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Drake paid tribute to the memory of his grandparents Rueben and Evelyn Sher by opening Sher Club, a sports and entertainment club in Toronto’s Air Canada Centre. In an Instagram post, he revealed that sports were central to his relationship with the Shers, noting that his grandmother was the first person to play catch with him, and his grandfather was the “biggest sports fan in the world.”
Sher Club is in collaboration with Maple Leafs Sports Entertainment, the ACC, and Ferris Rafauli, an architectural designer who builds ultra-luxury homes and spaces for elite clientele. Rafauli’s website describes the Sher Club as “the most exclusive establishment inside Air Canada Centre, tucked away in an intimate 4,000 sq. ft. space” and promises “a whirlwind of exquisite taste and top-notch service.”
Drake’s grandmother Evelyn Sher passed away in December of 2012. She lives on, not only in a luxury sports club, but also in his music. Drake referenced her in “The Resistance,” and on “The Winner”: “Yeah, and in the name of Evelyn Sher/I’ll forever forgive anybody that never was there/For me, no other woman could ever compare/My angel, I hope heaven’s prepared for whenever you there.” You can also hear Evelyn’s voice on “Look What You’ve Done,” where she speaks directly to Drake at the end of the heartfelt Take Care track dedicated to his family.
Sher Club will be members-only, invite-only, and open during all Air Canada Centre events. Think you’re Sher Club material? All membership inquiries should be directed to member services. Take a peek inside the most exclusive club inside the Air Canada Centre’s walls below, via Ferris Rafauli’s website.