Hot Tomali is proud to announce our support for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust (MWCT). This charity was formed by Academy Award-nominated actor Edward Norton, as part of a group fundraising effort in collaboration with the New York Marathon. Last year 30 runners, including Edward Norton, ran the New York Marathon to raise money for the MWCT and the campaign was a success — they raised over $1.2 million! The money raised is used to protect the legendary ecosystems and astounding biodiversity of East Africa by promoting conservations that directly benefits local Maasai communities.

The MWCT Watering Hole Party

Hot Tomali has completed a pro bono ad campaign (see the first ad above) as part of our involvement. Our internal goal is to raise a minimum of $12,000 to enable MWCT to build a watering hole that will attract and sustain threatened wildlife, such as elephants and lions, on their protected land and help keep them safe from poachers.

We’re hosting a fundraiser, the MWCT Watering Hole Party, at 6:00 pm on Friday, October 14, 2011, featuring live music, drinks, and a mix of people representing the very best of Vancouver’s marketing and design community. Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

As part of our fundraising, many great items are being donated by our clients and local businesses to be auctioned off, with all funds raised going to MWCT.

Music by:

Top Less Gay Love Tekno Party
Kristie Yung
DJ Blaze Kik

Prizes generously donated by:

Electronic Arts Ryan Oughtred Carrington Shop
Shot Glass Pack
Shot Glass Pack
Coffee Mug Set
Coffee Mug Set
Sports Pack XBox360
Shooter Pack XBox360
Sports Pack Playstation3
Shooter Pack Playstation3
Adventure Game Pack XBox360
Adventure Game Pack Playstation3
PC Gamer Pack
Family Pack Wii
1 Health Assessment ($75 value) Bracken Vest ($150 value)
Jeweliette Icebreaker
Red Crystal Tear Drop Earrings
Silver Crystal Tear Drop Earrings
Dark Silver Crystal Tear Drop Earrings
Icebreaker Merino Wool gear: Mens & Womens
It’s To Die For Banana Bread Spirit Ridge Resort, Osoyoos Fairmont Hot Spring Resort
1 Loaf, Banana Bread One night stay at the resort for 2, VIP wine tasting for 2 and two bottles of wine. Ski Vacation Package for Two
Spud Betty Baguettes Steve Nash Fitness Clubs
SPUD gift basket $100 Catering Gift Certificate 3-Month Fitness Pass
3-Month Fitness Pass
Donated by SNFW Howe St. location
SpeakOut 7-Eleven Urban Fare Yoga on the Flow
Speakout Nokia 2720 phone

7-Eleven gift cards

Gift Basket ($100 value) 4 weeks of Semi-Private Therapeutic Yoga classes at The Network Hub ($200 value)
Liquids & Solids Social Shopper Spoiled Rotten
Mixed Crate of 12 BC Bud Cooking Sauce
$20 Gift Certificates x 2
Ticket to the Marketing Mastery Summit ($495 value)
Chocolate Tasting 101 Class for 2 People and 2 Boxes of chocolate from Xoxolat ($90 value)
2 Tickets to the Murders, Mysteries and Mayhem Halloween Tour ($52 value)
Gift Basket ($50 value)
Gracie Barra Davie & Chiyu Klondike Contracting
1 Month Membership at Gracie Barra Vancouver – Unlimited Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Boxing & Mui Thai ($150 value) Sakura in Aqua Clutch ($65 value) 2 hour Design Consultation ($300 value)
Modern Mix Vancouver Sonray
GUESS Seductive Eau De Toilette ($69.00 Value)
Chloé Love Eau Intense Eau De Parfum Intense ($125.00 Value)
Kiehl’s Limited Edition New York Heritage Collection ($60.00 Value)
Rice giftbags

Weekly Trivia Night

We also have draws planned at several upcoming trivia nights at the Lamplighter and Academic, so if you can, be sure to come check those out.


As part of Ed Norton’s team, Thomas Stringham, Hot Tomali’s president and creative director, and Scott Maddox, art director, will be running in the New York Marathon on November 6, 2011. If you would like to make a donation directly through the charity’s web partner, Crowdrise, you may do so by following one of the links below:

Thomas Stringham’s MWCT Crowdrise Page
Scott Maddox’s MWCT Crowdrise Page

If you are interested in donating any items for use in the auction, or if you would like to be added to the guest list for the MWCT Watering Hole Party on Oct. 14, please contact our office manager, Sabrina Wagner.

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