Ten years of buttons 2005-2014. Arrangement by Eric's wife, Diana.

The Final Yonge Street Pub Crawl

[NOTE: The crawl may be over but you can still DONATE to the cause. ]

We didn’t make it to Rainy River but we reached the end-of-the-line.

On Saturday August 16, 2014 a group of friends gathered for the 10th and final time to spend a day pub-crawling along the longest street in the world.

As always our numbers fluctuated throughout the day but, ultimately, fourteen intrepid adventurers joined us for all or part of the crawl.

We managed to sell all of our remaining YSPC t-shirts and increase our ten year grand total to $3,770.00 raised for Right To Play.

I’d like to thank everyone who came out over the past decade to support this event. Without you the Yonge Street Pub Crawl wouldn’t have been a success, and I’d have been that pathetic guy bar-hopping all by himself.

A lot of things have changed in the last ten years. None of us are the same people we were when we dreamed-up this crazy idea. We’ve gotten married, bought houses and started families. The time is right to take our bow.

Should someone else desire to take-up the cause and continue the crawl I wish them all the best and would offer the following advice gleaned over the years:

  1. Have a plan but be open to suggestions
    (that’s how I discovered barVolo)
  2. Choose quality over quantity
    (15 bars may sound like a good idea but trust me, it’s not)
  3. If someone RSVPs ‘Maybe’, they’re not coming
    (maybe is not a response; it’s a deflection)
  4. Strive to design a t-shirt someone will actually wear in the real world once the event is finished
    (also, screen printing is THE BEST)
  5. People LOVE buttons
    (honestly, you can never have enough buttons)

Cheers,
Eric Brazier

About The Cause:
Right To Play
is an international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play programs to improve health, develop life skills and foster peace for children and communities in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. For more information please visit RightToPlay.ca

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