Register for Giro for a Chance to Win 
Cycling Experience in Italy!
Together with Cycling Partnership Sponsor Bianchi Canada, we are giving away a trip for two to the 2019 Gran Fondo Felice Gimondi-Bianchi in Bergamo, Italy. The prize pack includes two flights to Milan, event registration, two nights' accommodation, Bianchi riding kits, a tour of the Bianchi factory and a dinner the evening before the race. For a chance to win this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, register for the Villa Charities Giro  2018 on Sunday, May 27 at the Veneto Centre and start fundraising. Every $50 raised equals one ticket in the prize draw.

Mystery and Intrigue are on the Menu at Ristorante Boccaccio

Join us Friday, April 20, 6:30pm at Ristorante Boccaccio for our Literary Dinner, with a menu inspired by recipes from Donna Leon's crime stories.  Among their many pleasures, well-known Italian author Donna Leon's Commissario Guido Brunetti novels have long been celebrated for their mouth-watering descriptions of food. Enjoy a unique evening of culture and cuisine as we serve up literary conversation and a prix-fixe gourmet dinner inspired by Brunetti's Cookbook Wine pairings for each course are also included.

Upcoming Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre

Our  Cultural Tuesdays at the Columbus Centre series continues April 17 and 24 with two free presentations. Discover the wonders of the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery's permanent art collection with the presentation of select sculptures from the gallery, presented by curator Flavio Belli on April 17.  On April 24, join us for an evening of music in collaboration with Viva Vitalit à, featuring tenor Amerigo Marino and vocalist Caterina Oliverio
at 7pm in the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery.

Time is Running Out on Summer Camp Early Bird Registration

Register your child for Columbus Centre Summer Camp before April 20 and receive $25 off each camper. Our Summer Camp for kids aged 4-16 includes art camps, sports camps, Ultimate Experience camps and more, including new camps such as Magic Camp, Challenger Camp and Be A Builder Camp.

Join Us for Ceremony to Honour Memory of Italian Fallen Workers

Villa Charities and the Consul General of Italy, Mr. Giuseppe Pastorelli, together with the Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Committee, invite you to honour the memory of thousands of Italian-Canadians killed in workplace tragedies in Ontario on Saturday, April 28, at 3pm. The ceremony will take place at The Italian Fallen Workers Memorial Wall on the Columbus Centre grounds. Please RSVP by emailing or call 416-789-7011.

Don't Miss Powerful Exhibition "MAMMA, In the Meantime" at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery

"MAMMA, In the Meantime" by Tony Luciani and presented with support from the Alzheimer Society is a powerful photographic tale  that tells the story of the artist and his mother as they embark on a journey of discovery using art to express the grief and wonders of living with dementia . The exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery in the Columbus Centre has been extended to April 30.
Our Next Cultural Outing Uncovers Wonders of Ancient Civilization

Journey back in time and uncover the amazing art and artifacts of an ancient civilization at our upcoming Cultural Outing, a tour of the special exhibit "The World of the Fatimids" at the Aga Khan Museum on Sunday, May 6. This marks the first time that this exhibit will be on display in North America. Tickets are $60 (plus HST), including return trip transportation from the Columbus Centre. The deadline to register is April 20. 

Register for Private Music Lessons with Expert Instructors

Our Columbus Centre School of  Music offers one-on-one or semi-private lessons with expert teachers to allow you to discover your full potential and explore your musical passion. Our music lessons are for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. Registration for spring term lessons is on now.

Explore Your Creative Potential with our Adult Art Classes

Our adult art classes at the Columbus Centre offer an intimate small group setting and one-on-one instruction, allowing students to develop and master core artistic principles such as form, texture, brush techniques, contrast and composition. Register now for spring term classes beginning April 17.

Last Chance to Purchase Tickets for "The Return of Ulysses"

Join us 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. Don't miss a chance to see this stunning performance. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 20.

Longtime Director of Athletics Jan Sebek Retiring

Congratulations to Jan Sebek, Director of Athletics for the Columbus Centre Athletic Club on his retirement.  Since joining Villa Charities in 1991, Jan has been a valued and well-respected member of the team and we thank him for his dedication and contribution to the organization. We wish Jan all the best!

Villa Colombo Vaughan Celebrates Easter and Volunteers in April

Residents at Villa Colombo Vaughan celebrated Easter with Sunday mass and an Easter Open House, and enjoyed the music of special guest Paolo Busato and traditional Easter food. Villa Colombo Vaughan will also be recognizing the facility's many volunteers during National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, with several events.

Villa Colombo Toronto Hosts Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee

Members of the Dementia Strategy Advisory Committee met at the Columbus Centre on March 26 to discuss the LHIN dementia strategy. This committee is paving the way for improved methods of support for unpaid caregivers and improved services and support for individuals living with dementia. The committee was also given a guided toured of the "MAMMA, In the Meantime" exhibition at the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery. 

Join the Villa Colombo Toronto Auxiliary at their 29th Annual Golf Tournament

Take part in the   VCTA's 29 th Annual Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 30 at Carrying Place Golf & Country Club. Funds will go towards supporting the needs of residents at Villa Colombo Toronto. Sign up today!

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