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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Volunteer Activities and Events in Toronto

Drop by D304 to see Kurt on Mondays and Tuesdays or email Kurt at:
Suzan is in the office on Thursdays and Fridays or contact Suzan at:

This Friday's 50/50 Ticket Sales at the Raptor's game is full!  Stayed tuned for other fun events at local sports events to raise money for charity.

Upcoming Events to Join:
  • Doors Open Toronto: Saturday May 26th and Sunday May 27th: Deadline to sign up is Monday, April 16th.  Please drop by room D304 and get a Doors Open Toronto volunteer application form or email Kurt or Suzan:;  There will be a mandatory orientation for this event on Tuesday, April 24th at City Hall, Committee Room #2 100 Queen Street West, at Queen and Bay 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Community Dinner at Bloor Lansdowne Christian Fellowship
    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 D304, or set up a meeting with Suzan:
    Other Events in Toronto to check out!
    Email Suzan  for more information or to go as a group!
    • Toronto Art Expo April 19-22
    This is an international art and cultural event with over 200 artists and galleries represented from 12 countries. It is held 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 to this event as well if you are interested in going together - the tickets are $30 online

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