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VEGAN SOCIAL EVENTS created by LOVE WILD LIVE FREE
Presents the 3rd Annual Halloween Charity Event
'WIZARD OF ODDZ'
Saturday, October 21st, 2017

This year's 3rd Annual Halloween Charity Event sees UNIVERSEOFÁLI partnering with Vegan Social Events, created by Love Wild Live Free to bring the wonderful world of the Wizard of Oz to all who attend.  Guests will begin their journey down the yellow brick road to find themselves at the transformed historic and exclusive Armour Heights Officers Mess.  Welcomed with 'Wizard of Oddz' inspired food created by Chef James Snow you will enter the 'Emerald City'.  The 'Flying Monkeys' Balloon Raffle will rule the sky as you enjoy walking through the various rooms this amazing mansion has to offer, with your chance to choose your favourite Monkey to win a prize!  Food stations offered by the best local Toronto companies will tempt you to try all this great city has to offer.  The 'Yellow Brick Silent Auction' will give you the opportunity to bid on very special and unique items, such as Pocket Warhol's conceptual paintings.  The 'Poppy Bar', with specialty drinks are not only affordable but fun to enjoy surrounded by new friends.  Halloween inspired music mixed with golden 50's and 60's will play throughout the night courtesy of the stunning Candy Warhol of Bangs & Blush, as special performances occur throughout the night.  Guests are encouraged to dress in Wizard of Oz inspired Costumes.

The Charity benefiting from this 'Wizard of Oddz' Halloween event is Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.


Design by Antonia Weri

Design by Antonia Weri

SPONSORED BY:

Improve Your Quality of Life Through Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness

Improve Your Quality of Life Through Plant-Based Nutrition & Fitness


IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN BECOMING A TITLE SPONSOR PLEASE CONTACT CHARITY@UNIVERSEOFALI.COM

Event Details

Date:  Saturday, October 21st, 2017  

Time:  8 pm - 1am

Location:  Armour Heights Officers Mess, 215 Yonge Boulevard, Toronto 

Directions:  Please click here.  **Free Parking available on site, off of Sandringham Drive. TTC: 10 minute walk or a quick bus ride from York Mills Subway Station.

Tickets:  $60*  Includes admission, live performances and entertainment, complimentary 'Wizard of Oddz' inspired appetizers, as well as vegan food and non-alcoholic drink tastings, dancing, swag bags for the first 100 guests who purchase their tickets, and more...

*We are pleased to offer $40 tickets for Members of the Armour Heights Officers Mess (AHOM)

Students:  Due to popular demand a *Special $30 Discounted Tickets* for students has been added for this event!  Must present valid Student ID at the door.

Entertainment: Live Performers TBA, and music by Candy Warhol of Bangs & Blush

Charity:  The charity benefiting from this event is Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary; one of two Primate Sanctuaries in Canada.  A donation box will be set up at the entrance and guests are invited to bring items for the Monkeys of Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.  Specific items needed are listed here.

Costumes: Wear your best Wizard of Oz inspired costumes for a chance to win PRIZES!

Please Note: Ticket sales will close October 20th at 12 noon EST


This is a safe and non-judgemental environment for all.  Please enjoy responsibly.


STORY BOOK FARM PRIMATE SANCTUARY

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Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary is a very special place for very special animals.  Each creature has his and her story of their life 'before' and 'after'.  Offering 'freedom from fear', Story Book is a place of healing and recovery from trauma.  Currently home to 19 Primates, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary does important and necessary work by providing a permanent home for primates retiring from biomedical research, zoos, universities, and private residences, as well as advocating for the well-being of exotic animals through education.

In sanctuary care, they encourage friendships between residents, encouraging exploration and freedom of choice, giving back the ability to make decisions and control events that affect residents' lives.

This is a very special charity, not only for the home they provide but because each and every person involved loves these Primates.  100% volunteer run, Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary does not receive any government funding and relies completely on donations.  

Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary is a Canadian registered charitable organization.  Registered Charity No. 84081 7910 RR0001.

For more information about the Sanctuary please click to watch a tour and interview courtesy of City-TV

Darwin the 'IKEA' Monkey was part of the exotic pet trade.

Darwin the 'IKEA' Monkey was part of the exotic pet trade.

Boo and Gerdi, now safe from neurological laboratory testing.

Boo and Gerdi, now safe from neurological laboratory testing.

Rudy, bred by an exotic animal breeder, arrived very unwell.  Now he thrives, as all monkeys should!

Rudy, bred by an exotic animal breeder, arrived very unwell.  Now he thrives, as all monkeys should!

Julien no longer has to perform as part of a roadside zoo.  He is free to live, love, and just be himself.

Julien no longer has to perform as part of a roadside zoo.  He is free to live, love, and just be himself.


'YELLOW BRICK silent Auction'

All of the proceeds from the silent action will be donated to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

Highlights include: 

More details coming...

Pocket Warhol shows off his 'conceptual' artwork, raising money for his home.  He chooses his paint and of his own free will can be seen eating nuts from one hand and finger painting with the other!

Pocket Warhol shows off his 'conceptual' artwork, raising money for his home.  He chooses his paint and of his own free will can be seen eating nuts from one hand and finger painting with the other!


'FLYING MONKEYS' BALLOON RAFFLE

Design by Antonia Weri

Design by Antonia Weri

Last year's 'FOR THE BIRDS' Balloon Raffle was such a success that we're bringing it back, bigger and better than before.

1 in 3 chance of winning!  All of the proceeds raised will be donated to Story Book Farm Primate Sanctuary.

How you play:

  • Donate a couple of bucks
  • Choose your favourite Monkey

  • Pull the Monkey down

  • Pop the balloon

  • See if you've won a prize!

 

**Please note that all of the balloons will be biodegradable

ARMOUR HEIGHTS OFFICERS MESS

This Halloween event will be held at the Armour Heights Officers Mess, Toronto's most secretive estate. The historic building on the property was built in 1914 as the home of Colonel F.B. Robins. It was designed by the architectural firm of George and Moorhouse. It is noteworthy as an outstanding example of residential architecture in a Tudor Revival manner. 

These vintage photos of the estate are from the Armour Heights Officers Mess archives:

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FOOD AND DRINK

Guests will be welcomed at the start of the evening with complimentary appetizers created by Chef James Snow. Complimentary food + non-alcoholic drink tasting items will be served by our wonderful Food + Drink sponsors. Please note that a variety of beverages, including alcoholic beverages, will be available for purchase at 'The Poppy Bar' throughout the evening. 

Our Food/Drink Sponsors include: 

Panago

Chic Peas Vegan

Vegan Stokes Cheese

Nona Vegan Foods

Culcherd

Fake Taco

Kupfert & Kim

Aruna and Kamal Sethi

Sunflower Kitchen

Nuts for Cheese

Laine's Marinades

 

* This list is in no particular order and will be updated on an ongoing basis.


swag bags

Swag bags will be gifted to the first 100 guests who grab their tickets! The swag bags will include food, beauty and skincare products, product vouchers, and more...

Our Swag Bag Sponsors include: 

Reusable, cloth shopping bags generously provided by Ambrosia Natural Foods!

Sudsatorium

WELO

Plant Trainers

foodora

Yoso

 

Pixie Mood

Four Sigmatic

Manitoba Harvest Hemp


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