CANADA: The Waldorf Astoria Maldives' New Culinary Director, a Trade Show for Canadians Over 45, the Final Pedestrian Sunday, and More

GLOBAL: The Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi has announced the appointment of chef Ivan Alvarez as its new director of culinary, overseeing operations across the luxury hotel’s 11 dining locations. Alvarez brings more than 20 years of experience to the role, including a certificate from CIFP Hospitality Management School in Spain. Originally from the Canary Islands, Alvarez has worked in eateries across Spain—notably three-Michelin-starred El Bulli—as well as in Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Chile, and China. 

MONTREAL: The Covenant—a play that infuses dark humor into a story about Red Cross dignitaries in the Theresienstadt Ghetto during World War II—will be performed at Segal Centre for Performing Arts Nov. 13-Dec. 3. The Covenant was written by Alice Abracen and directed by Murdoch Schon. Tickets are now available via Segal Centre’s website, and attendees can expect post-show discussions where they can ask questions about the play.

OTTAWA: The biannual Ottawa Wedding Show returns Oct. 29-30 at the EY Centre. There will be no shortage of advice, ideas, and wedding-specific vendors for attendees to explore on-site, as well as beauty presentations, cake tastings, floral displays, and much more. Tickets are available on the Ottawa Wedding Show's website for $15.

TORONTO: ZoomerShow Toronto returns to the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place Oct. 29-30. The two-day event aims to help Canadians aged over 45 live better and longer, with more than 200 on-site exhibitors with helpful tips and products across health, home, travel, fashion, fitness, finance, and more. Attendees can also expect expert speakers, live music courtesy of Andy Kim and funk band Shuffle Demons, the returning favorite Zen Body Treatment Zone and, new this year, The Tonic Marketplace.

The final Pedestrian Sunday of the year is taking place at Kensington Market on Oct. 30. Starting at 1 p.m., Torontonians are invited to celebrate community, culture, and ecology while strolling through Augusta Avenue, Baldwin Street, and Kensington Avenue, which will all be closed in observance of Pedestrian Sunday. To learn more about participating, or to sign up to volunteer, visit Pedestrian Sunday’s website.

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