Our New 2018 Spring & Summer Program Guide is Now Available
 
Check out our new 2018 Spring & Summer Program Guide and enjoy everything we have to offer at the Columbus Centre. Learn about the variety of health and fitness programs at the Columbus Centre Athletic Club, explore all our cultural programs and classes and read about upcoming exhibits at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, special cultural outings, Summer Camp, Italian Heritage Month events and more!  


Sign up for our Giro Cycling Fundraiser Today and Save Big

Register for our 12th Annual Villa Charities Giro as a team of four before April 6 and have your entry fee waived! That's a savings of $400! Giro, which takes place Sunday, May 27 at the Veneto Centre, raises funds for our long-term care facilities, while bringing together cyclists, families and Italian culture enthusiasts!  


Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays at Columbus Centre

Our Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre series continues April 3 and 10 with two free presentations. The panel discussion "Creative Minds: Conversations on the Benefits of Art on Neurological Conditions" will take place April 3. On April 10, join us for Opera Atelier: Presentation of the Upcoming Production of "Il ritorno di Ulisse." Both events are held in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at 7:00pm.


Special Tennis and Fitness 
3-Month Membership Goes on Sale April 3

Purchase the Columbus Centre Athletic Club's special combined membership starting April 3 and get access to our tennis courts as well as all our state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including the main gym, group fitness classes, indoor swimming pool and more, for one low price. Memberships are valid from May 1 to September 30.


Don't Miss the Early Bird Discount For Our Summer Camp

The Columbus Centre Summer Camp for kids ages 4-16 is engaging, active and focused on giving your child a summer retreat where they can interact with others in a fun and exciting environment . Register your child for one of our 14 different camps between April 9-20 and receive $25 off each camper registration.
 
Join us for a Night of Intrigue and Gourmet Food at Ristorante Boccaccio

Ristorante Boccaccio is hosting a Literary Dinner with a menu inspired by recipes from the crime stories of world-renowned novelist Donna Leon on Friday, April 20. Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have long been celebrated for their mouth-watering descriptions of food. Enjoy a unique evening with a lively literary discussion and a prix-fixe gourmet dinner inspired by Brunetti's Cookbook 


Registration for Aquatics Programs Begins April 10

Get fit and have fun at Aquafit classes, join the Junior Swim Club, sign your child up for swimming lessons and more with the Columbus Centre Athletic Club's aquatics spring programs. Registration for members begins April 10 and for non-members on April 12. 


New Art Exhibit Coming to Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

Starting April 5, students from our adult art classes at the Columbus Centre will be displaying their work in Atrium A of the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. Visit the Art Gallery in April to see this showcase of their landscape paintings in acrylic and oil. The exhibit runs until April 30.


Register for Music Lessons at our School of Music this Spring

Our Columbus Centre School of  Music's expert instructors and one-on-one or semi-private lessons will help you discover your musical passion and learn an instrument in a comfortable, engaging and fun environment. Our music lessons are perfect for people of all ages and skill levels. Register today for spring term lessons, which run April 2 - June 15.


Join our Adult Art Classes this Spring and Create your own Masterpiece

Our adult art classes at the Columbus Centre focus on landscape studies and explore core artistic principles such as form, texture, brush techniques, contrast and composition. The program offers an intimate small group setting, allowing students to fully explore their creative potential. Classes begin April 17.


Limited Number of Tickets Left for "The Return of Ulysses"

There are a limited number of tickets still available for our trip to see Opera Atelier's production of "The Return of Ulysses" on Sunday, April 22 at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre. Tickets to the matinee show are $80 and include transportation to and from the Columbus Centre. 


DanzArts Toronto Company Headed to Season's First Two Competitions

The DanzArts Toronto Company dancers will be competing in their first two competitions of the 2018 season in April. They will be kicking off the competitive circuit at the "On The Floor" event in Toronto, April 6 - 8 and the "Be Dance" event in Brantford, April 12 - 15.


Explore the Beauty of an Ancient Civilization at our Next Cultural Outing

Join us for a tour of the special exhibit "The World of the Fatimids" at the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday, May 6 at 1:00pm. The exhibit bears witness to a remarkable dynasty that built one of the world's oldest universities, compiled one of its greatest libraries, and fostered a flowering of the arts and sciences. Tickets are $60 (plus HST), including return trip transportation from the Columbus Centre. The deadline to register is April 20. 


Villa Colombo Vaughan March Highlights

Residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan hosted the Annual Antonio De Bin Briscola Tournament on March 15. This tournament is held to honour the late resident Antonio De Bin. Father-son team Mario Cocunato (a resident) and Gabe Cocunato won first place. Villa Colombo Vaughan also celebrated International Woman's Day and St. Patrick's Day.


A Message From A Valued Partner
"FAST The Making of a Super Sports Car" Lecture with Stefano Domenicali

Join the Consulate General of Italy, Istituto Italiano di Cultura and Emilio Goggio, in collaboration with ISSNAF Ontario and l'Altra Italia, for this free lecture by Stefano Domenicali, Chairman and CEO of Lamborghini, on April 9 at 6:00pm. Domenicali will discuss the importance of youth and the new skills they bring to the workplace as well as mega trends in the automotive industry and how Lamborghini has responded to them. 


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