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Past Events

Luncheon and Q&A with Formula 1™ Driver Antonio Giovinazzi

On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Villa Charities Foundation hosted a memorable charitable event with special guest, Formula 1™ driver Antonio Giovinazzi. Guests in attendance enjoyed a delicious lunch and had the opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with Antonio, and participate in a Q&A.

During the event, guests purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win a Fan Race Experience for two, available through the Antonio Giovinazzi Official Fan Club, which will bring Antonio’s supporters to the Italian Grand Prix in Monza, Italy in September 2019. The winner will attend the Formula One events on Saturday, September 7 and Sunday, September 8 including the Free Practice Session 3, the Qualifying Session (Sept. 7), and the race (Sept. 8). The package also includes return airfare for two to Milan, one-night hotel accommodation and transportation from the hotel to the race circuit.

The pre-event press conference live stream is now available to watch on our Facebook page here.

13th Annual Villa Charities Giro Cycling Fundraiser

The 13th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Veneto Centre in Woodbridge was a premier event for the cycling community. This year’s event, presented by Lady York Foods, tested the endurance of 183 riders on the 100km Gran Fondo, 60km Media Fondo routes, and 25km Corto Fondo route. The 2019 Giro took riders through the scenic regions of Vaughan, Kleinburg and King City, where cyclists enjoyed Italian-themed rest stops with gourmet food and beverages along the way, including Villa Colombo Vaughan. The 2019 cycling fundraiser raised approximately $140,000 in support of Italian culture and heritage and culturally sensitive long-term care. Thank you for supporting 13th Annual Villa Charities Giro cycling fundraiser.

Save the Date for next year’s Giro on Sunday, May 24, 2020!

Photo Gallery

42nd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 42nd Annual Villa Charities Golf Classic on September 26, 2018 at Eagles Nest Golf Club and for helping to make it a great success!

Our golfers took a journey through different regions of Italy as they were treated with delicious Italian-style food stops throughout the day. A fantastic day on the course was followed by a cocktail reception with antipasto, risotto, speducci and more. The event concluded with the helicopter ball drop over the green, awarding the Grand Prize of the Trophy Club 4-Some for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, to be held at the Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Congratulations also to the winning foursome, M.A.M. Group, who shot a 60, 12 under par!

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. A special thank you to former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Rick Vaive for participating in our “Beat The Pro” contest.

Funds raised through our Villa Charities Golf Classic will support Villa Colombo Toronto to help provide the highest quality of long-term care. Keep an eye out for the photo gallery to see highlights from the day.

We hope to see you all next year!