Celebrities Roll Up Their Sleeves to Serve Drinks at Pride

    Cawthra Square Park to be transformed into Stargazers paradise for Starry

    TORONTO, June 6 /CNW/ - Celebrity bartenders? Absolutely! Delicious
drinks? No Question! Pride-goers looking for some glitz and glam this year can
look no further than Starry Night - The 519 Church Street Community Centre's
Friday night kick-off to Pride Weekend. With their sweet smiles and amazing
service, celebrity bartenders will be lending their muscles in order to ensure
that the community kicks off pride in style.
    Guests can order their Polar Ice Cosmo, cold beers and other
out-of-this-world libations from celebrity bartenders including Adamo Ruggiero
(Degrassi), Traci Melchor (MuchMoreMusic and e Talk), Gavin Crawford (This
Hour Has 22 Minutes), Deb Pearce (Proud FM), Andrew Nichols (CBC Newsworld),
Enza Supermodel (Metro Columnist, Pride Parade 2008 Grand Marshal), Chris and
John (Chris and John to the Rescue, OUTtv), and Sky Gilbert (Novelist,
playwright and drag queen extraordinaire).
    As the stars shake, stir, and mix up drinks under bright lights, guests
can rub shoulders and reunite with their friends, artists, activists,
community leaders and politicians before the craziness of Pride gets underway.
All bar proceeds from the event will support the 519's programs and services.
"We are delighted to have this inaugural event held on the Friday night in
addition to our signature Saturday and Sunday beer garden festivities" says
Mathieu Chantelois, Board Chair at the 519. Co-hosted with fellow Board Member
Nina Arsenault, Chantelois continues, "the event is a way for us to bring the
community together to enjoy themselves in a very unique environment."
    Starry Night is a free event being held on Friday June 27th, 2008
beginning at 8pm in Cawthra Square Park, which offers the only green space on
Church Street. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    The 519 Church Street Community Centre

    The 519 is a meeting place and focal point for its diverse downtown
communities. Within a supportive environment, it responds to the needs of the
local neighbourhood and the broader LGBT communities by supplying resources
and opportunities to foster self-determination, civic engagement and community

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For further information:

For further information: Eric Berndt, Manager, Resource Development and
Communications, The 519 Church Street Community Centre, 519 Church Street,
Toronto, ON, M4Y 2C9, Tel: (416) 355-6777, Email: eric@the519.org

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