Life in Balance

Through this online art blog/gallery we can encourage, inspire and share hope with one another…We invite who you to share your “NAPS” (News, Art ,Poetry, Songs) or inspirations. Email if you would like to share inspirations. Please note we can not post advice with regards to nutrition and exercise.

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Thank you Abbas Jahangiri!

“When words no longer express, music starts,” wrote Abbas Jahangiri, former owner of the el Mocambo, 12 years ago.

Jahangiri purchased the elMo in 2001 and renovated both floors of Toronto’s oldest and most historic music venue to prepare for a wide range of musical acts. 

EDOYR’s ticket booth at Rock for Charity 2.0 at the el Mocambo in Toronto.

The elMo also became the number one booker for charity events and fund raisers, including EDOYR’s very own Rock for Charity and Rock for Charity 2.0, concerts where all proceeds benefited our organization. With both of these benefit concerts, EDOYR raised over $4,000.00.

Other organizations like War Child, Amnesty International, Free the Children and World Vision have held fund raisers at the Spadina Ave. and College St. location. 

Jahangiri is also the founder of Serving Charity, a non-profit, charitable organization that has opened orphanages, women’s shelters, Soup Kitchens, family homes schools and several other projects in eight countries around the world.

It was on July 25 that the former owner of the elMo e-mailed all his musical and charitable contacts to say he was closing this chapter of his life to start a new one: A life fully dedicated to Serving Charity.

Like its former owner, the elMo has also turned over a new leaf. The venue will remain open and all shows will continue, just this time under new ownership.

EDOYR thanks the el Mocambo and Abbas Jahangiri for their hospitality, willingness and support. With Rock for Charity and Rock for Charity 2.0, both held at the historic Toronto venue, we have been able to continue to provide support for people struggling with eating disorders as well as for their families and friends.

We wish Jahangiri all the best in his future endeavors. It was great working with you!

— Leviana Coccia

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EDOYR’s first EVER benefit comedy night!

We arrived at! Second City Toronto shortly before the doors to the theatre opened for the night. 
Live comedy every night! That’s right! Did you miss out on last night’s event but would still like to support EDOYR? Donate online now:
Michelle (placement student) having a laugh even before we got into the theatre!
Leviana (Events and Communications Coodinator) getting ready for a good night.

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TONIGHT: Second City Comedy Night

Tonight’s the night we’ve all been waiting for!

At 7:15pm the doors will open to Second City Toronto on 51 Mercer St. less than an hour away from the beginning of tonight’s performance of the Fall Mainstainge ’12 Revue.

Tickets for this show, a preview for a series of performances to start in the fall, are normally $24+hst.

Courtesy of Second City Toronto

EDOYR is lucky enough to host a fund-raiser at tonight’s show and if you haven’t already guessed, you’re all invited.

When using our “Life in Balance” promo code at the Second City box office, $10 from every ticket will benefit EDOYR.

And the best part? You’ll save $4 per ticket when using this code. So, instead of paying $24+hst, you’ll only be paying $20+hst.

You can get your tickets online, by calling the Second City box office or at the door!

We’re so excited for tonight and hope you are too. Don’t forget about that “Life in Balance” promo code!

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Moksha Yoga Maple Karma Charity Classes – Date to be Rescheduled

EDOYR will be Moksha Yoga Maple‘s Karma Charity of Choice for an upcoming month!

Each Friday night during that specific month at 6:15pm for 75-minutes, a yoga class will take place. Anyone can attend with a minimum donation of five dollars, even if you are not a member of Moksha Yoga Maple.

We were originally scheduled for every Friday night in August, but this has been changed.

Please stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for more information.

Thank you Moksha Yoga Maple for the honour of being your karma charity sometime in the near future!

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Richmond Hill Honda benefit car wash a huge success!

Michelle (placement student) and Leviana (Events and Communications Coordinator) go back out to Yonge St. Don’t worry, we didn’t let them leave without taking a photo (and dancing).

Thanks to everyone who made our car wash at Richmond Hill Honda a HUGE success! 
Natalia (Admin Assistant) and Michelle (placement student) get ready for our very first customer! 
Our very first customer gets their car washed!
Car wash tickets! We have some nonexpiry tickets left over for your convenience. Contact or phone 9058866632 if you’d like to purchase some! They’re going quickly.
Natalia (Admin Assistant), Michelle (placement student) and Leviana (Events and Communications Coordinator) workin’ at the car wash!
Our lovely hand-made sign! 
Leviana (Events and Communications Coordinator) and Natalia (Admin Assistant) show their signature dance moves before going over to Yonge St. to encourage drivers to get their cars washed! 
SNAP Richmond Hill came by our car wash and took a few photos for their publication. Thanks!
Some Honda + EDOYR staff!

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Save on Second City Toronto tickets for Tues. July 24

You’ll save four dollars when you use the promotional code “Life in Balance” when purchasing tickets to EDOYR’s first ever benefit comedy night.

Normally, tickets for the Fall ’12 Mainstage Revue show cost $24+hst. When using “Life in Balance,” you’ll only be paying $20+hst.

Also with the “Life in Balance” promo code, $10 from every ticket purchased will benefit our organization. For every 12 tickets purchased with the promo code, EDOYR will be able to host a Stages of Change workshop for people struggling with an eating disorder as well as for their families and friends. We’ll also be able to continue with our successful outreach initiatives in hopes of lessening the stigma surrounding eating disorders and mental health.

The show will begin tomorrow at 8pm at the Second City in Toronto! Doors open at 7:15pm.

Get your tickets from the Second City box office before it’s too late.