Wise Words from Barbara Bush

Incredibly sad news about the loss of Former First Lady and fellow Junior League member Barbara Bush. A strong and classy lady who leaves behind a wonderful legacy including giving back to literacy and the community.

“At the end of your life you will never regret not having passed one more test, not wining one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.” – Barbara Bush

I am absolutely positive Mrs. Bush had no regrets.

RIP.

Meet Murphy

Happiness is finally meeting Murphy – Wellness Partner and Therapy Dog in Training at North York General Hospital. Spending ten minutes with Murphy brought joy to my entire day. Follow Murphy on his journey on Instagram at @murphy_pawsforyourhealth. I can’t wait to visit him again!

Meet our Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase Host – Chef Christine Cushing

Meet the Host of our first Junior League of Toronto Chef’s Showcase – Chef Christine Cushing!

Christine graduated with honours from George Brown College before going on to finish at the top of her class at the famed Paris École de Cuisine La Varenne. In Toronto Christine worked at renowned kitchens such as The Four Seasons Hotel and Scaramouche then went on to the ground-breaking Food Network flagship series, Christine Cushing Live. Christine has since continued to share her love and knowledge of food on TV with Fearless in the Kitchen, the Marilyn Denis Show, and her documentary series, Confucius was a Foodie now playing in over 90 countries! Christine has been teaching viewers how to cook for 20 years and was recently nominated for ‘Best Host in a Program of Series’ at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The busy and accomplished George Brown alumni has also created her own artisan food line: Christine’s Cushing’s olive oil and sauces and her own youtube channel; ‘My Favourite Foods’ with over 10,000 subscribers!

Please join us for a fabulous evening of food created by George Brown Alumni Chefs, wine pairings by Noble Estates, a Silent Auction and opportunity to help the Toronto community. Tickets are $90 and available via the Junior League of Toronto.

What will your work legacy be?

Legacy

“Something that is a part of your history or that remains from an earlier time.” – Cambridge Dictionary

When we speak about a legacy, it is often in the context of when someone has passed away. One may hear “George was an amazing husband, father and family man.” or “Andrea was so selfless to the needs of others and gave so much back to her community.” Not only do we leave a legacy when we leave this earth but also in the workplaces we inhabit during our lifetime. Whether one has spent their entire career in one organization or moved around from place to place, everyone of us has a work legacy we leave behind.

Will people miss you or will they be happy you are on your way out the door? Will you be known as a brilliant business person, a deal maker, a teacher and facilitator, a backstabber, a hard-worker, bully, one of the mean girls or guys, a manipulator or micro-manager, coach, confidant, collaborator, someone who includes other, who is inclusive, makes people feel at home, a team player, a peacemaker or relationship builder.

No matter what ones role in an organization is, we all leave it with a legacy – positive, negative or indifferent. If you left today, what would your legacy be? Is this something you would be proud of? If not, what are you doing to change it?

Remember YOU and your actions have the power to decide what legacy you will leave others with. What do you think your legacy will be? What do you hope it will be?

Junior League of Toronto’s Chef’s Showcase

The Junior League of Toronto‘s Chef’s Showcase with Host Christine Cushing is an evening culinary event held at George Brown School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts, in partnership with the College.

The price of admission ($90) allows all guests to have an interactive experience by getting up close and personal with George Brown Alumni Chefs as you taste the results of their culinary skills and enjoy wine parings from Noble Estate Wine and Spirits. It is a cocktail format from 6 to 9 pm and features a silent auction of unique food themed items. The event will also introduce and fund the JLT Culinary Scholarship*, in partnership with the George Brown Foundation, as well as fund other JLT programs and initiatives.

This year’s event will be on Thursday May 3rd. TICKETS ARE $90 and can be purchased at http://www.jlt.org.

Toronto – we hope you will join us!