Villa Colombo Vaughan Wins Prestigious Award
Villa Colombo Vaughan was awarded the first ever Health and Wellness Award at the annual Vaughan Business Achievement Awards Gala on Thursday, May 3. These awards are given to companies and individuals who have demonstrated superior business excellence and social awareness, and make outstanding contributions to the Vaughan community. Villa Colombo Vaughan is the only long-term care facility to ever be nominated (in any category) and to win this prestigious award.

Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with us in June
The best of Italian culture, heritage and cuisine will once again take centre stage at Villa Charities, during Italian Heritage Month in June. We invite you to join us as we present a month full of exciting programs and exhibits for the whole family, including concerts, plays, workshops and art showcases.

Learn All About the Beautiful Game with our New Course on Soccer’s History
We are excited to offer an engaging course on the politics of soccer during this year’s World Cup. “Calcio (Soccer): A National Mirror” is a six-week, information-packed journey to nurture our love for “calcio.” The program, taught by Harvard graduate Anmon Zohar, will survey the fascinating origins of the ‘beautiful game’, its politics, its impact, and important historical events in the world of soccer. The course runs Thursdays, 6:00pm to 8:00pm, from June 7-July 12 at the Columbus Centre. Registration is $60.00.

Two Ways to Treat Mom on her Special Day
Villa Charities is hosting two culinary events on Sunday, May 13 to celebrate Mother's Day! Join us at Ristorante Boccaccio at 12:00pm for a gourmet, four-course, prix-fixe lunch or Sala Caboto from 11:30am to 3:30pm for our annual Mother's Day brunch with an antipasto station, pasta station, entrée station and more! Treat mom and create memories that will last a lifetime. Reserve today!

Join us at our Annual Tennis Open House
Our annual Tennis Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, is a chance for members, both new and returning, to meet the new team of professionals and get familiar with the new programs offered at the club this season. There will be a free lunch and demo provided, followed by a round robin tournament. The rain date is Sunday, May 20. We hope to see you there!

Columbus Centre Summer Camp Arts Programs Sure to Spark Creativity
The Columbus Centre Summer Camp features a variety of arts programs designed to help kids ages 6 to 12 explore their creative side and bring their imaginations to life. Programs include Triple Threat Camp, Dance Camp, Visual Arts and Crafts Camp, Drawing and Stop-Motion Animation Camp, Jewelry Making Camp. Register your child for one of these programs today!

Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre
Our Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre series continues May 15 and 22 with a free, two-part presentation by Italian Studies expert Sebastiano Bazzicchetto entitled “Italian Monasteries, Abbeys and Churches. Discover the beauty and rich history of these places of worship with an interactive talk from Sebastiano, who returns to the Columbus Centre after his popular Venice-themed Cultural Tuesdays presentations in January and February.

Giro Cycling Fundraiser to Help our Community’s Seniors
Our 12 th Annual Giro on Sunday, May 27 will bring the community together to help raise money for the purchase of new, high-quality beds for residents at our Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Colombo Vaughan long-term care facilities. Register and fundraise for Giro today, to help us improve the level of care we can provide and change the lives of hundreds of seniors in our community.

Upcoming Cultural Outings Explore Art, Fashion and Theatre
Our next cultural outing is a guided tour of the Bata Shoe Museum by our Executive Director of Cultural Programming Emanuele Lepri on June 10 . The tour includes a look at the special exhibit “Manolo Blahnik, the Art of Shoes,” a stunning retrospective by one of the world’s most influential figures in the fashion industry. Tickets are $20 (+HST) and the deadline to book is June 1. We also invite you to join us at the world premiere of “The Magician’s Nephew” at the Shaw Festival, July 13 at 2:00pm. Tickets are $120 (+HST and includes roundtrip transportation from the Columbus Centre) and the deadline to book is May 25.

Tickets Now on Sale for DanzArts Toronto Year-End Recital
Join us at the DanzArts Toronto Year-End Recital on Saturday, June 16, at 2:00pm and 7:00pm, at the Sandra Faire & Ivan Fecan Theatre at York University. Come see the dazzling routines that our DanzArts Toronto students have been perfecting this past year. Purchase your tickets today.

Villa Colombo Toronto Celebrates National Volunteer Week
In celebration of National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, Villa Colombo Toronto organized various events to recognize our amazing volunteers. Events included special Coffee Breaks and a Volunteer Awards Ceremony & Luncheon on April 19 where volunteers were awarded certificates of appreciation, a pin and gift.

A Message From A Valued Arts Partner
Celebrate Italian National Day at Case Loma's Castello Italia
Visit Castello Italia at Casa Loma on June 3, from 10:00am to 4:00pm to celebrate Italian National Day. Enjoy food, art and live entertainment, including a performance by the DanzArts Toronto Competitive Company. Pick up your free tickets at the Columbus Centre reception desk (maximum of six per person).

Villa Charities Inc. | 416-789-7011 | info@villacharities.com | www.villacharities.com