Upon my arrival at the bar, I immediately regretted it. “Huh, that’s sexy,” he said, taking another sip of his beer.
The plan was to have the guests sit at a long table and draw one another’s portraits. All the men, the women joke, are across the street at Rock & Brews.
Each portrait would take about eight minutes before people switched partners. With rows of massive TV screens, more than 100 craft beers and a rock-themed beer garden, the restaurant is a bit of a macho magnet.
, I found myself responding to his brief message in my inbox.
My response was part of my effort to be open, to make new connections, and maybe be pleasantly surprised.
Past guests have included organizations like: Art Reach, the City of Toronto, Street ART Toronto, CUE, FACTOR, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Identify N’ Impact, the Laidlaw Foundation, and the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration’s Cultural Development Fund, and the Toronto Enterprise Fund.
:: View photos from Funders Speed Dating 2015:: On Tuesday, December 8th, 2015, Art Reach hosted it’s annual Funder Speed Dating event at the beautiful Art Scape Sandbox building in downtown Toronto.
The meet and greets are conducted in January during nursing schools winter breaks, allowing students to meet face to face with the managers.
Because close to 100 students participate in the two-hour event, a speed-dating process was introduced so managers could interact with students in a more controlled environment.
I’d be really disappointed if I were you,” she says, adding that it would be great if everyone wanted to continue anyway.