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									                                                                               Visser joins executive director of
                        Samantha Ross on the                                   www.friendsofwecare.org Kevin
                                                                               Collins from Toronto.

                  Downtown Seen                                                L   ater in the evening on Jan. 25
                                                                                   Seen headed over to the
                                                                               Gladstone Hotel for a truly
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                                                                               unique evening where two events
1   O     n Jan. 12 Seen stopped by the
          Sky’s the Limit Youth
    Organization’s Life Without a
                                          duo and proved it by making all
                                          the contestants comfortable dur-
                                          ing the nerve-wracking audition
                                                                               were being held. The first billed
                                                                               "Get it to Go Green" was a
    Computer fundraising event at         process—which is filmed as part      fundraiser to promote sustainable
    No Regrets Restaurant and             of the segment for the show. (9)     take out containers for a healthier
    Lounge in Liberty Village.            Natalie Portman look-alike           planet. Environment enthusiasts
    Money was raised by to provide 2      Katherine Barrell from Oakville      should visit the site for some
    computers for 2 deserving stu-        is a performance artist at           interesting info at www.natur-
    dents. STL purchases refurbished      Sheridan College that wowed the      opack.org. (17) Marketing and
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    computers from reBOOT Canada          production team with an awe-         design director Kurt Firla from
    and donates them to students          some      monologue.        (10)     Little Italy joined Naturopack
    enrolled in Regent Park’s             Production assistant James Banos
    Pathways to Education Program.        from Queen West kept the poten-      founder Farrah Khan from the
2   STL supports Pathways in break-       tial Look-A-Likes penned in the      Palmerston area to dish out the
    ing the cycle of poverty by pro-      holding room.                        news about the environment pos-
    viding technology and by partici-                                          itive 100% biodegradable con-
    pating in a mentoring and tutor-                                           tainers made of corn, potato, and
    ing program to get the student
    recipients up and running. STL
                                          O    n Jan. 25 Seen started the
                                               night off at the new Lone
                                          Star Texas Grill for a fun-filled
                                                                               sugar. No more toxic styrofoam,
                                                                               Toronto! Check out the petition at         16
    also funded the set up of comput-     benefit for www.friendsofwe-         www.naturopack.org.          (18)     15
    er labs for students throughout       care.org. A silent auction, deli-    Supporters of the Naturopack
    Toronto including the St.             cious food and generous dona-        cause included publisher Morgan
    Lawrence Community Health             tions made the event a super suc-    Cowie (left) and landscape archi-
    Centre; 230 The Esplanade. (1)        cess. (11) Lonestar employees        tect Clara Kwon (right) from
    Sonya Bhatia, event organizer,        greeted the crowd with lots of
    makes Liberty Village her home                                             Bathurst St. area, along with
                                          enthusiasm including Lisa Tanal
3                                                                              Gladstone Hotel supervising
    while Lara Tavares, STL execu-        from the east end, Freddie Rivas
                                                                               manager Kary Lobo (centre) from
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    tive director, resides closer to      from Ossington St. and Jessica
    King & Bathurst. (2) Rose Mina        Oliver from King & Sherbourne.       Queen West.
    Munjee and Tracy Vaz from the         (12) 52 Division staff sergeant
    King & Bathurst area enjoyed the
    evening. (3) Event volunteers
    Lisa McPhee of Bay & College
                                          Chris Fernandes from the
                                          University St. area chilled out
                                          while getting his portrait done by
                                                                               I n the Melody bar at the
                                                                                 Gladstone, all kinds of colorful
                                                                               personalities came out to vie for a
    and Shaundell Fougere from Bay        artist and caricaturist Nicole       chance to belt out a tune in the
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    & Bloor helped the evening’s fes-     Vermond from Cabbagetown.            final weekly round to win the
    tivities along. (4) Liberty Village   (13) Lone Star Canada head hon-
    resident Chad Cranston of                                                  $1000 grand prize at the third
                                          chos hung tight together and
                                                                               annual     Karaoke       Superstar
    TCHAD Magazine. (5) Guest             posed for a group shot including
                                                                               Contest. (19) Host and
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    and linguistic specialist Margarita   (l-r) sales and promotions co-
    Caropres from Charles St. with        ordinator Sue Paterson from          Torontonian Peter Styles joined
    Tavares. (6) Queen West denizen       Newmarket, HR director Patricia      cohost and comedian Stephen
4   Amit Malhotra.                        Csapo from the Harbourfront and      Eyes from Parkdale to announce
                                          CEO Barry Shannon from               the contestants competing in the

    O    n Jan. 21 Seen headed over
         to the auditions for celebrity
    clones to be featured on the new
                                          Toronto. (14) Manning the silent
                                          auction was Lone Star hostess
                                          with the mostest Gillianne Watts
                                                                               last round of finals. (20) Actress
                                                                               Jazz Testolin from Blue Jays Way
                                                                               was spotted making her song
    season of “Look-A-Like.” (7)          from Queen’s Quay (showcasing        choice. (21) Giving some serious
    Co-host and hair stylist Jeffrey      a Mats Sundin autographed pic-       consideration to the catalogue of
    Altenburg (left) and co-host and      ture up for bid) and work pal and    songs before competing were gal       20   21
    makeup artist Paul Venoit (right)     busser Sefton Busser from Queen
    struck a pose with Downtown           East. (15) The cutest power cou-     pals and actresses Breanne from
    resident, co-host and fashion styl-   ple of the evening was Canadian      the west end (left) and Nicole
    ist Alissia Marciano. (8)             Idol producer Jen Visser and         Tanner from Scarborough. (22)
5   Producer Moe Kelso from the           Lone Star general manager of the     Retired karaoke veteran Bob
    Annex and director Mike Ward          200 Front St. operation Ryan         Ormerod from Dundas St. wowed
    from Riverdale make a dynamic         Visser from Queen’s Quay. (16)       the crowd with a Sinatra tune.




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