Wishing Well; a Virtual Wellness Series

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EVENT 3: "Yoga with J-P Tamblyn-Sabo" April 10, 2021 - CLASS INVITE ONLY *No Box Available $25.00
BUNDLE: 3 Virtual classes None left $100.00
EVENT 1: "Cooking with Mark Gamasan" March 13, 2021 None left $45.00
EVENT 2: "Crafts with Hannah Taalman" March 27, 2021 None left $45.00
EVENT 3: "Yoga with J-P Tamblyn-Sabo" April 10, 2021 None left $45.00
Extra Care Package None left $25.00

Help us make wishes come true for children living with critical illnesses while improving your own physical and mental health! Join the Rising Stars committee in raising awareness and funds for the Make-A-Wish Canada through our virtual wellness classes.


Wishing Well; a Virtual Wellness Series

We’re all having a difficult time staying positive after what has felt like the longest year ever. To help break up the everyday routine, the Rising Stars are hosting a series of wellness classes and workshops all taught by local experts. Each class will help you embrace wellness, treat yourself, and practice self care in our “new normal”, especially during the deep winter months in Toronto.

Attendees will purchase a pass to the class or series that grants them access to the class and a care package delivered to their door for each class! Attendees will have the opportunity to enter contests, donate, and win prizes all while supporting Make-A-Wish Canada.


At home, of course! We’ll be broadcasting each event over a virtual video platform and mailing out your care package, making this event entirely contactless.


Each session is $45. You will get access to a virtual class hosted by a local expert and a gift box including supplies for the class and some fun extras! Interested in all three sessions? Buy as a bundle for $100 and receive all three experience boxes.


** SOLD OUT ** March 13th – Cooking with Mark Gamasan at 5:30pm

Mark Gamasan is currently the Executive Sous Chef Of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club. He is a Toronto born Chef however spent the first 12 years of his childhood growing up in the Philippines. He attended George Brown Chef School in Toronto, during this time he found a fine dining restaurant called George, Chef Lorenzo Loseto was willing to take on an apprentice, this is the place where he learned the basics of working in a restaurant, after learning and rising through the ranks for a few years at George, he decided that he needed more experience and that’s where he landed at  Scaramouche, where he learned a more classical way of french cooking. After Scaramouche, an opportunity came to be part of the opening crew of Momofuku Daisho, a new restaurant where he learned various new skills, modern techniques and different flavour combinations. Within a few years learning all the stations and learning what it takes to open a restaurant, it is time to move on to take on more of a leadership role at an establishment. He took a job as a Banquet Sous Chef at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club and after 2 years as a Banquet Sous eventually he was moved up to his current position.


March 27th – Embroidery with Hannah Taalman from Poppy & Pine at 1pm EST

Hannah Taalman is local artist who moved to Toronto after pursuing a Master’s Degree in Neuroscience at Queen’s University. She has been embroidering for the last three years, starting an Etsy store Poppynpine over two years ago and teaching embroidery since January 2019.  Her workshops bring together all the things that she wish she knew when she started embroidering in order to make embroidery accessible to any one interested in learning.

My website link is: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/poppynpine


April 10th – Yoga with J-P Tamblyn-Sabo from Ahimsa Yoga at 12pm EST

J-P Tamblyn-Sabo is a dedicated yoga practitioner, teacher, teacher of teachers, and the founder of the Ahimsa Yoga method – a style of yoga dedicated to honouring the ancient traditions, while continually refining the physical practice with modern understanding of biomechanics and physiology. J-P’s students appreciate his clear, methodical instructions as well as his supportive and empowering teaching style. His skillful infusion of asana with spiritual depth, and his ability to translate challenging philosophical, anatomical or esoteric concepts into accessible and familiar language are key components of his gifted instruction.

Find out more about Ahimsa Yoga on their website: https://www.ahimsayoga.com/ 


About Make A Wish:

Make-A-Wish’s vision is to bring every critically ill child’s wish to life. That’s because we’ve seen firsthand that wishes transform these children completely, giving them the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their illness. A wish-come-true empowers a sick child, giving them hope and belief that anything is possible. 

But, right now the majority of wishes are on hold due to travel restrictions and social distancing. Understandably, donations have been limited too. That means it’s more important than ever to raise awareness and funds for Make-A-Wish, and at the same time, give hope to those brave children waiting for their wishes.

For information about Make-A-Wish®, please visit: https://makeawish.ca


About The Rising Stars:

The Rising Stars Committee is a group of young professional leaders and volunteers in the GTA dedicated to advancing the mission of Make-A-Wish through fundraising initiatives and serving as ambassadors in the community.

At our inaugural event in 2019, A Night Under the Stars presented by Northern Financial Group, we danced the night away. In 2020, our fundraising efforts went virtual! We organized virtual “Wish Dish” classes with baking expert Colin Asuncion, the mixologists from BartenderOne, and Donna Dooher from Mildred’s Temple Kitchen. Thanks to our incredible committee, attendees, and supporters, we have raised over $65,000 to date to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

For more information about Rising Stars, please visit: https://mawrisingstars.ca/