Gord and I went to the November East Coast Connected Cheer event tonight ... it's the first one we'd been to.
Simply put, East Coast Connected will bring the best of Atlantic Canada to the rest of Canada and bring the best of that back to Atlantic Canada. Specifically, East Coast Connected will create a community hub and strengthen the bonds between Atlantic Canadians living in Toronto.
I'm originally from Nova Scotia.
It was held in the John Labatt Room (the pub for the Labatt employees who work at that site) on the second floor the Queen's Quay Terminal. Labatt used to be a client of mine when I worked for another company and I did pension seminars in this room
about ten years ago. It was a lot more fun being there tonight!
Apparently Labatt had donated the room and the beer ... so all the money went to tonight's charity, Ward 5 Community Centre in the North end of Halifax. Thanks, Labatt!
The Labatt employees have their own mugs which were in the window. I'm jealous that the company I work for doesn't have the same set-up. Ha!
Here's Gord next to a beer cooler ... we'd love to have one like it!
Here's the sign on the door for the women's washroom.
It started at 7pm. Until 8:30pm, drinks were free. After that, they were two for $5. A sweet deal! I had some beer and then switched to cider. Yum!
We met and spent some time with Kendra, a law student originally from Yarmouth.
Here are some of the boardrooms ... cool names!
There was a silent auction with lots of cool prizes from the east coast like hotel rooms in Halifax, hockey tickets, etc.
There was a 60/40 draw.
Murray Foster, bass player of Great Big Sea, picked the winning ticket.
The prize was $250 and alas we didn't win.
It was a fun night and I look forward to attending more of ECC's events!