Endless Summer ’92 benefits homeless

The second annual Endless Summer '92, in support of the homeless, will be held in downtown Toronto's Lazoff's Meteor Chophouse and Bar on Oct. 23.The Meteor has donated its facilities for the day's events, which will kick off with an early...

The second annual Endless Summer ’92, in support of the homeless, will be held in downtown Toronto’s Lazoff’s Meteor Chophouse and Bar on Oct. 23.

The Meteor has donated its facilities for the day’s events, which will kick off with an early morning competition as 10 of Canada’s top architectural firms compete to build the best sandcastle.

Celebrity judging and an awards breakfast, sponsored by Dalton Engineering and Construction, will finish off the morning activities.

In the evening, the second annual Beach Ball and Benefit will feature a dinner and dancing to the reggae music of the Juno award-winning Sattalites.

Participating architectural firms this year include NORR Partnership, Forrec International, Zeidler Roberts Partnership, Bergman and Hamman, Dunlop Farrow, Kuwabara Poyne McKenna Blunberg, and Stone Kohn McQuire.

The 1992 beneficiary is the House of Compassion, a non-profit organization which provides permanent housing for the homeless.

A few sponsorship positions are still available.

For more information, contact Karrie Klassen at (416) 482-7048.

Midas behind Kat

In an effort to focus on the growing importance of women in their marketplace, Midas Vancouver has signed on as a sponsor of Canada’s fast-rising female Indy driver, Kathryn ‘Kat’ Teasdale.

Kat will enter the Firestone Indy Lights race at the Molson Indy in Vancouver, on Aug. 23-30.

Indy Lights cars have a slightly smaller chassis and engine than Indy cars, and the top speed is about 20 kilometres per hour less than that of Indy cars.

About 35% to 40% of car maintainers are women, and about 35% of those attending motorsports events are women, so Kat is an appropriate representative for the Midas marketing message.

For more information, contact Richard Miller of Midas Canada at (416) 291-4261.

Stay Alert…Stay Safe

Info seat pockets aboard Air Canada jets now contain a new publication for children.

The air carrier’s new product development crew has seized a chance to appeal to younger passengers by teaming up with the Stay Alert…Stay Safe (sass) program so that children in-flight are provided with the illustrated booklet on streetproofing.

Stay Alert…Stay Safe is a national, non-profit organization with a mandate to provide accessible education and awareness on the issue of streetproofing.

sass is endorsed by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and is supported by a generous donation from Canadian Tire and its associate dealers.

When on the ground, the Stay Alert…Stay Safe program works through classroom sessions directed by police officers and teachers and through volunteer programs such as Brownies and Cubs.

To access these materials, contact Stay Alert…Stay Safe, 2180 Yonge St., 8th floor, Toronto. Tel: (416) 480-8225.