Party People!

On Wednesday, June 23, we celebrated the official opening of our new showroom with members of the media and some close friends and family. Here, some pics of our distinguished guests.

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Toronto’s fashion power brokers have a powwow: Anita Clarke, of I Want – I Got, and Corey Ng, stylist extraordinaire.

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The invitation.

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A carton of irresistible poutine and Jeff Garcia, of Halo Halo Screenprinting, sandwich the Production Kitchen’s Kirsten Gauthier and the National Post‘s Shinan Govani.

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Red Canoe design genius Anthony Swaneveld points out some highlights to fashion writer Kevin Naulls.

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Brett Baston and Kirsten Gauthier flank the woman without whom Red Canoe would surely not exist: Monica Wilkinson, Dax’s mom.

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From Bay Street to Dundas Street West: Chris Campbell (left), Fraser McKay, Andrew Offierski and Mayila Dolikon.

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Paul Aguirre-Livingston and Kevin Naulls wonder: When will Red Canoe start offering coloured denim? (Dax was not available for comment.)

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Guests were treated to a gift bag, which included a Red Canoe cap, a custom Moleskine flight log notebook, a limited edition Red Canoe pennant (courtesy of our friends at the Production Kitchen) and more.

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The lovely Jenna Wilson – of Jennalicious Gourmet catering – displays cartons of the outrageously tasty poutine that circulated through the crowd. Unlike the powdered fare that most poutineries present as gravy, Jenna uses real beef jus, boiled down from good, old-fashioned beef bones. Plus, her dad grew the potatoes. Seriously.

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Ben Leszcz shows his deep, heartfelt love of Red Canoe.

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From left: Craig Lund, Metro columnist and the head of programming for the American Marketing Association; Dave Offierski, founder of Clip Mobile Coupons; and Chris Bell, the director of development at Rhombus Media.

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BlogTO‘s fashion editor Briony Smith with fashionista-about-town Michelle Reagan.

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After several long, hard days of prep, the brothers Wilkinson breathe a huge sigh of relief.

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Caroline Kilgour (left) and Christina Yu of the hot new ad agency, Red Urban. (Check out some of their truly brilliant work here.)

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Why are Charles Dumbrille (left) and Michael Liebrock so happy? They must be thinking about our new Black Canoe Gentleman’s Upland Blazer, which will be shipping by mid-August.

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Dax drove down his 1974 Airstream for the occasion. Guests enjoyed the original, plush interior, complete with hardwood floors.

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Carole Park and Trevor Croft get serious about aviation heritage.

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Calgary’s Dalton Beachli polishes off his seventh poutine of the evening as Red Canoe’s own Alicia  smiles politely.

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Andrew Offierski inspects our RCAF2 Full Zip.

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Now Magazine‘s fashion guru Andrew Sardone with Michelle Reagan.

All images courtesy of Ashley Hutcheson.