total raised: $3380.00

Director Alfred Hitchcock, the master of horror.

Director Alfred Hitchcock, the master of horror.

U N I V E R S E O F Á L I presents 'CHEZ HITCHCOCK', a second annual Halloween Charity Event, was held on October 29th, 2015.  Benefiting Animal Justice, Canada's only animal law advocacy organization that works to pass animal protection legislation, push for the prosecution of animal abusers, and fight for animals in court. This event was a great success!  Armour Heights Officers Mess was transformed into a moody mansion, fit for the honour of the legendary filmmaker, Alfred Hitchcock.  A live band, performers, Labatt's sponsored 'FOR THE BIRDS' raffle with prizes, book reading, fabulous Hitchcock inspired vegan food, a silent auction, gifts bags, and inexpensive drinks made for an evening reminiscent of the mind of Hitchcock.

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Animal Justice Canada (animaljustice.ca), a Canadian Registered Charity (#80399 7212 RR0001) dedicated to advancing public knowledge of animal practises and preventing the abuse and killing of animals through the enforcement of existing laws. Animal Justice Canada Legislative Fund is a federally incorporated not-for-profit dedicated to advocating of the humane treatment of animals.

If you would like more information please visit www.animaljustice.ca to volunteer or donate.


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Feature Guest Speaker, Camille Labchuk, is a Canadian animal rights lawyer and Executive Director of Animal Justice.  As an advocate, Camille’s work includes documenting the commercial seal kill on Canada’s East Coast, exposing cruelty in farming, and campaigns against trophy hunting, circuses, zoos, aquariums, shark finning, puppy mills, and more. Camille is a frequent lecturer on animal law, a regular contributor to publications like the Globe and Mail and Huffington Post, and her work has been featured in countless media stories. 

We were honoured to have Camille come to our event, from Ottawa.  Guests learning that Canada has the worst animal laws in the western world and of one case in particular, that went to the Canadian Supreme Court, left people in shock as to what animals face here in Canada.


PERFORMERS

Guests were thrilled by the unique magic of MAJINX, who the event with a 40 minutes show.

Cynthia and Lawrence from Majinx, with the host of the event

Cynthia and Lawrence from Majinx, with the host of the event

Majinx brought their amazing set and put on an entire show!

Majinx brought their amazing set and put on an entire show!

Majinx bringing a Guest into the show

Majinx bringing a Guest into the show

Dancing the night away, Big Rude Jake gives the Guests what they want!

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MAKEUP / BEST IN COSTUME / BOOK READING

MAKEUP ARTIST What better to have at a Halloween Party than a Makeup Artist on hand to help Guests get into the 'Chez Hitchcock' spirt!. Thank you to Anne Marie for donating her talent!   

MAKEUP ARTIST

What better to have at a Halloween Party than a Makeup Artist on hand to help Guests get into the 'Chez Hitchcock' spirt!. Thank you to Anne Marie for donating her talent! 

 

BEST IN COSTUME  It's no surprise who won the 'Best In Costume'!  Sandra Handler, whose Mother's handknit green suit resembled that of Tippie Hedron's, was like being transported back in time.  Thank you to Rest Nest Float Club and The Fix & Co. for donating to her prize.

BEST IN COSTUME 

It's no surprise who won the 'Best In Costume'!  Sandra Handler, whose Mother's handknit green suit resembled that of Tippie Hedron's, was like being transported back in time.  Thank you to Rest Nest Float Club and The Fix & Co. for donating to her prize.

BOOK READING  A first at a U N I V E R S E O F Á L I event, was having an author come and read for the Guests.  Pulitzer Prize nominated Canadian Journalist, Barry Brown, read an excerpt from his new book Humanity: The World Before Religion, War, and Inequality.

BOOK READING 

A first at a U N I V E R S E O F Á L I event, was having an author come and read for the Guests.  Pulitzer Prize nominated Canadian Journalist, Barry Brown, read an excerpt from his new book Humanity: The World Before Religion, War, and Inequality.


Silent Auction  & 

LABATT'S 'FOR THE BIRDS' RAFFLE

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All of the proceeds from the silent action and interactive Labatt's sponsored 'FOR THE BIRDS' raffle were donated to Animal Justice. Highlights of some of the exciting items included::

* West Jet Tickets for 2 to LAS VEGAS, including 2 Tickets to Cirque du Soleil show

* Flags autographed by Canadian Olympians signed during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

* Signed Shoes by Canadian Olympian, Damien Warner

* Dr. Tara Campbell ND - IV Vitamin Therapy

* Culcherd artisan vegan cheeses (additionally they provided a cheese plate for the Guests to enjoy)

Thank you to all the individuals and companies that donated to the Silent Auction/Gift Bags/Food:

John Randolph, Hari Panday, Jen Cotten, Culcherd, The Healthy Crunch Company, Unbaked Cake Co., Sweets from the Earth, Cha's Organics, Balanced Body Active Health Centre, Tonica Kombucha, Revolution by Ritu, nūd fūd, Province Apothecary, Noah's Natural Foods, SUDSATORIUM, Born Cosmetics, Unshelled Naturals, Sandman Hotel Oakville, Jewels by SJB - Always Cruelty Free,  Rest Nest Float ClubThe Fix + Co,  Onesta Hair Care, ZAYA eco skincare, Coconut Bliss, Maggie OC ( DoTerra Essental Oils Toronto GTA ), Organo Gold, Urban Acorn Catering Vegan Supper Club, Meat Free Athlete, The Chufa Co., Chic Made Consciously


SPONSORS

Thank you to all of the Sponsors who made 'Chez Hitchcock' a great success.

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VOLUNTEERS

A very special thank you goes to these individuals for which this event would not be possible:

BGen Kevin Cotten, Suzi Beck, Avra Shayna, Margie Fleming, Munira Shroff, Danni Roncato, Sylvine Grüne, Donna Mills, Anita Tyler, David Tyler Katherine Joan Barnes, Kelsey Barnes


GALLERY

Photography by George Torrence


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