Festive Phone Calls 2015!

(December 2015)  It's a tradition of the club to visit several senior's residences in the city and help the seniors reach out to friends overseas or across the continent by providing the phone cards and phone support as needed - plus some Christmas goodies. We're not sure who appreciates and enjoys it more - the club members or the seniors!

Fortunately when Tim and Ben visited on the homes, someone remembered to take some photos...

Fireside Chat with Chief Justice, Hon. George R. Strathy

(March 23, 2016)  The Club was honored to be able to host a special luncheon with the Chief Justice of Ontario at the National Club.  We let the legal community in particular know, and filled a room.  Chief Justice Strathy did not disappoint; and in a relaxed interview style hosted by President Joe, he provided some great insights and entertaining stories about his role on the bench and within the proviincial government. 

Mandela in Toronto!

(June 30 and July 4, 2016)  Toronto Kiwanis was thrilled to be the presenting sponsor of Nbada Mandela's first visit to Toronto.  Ndaba, grandson of Nelson Mandela and Chair of the Africa Rising Foundation was here to promote his positive messages of youth empowerment, community action, and volunteerism. We helped with two events during his stay, including the awards evening at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on June 30, and an intimate and special visit to the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club on July 4.

Scholarship Celebration Dinner

(June 8, 2016)  A fabulous dinner at the National Club and a full room of Kiwanians and guests to celebrate the 2016-17 scholarship recipients.  Congratulations to all!

Dionne Quintyn, Child and Youth Care, Humber College; Gaelle Kosi-Mbuku, Journalism, Seneca College; Paul Stewart, Recreation & Leadership, Centennial College; Ammanuel Diressa, Business Management, Ryerson University; John Cabotaje, Social Work, Ryerson University; Geraldine Lacambra, Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education & Bachelor of Education, Ryerson University & York University; Lynda Ly, Bachelor of Business Administration, Schulich School of Business, York University; Edward White, Sociology Major, Philosophy Minor, Equity Studies Minor, University of Toronto; Jovawn Ashman, Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University.

British Consul General, Kevin McGurgan

(April 13, 2016) The club was treated to a relaxed and insightful (pre-Brexit!) luncheon meeting with the British Consul General, who made us all want to visit the UK.