Photo: At the Media Launch in March local actress Michelle Mainwaring one of the Masters of Ceremonies for the event is surrounded by models: Bill Marra, VP of External Affairs, Innovation & Philanthropy at Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; Chase Stoyshin, Consultant at Investor’s Group; Cordell Green, Radio Show Host on Windsor’s Country 95.9/92.7; Dr. Lawrence Aoun, Palliative Care Physician Lead at Windsor Regional Hospital and Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; Eddy Hammoud, Owner of Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro; Joseph Zagar, Renal Pharmacist at Windsor Regional Hospital; Lazaros Dimitriou, Owner of The Suit Shop Co. Ltd., Mark Winterton, City Engineer for the City of Windsor; Remo DiPaolo, VP of Financial Planning at BMO; and, Rino Bortolin, Windsor City Councillor. Missing from photo: David Burman, Owner of Mister Maid and Lance Moore, Windsor Firefighter. Photo by Rod Denis.
EVENT PROFILE – Celebrity Men Fashion Event For The Kidney Foundation of Canada
By Erika Muscat
Bring your umbrellas, on Friday, May 11, because it is going to be raining men!
Prepare to be wowed as The Kidney Foundation of Canada, Windsor & District Chapter present the third annual Celebrity Men Fashion Event at St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, 201 Riverside Drive West in Windsor.
The first two years of this event were met with phenomenal success, as local celebrities owned the catwalk with their personalities and unexpected surprises for the crowd.
Local actress and improvisation guru Michelle Mainwaring fully enjoyed teasing and bantering with the men, leaving the audience in a state of constant laughter. She is ready to entertain the crowd again this year with a whole new set of antics and partner in crime — Cool 100.7’s Dave Tymo.
This Celebrity Men Fashion Event is not your typical fashion show. While the models will be looking dapper in the best from: Collins Formal Wear, Franco Angileri Designs, Running Factory and The Suit Shop Co. Ltd., they will also interact with the crowd.
Prior to the fashion show, guests can also mix and mingle with the models, munch on hors d’oeuvres, check out silent auction items and have a whole lot of fun in the DDM Photo Booth sponsored by Biz X magazine!
This year’s Celebrity Men Fashion Event roster includes 12 of Windsor Essex’s corporate and community leaders, who are generously volunteering their time to make this a successful fundraiser for The Kidney Foundation.
Revealed at a Media Launch on March 21, the following individuals will be walking the runway this year: Bill Marra, VP External Affairs, Innovation & Philanthropy, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare; Chase Stoyshin, Consultant, Investors Group; Cordell Green, Country 95.9/92.7 Radio Show Host; Rino Bortolin, City of Windsor Councillor; David Burman, Owner of Mister Maid; Dr. Lawrence Aoun of Windsor Regional Hospital; Eddy Hammoud, Owner, Eddy’s Mediterranean Bistro; Joe Zagar, Renal Pharmacist; Lance Moore, Windsor Firefighter; Laz Dimitriou, Owner of The Suit Shop Co. Ltd.; Mark Winterton, City Engineer — City of Windsor; and Remo DiPaolo, VP of Financial Planning at BMO.
Tickets are only $60 for general seating and available online at: Kidney.ca/CelebrityMen. As well there are a limited number of $85 VIP tickets up for sale which include two well drinks, prime reserved seating and wait service during the show. Get your tickets now as they will sell out!
With no other event like this around town, do not miss your chance for an evening to remember and help a local cause too. The goal is to raise $25,000 to contribute to programs and services for people living with kidney disease, and kidney-related research.
A huge thank you goes out to the sponsors for their support: 100.7 Cool FM, Aphria, Biz X, Corbett Productions, Country 95.9/92.7, Janssen, Milestone Studios, Rob and Deborah Armitage of RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd., Brokerage, ScotiaWealth, Southwestern Manufacturing and St. Clair College Alumni Foundation.