my mind, it was never, ‘this is going to be crazy.’ I have always felt confident to try something new, something different on my own.”

This exacting spirit and a positive attitude are both highly valued in her family, philosophies that have been a huge help to Polina and her talent for looking at the big, international picture. “Thinking globally is more exciting than zeroing in on one place,” she says. “I never had a fear of changing my environment. And as they say, the world is your oyster.”

To shop online – www.lovewinter.com

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ABOUT L’MOMO:

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 From concept to creation, since its inception in 2012, L’MOMO has emerged as a prestige apparel brand which captures the spirit of opulence and luxury. At 24, Chief Designer Muhammad Alamgir has the crystal clear vision of a well seasoned designer.  With chic, modern cuts, impeccable tailoring and the use of innovative fabrics, Alamgir’s design is not only inspired, but also raises the bar and pushes the boundaries of conventional ‘street-style’. The result is a collection that features playful, yet edgy and feminine silhouettes that are coveted internationally, both on and off the runway.

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PRESS HIGHLIGHTS:

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 VOGUE Italia; EMMY AWARDS 2014; City TV; OMNI TV;  Global TV/Global News;  TFI/ Toronto Mastercard Fashion Week;  Breakfast Television; ANOKHI, Flare Magazine, Fantastic Magazine, DRESS TO KILL, BlogTO; Metro News, HELLO Magazine Miss World Canada, America’s Next Top Model; “The Grand Seduction”, Red Carpet Premiere and much more.

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To shop online – http://www.lmomo.ca


ATELIER GUARIN

Sebastian- ATELIER GUARINSebastian Taborda Guarin was born in Medellin, Colombia, The city of eternal spring, and a major fashion capital in South America. Medellin is Known internationally for Colombia Moda, its textile industry, and manufacturing. Guarin spent his childhood years growing up in New York City, Atlanta, and ultimately London/Toronto. His major passions growing up were fashion, and acting. Leading to an education, and training in both fields. He concluded his studies concentrating solely on Fashion design, finding his personal design aesthetic, and ultimately graduating at the top of his class.

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Throughout his education in fashion design, Sebastian focused on shaping, and presenting his brand by putting on his own fashion shows every summer, presenting his own collections from resort wear to affordable luxury and garnering great attention locally. His goals being brighter and bolder, lead to his permanent move to the city of Toronto.

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In his years as a designer, Sebastian and his brand Atelier Guarin are the winners of the 2014 David Dixon best collection award, Flare magazine top three collections presented by Truc Nguyen, the F-list designer to watch presented by Leesa Butler. Awards for Evening wear best design (2013), features and editorials in Blowe magazine, Flare, among others, design showcases at  Unbound, Pride by Design 2014 featuring a design for Courtney act, Xposed 2014, Braz for the cause, Women’s Expo, etc and Most recently selection to participate in Start up Fashion week, and an inclusion on BlogTO’s list of emerging designers for 2014.

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The Atelier Guarin brand is innovative, fresh, detailed and clean.

http://atelierguarin.com/

Fashion Show Event @ The Spoke Club

Fashion Show Event - @ The Spoke Club

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT –  Cocktail Crawl Social Club will be hosting it’s second annual fashion show event at  the ever exclusive  The Spoke Club on Friday August 8, 2014. 

Mix and network with some of Toronto’s urban elite. The theme of this event is an European and Canadian fashion infusion. This is an event not to be missed for the upscale networking professional or ultimate fashionista!

Come and explore traditional and new aspects of the relations between fashion, culture and media from a number of theoretical perspectives, but also by practical influences and different interpretations, bringing together prominent designers and boutiques from the field.

The show is to create the opportunity of reviewing all the possible interconnections and synergies between  European and Canadian fashion, its difference between old and new worlds and trying to understand and explore new possibilities and limits in their relationship.

Friday August 8, 2014
The Spoke Club
600 King Street West
2nd Floor
Toronto, Ontario  

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$30.00 in advance
$40.00 at the door

7:00 p.m. Sharp!
Cocktail Reception to Follow

For Tickets –  http://uv.rs/1oKRdOu
1 Complimentary drink
Sponsored Swag Bag Gifts 

Upscale Attire Required 
We are sure to be sold out for this event –  RSVP info@cocktailcrawl.ca
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