Kool Haus 2013

Fight for Independence (FFI) was created by Bay Street traders James Beattie, Jackie Walker and Tom Gajer with funds being raised for the Urgent Care Unit at SickKids and Nazareth House. Since its inception in 2004, Fight for Independence has raised over $1.5 million for its charities.

This year, some of Toronto’s leading professionals went head-to-head at Kool Haus, which took guests back to a time when boxing was the premier sport in the world – the roaring ‘20s. Transformed into a tasteful and exclusive speakeasy, FFI entertained over 900 guests with beautiful flappers, stilt walkers and complimentary grub and “giggle juice” by Chiado and Salt, Steam Whistle Pilsner, Forty Creek Whisky, Iceberg Vodka and many more.

The event was hosted by CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia with a guest appearance by Canadian heavyweight boxing legend George Chuvalo (top right). The result, another seamlessly executed event by the Heller team.