We will all remember the summer of 2018 as our best summer in years. We have been busy at the TTC, kicking off the season with our 6th Annual Ladies Luncheon back at the Palais Royale. Our keynote speaker – Dragon, Michelle Romanow of CBC’S Dragons’ Den & Cofounder of Clearbanc, knocked it out of the park. Surrounded by almost 400 guests celebrating women in transportation, moderator Brenda Allen from Davis Pier hosted an exciting afternoon of humorous exchanges that kept all engaged at this incredible and unique transportation event. A special thank you goes to Kathy Cartan, Committee Chair, not to mention her team of board members and volunteers. And to all our generous sponsors and attendees – thank you!
Our Spring Golf and Ladies Golf Tournaments experienced super weather conditions this year. We were thrilled to be back at ClubLink’s “The Country Club”, an outstanding venue with pristine course conditions and superior support staff. It made for a very special golfing experience. The camaraderie we share at our outdoor events when the weather co-operates makes for phenomenal gatherings to share and create lasting memories. Presenting Sponsors CP and CN provided the support to make our golf events a must-attend industry experience this summer.
On August 16th we hosted our first West End Pop Up Event! 100 guests joined us at the Port House Bar in Port Credit. Presenting Sponsors Kee Human Resources, Transpro Group & Proactive Supply Chain allowed the TTC to present this inexpensive opportunity for our members to network in an informal setting while enjoying a glass of wine with complimentary appetizers. It truly was a great opportunity for new members and guests to meet our Board of Directors and fellow TTC members.
Past President John Foss and team have once again organized the “Best Golf Tournament” in our industry, the Power of Education Golf Classic. Back again at the Blue Mountains, this two day event will knock your socks off – literally. Every year I am more amazed at the creativity the planning team puts together for us to enjoy this one-of-a-kind golfing experience. If you have not attended, watch for next year’s date in early September – you will not be disappointed.
The Annual Race Night hosted at Woodbine has been cancelled for 2018. The Racetrack is undergoing major renovations – the tent location has been dismantled and will be replaced by a Hotel to accommodate the ongoing changes at the venue. We will be replacing our Race Night event. Planning is underway and we do promise all will be excited once details are finalized.
The Annual Dinner is one week early this year, taking place on Thursday November 29th 2018. Please ensure you have this date marked in your calendar. Back at the MTCC this year to accommodate the overwhelming demands for this signature event, we promise another evening you won’t soon forget. Our “secret” Keynote Speaker has been revealed – Canadian Icon Rick Mercer will keep us all on the edge of our seats with stories and laughter throughout The Best Darn Dinner at the MTCC. The After Party, hosted by Newcom Business Media, will immediately follow providing lots of opportunities to mingle and catch up with your industry colleagues.
Please take the time to enjoy the last few days of summer weather and get ready to kick off the fall with your friends at the Toronto Transportation Club, Where Industry Meets.
President, The Toronto Transportation Club