Canadian Helen Keller Centre honours ROM at award luncheon

The Canadian Helen Keller Centre (CHKC) Award was launched in 2005 to recognize individuals and organizations for their notable contributions to the deaf-blind community in Canada. The event is hosted by–and is a project of–the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP).

The deaf-blind community is a unique community of individuals with this dual disability. CFPDP aims to help change the way Canadians think about physical disabilities. For this, the CHKC and awards were launched. CHKC is Canada’s first training facility dedicated solely to deaf-blind persons. Programs include necessary everyday skills such as home organization, grooming, personal finance, computer skills, communication skills like sign-language and braille and many more.

On Friday, April 27, the 14th annual luncheon will be held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This year, CHKC will honour the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). The award will be accepted by Josh Basseches, Director & CEO, ROM and the guest speaker will be Josh Saunders.

 

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Lending a Helping Hand With AMICA

December 20, 2017 by  
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This year CityEvents was honoured to be a part of the planning of the AMICA Helping Hands event which took place on November 2nd, 2017 at the Omni King Edward Hotel. Attendees of the event were happily seated in the beautiful crystal ballroom and looked forward to fundraising for such a beautiful cause.Amica

 

 

The night was dedicated to raising awareness of seniors living in poverty in Canada and also provided insight and knowledge on not only the physical but mental difficulties Canadians face as they grow older, some without families to help and support them.

Guests were delighted with delicious food and great entertainment including a keynote speech delivered by Susan Pinker and a hilarious comedy skit by the talented, Jessica Holmes. There was also a blue carpet to showcase all guests’ dashing good looks.

Paintings created by AMICA’s very own residents were scattered throughout the entire venue as a part of an extra effort to show support and showcase the talent of AMICA residents.. Guests were able to participate in silent auctions throughout the night to purchase these paintings as well.

This year as always, AMICA Helping Hands was a success and thanks to the generous and kind Canadians who took part in the night’s festivities, AMICA was once again able to raise funds to help support seniors across Canada.

To see all photos taken that night click here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cityeventstoronto/? 

The CFPDP’s 33rd Annual Great Valentine Gala!

January 26, 2017 by  
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The Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) will celebrate the 33rd year of hosting The Great Valentine Gala, one of the foundation’s largest fundraising events, on Saturday, February 11, 2017.

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Since 1985, the gala has had over 22,000 attendees and has raised over $25 million. Thanks to Toronto Businessman, philanthropist and CFPDP founder, Vim Kochhar, The Great Valentine Gala has become an annual tradition in celebrating the accomplishments and achievements of physically challenged Canadians everywhere.

This year, with approximately 500 guests in attendance, balloons will be sold at a value of $60 in the exciting Tombola raffle. Guests can purchase a balloon at the raffle where they gain a chance to win a mystery prize.

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All attendees are welcome to attend a beautiful reception before the main event where they can have a drink or two as well as mix and mingle with new and familiar faces. Following the reception, a fabulous dinner will be served promptly at 7:00 PM and afterwards a night of awards and great music presented by The Caverners, a Beatles tribute band, can be enjoyed.

After the awards are handed out and all the group photos are taken, a real party to end the night will begin where guests can enjoy great beverages, great food and best of all great company!

Bright Nights, Bright Dreams – Charity Soirée

September 22, 2014 by  
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“Making dreams come true for kids living with severe physical disabilities or life-threatening illnesses.”

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On November 13th  2014, the 3rd Annual Charity Soiree “Bright Nights Bright Dreams” will take place – so save the date! The event is supposed to bring dreams to life for children with life-threatening illnesses or physical disabilities. Before this year is out, Sunshine will have fulfilled dreams for over 7,000 children! It is the second annual nationally branded event here in Toronto.

Join us for a theatrical evening in support of The Sunshine Foundation of Canada. There will be great special features like a unique tasting experience, a candy buffet and hors d’oeuvres and refreshments! For sure not only the kids will love that. There will also be some special guests – who is kept in secret so far. Last but not least dream silent auction items are available.

When: Thursday, November 13, 2014 – from 6pm to 9pm

Where: The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning SickKids, Toronto

Get tickets here!

In support of Sunshine. Dreams for kids since 1987

YWCA Donate & Learn Workshop – Search & Social Marketing

May 10, 2013 by  
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Supported a great cause and learned from ABC News, Google Canada and Green Lotus search engine and social media marketing experts. Speakers provided industry best practices to better manage your online marketing strategy, improve brand awareness and your bottom line.

Where: YWCA Toronto Headquarters, 87 Elm St. Toronto (Bay & Dundas)

Admission: FREE with a donation to the YWCA Toronto Girls’ Centre

Whether just starting to plan an online marketing strategy or deep into implementation; the Donate & Learn Workshop provided the knowledge, strategies and networking opportunities needed to improve online marketing results,&take your businesses to the next level!

For more information contact:

YWCA Donate & Learn – Search and Social Media Workshop

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YWCA.TO

Twitter: @YWCAToronto

Sponsored by: Go Daddy, Toronto Star’s NewInHomes.com, Epic Cruises and Big3 Video Agency

100% of donations went to the YWCA Girl’s Centre – a judgment free and supportive environment for young women to start building their futures. The YWCA Girls’ Center members are media savvy, fearless future leaders. Supporting members of the Girls’Center becoming exactly who they’d like to be!

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