Reminder to RSVP to the Villa Charities
Community Visioning Session
We are a few weeks away from our Community Visioning Sessions, where we are inviting all members of our local community to share their vision and discuss the future of the Villa Charities campus.

Join us on Wednesday, September 12 or Thursday, September 13 at 6:30 PM for a Community Visioning Session. Share your views on how Villa Charities supports its mission to celebrate and promote Italian heritage and culture, and how long-term care and other programs and services can be integrated on our campus.

Capital Investment Projects Underway at Villa Charities
Villa Charities engaged Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) to conduct a building condition assessment (“BCA”) of all the Villa Charities properties. The primary purpose of the BCA was to review the present condition of the properties and identify deficiencies and replacements required over the next ten years. 
Fall & Winter 2018/2019 Program Guide
Explore all the latest we have to offer at the Columbus Centre and Villa Charities in our new Program Guide, including health and fitness, dance, art, child care, theatre classes, culinary workshops and more! Click on the link below to download your digital copy now or pick one up at the Columbus Centre beginning September 1.

Registration for Fall Athletics & Aquatics Begins September 4
Sign up for the Athletic Club's fall athletics and aquatics programs, with Member Registration beginning September 4 and Non-Member Registration beginning on September 6. We offer a variety of classes for a range of ages, abilities and interests!

Italian Traditional Dance Music with Transatlantic Duo
Join us for a lively evening of traditional Italian folk dance music performed by popular musicians Filippo Gambetta and Emilyn Stam. This transatlantic musical partnership captivates their audience by bringing depth, creativity and passion to their instrumental folk music. Don’t miss out on this free concert at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre, September 13 at 7 PM.

Recreational Dance Classes with DanzArts Toronto
Registration is now open for recreational dance programs beginning this fall at DanzArts Toronto. Classes are available for a variety of dance styles, such as breakdancing, contemporary, ballet and musical theatre for children and teens, and barre fitness, hip-hop and dance boot camp for adults. Register today for classes beginning September 10.

Join us for Sardegna Theme Night at Ristorante Boccaccio
Get a taste of the Italian island and join us for our Sardegna Theme Night at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre on Friday, September 21, 7pm. Indulge in delicious and authentic Italian dishes, including Spezzato d’agnellone al vino rosso, accompanied by wines from the region, for only $85.00 per person. This price is inclusive of applicable taxes and gratuities. Please advise your server of any allergies or dietary restrictions. Make a reservation today!

Registration for Music Classes is Open
Registration for the Columbus Centre School of Music’s 2018/2019 season is now open. We offer lessons in vocal, piano, drums, guitar, violin and more! Showcase your musical talents and register for the fall term today. Classes begin the week of September 10.

Express Your Artistic Intelligence in our Art Classes for Children and Adults
The Columbus Centre is now offering new art classes for children and adults, including Children’s Painting and Drawing and our new Impressionist Painting workshops. The Children’s class focuses on fostering creative confidence and explores a variety of mediums while the adult class focuses on landscape studies in an intimate group setting, which provides for one-on-one instruction. The art courses are suitable for students of all levels and experience.

Discover the Fundamentals of Acting in our New Theatre Classes
New this fall, we are excited to offer a range of theatre classes at Columbus Centre, taught by internationally acclaimed DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT), which proposes a methodology of teaching that uses games as a way to engage with theatre and embraces improvisation, comedy, Greek tragedy, Shakespeare, physical theatre and spoken text. Register now for classes beginning the week of September 10, offered for various age groups.

Explore Traditional Italian Recipes for Contemporary Living
Registration for the Columbus Centre’s new Culinary Workshops is now open. Join us for an intimate and interactive culinary experience, where you’ll explore beginner level rustic recipes for contemporary living. All workshops will incorporate a communal meal to socialize and enjoy your culinary creations.

Support our Community’s Seniors at the Villa Charities Golf Classic
The Villa Charities Golf Classic is back with a new course, great food and a cause we can all be proud to support. As the senior populations in Ontario rise to an all-time high, the challenges in long-term care have never been greater. Your participation in the annual Golf Classic will help us continue to provide the highest quality of culturally sensitive long-term care at Villa Colombo Toronto. Don’t miss the 42nd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 26 at Eagles Nest Golf Club in support of Villa Colombo Toronto.

Villa Colombo Toronto Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Extendicare
Villa Colombo Toronto celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Extendicare Canada on August 21st. Villa Colombo has been a partner with Extendicare Assist since 2012. Residents, families, staff, volunteers, board members and the VCTA members and representatives from Extendicare enjoyed a fun filled afternoon of food and entertainment in Sala Caboto to commemorate Extendicare on this milestone.

Villa Colombo Vaughan Gives Special Thanks to Summer Students
As the summer comes to an end, Villa Colombo Vaughan says goodbye to our wonderful summer students, Sam, Amanda, Jacqueline and Jacob, who have dedicated their time to our resident programs. Over the past few months, they have provided exceptional social support to our residents and numerous hours of hard work to support recreational activities. The staff at Villa Colombo Vaughan wishes to extend our deepest gratitude for their compassion and dedication to our residents.

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