Did you know NBA all-star Steve Nash is also into film making? Well he is, and he debuted his first film at TIFF called Into The Wind – a documentary on Terry Fox. Nash was just 6 years old when Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope, and remembers fondly how inspired he felt. Seeing Terry Fox running with one leg, battling cancer in hopes of spreading awareness, Nash felt compelled to spread his story.
I didn’t get tickets to the film, but I was invited to the after party. It was held at an amazing venue – the home and gallery of Canadian artist Charles Pachter. He is one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists and some say he is the Andy Warhol of Canada. I quite enjoyed his artwork and his house was AWESOME! The best part was its location – a random, almost hidden side street in downtown Toronto. And you know how much I love hidden gems.
The theme was appropriately “Canadian” from the bottles of maple syrup and mini pancakes, to the decor and artwork on the walls. I had the pleasure of talking to Nash and also Charles Pachter. Here are a few photos. JD
This is Charles Pachter’s house – before it was decked out for the party
After getting decked out. I loved the Canadian Mounties!
This is the artist – Charles Pachter
Lounge area before the party started
Mini Pancakes! Catered by The Food Dudes
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