Celebrate Your Community at the
Inaugural Ital-Canadian Golf Open
On Monday, August 30, 2021, CIBPA Toronto, ICCO Canada, and Villa Charities Foundation are coming together to celebrate our community and give back in a meaningful way, with the inaugural Ital-Canadian Golf Open. 
Proceeds from the Ital-Canadian Golf Open at Eagles Nest Golf Club will support programs provided by CIBPA Toronto, ICCO Canada, and Villa Charities, as well as scholarships and bursaries for undergraduate and graduate-level students across the country.
The day will include contest holes, a chance to win a car at the hole in one, a golfer gift, a coffee station, the opportunity to drive in a luxury vehicle, and a chance to fly to Europe with two business class tickets from Air Canada. Register today!
Your support and participation in this event will make a real impact. We are almost sold out, so don’t miss your chance to come out and have a great time while supporting your community.
For more information on Sponsorship Packages, please contact Natasha Fieldman at nfieldman@villacharities.com or call 416-873-2572. 
Join Us for Garden Music Nights!
Join us all summer long for outdoor concerts on the Villa Charities campus! Enjoy live music performances by popular Italian-Canadian musicians Claudio Santaluce and Bruno Nesci. To ensure the safety of all attendees there will be a maximum capacity of 100 people for each event, on a first-come, first-served basis. The next concert is Wednesday, August 11 at 6:30pm.

Watch it Again: My Secret Venice - Season 2
This past June, we celebrated Italian Heritage Month, which featured the second season of “My Secret Venice with Sebastiano Bazzichetto.” We invite you to watch this four-part video series again as Sebastiano takes viewers on a cultural and visual journey to explore hidden gems in the Venetian countryside. Don’t miss these stunning virtual tours of some of the grandest, palatial villas in the Veneto region.
Book Your Virtual One-on-One Meeting for Friday Chats with the CEO
You can have a virtual meeting with Marco DeVuono, Acting President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., for a one-on-one conversation to answer any questions or to share your thoughts on our programs and services. These informal chats with Marco will be held using GoToMeeting on the 2nd Friday of every month, from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Appointments are 20 minutes each and must be scheduled in advance. The next Friday Chats is scheduled for Friday, August 13. Contact us today to schedule your virtual meeting – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email csimpson@villacharities.com.
Villa Charities and Columbus Centre
Open with Capacity Limits
On-site operations for Villa Charities and the Columbus Centre are following the Step 3 Reopening plan guidelines, which allows for indoor and outdoor activities with capacity limits and other restrictions. We are excited to welcome back more patrons and members to the campus! Check the COVID-19 Updates page for full details.

60 years ICCO Canada + 50 years Villa Charities = 110 e Lode
ICCO Canada and Villa Charities recently premiered a special video celebrating our respective 60th and 50th anniversaries this year. We invite you to view “110 e Lode”, which commemorates the past, present and future of the two Italo-Canadian hallmarks of excellence in this original video, written and directed by Daniele Bartolini, Artistic Director of the renowned DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) theatre company.
Welcome Back! Columbus Centre Athletic Club Open for Indoor Operations
Indoor Athletic, Aquatic and Wellness programs and facilities at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club are now open, with a maximum capacity of 50% along with other restrictions and booking requirements for the pool and outdoor group fitness including spinning classes. Appointments for the main gym are not required. The Men’s Health Club and Women’s Health Club have both reopened. Outdoor and virtual programs and classes will also continue to be offered. Contact fitness@villacharities.com or visit our website for more information. We are thrilled to welcome our members back!
Own the Court! Squash and Racquetball Courts Now Open
Try your hand at squash and racquetball on one of our five courts and make strides in your game! Whether you are a first-time player or a seasoned veteran, everyone is welcome. Work on perfecting the shots you already have or add a shot to your selection. We will focus on game play strategy and shot selection, as well as footwork and biomechanics. All required safety protocols are in place. Contact fitness@villacharities.com for more information.
Get a Workout in From Home with our Virtual Group Fitness Classes
The Columbus Centre Athletic Club continues to offer Live Virtual Group Fitness classes. Our certified instructors are offering courses six days a week! Check out Tuesday's class – Fine Toning. The fine toning method implies leanness in the body, noticeable muscle definition and shape, but not significant muscle size, working the smallest of muscles for the best results! For more information, visit our website and register today.

Dance All Summer Long with DanzArts Toronto
DanzArts Toronto is offering lots of dance classes and workshops throughout the summer, with something for every age and level of experience. The Company Intensive on August 23-26 is four days of immersing yourself in an amazing experience for the mind and body, training in all styles of dance with DanzArts Toronto faculty and brilliant guest artists - some of the best dance educators in the industry! Connect with our entire team and dance family for the 2021-2022 year and let’s dance into the new season together. Check out all the summer and fall programs available and register today!
Join a Virtual Music Class with the Columbus Centre School of Music
Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument? It is time to embrace your musical side! Learn from home with the Columbus Centre School of Music. We offer affordable and effective online lessons for all instruments to kids, teens, adults, seniors or groups. Contact cultural@villacharities.com or call 416-789-7011 ext. 248 to join.

Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary is Looking for Board Members!
Are you interested in getting involved and making a difference in the support and care we provide for our seniors? We’re looking for passionate individuals to join the VCTA’s Board of Directors. The VCTA Board’s mission is to support Villa Colombo Homes for the Aged (Toronto) and to improve the lives of our seniors through fundraising and community/family involvement. Applications are being accepted by interested members of the community to fill vacancies as they arise. The deadline to apply is August 13, 2021.
TAC Summer Camp at the Columbus Centre
Summer is here and so is Summer Camp at the Columbus Centre! TAC Sports is hosting their Summer Camp 2021 for kids ages 4 -12, with a variety of sports and activity options to choose from. Keep your children active, focused, and having fun during this season. Camps run until September 3, 2021.