Sunday, December 30, 2012

Invitation from Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto

Dear Friends, 

I would like to invite your alumni to join the Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto for two great events:

1) Thursday, January 17th, 7.30 pm: Join us for a private tour of the TIFF bond exhibition by Piers Handling, TIFF's CEO, with Cheese and Wine Reception and followed Screening of "The Spy who Loved Me". 

Buy your tickets at: (please cut and paste into your browser).

Please come join us for our first event with TIFF, guided by our honorary member Piers Handling, longstanding CEO of TIFF, we will start at 7.30 with a reception with Wine and Cheese, then get a tour personally guided by Piers through "Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style", followed for those who want by a screening of "The Spy Who Loved Me" at 9pm. The hardy will end this in the pub.

Event Description: Making its North American premiere at TIFF Bell Lightbox following its unveiling at London’s Barbican Centre this past summer, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Bond, featuring costumes, props, models, gadgets, concept artwork, storyboards and other fascinating artifacts from the series. Signature Bond items featured in the exhibition include the steel teeth worn by Richard “Jaws” Kiel in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); the Anthony Sinclair overcoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No (1962); the poker table from Casino Royale (2006); and multiple gadgets from Q Branch. Those gadgets should actually be most fun...

2) Monday, January 28th, 6pm: Canada Europe Trade Agreement (CETA): Join Pierre Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec, His Excellency Philippe Zeller, Ambassadeur de France,  and Corin Robertson (acting High Commissioner for Britain) in discussion of the agreement, Monday, January 28st, 6pm

Buy your tickets at: (please cut and paste into your browser).

Come join us for this very special event with Pierre Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec, and Chief Negotiator for Quebec for the Canada Europe Free Trade Agreement, his Excellency, Philippe Zeller (HEC, France), Ambassadeur de France in Canada, and Corin Robertson (Cambridge), acting High Commissioner from Britain. Hear Pierre Marc, Philippe, and Corin discuss the European and Canadian perspectives of the Trade Agreement that could have significant positive consequences for Canada.

We will be hosted at Heenan Blaikie, wine and cheese will be served.

Oxford and Cambridge Society of Toronto

Friday, December 14, 2012

City Voices Book Launch - December 19, 2012

Dear fellow alums,
I know it’s a busy time of year, but if you’re free this coming Wednesday night, please join me for the launch party of a book I’ve been working on!
City Voices: A Book of Monologues by Toronto Artists is an anthology of theatrical monologues, spoken word, poetry and prose featuring work by some of our most interesting contemporary local writers. These writers, some emerging and some established, range in age from 13 to well into their golden years, and their pieces are incredibly diverse in content and style. 
Our launch party will feature readings from the collection, some live music, and a DJ later in the night. If you can’t make it but are interested in the project, the book is available for purchase via our website, and at select local bookstores (including TheatreBooks and Glad Day Bookshop).  I’m biased, of course, but I think it makes a great present for any theatre- or book-lovers on your holiday shopping list. 
Happy holidays!
Ronit Rubinstein ‘05