The Léost Endowment Fund was created in December 2004, in memory of Chantelle Léost.
Chantelle was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin and friend to many. Her talents were varied and impressive, including athletics and art, but none were bigger than her compassion for other people, especially those in need.
The fund supports the Alberta Cancer Foundation's “Patient Financial Assistance Program”, which provides short-term relief by covering some of the basic costs of living while patients are being treated for cancer.
This temporary financial assistance will be provided to patients with a demonstrated financial need who are undergoing the diagnosis, treatment and/or symptom management of cancer.
The Léost Endowment Fund is proud to announce $23,850 was raised at the 7th annual “Martinis & Masterpieces" held Saturday, June 25, 2011 at DaDe Art & Design Lab in Inglewood!
Danielle hopes to successfully portray The Café Royal’s charm; the impression it has left on her, and the dent she left on it as well. Her intentions are to embellish on Café Royal’s aesthetic by covering ten 48” x 60” canvasses with eye-pleasing and expressive color using oil paint and metallic powder which lend to the mood of each piece. She elaborated on the visuals by bombarding the canvas with bold imagery referencing more specific venue detail work … and lastly, she superimposed tourist symbols on the paintings to reference ‘herself’ within modern day imagery easily identifiable to cultural / historical seekers. Within these squares, each non-conventional symbol represents a commentary on culture and tradition based on what she had witnessed at The Café Royal. Visually, she intend to make the tourist signage clash in comparison to the rest of the painting, however letting the sistering bold , gestural shapes act as a visual tie-in to her transformation as a naïve tourist into a belonging citizen. She has always used tools such as journal entries and autobiographical multi-monitor pieces as main contributors to her work and carrying the theme of story-telling within these symbols.
the POUR MASTERS are Canada's best mixologists. their expertise and creativity innovate the craft of cocktail making. Grey Goose is highlighting Pour Masters Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver & Montreal
the Calgary POUR MASTERS Classic featured 10 of Calgary's top mixologists.
Cocktails were judged on:
-originality and creativity
-cocktail appearance &
top cocktail awarded to Christina Mah of CharCut
1 oz Grey Goose La Poire
1 oz juiced yellow peppers
1 oz sour-ginger syrup (see recipe below)
2 dashes of celery bitters
4 kaffir lime leaves (ripped)
Build ingredients in an iSi spritzer, screw cap on and load 2 charges, shake for a quick infusion and cooling. Then, spray over rocks in a mixing glass.
Serve on a vintage tea saucer with a candied ginger and bell pepper sliver garnish.
NOTE: without iSi spritzer, combine all the above ingredients in a mixing glass, shake vigorously with ice and fine strain into a chilled coupe glass
Sour Ginger Syrup
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1 knob ginger (sliced and smashed)
6 lemons juiced (adding the zest of 1)
Combine all ingredients in a pot and place on the stove. Bring ingredients to a boil and let simmer for approximately 15 minutes. Remove from heat, fine strain. Cool, portion, date and lablel, refrigerate.
Kick off Yelp's Passport To Inglewood, with Yelp's first block party at DaDe Art & Design Lab. With boutiques, eateries and galleries, this quaint little 'hood' is chock full of surprises. Enjoy a smattering of what this area has to offer.
So dig out those summer party clothes, rain or shine, it's time to ring in summer and celebrate the fabulousness that is Inglewood!
Take advantage of some yelptastic deals!
From Sunday, June 5th to Saturday June 11th, discover the best of Inglewood with discounts at some of the most raved about businesses. Here's a sneak peek of just a few of the participating venues:
Boft Fine Rugs
DaDe ART & DESIGN LAB
Hose & Hound
Mid Century Dweller
Riva's The Ecostore
Suzie Q Beads
Stop by any of these hot spots from June 5th-June 11th to take advantage of these very special...specials!
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