Gord Smith’s 80th

Danica and I were delighted to be invited to Gord’s 80th birthday party at Pinewood Studios on October 8th … the actual, factual date, not just one chosen for weekend convenience.

In the spirit of the occasion, I made our birthday card by hand and Danica added decorations to the inside and envelope. The DIY inspiration came from Gord himself and his colleagues in the Goop of Five.

Terrible photos of a great evening. My camera was confused by the lighting, but excuses don’t improve the pictures. If anyone has better ones, please email them!


 Live music was provided by two Toronto greats … Joe Sealy on keyboard and Paul Novotny on bass … because Gord used to play gigs with them, back in the day. Gord played drums. What a life, so far!

Goop of Fiver Annie made the spicy Art Cake, complete with candles and paint brushes.

The party was held in the restaurant of Pinewood Studios in the film district. Avron Mintz, another Gooper, is the father of David Mintz, owner of the Studio catering company at Pinewood. Probably coincidence. We ate well!

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