Recently, I was fortunate to be invited to the annual Friends of We Care gala.
The event, held in the International Convention Centre near Pearson Airport, was co-hosted by Kevin Frankish of Breakfast TV fame and Michael “Pinball” Clemons, Toronto’s most famous Argonauts player and two-time coach. Over 900 Friends of We Care supporters attended this lavish and wild event. The theme was the Kentucky Derby, aka CAREtucky Derby.
Friends of We Care is a vast network of supporters, drawn from all facets of the foodservices industry: from suppliers and manufacturers to wholesalers, distributors, franchise owners, commercial service providers, and everyone in between. Friends of We Care is a wonderful charitable organization that raises funds for children who are physically and mentally challenged. Their goal is to send these children to Easter Seals summer camps across Canada, specifically designed to provide them with a very happy, rewarding, and transformational experience.
Many of the gala’s female participants were dressed in brightly coloured gowns and dresses, and were sporting wild and outlandish hats consistent with the horse-racing theme.
I humbly escorted the Silver Fox, pictured below, who wore a stunning, off-the-shoulder red dress, with a revealing split up one leg. (The girl’s got great gams.)
Note the Silver Fox tripping the light fantastic with Pinball.
It was a fabulous night for a terrific cause.