Top Choice Awards Gala 2011
All your favourite businesses, professionals and media gathered for a night of celebration
November 4, 2011 – Toronto, Ontario – The best that Toronto has to offer gathered at Atlantis Pavilions to celebrate excellence for the 6th Annual Top Choice Awards, presented by ILAC in association with Indulge Hair Studios. In traditional “Top Choice” fashion, the red carpet was rolled out to receive top businesses, professionals and media from all across the GTA, including Brampton, Markham, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Toronto and Vaughan. Over 30 winners from various industries were awarded throughout the Gala, showcasing the success of the GTA’s business scene.
The event began with Top Choice Awards’ trademark network reception, which kept guests busy with cocktails, food stations and elegant music that managed to set the scene of new meetings and developments of new relationships. Media swarmed the red carpet to capture the grand entrance into the Metropolitan Ballroom of Atlantis Pavilions, Ontario Place. A build-up of awards paved the way for the media awards, which turned out to be the highlight of the night. 680 News, City TV’s Breakfast Television, CP24 News, Steve Anthony and The Dean Blundell Show of 102.1 The Edge were all on hand to receive awards in their respective categories, which were presented by the Mayor of Vaughan Maurizio Bevilacqua.
“Awards blow...this one just blows a little less - Dean Blundell”
Dean Blundell stole the show with nothing less thanan “edgy” speech, as we all expected. “Awards blow...this one just blows a little less” he said. Steve Anthony thanked many “from the bottom of this little acrylic heart beating in my chest cavity.” Jennifer Valentyne received on behalf of Breakfast Television and stuck around to present the final awards of the evening.
The event was exciting, dynamic and well-organized. The event’s hosts and organizers, David Silvestre, CEO of Top Choice Media and Monica Couto, President of Top Choice Awards had great chemistry on stage and kept the audience engaged between the guest presenters and entertainment. “Bigger and better! That’s what our goal has been each and every year. To produce a memorable event that treats the award recipients like stars.” said Monica. During the event intro David said “I spend a lot of time meeting successful business owners and they all have one thing in common. Passion. That is what separates them from their competitors and that is what everyone here tonight has in common.”
Axé Capoeira continues to rise as one of the world’s leading Capoeira organizations, leaving our guests pleasantly stunned from the beauty of their dance. They are known as a travelling group which promotes the history, music, art and culture of Brazil through interactive and educational movements. Their way of dancing demonstrates the preservation of their roots and traditions - their training and movement display the aspects of fight, art and culture.
Learn more about this amazing group visit their website at www.axecapoeira-to.com and learn a few moves!
Next, we introduced the festive dance moves of the Samba Brazil performers filling the entire venue with excitement. This performing group was dedicated to bring the absolute best of Brazilian dance culture to our guests. The show was comprised of beautiful dancers in scintillating costumes performing entertaining choreography and guest interactions - making sure the party was a success. Book the dancers for your own event…it is sure to be a special and memorable occasion.
Contact them at www.SambaBrasilCanada.com
Near the end of the show Daniel Panetta took over the stage with his obsessive love for rock, jazz and opera, singing songs that were out of this world. His unique capability to masterfully perform all three genres and in three different languages was surely displayed throughout the evening. He is an incredibly talented young man whose performing skills are sure to have a huge impact on his spectators. In fact, Daniel has been performing since he was just 5, which accounts for his incredible stage presence. A huge accomplishment for this young man was his performance at the Taste of The Danforth (August 5th, 6th, 7th 2011) and wowed an audience of over half a million spectators, displaying nothing less but complete confidence. “In an era when quality in live performances is again at the forefront of the entertainment industry a talent like Daniel Panetta will never be over looked but, better yet, thrown into the spotlight where he deserves to be”.
To learn more about Daniel Panetta visit www.DanielPanetta.com
vFinally, to close the night we welcomed the band Glass Ampp and the two young men, Steve Poretta on vocals and Gianluca Mauro on lead guitar, displayed a memorable performance. Their capability to capture the audience’s attention was demonstrated throughout the entire performance. The two showcased dedication and commitment to their sound. From jam sessions to sold-out concert halls, Glass Ampp has grown tremendously since its formation in late 2009. In fact, these childhood friends have shocked many and entertained more, for their love of music has turned a hobby into complete passion. Individually, the band members have a long list of accolades and accomplishments; most notably performances at the IIFA (International Indian Film Academy, 2011) and the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival, 2009).
To learn more about these young artists visit www.GlassAmpp.com
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