#LoveAHeart is back and better than ever this year, and what better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than by having some fun and giving back all at the same time?
The event is the brain child of Shannon Hunter (@Shananigans), a Toronto based blogger who came up with the idea in order to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, a cause near and dear to her heart. In its fourth year, the event showcases the awesome power of social media and the generosity of the Toronto social scene.
The premise is simple and fun – ten awesome bachelors and bachelorette’s put themselves up for ‘sale’ and Shannon compiles awesome date packages for them to go on (generously donated from various Toronto organizations and companies). All of the men and women have a well known social media presense, and it’s that unique social connection that brings everyone together.
I’m thrilled to announce that this year’s #LoveAHeart will incorporate some theatre awesomeness for the first time, with one of the date packages being tickets to Mirvish Productions World Premiere of ARRABAL - a hot and spicy tango rock opera sure to make for an exciting evening on the town. In addition, one of Toronto’s loveable theatre bachelors has agreed to put himself up on the auction block – Jay Davis joins the roster of incredible bachelors this year! Follow his #LoveAHeart adventures on Twitter @JaytotheDavis
The event takes place at The Hideout – $5 gets you in the door and there’s a minimum $25 bid for each of the lovely men and women. All proceeds go directly to The Heart and Stroke Foundation. It will be hosted by the fabulous @NatandMarie
For more information on #LoveAHeart please check out Shannon’s blog here, follow her on twitter @Shananigans and check out the Facebook event page. You can purchase tickets at the door or in advance online here: http://guestli.st/222843
Click below to see this year’s list of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes and get your wallets ready!
Yaw Attuah – @YawExperience
Jon Crowley – @joncrowley
Ian Barnett – @Ianbarnett
Jason Carlin – @the2scoops
Jason Agnew – @agnewjason
Jon Simonassi – @JonSimo
Jeff Maynard – @oddsareihateyou
Jay Davis – @jaytothedavis
McGee Maddox – @McGeeMaddox
Lauren O’Neil – @laurenonizzle
Amanda Connon Unda – @samplingculture
Alison Michelle – @highheeledbandit on instagram
Rayanne Langdon – @rlangdon
Jamie Cuthbertson – @JamieLeighTO
Brandie Martin – @brandiem3 on instagram
Chrissy Newton – @MissVocab
Keli Carneiro – @Kelic87
Katie Boland – @KateBoland
Rochelle Latinsky – @rochlatinsky