Thank You for Making the 43rd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic A Success!
We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 43rd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic on Wednesday, June 26 at the Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge. With your incredible support, we raised over $86,000! Funds raised will ensure Villa Charities can continue to promote Italian culture, provide senior care and deliver high-quality community programs and services. We would like to express our thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Lady York Foods and all our valued sponsors, donors, volunteers and partners who provided their support and contributed to the success of this event. Please consider supporting and making a donation to Villa Charities Foundation today.

Enjoy our New Series of Events This Summer at Villa Al Fresco
Join us for Villa Al Fresco, a series of exciting new summer programs and activities at the Columbus Centre in July and August. Bring your family and friends as we highlight Italian culture and heritage – there will be something for everyone! Events include Cinema al Fresco 2019: Classic Italian movies from the Cineteca di Bologna , Carnival Day, Ballo Liscio (Social Dancing), Italian Family Trivia Night and more!

Columbus Concert Band Performs a Summer Evening Concert
As part of our new Villa Al Fresco series, join us for a summer evening concert in the Sala Caboto Gardens on Tuesday, July 9 at 7:30pm as the Columbus Concert Band performs a repertoire of classic songs and popular favourites. Admission is free.

Experience Classic Italian Cinema Under the Stars at Cinema Al Fresco 2019
As part of our new Villa Al Fresco series, join us for Cinema Al Fresco 2019 and enjoy classic Italian cinema outdoors on the Columbus Centre grounds (adjacent to the tennis courts). Don’t miss our screening of the classic film Divorzio all’italiana (Germi, 1961) on Thursday, July 11 at 9pm. Admission is free.

Treat Yourself to a Delicious Meal with Summerlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio
With dishes like Insalata Rosa e Verde, Casarecce con Pollo Affumicato and Saltimbocca di Maiale, you won’t want to miss Summerlicious at Ristorante Boccaccio. From July 5 - 21, we’re offering special, three-course prix fixe menus for lunch ($23) and dinner ($33) as part of this popular culinary event. Don’t miss out, reserve your table today!

Summer Term Music Lessons Begin July 8
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 summer term lessons, which run July 8 – August 30.

Paint Italian-themed Still Life in “En Plein Air” Workshop
Spend the day painting outdoors in our “En Plein Air” workshop with Columbus Centre’s art instructor Sam Paonessa. Sam will demonstrate, provide helpful instruction, individual attention and constructive critique. Students must bring their own materials and easels. These workshops are recommended for participants with some previous art experience. The next session will be held on Tuesday, July 16 at 9:30am. Register today!

Don’t Miss the Vitalità Italiana Exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery
Visit the Viva Vitalità Italiana exhibition, on now at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery at the Columbus Centre. The showcase includes the photographic exhibition “Matera: Citta dei Sassi – European Capital of Culture 2019” by Marcello Tarantino, “City Views: Toronto in Transition (2004-2010)” by Dario Zini and “Cement Mixer” by Ross Bonfanti. The exhibit runs until August 31.

Reserve your Order Now for our Next Pizza Nel Parco Event
Drop by for our next “Pizza in the Park” lunch or dinner on Friday, July 12 at 12 - 2:30pm and 3:30 - 7pm at Caffè Cinquecento for individual, made-to-order pizzas baked in an authentic, wood-burning oven. Choose from a Margherita, Vegetarian or Sopressata/Pepperoni pizza.

Book Your Appointment for Friday Chats with Anthony DiCaita
Come and meet with Anthony DiCaita, President and CEO of Villa Charities Inc., for a one-on-one conversation, and share your thoughts on our programs and services. These informal chats with Anthony will be held on the second Friday of every month, from 10am – 3pm. Appointments are 20 minutes each and must be scheduled in advance. Upcoming dates include Friday, June 14 and Friday, July 12. Contact us today to schedule your appointment – call 416-789-7011 ext. 240 or email .

Calling All Students! Special Summer Memberships at Columbus Centre Athletic Club
This summer, improve your endurance, strength and overall physical fitness with our state-of-the-art treadmills, cross-trainers, spinning bikes, weight room and more! We have special summer memberships available for students ages 13 - 25 with a valid student ID. Join the Athletic Club today!

There is Still Time to Register for Summer Camp at the Columbus Centre
Give your child the experience of a lifetime at Columbus Centre Summer Camp. With 14 different camps to choose from, including dance, art, tennis and magic camps, there's no shortage of engaging, adventurous and educational activities for your child. Camps run every week throughout the summer until August 30 for children ages 4 to 16.

Students at DanzArts Toronto Enjoy Year-End Celebration
On Wednesday, June 19, the students at DanzArts Toronto spent the afternoon celebrating a successful 2018/2019 season with a pizza party in the Columbus Centre courtyard. Early bird registration for our 2019/2020 season runs from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12. 10-week and 12-week programs are available. Book early and save on classes for all ages including kinderdance, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and more.

Enjoy a Delicious Family-Style Meal at Cena in Famiglia
Villa Charities Foundation is excited to host a new charitable event, inspired by the traditional Italian Sunday dinner! On Sunday, August 25, 2019, come enjoy a cocktail reception and three-course meal with your loved ones in our garden setting and help support our mission to celebrate and promote Italian heritage, culture, language, arts, food and family values. Tickets are on sale now!

Join us Every Tuesday for “Let’s Discuss It” Social Group
“Let’s Discuss It” is a free social group for isolated Italian-speaking women 55 years or older, held every Tuesday at 9am at Casa Del Zotto. Group members do crafts and other activities, and occasionally invite guest speakers to attend the meetings. The group is led by volunteers who are supported by the Toronto Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Rewarding Volunteer Opportunities with Villa Colombo Toronto
Villa Colombo Toronto offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout our long-term care facility and in our community programs for seniors. Volunteer roles include chapel escorts, garden escorts, meal and special events assistance, participating in the Meals On Wheels programs and more. If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity, please contact us at 416-789-2113 ext. 2216.

Villa Colombo Vaughan Upcoming Events in July
On Monday, July 8, Villa Colombo Vaughan will be serving summer smoothies on the patio for residents and their families. On Tuesday, July 9, the residents will be participating in a karaoke night.

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