Prince and Kendra

August 29, 2014

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Fri
Aug 29
2014

2:30 pm

Grace Church on the Hill
300 Lonsdale Road

Toronto, ON M4V 1X4?
Canada

416-488-7884?
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Directions

Grace Church on the Hill
300 Lonsdale Road
Toronto, Ontario

Directions from Highway 401

- Take exit 365 from Allen Road S
- After 850m, merge onto Allen Road
- After 3.1 km, turn left onto Eglinton Ave. W
(signs for Eglinton Ave. West E)
- After 1.5 km, turn right onto Spadina Road
- After 1.6 km, turn left onto Lonsdale Road
- After 200 m, the church will be on the left

Parking

Complimentary valet parking will be provided in front of the church.

Dress Code

The wedding ceremony and reception will be a formal affair. You will look picture perfect in a beautiful dress or dashing suit!

RSVP Details

Kindly RSVP by March 28, 2014

Fri
Aug 29
2014

5:30 pm

Paramount Event Center
222 Rowntree Dairy Rd.
Woodbridge, ON L4L 9T2
Canada

(905) 326-3000
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Notes

The evening at Paramount will be stylish and delicious. The food is rumored to be outstanding and the party is sure to be memorable!

We can't wait to enjoy it with you.

Directions

Paramount Convention and Event Center
222 Rowntree Dairy Rd
Woodbridge, ON


DIRECTIONS from GRACE CHURCH ON THE HILL
Google Map Link: goo.gl/maps/1mUed

Step-by-Step Directions
1. Head west on Lonsdale Rd toward Spadina Rd
2. Take the 1st right onto Spadina Rd
3. Turn left onto Eglinton Ave W and continue to Allen Rd N
4. Turn right onto Allen Rd N
5. Take the ON-401 W exit
6. Follow signs for Keele Street/Collector Lanes, merge onto ON-401 W
7. Take exit 359 to merge onto ON-400 N toward Barrie
8. Take the Highway 7 exit toward Langstaff Road
9. Keep right at the fork, toward Hwy 7 W/York Regional Rd 7
10. Turn left onto Hwy 7 W/York Regional Rd 7 (signs for Highway 7 W)
11. Turn left onto Weston Rd/York Regional Rd 56 (signs for Weston Rd/Regional Rd 56)
12. Turn right onto Rowntree Dairy Rd
13. Paramount Conference & Event Venue is on your left

Parking

Ample free parking is adjacent to Paramount.

RSVP Details

Kindly RSVP by March 28, 2014

Sat
Aug 30
2014

12:30 pm
TO 4:00 pm

Algonquin Island Association
18 Wyandot Avenue
Algonquin Island

Toronto, ON M5J 2E6
Canada

416-203-0965
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Notes

The wedding celebration will continue on the shore of Lake Ontario with a delicious barbecue and a beautiful view of the Toronto skyline.

The Algonquin Island Clubhouse is just a ten-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto and is a perfect location for a summertime farewell party, rain or shine.

We will be celebrating between 12:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon. You are welcome to arrive at your leisure.

Dress Code

The lakeside barbecue will be a relaxed affair that you can enjoy in casual clothing. Comfortable shoes and sun protection are recommended.

Directions

DIRECTIONS to the TORONTO FERRY DOCKS

The Toronto Ferry Docks are located at the end of Bay Street at Queen's Quay, just west of the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.


From East
Take 401 West to Don Valley Parkway. Take Don Valley Parkway South to Gardiner Expressway. Once on Gardiner Expressway, take the Yonge/York/Bay exit. Turn left onto Yonge Street and then right onto Queen's Quay.

From North
Take Highway 400 South to Highway 401 West, Highway 401 West to Highway 427 South, then Highway 427 South to Gardiner Expressway Toronto. Take the Yonge/York/Bay Exit to the Yonge ramp. Turn right at the first light, then left onto Queen's Quay.

From West
Take Highway 401 East to Highway 427 South to Gardiner Expressway Toronto. Take the Yonge/York/Bay Exit to the Yonge ramp. Turn right at the first light, then left onto Queen's Quay.


Google maps:
goo.gl/maps/m6JVt

Parking

PARKING near the FERRY DOCKS

Available at the following locations:
- One block north of the ferry docks at Lakeshore and Bay
- One block west on Queen's Quay between Bay and York
- One block east opposite Toronto Star building

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Directions

THE FERRY
Access Algonquin Island via the Wards Island ferry.

Once you have parked, you will find the main entrance to the ferry docks at the end of Bay Street on Queen's Quay. Enter through the park via the walkway between the Westin Harbour Castle hotel and Harbour Castle condominiums.


FERRY TICKETS
Your ferry ticket will be provided at the wedding reception. Use it to bypass the long ticket lines. When you arrive, go past the ticket booth, directly toward the sign for the Wards Island ferry.

The ferry ride is approximately ten minutes.


FERRY SCHEDULE
The Wards Island Ferry leaves the Toronto ferry docks every thirty minutes on the hour and half hour.

The return trip from Wards Island is every thirty minutes at a quarter to and a quarter past the hour.

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Directions

WALKING DIRECTIONS on the ISLAND

- After the short ferry ride, you will walk to the main road (Bayview Avenue)
- Turn right on Ojibway Avenue, towards the bridge.
- Go over the bridge and walk straight toward the Toronto Harbour.
- Once you have reached the harbour, turn left onto Seneca Avenue and proceed to the end of the walk.
- Seneca Avenue turns left and becomes Wyandot Avenue.
- You are now at the Algonquin Island Association Clubhouse.

This is a pleasant fifteen-minute walk.
If you have mobility concerns, please contact us at thechampagnetoast@gmail.com so that
accommodations can be made.

RSVP Details

Kindly RSVP by March 28, 2014

key people
Special Ladies
Marlene Slack
Best mom ever!
A beautiful role model who has shown all three of her children how to be strong, determined and kind - all while having fun! She is a tremendous blessing and excited for the special day when Prince gets to be her new son-in-law.
Vivian & Albert
Beautiful mother-in-law to be
Down to earth and hard working, she has taught her children the importance of perseverance, determination and the value of a good coupon. She is looking forward to the special day when her son says "I do" to the one he loves.
Keitha Ogbogu
Officiant & lil’ sister
A newlywed who knows how exciting it is to prepare for your special day! IPhone face time fashion advisor and T.V. show marathon companion extraordinaire. Will be the first to call foul when Kendra puts on an ugly dress.
Karine Dutrisac
Best friend and maid of honour
Kendra and Karine met when they were twelve years old and have been companions through thick and thin. Karine was so excited when she learned about the upcoming nuptuals, that her voice message started with giggles. She will notice every single wedding detail and will be just as excited about them as the bride – which will make it all worth it!
Celesta Badoe
Bridesmaid & sister-in-law to be
Great for heart-to-heart conversations and hair salon recommendations. A strong and determined sister that has shown Prince anything is possible with a lot of prayer and a little dedication. Most likely to radiate with happiness from the inside out on our wedding day.
Giselle Badoe
Bridesmaid & sister-in law to be
A caring and compassionate sister that keeps Prince in the loop, even when he gets busy. Fabulous cinnamon bun maker who looks great in any instant hairstyle! Most likely to be the cutest one in her bridesmaid dress!
Sarah Slack
Bridesmaid & sister-in-law
The “Ta” in Talent, the deal queen of couponing (will give Mrs. Badoe a run for her money) and the best baker around. Probably the one who has dreamed of being a bridesmaid for the longest time – and most likely to have her bridesmaid spotlight upstaged by cute little boys!
Barbara Omolewa
Bridesmaid and close friend
Makes wedding planning fun, and helps to keep Kendra from buying ugly shirts! She is also known as Kendra's craft project partner in crime. Most likely to arrive at the wedding wearing gold from head to toe or fire the maid of honour (or the bride) if they are not up to her standards - all while making everyone laugh and have a great time.
Special Guys
Albert Badoe
Best dad ever!
A dad who provided his family with all their needs while demonstrating the importance of determination, work ethic and the pursuit of excellence. He is a tremendous blessing and excited for the special day when Kendra becomes his new daughter-in-law.
Patrick Slack
Handsome father-in-law to be
A wise, thoughtful and caring father who focused on seeing the value in people around him and building a community of caring. He is looking forward to seeing his daughter tie the knot with his new son-in-law.
Paul Martin
Best friend and best man
From the basketball courts in grade 10 to all of life's major milestones, a friend who's been by Prince's side since their teenage years. He'll be the right hand man to make sure things go smoothly as Prince takes his vows.
Jesse Badoe
Cousin and Groomsman
Always cool, always laid back and ready to make those around him smile. Pleased that his pal has found someone special, and looking forward to welcoming Kendra into the family!
George Frimpong
Cousin and groomsman
A soldier, cousin and friend who's interest in all things fast, fun and exciting to keep family and friends on the edge of their seats. Honoured to be at his cousin's side on the special day and looking forward to the day when he finds Puerto Rican beauty.
Joshua Slack
Groomsman & brother-in-law to be
Soulful musician and proud father, Joshua's remarkable ability to connect with those around him set him apart as a true friend. Has a great sense of humour and is great at giving thoughtful gifts like marmite and Bill Cosby sweatters. Excited to see his sister join hands with someone he can play jokes on for years to come!
Brad Surette
Groomsman and close friend
Brad and Prince started their professional careers together and share an interest in all things geek, stylish and humorous. He'll be sure to draw a few laughs and keep the celebration going on their big day.
Special children
Micah Badoe
Amazing son and ring bearer
Malachi Slack
Assistant ring bearer and nephew
Josiah Slack
Assistant ring bearer and nephew
Noah Slack
Assistant ring bearer and nephew
Jhanelle James
Lil' cuz & cutest flower girl!
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Accommodations

Rooms have been set aside at following hotels:

- Homewood Suites by HIlton (Vaughan)

- Best Western Travel Hotel Toronto Airport


Details on each hotel are as follows:

HOMEWOOD SUITES by HILTON (VAUGHAN)

Minutes from the reception venue!

618 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan (Toronto)


IMPORTANT: Reduced-rate rooms at the Homewood Suites are quickly booking up. If you plan to stay there, and haven't made your reservation, contact our hotel coordinator, Jinell Rahim to secure the group rate - but hurry, she won't guarantee the group rate once the room block is full.


Jinell's contact information:

Tel: 905-760-1660, ext 5004

Email: jinell.rahim@hilton.com


RATE

$139.00 per night for studio

$149.00 per night for one bedroom

(Rate is for up to two people. $10.00 for each additional person. Each suite can sleep up to four persons.)

State that you are attending the Slack-Badoe wedding when booking (Booking code is BSW)


FEATURES &AMENITIES

- Spacious suites with separate living and dining areas and fully-equipped kitchens

- Complimentary hot buffet breakfast

- Complimentary light meal and beverages Monday-Thursday evenings

- Complimentary high-speed internet

- Complimentary grocery shopping service

- Complimentary parking

- On-site guest laundry facilities

- Fitness center, indoor pool


GOOGLE MAPS

-Directions to/from wedding: goo.gl/maps/iP5AM

-Directions to wedding BBQ: goo.gl/maps/lr7GI

SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARRIOTT (TORONTO/VAUGHAN)

612 Applewood Crescent, Vaughan (Toronto)

(905) 760-9960


If you try to book a room at the Homewood Suites, and find it to be full, you can check availability at the SpringHill Suites.


The SpringHill Suites shares a parking lot with the Homewood Suites and may be able to accomodate you.

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Things to Do

Canada’s Wonderland

Have a thrilling day with roller coasters, dinosaurs, and water park fun!


Group rates have been arranged for Thursday, August 28

· Adult admission: $37.50 (tax included)

· Child admission (less than 48 inches tall) and guests over 60 years:

$34.00 (tax included)


Upon arrival, bypass the regular ticket line and buy your ticket from the group reservation kiosk. State that you are part of the Slack-Badoe group in order to get the special rate.

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Things to Do

Canadian National Exhibition

Airplanes, roller coasters, variety acts, agriculture contests and concerts. There's so much to do at Canada’s largest fair and the seventh largest fair in North America!


Stay tuned, an access code will be provided soon that will enable you to receive the following group rate when booking online:

· General admission: $11.00 +tx

· All day ride pass: $34.00 +tx (includes general admission fee)

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Things to Do

Toronto CityPASS

One ticket booklet that saves 43% on admission to 5 attractions in Toronto and allows you to skip most of the lineups!


CityPASS gives you admission to:

· CN Tower

· Royal Ontario Museum

· Casa Loma

· Toronto Zoo

· Ontario Science Centre


Adult: $62.12

Child: $36.87

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Things to Do

St. Lawrence Market

Experience the diversity of Toronto while enjoying the authenticity of international food and crafts from 120 vendors, merchants and artisans.

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Things to Do

High Park Petting Zoo

Let the kids see animals for free at the High Park Petting Zoo, which is home to bison, deer, llamas, peacocks and more. The historic zoo has been around for over a hundred years and is open from 7 a.m. until dusk.

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