TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - INK Entertainment proudly presents an exclusive
LIVE performance by Mary J Blige at Kool Haus in benefit of world children's
charity ONEXONE on Saturday September 12, 2009 in Toronto, Canada.
"I am excited and proud to host an event in association with ONEXONE,"
says Charles Khabouth, Founder and CEO of INK Entertainment. "We all have a
responsibility to do our part to make this world a better place. ONEXONE 2009
will be a premium live concert experience that benefits an important and
As an organization that partners with talented and dedicated NGO's in
Canada and on a global level as well as having its own initiatives such as the
First Nations Breakfast Program, ONEXONE helps implement innovative and
targeted programs that raise awareness and funds to alleviate child suffering
by focusing on water, health, education & self-esteem. In Canada specifically,
the First Nations Breakfast program feeds 1,700 children daily and works to
improve the lives of First Nations children by ensuring access and
availability to healthy foods in the school setting. ONEXONE is committed to
bringing smiles to children's faces from Africa to Canada, founded in the
belief that hope belongs to everyone.
Since its inception in 2005, ONEXONE has raised over 9 million dollars
"Each year we continually strive to build awareness of children's needs
by bringing together people of all walks of life for a night of celebration
and hope," says Joelle Berdugo Adler, Founder of ONEXONE. "The support and
commitment of our partners and guests helps ONEXONE positively impact young
lives all over the world."
Early bird tickets to ONEXONE 2009 are available as of Tuesday September
1, 2009 through Ticketmaster at 416.870.8000 or visit Ticketmaster.ca. All
proceeds raised go directly to the ONEXONE Foundation.
Sponsors for the evening include founding partners Rogers Communications
and Diesel. Other sponsors include Pepsi, Redken, Red Rose Tea, Toronto Star,
Swarovski, TD Financial and Stella Artois.
Additional guests and musical performers will be announced closer to
date. For updates and more information visit www.onexone.org and
ONEXONE is a non-profit foundation founded by Joelle Berdugo Adler in
2005. ONEXONE is committed to preserving and improving the lives of children
in Canada and around the world. Through an annual campaign, ONEXONE is
dedicated to helping create a world where children can live safely and with
dignity. For more information visit www.onexone.org.
About INK Entertainment
Headquartered in Toronto, INK is the parent company of some of the most
successful complexes in the entertainment industry including Toronto's
longstanding Guvernment Kool Haus Entertainment Complex; This is London, Ultra
and Dragonfly Nightclub on Niagara Fallsview Casino grounds.
Charles Khabouth, owner and operator of INK has been a significant
presence on the Toronto nightlife scene since the early '80's. His restaurant
Oceans is the only Canadian restaurant ever featured on Lifestyles of the Rich
INK, in partnership with the Liberty Entertainment Group, is the parent
company of Tattoo Rock Parlour (Canada's only trendy rock bar and tattoo shop
combined) and Spice Route, King West's Asian Bistro-bar. In 2009 INK in
conjunction with Rubino Restaurants launched the highly anticipated Japanese
restaurant Ame in downtown Toronto.
In addition to premium entertainment structures and restaurants, INK is
expanding outside Toronto in a new partnership with Horseshoe Valley and the
launch of Wasaga Entertainment in Wasaga Beach.
For more information, visit www.ink-00.com
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For further information: and all media inquiries, please contact: Tara
Hendela, Director of Public Relations, INK Entertainment, (416) 869-9444 x237,