Local Community Invited to Attend Visioning Session
We invite all members of our local community to attend a meeting to discuss the future of the Villa Charities campus, as part of our broad-based stakeholder engagement process. Join us on Wednesday, September 12 or Thursday, September 13 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.

Villa Charities Partners with Mississauga ITALFEST as Heritage Centre Sponsor
Villa Charities is excited to once again be partnering with Mississauga ITALFEST as the event’s Heritage Centre Sponsor. Visit the Glass Pavilion in Mississauga Celebration Square on August 17 & 18 and enjoy a showcase of cultural programming, including a photography exhibit, performances by DanzArts Toronto and Sophia Lydgas, our School of Music finalist for the Cantagiro singing competition in Italy.

Spaces Still Available for Last Session of Columbus Summer Camp
Our day camps are engaging, active and focused on giving your child a summer retreat where they can interact with others in a fun and exciting environment. There are still spots available for the final session of the Columbus Centre’s Ultimate Experience Camp and Tennis Camp, running from August 27-31.
Recreational Dance Classes for All Ages this Fall at DanzArts Toronto
Registration is now open for recreational dance programs beginning this Fall at DanzArts Toronto. Dance classes are available for all ages and experience levels, including 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.

Columbus Centre Athletic Club’s Free Pop-up Fitness Classes Continue All Summer
These free, hour-long classes at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club fitness studios and the Columbus Centre courtyard give you access to your favourite group programs and new classes as well. Each class will engage your mind and body with fun and motivating exercises. Planned classes include Cardio Burst, Yoga, Spinning, HIIT Class and Total Body Challenge. Sign up today to receive email notifications.
Don’t Miss the Final Two Weeks of Viva Vitalità Italiana Art Exhibit
Visit the Viva Vitalità Italiana exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre before it closes. The showcase includes the photography exhibit “The Valley of the Temples, Agrigento, Sicily,” by Marcello Tarantino and “Spotlight on Italian-Canadian Women Artists,” which includes sculptures, paintings and photography by nine, contemporary, Italian-Canadian women artists. The exhibit runs for two more weeks, until August 31.
Registration for Music Classes is Open
Registration for the Columbus Centre School of Music’s 2018/2019 season is now open. Register for the fall term today and discover your musical passion. Learn a new instrument or hone your skills in vocal, piano, drums, guitar, violin and more! Classes begin the week of September 10, 2018.

Join us for Sardegna Theme Night at Ristorante Boccaccio
Join us Friday, September 21, 7pm at Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre for our Sardegna Theme Night, with a menu inspired by the Italian island. Enjoy 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!

NEW! 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 Adult Art Landscape Painting. 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.

NEW! Register Now for 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.

Ristorante Boccaccio To Re-open August 21
Ristorante Boccaccio at the Columbus Centre will re-open on August 21. The restaurant is currently accepting reservations for lunch and dinner from August 21 st on. Book a table today and enjoy fresh, authentic and delicious Italian dishes!
NEW! Join our Interactive Culinary Workshops
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
Join us at the 42 nd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic on Wednesday, September 26 at Eagles Nest Golf Club in support of Villa Colombo Toronto. This year, the 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.
Join the Team at Villa Colombo Toronto
Villa Colombo Toronto is hiring! Join us at our Job Fair on Wednesday September 19th, from 10am – 4pm, located at 40 Playfair Avenue. Learn more about exciting career opportunities such as a Personal Support Worker, Registered Practical Nurse, Registered Nurse, Cook, Dietary Aide, Recreation Aide, Housekeeping Aide and Laundry Aide, as well as many volunteering opportunities! Please bring your resume and references with you as there will be limited on-the-spot interviews available.

Villa Colombo Vaughan Couple Celebrates 65th Wedding Anniversary
On August 26th, Mr. & Mrs. Giorgio will be celebrating their 65 th wedding anniversary. The residents will gather to honour the couple, followed by a family celebration and special recognition from the Prime Minister of Canada, Mayor of Vaughan and other dignitaries. The staff at Villa Colombo Vaughan are thrilled to experience this significant milestone with them and happy to host this special event for residents.

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