05/24/2012 11:51 EDT | Updated 07/24/2012 05:12 EDT

HuffPosters Know How to Party!


And what a birthday celebration that was! The true definition of a cocktail mixer ... a superb and beautifully balanced blend of present and past political leaders, artists, publishers, prominent Bay Streeters, celebrated journalists, social entrepreneurs, dreamy young interns, our very own national corporate celebrity felon and -- of course -- the one and only Arianna Huffington. A spectacular frenzy of opinions, wisdom, passion, energy and so much Canadian pride!

But it was more than just a party. It was a perfect representation of one the most fundamental and under-celebrated pillars of our great society: our absolute freedom of expression. In its short year of existence, the Huffington Post Canada has come to symbolize exactly that kind of freedom and unconstrained thought-leadership for our country. It has truly lived up to its tag line: conversations, indeed, do start here.

Happy Birthday HuffPost Canada - and thanks for contributing an extra dose of energy and spice to our beautiful country!


Andreas and Managing Editor of Blogs, Danielle Crittenden, at last night's first birthday celebrations.