Annual Spotlight Initiative Dinner – Toronto – Hosted by Nikki Beach

September 8, 2015—Toronto, Ontario—The Creative Coalition will be holding its Festival dinner with influential players celebrating the spirit of independent film of Friday evening, September 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm. The event is sponsored by Nikki Beach and takes place at Nikki Beach Toronto at The Spoke Club.

The Spotlight Initiative was created in 2008 to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world and celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking for their social relevance. 

This is an invitation-only event.  All press must be credentialed.


Media Inquiries
Madeline Kelley
The Creative Coalition

Nikki Beach
Juliana Goldman
Slash Public Relations

The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.

In the heart of Toronto’s bustling King West strip, discreetly nestled in one of the city’s infamous hundred-year-old brick buildings, lies a private members club conceived as a gathering place for individuals with an interest in media, entertainment and the arts: The Spoke Club. The Spoke Club has established itself in Toronto as the pre-eminent social refuge for high profile opinion-formers and leaders from the creative community, with representation in advertising, architecture, design, dance, fashion, film, literature, media, music, photography, television, marketing, performing arts, public relations, publishing, and visual arts. The club boasts an illustrious group of Members including recipients of Academy Awards, Grammys, Geminis, Genies, Giller Prize, and Junos.

The Spoke Club acts as a sanctuary for its members, providing exceptional service from the moment they walk through the door. The Club’s ultimate goal vies to bring together and inspire its members with a creative space for working, thinking, lounging, learning and networking. Spoke Club members have access to an international reciprocal club network which includes the Groucho Club and Hospital Club in London, Dublin’s Odessa Club, Kee Club in Hong Kong & Shanghai, Roppongi Hills in Tokyo, Brody House in Budapest and Norwood Club in New York City.

In 1998, entrepreneur Jack Penrod introduced the world to Nikki Beach, the first and original luxury beach club concept that combines the elements of music, dining, entertainment, fashion, film and art into one. Today, the Nikki Beach concept has transcended its international venues and grown into a global, multifaceted luxury lifestyle and hospitality brand comprised of a Beach Club Division; a Hotels & Resorts Division; a Lifestyle Divisiona Special Events Division and Nikki Cares, a 501c3 Non-Profit Charity Division.

Nikki Beach can now be experienced in: Miami Beach, Florida, USA; St. Tropez, France; St. Barth, French West Indies; Marbella, Spain; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Marrakech, Morocco; Koh Samui, Thailand; Mallorca, Spain; Ibiza, Spain; Phuket, Thailand; Porto Heli, Greece; Bali, Indonesia; and opening soon in Dubai, UAE. Nikki Beach has pop-up locations during the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals, and for the 2015 summer season, on the rooftop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo. The Hotels & Resorts division has properties in Koh Samui, Thailand and Porto Heli, Greece. In 2016, Nikki Beach will be opening a resort in Dubai, UAE. For more information, please visit or