Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
You've been waiting and here we have it... !! The winners of the TRANSFORMING FOR SICK KIDS Initiative's Raffle Prizes are:
ULTIMATE TRANSFORMERS GEEK - Christos D!
TASTE OF LESLIEVILLE/RIVERSIDE - Mark T!
CITY LIFESTYLE - Stephanie M!
Silver Snail Prize package - Janice C!
One Million Comix Prize - Patricia W!
The Second in the City prize package - Ryan P!
The Sushi Marche gift certificate - Vielka O!
DOT Patio & Home gift certificate - Frank W!
Baila Boogaloo Salsa lessons gift certificate - Chi Lam T
3MOVIES IN THE CITY prizes:
- Steven Ma
- Maurice C
- May Lam
2 Coffee, Tea or Movie prizes:
- Gus G
- Jennifer T
Winners will be contacted and will have their prizes sent in the mail or delivered or picked up in person!
Monday, July 16, 2007
Thanks to ALL of our sponsors:
Our premier sponsors - Cineplex Odeon, Silver Snail, Soma Restaurant & Lounge
Our runner-up prizes - The Second City, Far Coast Coffee Company, One Million Comix, The Hairy Tarantula, Leigh & James, Katherine Lau, Katerina Laskaris, and John Huynh!
The Taste of Leslieville/Riverside sponsors (from West to East) - Dark Horse Espresso Cafe, Pop Bistro, The Burger Shoppe, Soma Restaurant & Lounge, The Comrade, Babycakes Cupcakes by Kubo Radio, Barrio, Cajun Corner, Leslieville Cheese Market, Baldini, Toast Restaurant, Sushi Marche and Leslie Jones!
I'll be announcing and posting pictures of the raffle prize winners shortly, but check out the pictures below to track our journey over the last two weeks!
the owner of Leslie Jones, George Wensley!
getting the gift certificates from one of our sponsors.. Dan Ellery of The Citizen!
Exterior of one of our neighbourhood sponsors.. Leslie Jones
The last of our sponsors! Me and Mustafa of The Burger Shoppe!
me chomping down on mini-burgers from The Burger shoppe!
Day 7: me saying goodbye alongside the Simpsons! Thanks the Cineplex Odeon people for hosting us!
The Cineplex Odeon operations managers! Michael Lee and the middle, and the one closest to me is Lyndon, as for the other one, I forgot his name :(
the now empty shelf where my collection used to be
Day 7 and FINAL day display!
Mike and Paulina hanging out with the Simpsons
Day 7 Display... notice Arcee and what's playing on my notebook.. I probalby watched Transformers the cartoon movie from 1986, 5 times that day.. lol. "One will stand, and one shall fall"
Fobby pic by a brown dude :D
Day 6 Display with me in shorts... I needed to look active and "blend in" :)
Day 6: other side of our display. Notice the "Megatron through the ages", Optimus and Silver Snail posters!
me and Gokul goofing off with the camera
Day 6 Help! Thanks to Gokul my (ex) Ryerson University Accounting Society comrade for coming in!
me yapping my mouth off about the initiative
One of our sponsors! Deanna and Ed from Dark Horse Cafe!
Our day 5 display! July 6th. Cineplex Odeon really helped us out by approving of the initiative in such a short time frame! Thank you so much!
Team TFSK on Day 3! From left to right, Vicarious Slime, Dangsta, Galvanize Prime, Chowdown and Fence Jumper
keepin' it real
Our day 4 display! Paltry display but to the point!
Kim-chi-Tron and FramzbiCHRON yukking it up
Saturday, July 7, 2007
- We were fortunate enough to come across an Operations Manager at Scotiabank Theatre who was an even BIGGER Transformers nerd than myself. He was kind enough to let us stay in the theatre for the last (then official) day of the initiative's efforts on July 3rd, which was the opening day for Transformers.
- We were able to get approval from head offices at Cineplex Odeon to stay for July 6,7, and 8 - still considered to be the opening weekend of the movie.
- sold a boat lot of raffle tickets and getting closer to the original $5000 target, as a result of being stationed in a high traffic area
- I've had so many friends and colleagues drop by and say hi and lend their support!
- Everythign pretty much worked out PERFECTLY!
I will post pics of our adventures of our stay in Scotiabank theatre, but for now, I'm hungry and I'm tired!!!
- Galvanize Prime out
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
So day 2 wasn't all what it was cracked up to be. I didn't really expect us to sell a slew of tickets. The point was to get some exposure and get a real feel for what it's like. It's definitely not easy. The lesson of the day was to have fun and not really expect any sort of outcome other than just have FUN. Which I did, and I'm glad.
Thank you to Jennifer Chow, Mike Shou, Paulina Dang and Loretta Ho for helping me out!
Sunday, July 1, 2007
My co-worker Rick, yukking it up with my Optimus Prime Helmet
Alex Giancoulas of One Million Comix giving us a Unicron Statue as a prize. This thing is HUGE!
Happy Canada Day everyone!
Just working from my room right now, trying to make a mad dash to update everything and be out there ASAP.
It's been really fun going out there on my own, trying to promote this cause and at the very least making people smile. The goal is to raise money in support of the SickKids Foundation, but at the same time I needed to have fun myself, so I just went about meeting random people while lugging around the huge Unicron Statue and just start random conversations and vibe from there. No negative reactions, just boat loads of fun and getting to know people on a more personal level compared to conventional "canvassers."
Anyhoo, that was just me rambling before I head off. I'll have a more coherent post coming up soon.
Here's a video of me before going out on Day 1: