Last Chance to see the World Premiere Production of “If on a Christmas Night…”
Don’t miss your last opportunity to enjoy this immersive and interactive theatrical experience this holiday season! Presented by Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre, “If on a Christmas Night…” presents a series of adventurous and comical situations around the celebration of Christmas, through the lens of Italian culture. Wayne Leung of  Mooney on Theatre  describes the show as “a beautiful piece of theatre full of warmth and charm… filled with wonderful little moments for those who are open to experiencing them. I encourage you to check it out. ” Get your tickets before the limited engagement ends on December 23!

Final Performances Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Columbus Centre

Finish Your Holiday Shopping with our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide
Still looking for the perfect gift to give this Christmas? Get inspired with the Villa Charities & Columbus Centre 2018 Holiday Gift Guide and treat your loved ones with special cultural and fitness packages, gift cards, merchandise and more! Click on the link below to download your digital copy now or pick one up at the Columbus Centre!

Kick Off the New Year at our New Year’s Eve Gala
The Columbus Event Centre's annual New Year's Eve Gala is the place to be to celebrate the arrival of 2019! Join us at Sala Caboto for what is sure to be a memorable night with an antipasto bar, gourmet seated dinner, deluxe open bar, musical entertainment and lots of dancing. Tickets are available for $110 per person ($50 for children). Buy your tickets today and ring in the New Year with style!

“Home on the Streets” Exhibition by Marco Sassone Coming to the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Originally executed over the course of four years, Marco Sassone's upcoming exhibition depicts portraits of the homeless as well as “landscapes” in which these people become an integral part of the urban scenery. Visit the Canadian premiere of this exhibition, including selected additional work executed by Sassone over the past 25 years, at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre from January 24 to April 21.

Save on March Break Camp with our Early Bird Registration
Register early for the Columbus Centre March Break Camp running March 11 - 15, 2019, including dance, art, magic and the enhanced Ultimate Experience Camp! Receive $25 off for each camper when you register between January 14 and 25. Don’t let your child miss the chance to experience a week of fun-filled activities that will have them learning, growing and making new friends.

Refer New Columbus Centre Athletic Club Members and Receive a Samsung Galaxy ® Tablet
Our lucky members who participated in the Columbus Centre Athletic Club referral program were happy to receive their brand-new Samsung Galaxy ®  Tablets, and it’s not too late to win one for yourself! Introduce us to two new Executive Members or three new Adult General Members and you will receive a free Samsung Galaxy ® Tablet device. Please be advised that current members must be 18+ and possess a valid membership in good standing. Visit our website for full rules and regulations. 

Annual “Mostra Dei Presepi” Exhibit Now on Display at Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Organized by Centro Scuola, the annual “Mostra Dei Presepi” exhibit is now on display, Monday to Friday from 10am to 4:30pm, until January 11 at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. This popular display presents 30 Nativity scenes assembled from different parts of the world and regions in Italy. Throughout the month of December, various schools will bring their students to experience the exhibit and learn about its history.

Winterlicious is Coming to Ristorante Boccaccio
From January 25 to February 7, Ristorante Boccaccio will be offering special, three-course prix-fixe menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($33), as part of Winterlicious 2019. Featured dishes include Insalata al Finocchio, Ravioli ai Quattro Formaggi and Torta al Limone e Ricotta. Reservations will be accepted beginning January 10.

Students at DanzArts Toronto Participate in “The Shoebox Project”
On December 11, our competitive dancers at DanzArts Toronto took part in “The Shoebox Project” where they filled shoeboxes with personalized letters and a variety of products such as nail polish, socks and gift cards to donate to women's shelters this Christmas. Registration is now open for Winter term recreational dance classes. Give your child the gift of dance this holiday season and register today!

RSVP for our Cultural Outing to the Tafelmusik concert “The Harlequin Salon”
Join us for our next Cultural Outing, to the Trinity-St Paul’s Centre, Sunday, January 20 at 3:30pm for the Tafelmusik concert “The Harlequin Salon”. This dazzling Roman soirée is complete with a mischievous servant, a famous prima donna, and a composer or two! If you are interested in attending, please RSVP by Monday, January 7.

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Register for Giro 2019 For Free!
We are gearing up for the 13th Annual Villa Charities  Giro  cycling fundraiser on May 26, 2019   at the Veneto Centre in Woodbridge. For a limited time only, register as an individual rider to have your $100 registration fee waived. Offer ends December 31 or while spaces are available! Please note - you can only sign up yourself as an individual to have the $100 fee waived. Register today!

SAVE THE DATE - 43rd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic Date Announced
Villa Charities Foundation is pleased to announce that the 43rd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic will be held at Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge on June 26, 2019. The renowned Wooden Sticks Golf Club is more than simply a place to golf, it is a tribute to the rich history and grand traditions of this great game where 12 of the 18 holes were each inspired by a different famous golf hole from the PGA. Stay tuned for registration information and updates in the new year! Click below to view the photo gallery from last year’s Golf Classic.

Residents at our Independent Seniors’ Apartments Attend Annual Holiday Party
Last week, residents at Caboto Terrace, Casa Del Zotto and Casa Abruzzo gathered with members of the Villa Charities staff to enjoy refreshments and baked goods in celebration of the holidays. Villa Charities is now accepting new applications for our three apartment buildings designed for seniors living within our community. Interested applicants aged 55+ are encouraged to fill out the contact form on our website today.

Students Perform at Christmas Concert for Residents
On December 19, our residents at Villa Colombo Toronto were treated to a Christmas concert performed by students from Regina Mundi Catholic School. It was a lovely afternoon of holiday music and festive refreshments.

Villa Colombo Vaughan December Events & Highlights
Earlier this month, the residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan gathered with their family and friends for their annual “Santa Day” event. The residents enjoyed delicious baked goods, live performances of classic Christmas carols and a special visit from Santa Claus. We would like to thank all the residents, families, staff and volunteers who helped organize this holiday celebration.

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