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Slipstream in the City 2012: No, really, thank YOU!

It’s hard to believe that it was only a little over a week ago that we held our second annual fundraiser event, Slipstream in the City 2012. This year’s event was held at the Steam Whistle Brewing building, in the heart of downtown Toronto. The event and venue was filled with great music, awesome food and drink, and amazing people. We were genuinely overwhelmed with the enthusiasm, encouragement, and support shown for Connected in Motion.

Thanks to our sponsors*, 100% of the money raised from ticket sales, silent auction items, draws, and donations went directly to Connected in Motion… and how much did that all amount to??? Drumroll, please!

The amount raised at Slipstream in the City 2012 totalled:

$14, 214

What does that mean practically? Those funds will go a long way to helping us: host an Eastern Slipstream, expand our Western Canada programming, expand our social media platforms, formalize our 5.5er programming, and support CIM Ambassadors.

  So often, at the end of an event, we will thank people for coming out and they will insist that the only thanks due is for the programming we do… But this time, seriously, thank YOU! Your support means we can continue to build and expand a community for people living with type 1 diabetes. Stay tuned tomorrow for a post about our first annual Inspiration Award winner, who was named during the Slipstream in the City festivities! If you were not able support us through the Slipstream in the City event, but would still like to make a donation, please click here.

*This year’s event sponsors:


We would also like to recognize the following people/organizations for their contributions…

Silent auction donors (in no particular order):

Graeme Cameron of Base Camp X
Kailee Novikoff + Jamie Gillman
Helen O’Sullivan of Locally Thrown
Pat Lynch of Black Bear Paddles
Andy Allison/Larry Allison
Mike Last from Mike Last Photo
Shauna Adel and Robin Dales of Animas
Steam Whistle Brewery
John Van Kessel
Stephen Graup
Thirty Bench Winery
Mountain Equipment Coop
Julia Ray of Yoga Vibe
Maureen Munsie of Maureen Munsie Photography
Amy Burrows
Laurie Cruise Dentistry
Jenny Chung of Colgate
Canadian Tire Uxbridge
Patti Hanson
Walker Industries
Van Kessel Brothers
Shari Michaelson of Things We Love Photography
Jason Rudge of Hooligan Gear
Don & Jay Vance
Chris Balazs
Ron Morrison of Raven Rescue
Luke Cameron
Riverdale Pilates

Other Donors (in no particular order):

The Photobooth
Lauren Peterson

Volunteers (in no particular order):

Cameron Family
Erin Randall
Shauna Adeland
Shannon Graup
Rebecca Fitzgerald
Luke Cameron
Hayley Martin
Chantal Bertrand
Tammy Hand
Becky Nelson
Mark Davis
Rob Vance
Steph Brodie
Sarah Walter
Mel Walter
Jill Wayne