20th Anniversary Concert | 27 October 2016
Four hundred supporters joined us for a very special evening with Robert Pilon and Friends at Toronto’s St. Lawrence Centre. Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient Robert Pilon played the signature roles of Jean Valjean in Les Misérables and the phantom in The Phantom of the Opera in the Toronto productions and across Canada. Robert’s musical friends included Gay Willis, Dr. Draw, Jennifer Strype, and the Laura Secord Choir. Former Sheena’s Place client Alana Evers made her public singing debut. We raised over $30,000 thanks to our generous sponsors and friends.
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Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon | 16 October 2016
With the support of one hundred pledges, the 22 walkers and runners who this year made up Team Sheena raised $6,900. With no administrative fees charged by our friends at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, one hundred per cent of these funds will go directly to client programs and services.
Annual Art Show | 23-24 June 2016
Our Annual Art Show in Memory of Jennifer Haberman this year took place over two days. A donor recognition and art show with live auction was held the evening of Friday 23 June. Featured artists included Bill Bissett, Alana Evers, Yaara Eshet, Colleen Ewing, Kevin Ghiglione, Gloria Green, Marni Grossman, Mendelson Joe, Melody Lapp, Claudette Losier, Karen Pilosof, Hana Rotchild Pinthus, and Marjolyn van der Hart. More than $8,000 was raised in support of our work. The following day, clients and community partners enjoyed an open house event showcasing the incredible artistic talents of our clients and the amazing work of our Expressive Arts program team.
Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016 Annual Open House | 3 Feburary 2016
Our 2016 Open House saw a larger than usual turnout. Friends old and new enjoyed this opportunity to tour the house and pose questions to staff on eating disorders in general and all that goes on under our roof in particular. Visitors were this year also treated to a standing-room-only presentation on ‘Intuitive Eating’ by guest speaker Susan Osher, MSc, RD, CEDRD
Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2016 Special Event | 2 February 2016
It’s Time to Talk – Unraveling the Stigma Around Eating Disorders. An Eating Disorder Awareness Week panel hosted and moderated by NIED, Sheena’s Place and NEDIC.
Panelists spoke from a broad range of perspectives and shared their lived experiences with eating disorders. The group examined sources of support, challenges and barriers to recovery and the importance of enduring hope. This critical, engaging discussion served as a valuable opportunity for professionals, educators, friends, and family to hear directly from those affected and to learn about opportunities for fighting together against eating disorders.
Panelists: BASSAM – Spoken word artist, Poet | CARLY CRAWFORD – Registered Psychotherapist, Find Your Voice Counselling | KATHY ROSTRON – In recovery from Binge Eating Disorder | LISA LABORDE – F.E.A.S.T (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) | McKENNA GRAY- Activist, Genderfluid, In recovery from an Eating Disorder.