Toronto’s Elite Divorce Party
January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Toronto’s Elite Divorce Party is committed to change the discussion and context about divorce. Our event celebrates and educates divorcees, and the singles who are now “dating during” or “dating after divorce.”
Have an opportunity to meet, mingle and connect with Toronto’s elite singles in a variety of industries. You’ll hear from several speakers on the topic of dating after divorce. You’ll have a chance to network, and meet other like-minded singles to celebrate the changes that come with being divorced.
According to The Vanier Institute of the Family, an estimated 38-41% of Canadians will end up divorcing before their 30th anniversary. Many divorced singles refer to their relationship as a “failed” marriage. The conversation around many divorced singles is typically dismal, cynical, negative and often painful. The Elite Divorce Party is out to change the stigma of dating after divorce, to a positive and encouraging experience.
The number of women who are planning their “divorce parties” is on the rise around the Globe. Rather than moping around and mourning the end of their marriage, they see it as a cause to celebrate. Divorce Party Guru Christine Ghallagher says,
“Divorce is devastating. We need an event to mark this huge life change. All the other significant events in life have ceremonies or rituals. The party can mark the end of something, the beginning of the rest of her life.
The point of the party is to own what’s going on, to push aside old ideas of shame around divorce.”
When a marriage ends, it’s time for a change and an opening for new possibilities. The idea of dating and entering a new relationship can be stressful and newly single divorcees need to feel empowered instead of hindered. The Elite Divorce Party connects successful, like-minded, relationship-ready singles to commemorate an exciting time for growth and discovering a new love.
Founder of the original “Divorce Party” has never been married, yet has had his parents, many friends and family go through a divorce. He came up with the idea to plan a divorce party after hearing story after story of reasons to celebrate their new life. He threw his first divorce party in Florida which was a huge success. His greatest joy and accomplishment was seeing guests having a great time, smiling, laughing and enjoying themselves, instead of feeling sorry about their maritial status. The idea of bringing like-minded divorcees together was the intention, and he knew Toronto was ready for this type of event.
Our co-founder, and 26+ year professional Matchmaker Carmelia Ray can attest to divorced singles attaching a sense of failure, or blame when their marriage ends. Many singles believe they are at fault when their marriage is over, and can often end up with depression, resentments, self-esteem issues and other more serious mental, physical and negative emotional impacts. In the spirit of changing the paradigm of divorced singles and supporting divorcees, a portion of our event sales will get donated to CAMH.
Corporate event planner and proposal planner Amber Walker is thrilled to be able to plan a Divorce party when she’s usually planning proposals! The idea of planning an event for the next line up of potential clients is both an exciting and rewarding opportunity.
Registration + Welcome Drink & Appetizers
Meet Your Hosts
Rob Pagetto, TV & Radio Personlaity
Carmelia Ray, Celebrity Matchmaker
Amber Walker, Corporate Event Planner
Comedy by Quinn The Comic
Men’s Confidence after Divorce – Kassius Denizen, Lifestyle Coach & Image Consultant
Personal Branding for Love: How to get ready for dating after divorce Carmelia Ray, Celebrity Matchmaker
8:00 – 8:45
Elite Divorce Panel Discussion
[Open Discussion about Dating successfully after divorce) 2 men & 2 women
Panelist 1: Gary Wilson, Editor-in-chief of Eligible Magazine
Panelist 2: Ian Barnett, CEO of 3C
Panelist 3- COMING SOON
Panelist 4: COMING SOON
Panelist 5: COMING SOON
Giveaway Announcements, Sponsor Mentions and Closing Remarks
9:00 – 11:00
Mix and Mingle & PARTY!