Sailing Away at Boobyball 8

Cynthia Cheng The eighth Boobyball, held to benefit Rethink Breast Cancer, an organization helping young people who are concerned or affected by the disease, occured at Toronto’s Atlantis on October 2, 2009.  Hosted by The Society Toronto for the second time, this year’s event featured a nautical-related theme. Though most people were dressed “glamorous casual,” there were […]

Boobyball 8: October 2, 2009

The Boobyball, hosted by The Society Toronto was held on October 2, 2009.  The event, which was in support of Rethink Breast Cancer, was an amazing success.  A more detailed piece about the event will be posted in the next issue of Prospere Magazine.

Sooo Not a Model!

Cayley Pozza Monica Grix, one of the finalists It’s hard to be a teenage girl these days, amidst flipping through magazines or turning on your television- it’s easy to succumb to the pressure of fitting the ‘mold’. West 49 however, held their fifth edition of the Sooo Not a Model contest this past summer: which […]

Cynthia’s Thoughts on Mad Men – Nostalgia it is NOT!

For the past several months, everyone has been talking about Mad Men, now in its third season on AMC.  The show has won several awards and are up for more at this weekend’s Emmys.  This has even led to a comeback of some early 1960s styles and AMC has a guide to the era’s cocktails.  […]

Philanthropy, Celebrity Gifts and the TIFF Media Lounge

Cynthia Cheng Celebrity Gifting Lounge Located at the Windsor Arms Hotel, year’s celebrity gifting suite is not like its predecessors.  For the first time ever, each and every one of the vendors are contributing to a charity, with kids-related programs being the most popular.  Several are, for example, giving to Camp Oochigeas, a summer camp for […]

d's 8th Annual Film Fest Party

  Danielle Iversen (aka “d”), of that PR thing, held her 8th Annual Film Fest Party along with her sister, Kristen, to celebrate Canadian film and talent at the Empire in Yorkville on Monday, September 14 where some proceeds go to a good cause.  This year, guests were asked to donate $5 to cancer research at the University Health Network.  The […]

A Big Splash At the Sheraton

Cynthia Cheng CityEvents held its Happy Hour Splash, a post-work pool party at the Sheraton Centre’s pool on August 19, 2009.  The event was one of many Pre-Pink Bedroom parties to get Toronto hyped up for the official Pink Bedroom Party on October 1.  Funds raised at the event are going to the Campbell Family Cancer Research […]

Happy Hour Splash: August 19, 2009

Dancers from CityEvents’ Pre-Pink Splash, one of the Pre-Pink Bedroom parties being held before the official event on October 1.  Proceeds to these events go to Princess Margaret Hospital’s Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute and Sick Kids. Prospere Magazine will be holding its own Pre-Pink Bedroom Party at Jeanne Lottie on September 15, 2009.  Tickets […]

Deborah McCracken: Helping Kids and Developing Communities

Deborah McCracken, originally from Toronto, Ontario, started The Olive Branch for Children, a Canadian NGO based in Tanzania (specifically in the Mbeya region), focusing on community development programs to bring sustainability to the area. This includes working with orphans and people living with HIV/AIDS. The organization runs both permanent and mobile clinics, educates people on […]

Pick your pleasure, pick your fun

Logan Niles When I go grocery shopping I’m pretty picky, I turn containers over, sniff fruit, hold olive oil up for inspection, thump melons and gaze into the eyes of aquatic life on display. As a “city girl” growing up in a car-less household the thought of going to pick seasonal produce at “local” farms […]