life isn't average. neither are we.
W.A.T.C.H. Out Now
Kristina Chau - Friday, April 13, 2012

Hey party peeps,

I hope you're enjoying the lovely spring that we are having.  I most definitely am!  I love this time of the year when everything is blooming and the days are becoming longer and everyone is out and about.

As a party guru, I'm constantly out on the scene.  While I'm planning several client events, I'm attending various others as well.  Last week I was kindly invited by Andrew Richard Designs Events to attend the second annual W.A.T.C.H. Chairman's Annual Fundraiser on Thursday April 12.

Established in 1997 with over 10,000 volunteers since its inception, W.A.T.C.H. has become one of downtown Toronto’s premier community service organizations. Working with a small group of youth in some of Toronto’s most underprivileged neighbourhoods, W.A.T.C.H. volunteers began the journey towards creating a brighter future for this vulnerable group. Initially, on a weekly basis and eventually daily, volunteers would interact on a one-to-one basis with the youth in such activities as tutoring, sports, music and the arts. As word increasingly spread of the work being done, so did the number of volunteers and supporters.

The event was a lot of fun!  I met so many new and interesting people who were there to support this great cause, and I bumped into so many unexpected friends there.  The evening raised approximately $15,000 which is fantastic!  Here are some photos highlights of the evening:



Your party guru with the lovely ladies of ARD Events - Elena (right) and Brianne (left)

Photo credit: Casey Cunningham Photography 


Chairman & Founder of W.A.T.C.H. Neilank Jha & dedicated volunteer Minjung



The talented artist Beckie DiLeo commisioning a piece to be auctioned off for W.A.T.C.H.


A sample of some of the great silent auction items that were up for bid.

Photo credit: Casey Cunningham Photography


Volunteer Minjung serves up tasty bite-sized treats courtesy of Toben Food By Design

Live band Everything That's Fly entertained everyone & got the dance floor going.


A big thanks goes out to the title sponsor Andrew Richard Designs for inviting me to this event.  I love their event space and I'm always happy to support a good cause.  W.A.T.C.H. is definitely a community organization that's doing great things in our city and one to definitely watch out for!

For the life of the party,

not your average party