Volunteering for TIFF
For those who don’t know, I signed up to volunteer for the Toronto International Film Festival this year. I’m incredibly glad I did. Seriously, if anyone is interested in film, and wants to see what the festival has to offer, volunteer. The perks are suh-WEET! So far, I’ve seen four film in three days, for free. The last one was a gala at Roy Thomson Hall and featured Gerard Butler!
Recaps of the films I saw and my random celebrity-hunting adventures are coming soon. For real. But if they don’t blame school work.
PS: I’ve been tweeting about it all so if you want you can follow me: @leonicka
Guess who’s volunteering?! *does a happy dance* This is shaping up to be the best summer ever. Love my life :)
Home. Toronto from the sky. :)
The Lion King. Before you ask, yes I went alone. If I had waited for people to have enough time or money to join me, I would have missed it (that’s how I missed Wicked). I had so much fun. The costumes were amazing. The choreography was spectacular. The actors (especially Nala and the cheetah) moved in a way that demonstrated power, elegance and royalty all at once. I also have to say it was refreshing to see so many talented black actors on stage. This cast and crew took my favorite childhood memory and elevated it beyond my imagination. I was blown away.
Introducing Marie Claire, tour guide from the afterlife. She made her debut in Yorkville but will be guiding 7th and 8th grade students through a walking tour of Quebec City this summer. On her days off she haunts department stores looking for a fur hat. Don’t ask her how she died.
A unique art installation celebrating Earth Day 2011
Brookfield Place in collaboration with Canadian artist, Max Streicher
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we do."
Fort York. Birthplace of Toronto and the largest collection of War of 1812 era buildings in Canada.