Toronto Affinity Celebration
Thursday, June 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
El Mocambo, 464 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ont.
Memorial alumni and friends, drop on by the Starlight Room at the world famous El Mocambo for the return of the Toronto Affinity Celebration!
The Toronto Affinity Celebration is the university’s premiere event in the region. Designed to build connections through networking and socializing, the event attracts Memorial alumni and friends from across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), including many high-level executives, government officials and a broad range of industry professionals. All proceeds from the Toronto Affinity celebration support scholarships at Memorial.
An evening of tales and tunes with Tom Power
This year’s celebration will feature an evening of live music and storytelling from the award-winning host of CBC’s Q and proud Memorial University alumnus, Tom Power. Tom’s heartfelt and enthusiastic interview style has attracted guests from around the world, including Harry Styles, Bono, Denzel Washington, Bruce Springsteen, Jerry Seinfeld, Lee Jung-Jae, Celine Dion, Guillermo del Toro, Janelle Monae and more. In 2021 Tom’s moving and insightful conversation with the iconic Canadian actor Michael J. Fox earned him and the Q Team the prestigious Gold medal for Best Interview at the New York Festivals Radio Awards. On the heels of that honour, Tom was granted an exclusive interview with Adele. Their intimate and in-depth conversation discussed life, love and struggles with fame. To date, the interview has garnered over 1.4 million views on YouTube and was a finalist for Best Interview at the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards.
His years at Memorial University were instrumental. He began his radio career in his hometown of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, while studying folklore. Those days doing radio shows at CHMR, and sneaking in rehearsals with his band, The Dardanelles, at the practice rooms in Memorial’s School of Music proved formative to his career. Tom looks back on his time at Memorial as the place that allowed him to find the things that most interested him, and where he found the support to pursue them.
The 2023 Toronto Affinity Celebration will feature live entertainment, divine food and drink and an opportunity for alumni to reconnect in one of Canada’s most iconic entertainment venues.
Date: June 8, 2023
Time: 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: El Mocambo (The Starlight Room)
Ticket prices include drink vouchers, canapés and a Newfoundland and Labrador inspired fish and chips food station!
Ticket price: $180.26 CAD ($150 + 15% HST + 4.5% Processing Fee)
Group of six ticket price: $825 plus tax and processing fee.
Sponsorships are available. Please contact Sarah Bartlett for more details.
Presented by Office of Alumni Engagement