Shout-Outs Articles

Birthdays, special occasions, and calls to action for relief efforts.

May 17, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at May 17, 2019 13:26:45 May 17, 2019 13:26:45

For Bella and Bianco, for the last 3 months – he was a king in white fur and kings don’t crumble, so you honoured him in the best way. I know you let him go with dignity and, now that I’m looking at his face, that boy was DIGNIFIED. Look at that pose! Of course he was there for you at your lowest, and I know you said he gave you purpose, but don’t forget that it was his purpose too. Full Story

April 26, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 26, 2019 14:23:31 April 26, 2019 14:23:31

Happy Birthday Marsha with love from Emily who has admired you all year for your work this year and for your support and friendship, the ride-or-die way you have stood by her during her challenges. Everyone should have a friend like you. And this is why, today, and all weekend, we celebrate YOU. Keep showing us the way, Marsha. Full Story

April 18, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 18, 2019 13:25:04 April 18, 2019 13:25:04

As some of you may know, I’m one of five co-hosts on a daytime talk show here in Canada called The Social. If you’ve been to The Social, you’ve probably met one of our MVPs, our secret sauce, one of the reasons our show is the most fun: Derek Forgie, our audience coordinator. Full Story

April 5, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 5, 2019 12:45:50 April 5, 2019 12:45:50
Luke Dray/ Getty Images

The people of Mozambique need our support. You’ll recall Cyclone Idai ripped through a couple of weeks ago and the devastation was severe, with homes and buildings torn apart, mass flooding, and access roads being washed out. Now water-borne disease has become a huge issue. There have been 1500 cases of cholera reported and the conditions are in place for that number to skyrocket. Full Story

April 3, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 3, 2019 12:45:48 April 3, 2019 12:45:48

If you’re in Toronto and free on Friday night, the Roncesvalles United Church Wine and Cheese Gala is happening from 6pm – 11pm with proceeds going to support one of the largest meal programs in the city, serving more than 16,000 free and fresh meals for people in need. Roncesvalles United is a “radically inclusive church” offering a warm clothing bank in the winter, emergency food bags all year long, and other initiatives that uplift the community. Full Story

March 22, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 22, 2019 13:13:38 March 22, 2019 13:13:38

There’s a humanitarian crisis happening that isn’t getting much attention around the world this week. Cyclone Idai made landfall in Mozambique last Thursday killing at least 500 people and forcing thousands onto rooftops and into trees. Many of them are still waiting to be rescued. Rescuers are having a hard time getting to survivors because of flooding and damage. Full Story

March 19, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 19, 2019 13:16:33 March 19, 2019 13:16:33

Emily! Happy Birthday! And Happy 9th Anniversary to us! Sorry, I don’t mean to jam myself into your celebration but we are approaching a decade of this. I feel like we’ve grown up together. As for the way your requests have changed…dude, pop culture has been a mindf-ck, hasn’t. Full Story

March 18, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 18, 2019 13:37:34 March 18, 2019 13:37:34

Mariale! Happy Birthday! And thank you for the update – I enjoyed all the details, especially the paragraph about work and the feedback you received. Isn’t that the best way to *not* get a promotion? By finding out what improvements you can make? This is what we try to get at on Show Your Work – you just made it so much more succinct! Maybe that’s what Duana and I have to work on – ha! I’m happy that 2018 was a year of growth. Full Story

March 13, 2019 – Smutty Shout-Outs

Lainey Posted by Lainey at March 13, 2019 13:32:28 March 13, 2019 13:32:28

Jenn! HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY with so much love from your sister Christine. Have a great time at Captain Marvel today! Higher, further, faster, baby – that’s you, isn’t it? Captain Marvel keeps getting back up. And that’s what you’ve done with your time and, as Christine shared with me, it’s been glorious to watch. Full Story