Virtual Uplifting Party in support of Julliette's Place on Wednesday August 19th, 2020

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Virtual Uplifting Party in support of Julliette's Place on Wednesday August 19th, 2020

Please join us for our Virtual Uplifting Party!

Wednesday August 19th, 2020 – see schedule below


Please click the link below to join the webinar:

It will also be live streamed to Facebook

We hope you’ll join us for a fun-filled event featuring exciting presenters! Over the course of the day, you’ll be able to listen, learn and participate - all while raising funds and awareness for women and children who have experienced violence and are living at our local women’s shelter, Julliette’s Place.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic created a “perfect storm” for domestic violence to increase. Physical distancing means some women have been in the presence of their abusers 24/7 when stress and worry have been at an all-time high. For some, job loss and economic uncertainty has created even more volatile circumstances at home. There are also fewer ways out of these dangerous situations. Where once a woman could call a crisis line while her partner was at work, now these life-saving calls are made while an abuser sleeps in the next room. Bottom line? Our shelter needs our help now more than ever.

Our Virtual Uplifting Party is how we plan to make a difference. Together, we’ll raise critical funds, while lifting each others’ spirits and learning from our team of experts! 

Uplifting Party Agenda

9:00 am Physiotherapist Penny Lee

Penny has over 20 years of experience in many settings including hospitals, private clinics, and as the head therapist for varsity basketball and ice hockey teams.  Currently, Penny is practicing from her home clinic at Port Union and Lawrence in East Toronto.

She will demonstrate some simple exercises that you can do at home without special equipment to relieve stress and increase strength.  

Penny’s treatment approach includes manual therapy, exercise, acupuncture, shock wave therapy, cupping, fascial abrasion and education.  Other services include protective taping, breathing (capnography) and posture analysis and ergonomics.  Penny has kept her practice small and exclusive.  At least 90 percent of her clients are from referrals.  Penny can be reached at or 416-797-8023

If you wish to participate in Penny’s session - comfortable clothing and a mat is recommended; a chair would also be helpful.


10:00 am Designer Jennifer Beckford

Jen is a long-time lover of home décor and is passionate about working with people to transform spaces from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Her expertise includes interior decorating, home staging, color consulting, and styling for showrooms.  In 2013, she proudly launched Imajen Design + Décor. Today, the company stands as a leader in the home and staging industry — successfully serving clients across the GTA. Jen is going to showcase some easy ways to update a room and answer your design dilemmas.  We will try to answer as many questions as we can during the party!

Check out their website:

Jen is donating a $100 gift card from Imajen - a name will be drawn at the end of the day for all those who donated.


11:00 am  - Make-up artist Dino Dilio

Dino Dilio is a Toronto based freelance makeup artist and beauty entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in the worlds of entertainment, business and education. 

He has built a reputation across Canada’s beauty industry through his 25 years of regular appearances on City-TV’s Lifestyle program: CityLine.

Dino will explain and demonstrate the six most essential makeup products, techniques and tips designed to shave minutes from your beauty regime without sacrificing style.

Real beauty, for real life.

· The difference between concealers and correctors and which ones are best for eyes and face.

· Discussion about foundations and powders and application advice.

· Basic Brow Enhancement

· Mascara Master Class

· Dressing Lips

· Choosing and applying blush beautifully

Check out Dino;s website:

Dino is donating a personal makeup lesson – a name will be drawn at the end of the day for all those who donated.



12:30 PM:   Crafter Jennifer Tryon

Jen has transitioned from a national network news correspondent (travelling with craft projects in her suitcase) to a full-time TV crafter, seen regularly on Global TV’s “The Morning Show" as well as HSN in the US and TSC in Canada! Jen will be teaching us how to make an easy seasonal piece of décor - A Yarn Wreath for Fall!

Check out Jennifer’s website and follow her:

Facebook @tryonhomade

Instagram @jennifer_tryon


If you would like to participate with Jen in making a festive yarn wreath for Fall you will need:

  • 10” or 12” Styrofoam Ring
  • 1-2 skeins of yarn
  • Multiple sheets of coloured felt
  • Glue gun
  • Faux jewels, twigs and ribbon for embellishing
  • Think Fall colours – or make one for another season or occasion!



2:00 PM Coffee Chat with Shelter Staff of Julliette’s Place to explain how the pandemic impacted women experiencing violence and how the social distancing guidelines have affected the shelter’s operations.



3:00 PM – Chef – Kathryn McLean – 

Kathryn is always thinking about food. She loves to use fresh, local, and seasonal foods in her cooking.  She has experience in industrial kitchens, and catering, as well as with food writing and recipe development. Kathryn is going to prepare a mouth-watering summer meal. Cod with onion, tomato, and olives, Couscous and a Greek-style salad!

Check out Kathryn’s website or follow her on social media:  Instagram/Facebook: all food thoughts


To participate with Kathryn in making this delicious and healthy meal you will need

Fresh cod: 1 long piece (approx 1 lb)

1 medium onion plus a red onion (optional)

3 medium tomatoes; or a mix of cherry tomatoes and a large one, etc

Olive oil (or other mild cooking oil)

1  ½ cups Olives (whichever kind you like)

1 cup couscous

2 sweet peppers (any colour)

½ English cucumber, or 1 garden cucumber

Small piece of feta cheese (approx 2” piece)

Fresh parsley (a few sprigs)

Fresh lemon



4:00 PM - Liz Furlong – Mixologist

Liz is a Canadian born Costa Rican based Mixologist and owner of Bar Bebedero.  She joins us live from the rainforest to show us how to create the perfect COVID cocktail.  See the ingredient list so you are ready to share a toast!

Check out Liz's website and follow her:

Instagram @misslizfurlong

FB: misslizfurlong



If you wish to participate in Liz’s session – please have the following available

  • A clear spirit,
  • lemonade 
  • An herb you like such as mint or basil etc. 
  • Ice
  • Glass, a spoon and something to measure with
  • Liz will give you a choice of other ingredients that you will find in your kitchen.



We would love for you to join us on August 19th to participate in as many sessions as you'd like!  If you know someone who would like to participate please pass this email along to them - the more the merrier!

To make a tax-deductible donation to Julliette’s Place, please visit our online fundraising page below. I will be personally matching the first $1,000 donated:

Click Here to Donate

Note: The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation issues tax receipts in February for gifts of $20 or more made in the previous calendar year. Because Royal LePage Canada pays the administrative costs of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation, 100% of your donation will go to the cause. 

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