Saturday, July 25, 2009

The 2009 Photos are IN!

We have just finished uploading the 2009 Mardi-Bras photos, courtesy of the amazing Carlos Avalos!

We're thrilled with the pics, hope you enjoy them as much as we did, if you have any you want to share, give us a shout and we'll put them up.

Check 'em out on the MB photo page!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The big number!

Ladies and Gentlemen!

Thanks to your generous support, Mardi-Bras 2009 is pleased to announce the big number!


That's right! $2,334.04 raised to benefit Princess Margaret Hospital through the Toronto Weekend To End Breast Cancer!

Keep your eyes on the blog and the site for photo updates, in the meantime, here's the first Mardi-Bras video on YouTube, our own Brynhildr of Boobies, The amazing Patte Rosebank!

Friday, July 10, 2009

Road closures!

According to the Toronto Star, there are several road closures this weekend in Toronto, including Lakeshore Blvd. near the Gladstone, so please don't get caught in traffic and miss the show.

See you tonight!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The "better way" to fight cancer

Wow, just one more sleep!

If you are taking the TTC to the Gladstone, the 29 Dufferin bus - which runs quite frequently - goes right by the venue, taking you to and from the Bloor-Danforth subway line at Dufferin Station. If you are travelling from the east or the west and taking the TTC, the 501 Queen streetcar runs all the way from Neville Park Loop in the east to Long Branch Loop in the west. Double check the TTC website for details. The Gladstone is at the corner of Gladstone Avenue and Queen Street, just east of Dufferin Street.

See you there!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Dressed up like a million-dollar trooper! Super-duper!

The five reasons we're asking people to dress up for Mardi-Bras this Friday:

1. You'll never know who you might lock eyes with that evening and you'll want to look your best.

2. Dressing up lends an air of sophistication to any gathering.

3. Yes, you're fighting breast cancer while attending Mardi-Bras, which will make you feel good on the inside, but dressing up in your Sunday best will help you feel good about your outside too.

4. Fighting breast cancer is serious business.

5. Dressing up is fun -- did you see our Mardi-Bras queen from last year? Hubba-hubba!

Despite the incontestable logic of the above, if you feel you can better fight cancer in your jeans, shorts, bathing suit, Batman costume, whatever, we will certainly not turn you away at the door.

If you have any questions about our event, please go to our FAQ section on the Mardi-Bras website.

A mover and a shaker!

As mentioned in an earlier blog post, we have a fabulous halftime show lined up for Mardi-Bras this coming Friday with belly dancer Kristina Shea, who performs under the name Kaharamana.

However, if entertaining our guests at the halftime show weren't enough, she has also kindly stepped forward to be one our models for the fashion show!

Kaharamana - which is Arabic for blue diamond and pronounced as Sahara - has been a belly dance performer for the past 10 years. She has performed all over, from the Middle East to Las Vegas. She is presently a certified dance instructor in Burlington, Ontario, teaching dance and belly fitness at Cedar Springs Health Club. Kaharamana performs for corporate events, grand openings and ladies' nights, and teaches group and private classes. Her Student Troupe Habibi also performs at various events in the GTA and always is looking for new dancers!

Kaharamana has been so kind, so enthusiastic, so giving with her time and her talents for our event that we had to do another post about her as she's such a wonderful person!

Thanks Kristina Shea!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Say cheese!

This will be a night to remember! As such, we wouldn't want you to forget the second Mardi-Bras show and have enlisted the services of photographer Carlos Avalos to capture the fun this Friday.

Carlos Avalos is a Toronto-based photographer servicing the corporate, private and public sectors. In business for over a decade, Carlos has built a reputation for delivering exceptionally high quality images to his diverse range of clients. His work has been published in various magazines, both here in Canada and in the United States. For a more complete look at his image stock, please visit

Thanks Carlos for working while the rest of us will be having the night of our lives this Friday!