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Carolyn Rohaly , CBC, Talent Relations

 

Carolyn has over 15 years professional experience in personal assistance, talent management, public relations, and event planning for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, David Cronenberg, Rachel McAdams, George Stroumboulopoulos, Toronto Fashion Week, and Damzels in this Dress. Carolyn facilitated the red carpet experience at Canada's best events: the Canadian Screen Awards, Genie and Gemini Awards, and the Toronto International Film Festival. Her recent position in Talent Relations at the CBC had her managing all aspects of Talent and Executive participation at public functions and CBC events, including the largest gathering of stars in the network's history. Carolyn lives for detailed lists, loves her clipboards, and knows the vital difference between champagne and prosecco.

 

Carolyn has over 15 years professional experience in personal assistance, talent management, public relations, and event planning for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, David Cronenberg, Rachel McAdams, George Stroumboulopoulos, Toronto Fashion Week, and Damzels in this Dress. Carolyn facilitated the red carpet experience at Canada's best events: the Canadian Screen Awards, Genie and Gemini Awards, and at Toronto International Film Festival events. Her recent position in Talent Relations at the CBC has her managing all aspects of Talent and Executive participation at public functions and CBC events, including the largest gathering of stars in the network's history. Carolyn lives for detailed lists, loves her clipboards, and knows the vital difference between champagne and prosecco. She will be publishing her first book, MILITARY CHIC, in November.

 

Helene Joy, Actor

Audiences around the world recognize Hélène Joy from CBC’s #1 drama series, MurdochMysteries, now in its twelfth season. Hélène received three Canadian Screen Award Nominations in various Best Actress in a Leading Role categories for her role as the progressive coroner and psychiatrist Dr. Julia Ogden, and was a Top 5 Fans Choice Award finalist in 2016 & 2017.


In addition, Hélène received acclaim for her role as Audrey Sweeney in the series Durham County, including Gemini Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role. She was nominated again for the same award and the Outstanding Actress Golden Nymph award at the Monte Carlo TV Festival in 2011and 2012.


Hélène became a part of the CBC family from her two seasons on the hilarious award winning comedy series An American in Canada for which she and her fellow cast received a Gemini for Best Comedy Program or Series. Hélène was nominated for her first Gemini, Best Ensemble Performance in a Comedy Series.
Hélène continues to lend her talents to numerous film and television projects across the United States and Canada, including her starring role in At The Bottom Of The Hill, a short film by Montreal director Vanya Rose. She is also the voice in a number of television animation series in Canada, Australia and the UK. Hélène won a Leo Award for Best Lead Performance by a Female for Feature Length Drama for her performance in Desolation Sound.


A native of Perth, Australia, Hélène trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her early career began on the stage touring Australia-wide in various roles with the Sydney Bell Shakespeare Theatre Co. Hélène then went on to play such classic roles as Juliet, Ophelia and Lady Macbeth for the Melbourne Theatre Company. In Canada, Hélène appeared to much critical acclaim in The Company Theatre’s Canadian Premiere and touring production of the award-winning Australian play Speaking In Tongues.


Hélène calls Toronto home but in her time off, her passion for the outdoors and travelling has taken her all over the world, and is known for throwing a back on her back and going off for months at a time.

Emily Harding and Jeff Dinan

Emily and Jeff will host dessert and nightcap at Emily's loft/gallery as a part of Carolyn Rohaly's dinner/loft hop. 

 

Emily studied Design & Management at Parsons School of Design in New York City and Art Business at Christies auction house in London. After spending nearly 12 years studying and working in the art industry in New York, London, and Berlin, Emily returned to her hometown of Toronto to open the Emily Harding Gallery in Leslieville. Open for just over a year now, the gallery sells contemporary painting, photography, sculpture and works on paper, by both Canadian and international artists. Emily also deals with works on consignment, selling art from several prominent collections in Canada. An ideal complement, business partner, Jeffrey Dinan spearheads the event side of the gallery, Palette, which features "curated dining" experiences to accompany each exhibition.

https://www.harding-gallery.com/

As Managing Partner of Palette and Emily Harding Gallery, Jeff continues to do what he does best – produce creative, impactful events and build positive, sustainable client, team and supplier relationships.

 

Jeff has gained a solid reputation as a skilled hospitality professional, holding senior management positions in some of Toronto’s most acclaimed establishments. Two decades operating his boutique-style event management business, hosting major companies, not-for-profit organizations, and private clients in the art, film, publishing and fashion industries, Jeff brings with him a base of knowledge and experience vital to the Palette concept. In keeping with his real passions –food, drink, and art – his new role at Palette allows him to bring these elements together as monthly curated dining experiences. 

https://www.palette-projects.com/