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The Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma is committed to Kiwanis International’s motto of “serving the children of the world”. As a group of volunteers, we are dedicated to helping those in need. We support many local organizations that provide children and youth the opportunity to grow and flourish in our community. Through our participation in the global reach of Kiwanis International, we help to build better communities around the world.

Our club supports youth via Service Leadership Programs. Specifically, we sponsor Key Clubs in the following three high schools, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Parkdale Collegiate Institute, York Memorial Collegiate Institute.

Our community partners include community organizations such as Toronto Kiwanis Festival Association, University Settlement, West Neighbourhood House, Daily Bread Food Bank, Staples, Center for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), Toronto Foundation for Student Success (TFSS).

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Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma4 days ago
The Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma (KCCL) is celebrating 100 years of Service & Volunteerism in Toronto.

KCCL is partnering with the Indigenous Spirit Fund (ISF), the philanthropic arm of Native Child and Family Services of Toronto (NCFST), to raise awareness and funds to build a brighter future for Indigenous children, youth and their families.

Please join us at the iconic Casa Loma for an evening of festivities that will feature:
- Access to a guided tour of the Casa Loma
- A floating dinner with drinks
- Featured Speakers (Kenn Richard, Founder of NCFST & Director of the ISF, other Indigenous speakers & dignitaries)
- Launch of our Book, "A Century of Service" by W. John Maize
- Traditional Indigenous drumming ceremony
- Silent auction with all proceeds going to support the ISF
- Photo booth
- Performances by winners of the 2022 Kiwanis Music Festival
- Live entertainment & dancing with the Fraser Melvin Band.

Please go to the link below to get on the priority list for tickets. We look forward to seeing you there!

https://kiwanisclubcasaloma.ca/100th-anniversary-celebration/

Francesco Coccimiglio
President, KCCL

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Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma
Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma2 months ago
Toronto, Ontario
Happy Monday!

Hope this letter from a KCCL Award recipient at the 2020 Kiwanis Music Festival brings joy to your day.

Congratulations, Grace! We are so excited to hear about your musical career. We hope you continue to pursue your passion in music.

Keep reading for the full letter.

Dear Mr. Drew,

My name is Grace Lau. Thank you very much for giving me the Kiwanis Club of Casa
Loma Award at the 2020 Toronto Kiwanis Music Festival. I am very honoured.

This is the fifth year I have participated in this festival. I played in three solo Grade 10 violin pieces. I like participating in this festival because it gives me good performance opportunities and I got valuable comments from the adjudicators.

I study the violin at the RCM Taylor Academy. This program is very fun. Besides private lessons, I also play a chamber ensemble, orchestra, and attend masterclasses. There is also musicianship, music theory and music history to learn. This past summer, I went to Ottawa for two weeks to attend the Young Artist Program at the National Arts Centre. It is headed by the word renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

I also attended another program in Indiana for four weeks to attend the Summer String Academy run by the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University. I learned so much from the masterclasses, concerts, chamber coachings and rehearsals at these music programs. I am thankful to my Academy violin teacher Ms. Kelly Parkins-Lindstrom for recommending and preparing me to audition for these great programs.

Outside of music, I enjoy baking, reading, and running.

Thank you for giving me this award. I will put these funds to good use towards my music studies.

Grace Lau

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Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma
Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma2 months ago
Continuing to share thank you mails from the KCCL Award recipients at the Kiwanis Music Festival 2020. 🎶

Full letter below:

Dear Mr David Drew:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your generousity in funding the Kiwanis Club of Casa Loma Award.

I play a non-western stringed instrument called the Erhu and I have completed my level 8 exam. I am currently preparing for my level 9 exam. I am also a grade 11 student with many hobbies including music.

Other than playing for exams and The Toronto Kiwanis Festival, I also perform as a volunteer at Kennedy Lodge and Heritage retirement home. I find enjoyment in sharing my music with others and bringing them joy.

Receiving this scholarship motivates me to move forward and to be persistant with my music. I look forward to participating in next year's Kiwanis Festival.

Sincerely,
Angelina Hernandez Liu

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