On International Women’s Day, our community comes together in support of Red Door Family Shelter, local provider of emergency shelter and critical support services to families in need.
Presented by Torq Ride and MOVE fitness club
About Red Door Family Shelter
The Red Door Family Shelter is part of our Leslieville community, providing services for over 500 families and individuals each year who need safe and supportive emergency shelter. Many people can find themselves in desperate need. These include women who are fleeing violence at home, families who are evicted, refugees, or young mothers who may have nowhere to go.
Our four speakers have countered adversity with resilience, turning a negative experience into one of strength.
Phyllis Pascal is a mother and a survivor of domestic violence. After 15 years working in the social service sector, Phyllis survived a vicious knife attack by the father of her two young sons. Now, Phyllis uses her experience to bring awareness to issues of domestic violence against women and how they affect children, families and communities.
Adopted as a baby, Cheryl Torrance left home at the age of 15 and spent many years living on the streets of downtown Toronto, in and out of shelters and group homes. After hitting rock bottom at a young age, Cheryl entered rehab to get clean and reclaim her life. Now, a self proclaimed happiness hero, Cheryl’s positive outlook on life and story of resilience, brings joy to everyone she interacts with.
Lilian Motta walks with a contagious energy that makes you feel like you got a dose of adrenaline just by hanging out with her. She has over 15 years of experience in health and is the co-founder of Evolve Holistic. As an inspirational motivational speaker, Lillian speaks to vulnerability, resilience, self love, self awareness, encouraging people to get out of their comfort zone and into their power zone.
Rachel Noonan is an entertainment and media specialist who serves as the Director of Marketing, Strategy and Communications at TIFF. Rachel has seen her parents battle addiction, incarceration and abuse. She has pushed through life altering accidents suffered by loved ones and herself and has sat at the intersection of hope and despair at a very young age. Through a tenacity found within the experiences, Rachel's desire to push boundaries, seek out risk and take on challenges has allowed her to become a business owner, brand maven and innovator.
The Broadview Hotel
March 8, 2018 / 7:30 pm
Cocktail attire and comfy shoes
$50— SOLD OUT! —
Cocktails and canapes (cash bar)
Stories of resilience and hope
DJ & dancing
$150— SOLD OUT! —
Includes access to evening event and workout. Ticket holders also receive a premium, limited edition East Love Bella and Canvas sweatshirt.
Indoor cycling class at Torq or strength and conditioning class at MOVE*
Manicure, blowout, or makeup application at bside beauty. Canapés and bubbly*
*pre-registration required, transportation provided
Arrive early to purchase a raffle ticket!
Only 50 tickets available for $60 each. Each ticket holder gets a fabulous gift bag ($200+ value) and 5 winners take home exclusive gift bags ($700 value). Check out the community sponsor list for an idea of what is inside.
Interested in volunteering? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
thank you to our community partners