12th Annual Villa Charities GIRO
The 12th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Veneto Centre was a premier event for the cycling community. This year’s event, presented by Lady York Foods, tested the endurance of 130 riders on the 100km Gran Fondo and 60km Media Fondo routes, along with the new family friendly 25km Corto Fondo route. The 2018 Giro took riders through the scenic regions of Vaughan, Kleinburg and King City, where cyclists enjoyed Italian-themed rest stops with gourmet food and beverage along the way, including Villa Vaughan. The 2018 cycling fundraiser raised approximately $120,000 in support of Villa Colombo Toronto and Villa Colombo Vaughan, to purchase new specialized high-quality beds for residents.
‘Faces of the GIRO’ Photography Exhibit Opening Reception – November 3, 2017
All portraits of GIRO 2017 riders and photographs of the event are available to purchase. To see portraits by Frank Mazzuca, please click here and to see all motion photos by Mike Sobocan, click here. Please contact Amy Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-789-7011 ext. 337 to inquire about purchasing portraits.
Villa Charities’ Annual Golf Classic
A day of golf, friendship, food, and most importantly, charity, this annual event is a superb way to give back to the community. The 41st Annual Golf Classic, hosted at Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, included Italian inspired food and beverage throughout the day. Click here to see some pictures of the day.
Every year we look very forward to this event as it is one of the most important fundraising opportunities we have.
The 11th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser on Sunday, May 28, 2017 at Eagles Nest Golf Course was once again a premier event for the cycling community and honoured the 100th Anniversary of the Giro d’Italia. This year’s event tested the endurance of 200 riders on the 100km GranFondo and 60km MediaFondo routes. This year’s Giro took riders through the scenic regions of Vaughan and Caledon on these two challenging routes, where cyclists enjoyed Italian-themed food and drink rest stops along the way, including Villa Vaughan and Pinecrest Farms.
As a nod to Giro d’Italia tradition, the Maglia Rosa (pink jersey) was presented by Anthony DiCaita, Villa Charities President and CEO to the top fundraiser for the event, Daniel Tiberini. Other notable guests included Silvio Guglietti from Rosehaven Homes and past Chair of Giro, Edward Sorbara from Sorbara Group of Companies, Michael Del Duca, Giro committee member, and Vince Torchetti of Lady York Foods, Lead Sponsor of Giro 2017. The Master of Ceremonies for the event was Antonio Giorgio from TLN TV.
After the completion of the ride, the cyclists enjoyed lunch at Lago and the draw for raffle prizes, which were generously donated by Giro sponsors, including a Pioneer Power Meter System, Bianchi city bikes and official 100th Anniversary Giro d’Italia apparel.
Events such as Giro play a significant role in raising the funds required to ensure that Villa Charities can continue to provide its unique brand of high-quality, culturally sensitive programs and services for the community, and a portion of the proceeds from the event will also go toward the gardens at Villa Colombo Vaughan. This year’s Giro cycling fundraiser raised approximately $100,000 net.
Villa Charities greatly appreciates the tremendous support from all the Giro participants, sponsors, donors, and volunteers who contributed to the success of this year’s event. The 12th Annual Giro is scheduled for Sunday, May 27, 2018.
The Venetian Ball 2017
On March 30, 2017 we stepped back into the Jazz Era at The Venetian Ball, where the glamour, mystique and sounds of some of the most legendary jazz lounges came alive. Guests attended this spectacular event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and enjoyed exceptional dining, entertainment and camaraderie amongst old and new friends. Thank you to everyone who helped make this a special celebration and supported us in making this a truly memorable evening.