Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - You're invited to swing back to 1937 at Steppin' Up!

    TORONTO, Oct. 2 /CNW/ -

    THE SCENE: Step into a night of delights with the coming to life of the
Cuban supper club. Live swing jazz, delicious martinis and sparkling champagne
cocktails will be paired with an enviable gastronomical experience featuring
the chefs of Blowfish, Oliver & Bonacini, Oyster Boy, Noce, North 44, and
    The entertainment lineup includes The Starlight Orchestra Band in
combination with the high-energy ladies of Swing Rosie, and featuring a live
performance by Ivana Santilli. Strolling 1930's impersonators, bongo drum
players, candy girls and swing dancers will fill the night with excitement.
    Presented by TD Bank Financial Group, Steppin' Up is the first-ever gala
cocktail party in support of St. John's Rehab Hospital. This one-of-a-kind
event celebrates 70 years of putting people back on their feet. Expect an
evening that celebrates the 1930's - the era of our founding - in fabulous


    -   MC: Alicia Kay Markson, City Hall Reporter, CTV News Toronto
    -   Special guest performer: Juno Award-nominated signer-songwriter Ivana
    -   Event Co-Chairs Bill Arvanitis (President, Arvan Rehab Group) and
        Deena Pantalone (Partner, Forum Development Ltd.)
    -   Toronto's top chefs and party-scene elite

    VENUE:    Palais Royale, 1601 Lakeshore Blvd. W., Toronto

    DATE:     Thursday, October 25, 2007 at 7 p.m.

    THE CAUSE: Founded in 1937, St. John's Rehab puts people back on their
feet after a life-changing illness or injury. We offer Canada's only organ
transplant rehabilitation program and Ontario's only burn rehabilitation
program. We also care for survivors of amputations, cancer, cardiac surgery,
strokes, neurological conditions, traumatic injuries and musculoskeletal


    Co-Chairs: Bill Arvanitis and Deena Pantalone


    Sarah Agnew
    Melissa Baldassarra
    Diana Billes
    Chris Bratty
    Nadine Carson
    Peter Cassaro
    Sarah Comisarow
    Paula Cook
    Aynsley Deluce
    Christene De Gasperis
    Teresa De Gasperis
    Irene Efston
    Marci Figuer
    Sara Jackson-Cassaro
    Alana Longo
    David Lubotta
    Lianne McOuat
    Malcolm Moffat
    Julia Pantalone
    Paul Pellegrini
    Cathy Reale Varma
    Jessica Zackheim

    A limited number of media tickets are available for reporters and
cameras. To book interviews or reserve media tickets, please contact:
    Elvira Muffolini D'Avanzo
    Phone: 416-621-3388, e-mail:

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