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Monday, April 2, 2012

Volunteer Activities and Events in Toronto

Welcome to Suzan who has joined Kurt to assist with our exciting Volunteer Program!!

Check out our Facebook page: to see some great pictures from last week's events including the Raptor's 50-50 ticket sales in support of Kidsport and our volunteers helping out at the Community Dinner.

Current opportunities:
  •  50/50 Ticket Sales for Toronto Marlies on April 8th to benefit Kidsport!  7 spots available. 
  • Doors Open Toronto: Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th: a fantastic opportunity to be an ambassador for Toronto meet new people and to learn more about the architecture in the city.  Please Note: In order to attend  the Doors Open Toronto’s activity you must be in level 500 or higher, have good communication skills, and fill in the application forms. Please drop by room D304 and get a Doors Open Toronto volunteer application form from Kurt, the Peer Leaders or Suzan or email Kurt: Please Note: There will be a mandatory orientation for this event on Tuesday, April 24th at City Hall, 100 Queen Street West, at Queen and Bay 6:30pm to 8:30pm and you will be interviewed for this opportunity.
  • Community Dinner at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship every Wednesday: Looking for 7 volunteers to help out with our community dinner (for homeless and marginalized people) every Wednesday (from 5:30pm to 8:00pm) and possibly to continue volunteering on an ongoing basis:
  • Pride 2012
     Pride Toronto Volunteer June 30-July1
    Pride is the largest event for LGBTTIQQ2SA and the community where 1800 volunteer positions are available. There are various shifts and roles over the weekend including helping out with the parade, setup,festival, donations and may more varying from 4 hour shifts to 8 hour shifts. 
    Fill out the application form in room D#304 , or set up a meeting with Suzan (

    Other Events in Toronto to check out!
    Toronto Art Expo April 19-22
    This is an art and cultural event with over 200 artists and galleries represented from 12 countries. It is an international art event at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Tickets are $10 with student ID. 
    (Suzan will be going on the 22nd if anyone else wishes to join in and go together - 10+ and the tickets are $8)

    Toronto Comicon April 14-15
    This is a comic world related event with famous people from Star Trek, Star Wars and many other comic-related characters and actors. There will be a lot of people in costumes and trade show booths with people selling unique items.
    (Suzan will be going on either day - the tickets are $30 online )

    Drop by D304 to see Kurt on Mondays and Tuesdays or email Kurt at:
    Suzan is in the office on Thursdays and Fridays (Please Note:  this Friday is Good Friday):

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