The CAFTCAD blog

Monday, October 27, 2008

Final Year of the Hadassah Bazaar

For the past 84 years, Toronto’s Hadassah-WIZO Bazaar has been a much anticipated annual shopping extravaganza, where as many as 10,000 shoppers of all ages from Toronto’s multicultural communities come together to hunt for bargains, enjoy ethnic food and participate in a unique city wide event. Now in its final year, the legendary Bazaar will be held on Wednesday, October 29th, 2008.

Wednesday October 29, 2008
9AM - 7PM
Direct Energy Centre (formerly National Trade Centre)
Hall B, Exhibition Place
$5.00 (Children 5 and under FREE)

Amazing Shopping from the Movie Wardrobe Sale

Incredible Thanks to the folks at the Toronto Film Studios for hosting our very sucessful Movie Wardrobe Sale. Even with the damp fall weather over 800 people came through the door this time with some customers making it an all day event- it was a fantastic place to be on Saturday the 25th. As well as the Costuming Community, many others from the Film and Entertainment Industry reuntied and competed for the best savings and grooviest Halloween Costume.

To be on the mailing list for our next sale, email us at

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Movie Wardrobe Sale this Weekend!!

CAFTCAD will hold its autumn Movie Wardrobe Sale just in time for Halloween,
on Saturday October 25th from 9-4PM
at the Toronto Film Studios, 629 Eastern Ave at the foot of Pape Ave.

Imagine a film sound stage filled with hundreds of incredible last minute Halloween costume ideas to inspire even the most desperate party guest. Local costume designers, stylists and wardrobe rental houses will be offering up racks and racks of wardrobe from past films shot in Toronto as well as fabric and accessories to create your own unique costume. If you are stuck for ideas ask our designers for help. Put yourself into the hands of a professional, costume designers and stylists will be on hand to assist you with your costume needs.

Not into Halloween? There will also be plenty of great bargains on contemporary and vintage clothing also from local film productions.

Entrance fee of $2 helps CAFTCAD fund its initiatives,
free entry to CAFTCAD members, seniors and children.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nobis at The Rockwood

Nobis, our terrific sponsor from the Film Festival Party, wants to invite members to join them for the following event.
See You There!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Passing of Vicki "Red" Graef

Sadly, Prominent and well loved Canadian Costume Designer Vicki Graef has passed away from complications of cancer on Wednesday October 15th.

Her Funeral will take place
Wednesday October 22nd, 3 pm.
Turner and Porter Funeral home at 2357 Bloor St W.
416 767 3153 In Bloor West Village.

Donations would be greatly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

Please make cheques out to her Power of Attorney:
Karin Martin
185 Eastern Ave, 3rd floor
Toronto, Ontario
M5A 1H7

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Amazingly Spooktacular Shopping Experience

The Bazaar of the Bizarre
Sunday October 19th, 11-6 p.m.
6 Noble Street,
Toronto, Ontario

Great place to snatch up trinkets or Christmas Pressies for the hard to please.
How about that darling Goth Child on your list or maybe you have that uncle that reminds you of Uncle Fester.
CAFTCAD Member Adam Smith will be selling his wicked leather wear and accessories.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Autumn Movie Wardrobe Sale

Our last Movie Wardrobe Sale in July was so successful that we had to host another one!

For sale will be clothing, both contemporary and vintage, accessories, jewlery, fabric, notions, books, wardrobe supplies and much more! Who knows what amazing things you'll find!

$2 at the door goes to supporting CAFTCAD
Members, Seniors, and Children Free
Free Parking
Please re-use your shopping bags

If you're interested in volunteering for even a few hours, want to be a vendor, or have any further questions, please email us at

Monday, October 6, 2008

Donationed Goods Needed for ZAMUXOLO Daycare Centre

Wotever Inc., a CAFTCAD Member, is organizing donations for a container of dry goods for the Zamuxolo Daycare and Orphanage in Capetown. The children, infants to 15 years of age, live in a shanty town of Capetown and have nothing and sleep on dirt floors which commonly become mud floors when it rains.

Bridgit Faroo, owner of Wotever says,
"My friend Glenda's sister in South Africa (Nadia) is spearheading this
grassroots fundraiser. Anything given or donated will be going directly to
the children and centre (actually a shack!). Nadia will be making sure that
when the container arrives in Capetown that it will be distributed directly
to the kids and caregivers."

Please HELP & DONATE YOUR OLD/NEW: yoga or camping mats, blankets, pillows, clothes, underwear, socks, pjs, diapers, dry food, soup packages,

Please drop off your donations by Saturday October 18th to
Wotever Inc,
5 Dickens Street (Dundas and Carlaw)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Party Photos from the CAFTCAD Film Fest Reception

Too bad we can't hear the music, conversation and laughter of the evening...

Sponsor Nobis' designer Desmond with party organizer Antoinette Messam and Nobis' Robin J. Yates

Michelle Easton of Edelman Public Relations and Lisa French

CAFTCAD member Juul Haalmeyer and Allison Bird from Liberty

Emily, Eini, Karen, Susan, and Gladys

Producers Ani Baravyan, Joe Boccia, and Antonella LaCapara
CAFTCAD Member Bridgit Faroo of Wotever Inc, and Tom Foster from Kombie

The Fine Gentlemen from Sponsor Aquarius Menswear

Hi Hong, Dominic and Eleni from TNT
CAFTCAD Secretary Joanna Syrokomla with writer/director/actor Peter Stebbings
CAFTCAD Vice President Ruth Secord with Member Billie Blast, Arianna from Holt Refrew, and Member Andrea Carini

Swag sponsors Dion Neckwear

Member Nola Chaters, Antoinette Messam, Susan Dicks, CAFTCAD Treasurer Ian Drummond and Joanna Syrokomla
David Hackl, Donna Wong, Amy Stulburg, and Alex Kavanagh
"Thanks for the great party. You guys did such a fantastic job of putting it together. I think that everyone who came was very impressed. It was a great way to feature the work of so many talented people. I'm proud to be associated with you all." David Hackl

Members Lindsay Fox and Sheila Pruden with Adam Smith's armoured display

Member Laura Mongomery and Rachel Ford

Member Delphine White with Antonella DeCapara and Member Ton Pascal

Members Jody Hoel and Leslie Kavanagh and the swag
Schoolmates Enrico Campana, Martin Weinrieb, and Producer, Don Carmody

Member Deborah Berman from Berman and Co. and Abby set up a little Roccoco display

Members Kathy Vieira and Ken McGuire from Liberty Wardrobe Rental House

Thanks to Rob Doda and Olivia Mizzi for their beautiful photographs.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Jessica Jensen Handbags Sample Sale