#TIFF20: ANNOUNCING OFFICIAL FESTIVAL PARTNERS FOR MR. WILL WONG
It’s that time of the year again! We admit TIFF ’20 couldn’t gave come any sooner as it is the highlight of our year every year. While our expectations have been managed of a reduced Festival in light of our current climate, we still plan to celebrate the best Film Festival in the world however we can. We understand the star power won’t be here in the City like previous years, but we are still excited to deliver you content just as you were there with us at the Festival! We’ve got our Films picked-out and look forward to bringing you highlights from some star-studded In-Conversations with the likes of Halle Berry, Denzel Washington, Saoirse Ronan and more, plus daily reviews of the Festival’s most-buzzed titles! Team Mr. Will are thrilled to deliver you our best coverage just like we do every year, even if on a different scale!
We spoke to The Toronto Sun‘s Jane Stevenson about how this year’s set-up impacts our plans here.
First are foremost we’d like to thank our partners, returning and new this year.
H&M CANADA – H&M still remains our favourite fashion go-to year after year and while there are a limited number of physical events to attend this year, we’re still honoured to showcase pieces from their Fall/Winter 2020 Collection! With the seasons changing, H&M wants to help you build your best and coziest Fall wardrobe. With all H&M stores officially reopened across Canada, they have great, fashionable Fall items and amazing deals happening both online and in store. We’re thrilled to rock a couple new pieces from their Fall/Winter 2020 Collection at some TIFF ’20 in-person events.
CHATIME CANADA – We are obsessed with Chatime and are delighted again this year to give our Readers and Followers a chance to win some gift vouchers. Others try, but Chatime has proven time and again to be the best Bubble Tea available and we’re thrilled they’re branching-out to several new areas for you to see what the crazy is all about! We live a walk away from a location but often just Uber Eats it in as nothing’s better than bypassing the wait! My recommendations are their Brown Sugar Pearl Milk Tea, Wintermelon Iced Tea or Iced Grapefruit Black Tea! Be sure to try their brand-new Tea of the Month, the Brown Rice Green Tea with Fresh Milk and also their 1 litre Super Cups Also right in-time for Mid-Autumn Festival, you also can find limited edition Mooncakes in select stores by Bake Code!
NTD APPAREL INC. – We understand safety should always come at the expense of fun and style. NTD Apparel Inc.’s official licensed merchandise are available at several retailers like Winners, Walmart, Canadian Tire and more! We offered you a chance to win some JAWS and BACK TO THE FUTURE face coverings in July and those were a huge hit!
SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT – One of our favourite purveyor of cinematic hits has in recent months brought us our favourites on Home Entertainment including Bad Boys For Life, Little Women, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood, Bloodshot and more!
ACURA CANADA – As TIFF this year while largely is digital, it will include a Drive-In component, more than ever do we need an amazing ride for the task. We’ll be arriving in style TIFF ’20 in the 2020 ACURA ILX TECH A-SPEC!
We’ve already got a few Premieres on our schedule that we’ll enjoy in the ILX and we can’t wait to take you along with us for the ride!
NINJA KITCHEN CANADA – One of the joys of our pandemic has been sharpening our culinary skills and we were excited to launch a Cooking section on our website and the feedback has been amazing! Never did we realize before how much the Ninja Kitchen Air Fryer would elevate and simplify our cooking experience. We’ve made everything from Roast Chicken to Doughnuts to Steak and it is a joy to know we can have our favourite Sweet Potato Fries whenever we want now! Being home at TIFF this year more than ever for screenings, we appreciate the value of good food at home while we’re screening the Festival’s hottest titles.
STARBUCKS CANADA – Starbucks was a part of my daily life before the pandemic and it broke my heart that being home meant I couldn’t have my Starbucks every day. We’re so happy their stores are open again full-service and right in time for Pumpkin Spice Latte season – our favourite thing to have every TIFF, iced or hot! And don’t forget to try their brand-new Apple Oat Flat White. The ever-popular Oat Beverage is now available as a dairy alternative!
HAPPY HAND SANITIZER – More than ever before do we depend on staying safe with some sanitizer. Available at retailers like Well.ca and Whole Foods, Happy Hand Sanitizer sprays on easy, moisturizes, dries quick and is unscented. Best of all, it isn’t goopy like many others on the market. It also is safe for continued daily use at 80% alcohol and available in 2 and 8 oz. bottles. We don’t go anywhere without it! And best of all, it’s Canadian-made!
More excitingly, we’re thrilled to give our lucky Readers a chance to enjoy some of the products our partners offer! One lucky Readers will win our MR. WILL’S TIFF SURVIVAL PRIZE PACK which is an annual highlight. This year, the prize is more thrilling than ever!
The Prize Pack includes:
1 Ninja Kitchen Air Fryer, 3.8L (value $189 CAN)
4 Chatime Canada Gift Drink Vouchers with official Chatime Reusable Straws (value $60 CAN)
$25 Starbucks Canada Gift Card (value $25 CAN)
1 H&M Canada VIP Discount Card, good for 25% off
1 Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Canada Blu-ray™ Set including: Bad Boys For Life, Little Women, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood and Bloodshot! (value $125)
NTD Apparel Inc. official licensed BACK TO THE FUTURE and JAWS Face Coverings (value $25)
2 2 oz. bottles of HAPPY Hand Sanitizer (value $15)
A total value of at least $500 CAN! If the drawn winner is from the Great Toronto Area, I will hand-deliver the package to you during TIFF ’20.
To enter to win, click “like” on this Post at MR. WILL ON FACEBOOK. You can Re-Tweet this Contest Tweet from @mrwillw or tag two friends on this Post on our Instagram for an extra chance! You must be following and we will be verifying!
Even if you don’t win the Prize Pack, we’ve got some goodies to give away on our Social Media throughout the Fest!
MRWILL on Twitter
MR. WILL on Instagram
DAVE BALDWIN on Twitter
AMANDA GILMORE on Twitter
Bookmark this link here and check back often for our rolling TIFF ’20 coverage.
#TIFF20 runs September 10-20, 2020.
Happy TIFF, everyone!
Team Mr. Will
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN A HAPPY DUO TEXTURE ROLLER OR HAPPY BIODEGRADABLE CHARCOAL TOOTHBRUSHES
HAPPY Natural Products x Mr. Will are thrilled to give Readers a chance to win some amazing products for you to enjoy! Sure, we are living in some uncertain times right now, but it’s not excuse not to exercise amazing self-care. Enter to win a HAPPY Duo Texture Facial Roller or a pack of three HAPPY Biodegradable Charcoal Toothbrushes. These products are available only at health and wellness retailers.
HAPPY Facial Rollers are professional-grade rollers which can tone and tighten your skin, promote lymphatic drainage, encourage collagen production, decrease facial puffiness and more! They come in Classic or Duo Texture and everyone could use these benefits, trust me! Jade Rollers are a classic beauty secret dating back to Imperial China.
HAPPY Duo Texture Rollers, unlike others in the market, do not grind, squeak or wobble. They come in these varieties:
– Rose Quartz (love, emotional healing, stress relief)
– Opalite (inner strength, self esteem)
– Obsidian (grounding, protection)
– Green Aventurine (vitality, growth, confidence)
HAPPY Biodegradable Charcoal Toothbrushes are antibacterial, made from upcycled wheat, BPA-free and give your teeth that detoxifying, natural clean!
To enter to win, click “like” on this Post at MR. WILL ON FACEBOOK. Indicate in comments if you’d like to win a Duo Texture Roller (and which type) or Charcoal Toothbrushes.
Contest is open to all. Click “share” on this Post for an extra chance or Re-Tweet the Contest Tweet below from @mrwillw for an extra chance.
Be sure to follow HAPPY on Instagram for complete range or products how to purchase!
Rules and regulations here.
(Photo credit: Happy)
#SPOTTED: CHRIS MELONI IN TORONTO FOR “HAPPY!”
Primetime EMMY Award nominee Chris Meloni currently is in Toronto and today he got a quick break from filming Season Three of The Handmaid’s Tale to promote Season Two of HAPPY! Known best for his outstanding work on Series like Oz, True Blood and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, HAPPY! is a more comedic departure from what we are used to for him, starring as a corrupt ex-cop who moonlights as a Hitman to make ends meet.
Meloni arrived in style for a morning of Press for HAPPY!. Visits included Entertainment Tonight Canada, The Morning Show and more. He appears to have forgotten his glasses, but all is well as his driver saved the day, retrieving them for him in
HAPPY! Season Two premieres Thursday, March 28, 2019 on Showcase in Canada at 10 PM ET.
See our Snap!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)