I want to thank everyone who made it out to last night's Ed2010 Happy Hour at the Duke of York pub in Toronto. We're estimating the turnout at about 30 people, which makes it our most-attended Happy Hour yet! We had students and recent grads, interns and assistant editors, and even a good number of editor-in-chiefs. And it was the first public appearance of our newly minted volunteers, assistant Toronto chapter host Briony Smith and special events coordinator Ann Meredith Brown. (Kudos to Briony for putting together the event!) Everyone was mingling, exchanging business cards and asking lots of questions. Check back here tomorrow for what people were asking, along with some of my answers. The most common question I got asked: How did I get to where I am? I'll share that story on Monday.
Also, congratulations to our two winners last night: Trish Peters won our Editor Raffle and will be enjoying a free meal with the company of Style at Home's executive editor Laurie Grassi, and Marcia Chen won a subscription to Elle Canada. Enjoy, ladies!
If you were at the event last night, post your comments and stories (who'd you talk to, what did you talk about, did you meet anyone new?) on our Facebook group wall, or if you couldn't make it, check it out to see what you missed.
Thanks again to everyone who came, and we hope to see more of you at the next one!
Corinna vanGerwen is a freelance editor and writer. She has worked as senior editor at Style at Home, senior design editor at Cottage Life and is the former Canadian Director of Ed2010. She has also held the position of operations manager at a boutique PR agency, where she handled strategic planning and daily operations.