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ANNOUNCEMENT It's been quite some time since the dust settled on the 2014 Toronto MegaHerf. I realized that we did not publicly announce how much money everyone's generosity has raised. If we go back to the 2013 event, we raised $5800 which was a huge increase over the 2012 event. (~$3000) I am therefore proud to announce that we bested our 2013 achievement. In 2014, we raised $7651! (Canadian funds) :clap: :clap: This year we are splitting the funds between the following charities. The Nicaraguan Children's Feeding Mission that our fellow FOH'er Rob Schildt (aka “freefallguy”) lends his time, heartfelt effort, and money to. To find out more about the Children's Feeding Mission, see here. The Lung Kong Association in Havana that benefits Chinese-Cuban immigrants. This is a charity close to the heart of a number of many Canadian FOH members. Each charity will receive $3825 Many thanks to everyone involved. See you next year for our 5th Anniversary.
I was inspired by Lord Anubis and his excellent 30 day churchill challenge. Thought up a game I will run the whole month of May to keep awareness up and raise more money for charity. Every day in May I will smoke a different CC. I will post a picture with no band and some tasting notes. Maybe a hint as well. At the end I will be donating money to charity. Anyone who plays along or enjoys the post can do the same. I wanted to keep the awareness up and have some fun in the process. Any thoughts, ideas or questions send me a PM. Thank you.
Wow... What a weekend ladies and gents. First and Foremost, I want to thank EVERYONE for coming down to Montreal, making this event a huge success. We had BOTL's and SOTL's from Montreal, Ottawa, Cornwall, Toronto and New Jersey in our great city over the weekend. As you guys probably seen, pictures are up in a thread Lisa started. Here is a quick recap of what went down...well just the stuff that can be mentioined on an online forum anyways... Friday we had what was dubbed at the Pre-herf for the Pre-herf, or the pre-pre herf. We met up at stogies cigar bar around 2 pm for some smokes. we were about 8-10 people having a cigar, sharing stories and laughter. After that, we went to Ruben's Deli for some world famous montreal smoked meat. If ever you guys go there, have the builders platter, 1 lb of smoked meat on a plate, bread optional...lol After that, we hit up La casa del Habano for Cigars and Drinks. We had a good group going Friday night and fun was had by all! Saturday, it was the main event. We started off by holding a meet and greet at the hotel Square Phillips. People brought a variety of Rhums, scotches and tequilas to share and drink. This was a great way for everyone to get aquinted and break the ice. Afterwards, we went out for dinner to the Bistro Gourmand Beaver hall. Food was exellent. Then it was stogies. 63 people were at the event at one point in time! We smoked, we drinked, we had a blast. As you saw we had about 32 lots up for auction. Some great cigar samplers in there, Art that was made and donated very generously by BOTL's and SOTL's. All in the name of Charity. As you might know, these herfs, yes we do them to get together and smoke, but the main purpose behind this to raise money for Rob Schildt's (freefallguy) Nicaraguan fund to feed the childeren...and that we did! We raised around 2100$ for the fund!! I will defenilty confirm the final amount once everything is finalized and accounted for. A big big big thank you to everyones generosity, by donating from their personal collection and also bidding on the lots. All in all the event was a huge huge success, and we will defenitly be looking foward to doing the 3rd annual montreal Herf in 2014!