In Honour of the Ever Evolving Administrative Professional

TORONTO, ON, June 13, 2012 – Food, fashion and fascinators were in abundant supply at the Rostie Group’s Second Annual High Tea celebration held on Thursday, June 7 at the meeting and office space provider’s 20 Bay Street WaterPark Place location in Toronto’s thriving south core. The High Tea, which was originally held during Administrative Professionals week in April last year, is an appreciation event in honour of the city’s hardworking executive assistants and admin professionals.

Well-known Toronto-based designer Freda’s was featured at the fashion show which took place in “Rainy Lake” the Rostie Group’s largest meeting room where each one of the guests who was already outfitted with a classy, white fascinator and matching Chanel-esque shopper bag sat on either side of the runway.

Guests could also watch the show from outside of the Rainy Lake meeting room thanks to screens accessible from any conceivable vantage point which streamed the show live, thanks to technology provided by one of the event’s sponsors, GoToMeeting.

“Every day we interact with executive assistants. We know firsthand how hard they work and this High Tea event is owner Cynthia Rostie’s way of recognizing that and showing them the appreciation they deserve. The profession is evolving and these individuals deserved increased recognition for the increasing value of their input,” said Marketing Communications Specialist at the Rostie Group, John Aymes. “It’s not a bad day to be an executive assistant. At the Rostie Group High Tea you can have free massages, food, Godiva Chocolate, a salsa performance and lesson by P.O.S.E. Dance Studio, an intimate fashion show by Freda’s and of course tea served by a knowledgeable sommelier, Lynda Budd from Tea Alchemy.”

Guests could also be found in one of the Rostie Group’s more popular meeting spaces, the Pacific Room, vying for fine Canadian Art as part of a charity silent auction, with proceeds going towards ‘The Freedom Walk – Journey for Justice’ which hopes to educate Canadians on the impact on victims of crime, abuse and bullying. The auction was curated by Colette French, Director of Cooper’s Fine Art Gallery whose own successful painting career included shows at the Equinox Gallery in Vancouver and the Nancy Pool Studio in Toronto. French donated an original work of art created by Canadian painter Audrey Garwood to the Rostie Group’s silent auction.

Some 200 administrative professionals from the GTA attended the Rostie Group’s appreciation event and according to the company, feedback has been phenomenally positive.

“Based on the responses we’ve had here today there is no doubt that the Rostie Group High Tea has the potential to be a fixture on the city’s calendar in the near future,” Aymes stated.

About the Rostie Group: The Rostie Group has for the past 20 years provided commercial meeting, event, office and virtual space in Ontario. The company is known for its flexible service, wide range of amenities, competitive prices and great view of Toronto’s vibrant south core.

A model smiles for the camera during the fashion show portion of the Rostie Group's High Tea in honour of Executive Assistants. Famous Toronto-based designer Freda's was the featured designer.