A Toronto Good News Story

This week, more than ever, we could all use a Toronto good news story. That’s why we were thrilled to hear from the folks at CISV Toronto. We filled you in on this group – affiliated with Children’s International Summer Villages – and how they’re promoting cross-cultural friendship in an article this summer. Since we could all use a little more peace, we decided to fill you in on some of the events that they’re working on locally this winter.

CISV Toronto Good News

November 24, 2013 – A concert will be held to raise funds for, and awareness of, CISV Toronto. The show starts at 3:00pm at ishop Marrocco/Thomas Merton Catholic Secondary School, 1515 Bloor Street West. The concert will feature Common Thread Chorus, a secular choir of about 80 people who sing folk music that reflects Toronto’s many languages and cultures. CTKids – their lively offshoot of about 20 children – will also take to the stage. The choirs will perform songs aimed a building a sense of belonging, respecting diversity and creating positive social change. The youth of CISV Toronto will give a presentation about their experiences as delegates who have represented Canada in various programs overseas. It’s a Toronto good news story, indeed. Get your tickets at a reduced rate in advance at www.cisvtoronto.ca, or at the door.

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December 1, 2013 – CISV Toronto will hold their annual Information Day. The event starts at 10:00am at George Brown College, 200 King Street East, Room 540E. The group will introduce prospective new members to CISV and announce which programs around the world they’ll participate in for 2014. Visit www.cisvtoronto.ca for more information.

February 21, 2014 – It’s the 15th Annual All-Night Cookie-a-Thon! CISV Toronto’s Junior Board organizes and runs a variety of local activities year-round, such as this community service project, their most popular event of the year. Young members stay up all night in a church basement baking over 3000 cookies. The next morning, they deliver the cookies to local homeless shelters.

What about you – do you have any Toronto good news stories to share? Tell us about them, we’d love to hear!

Amber Strocel

Amber Strocel is the Managing Editor of City Mom Now, the parent network of Toronto Mom Now. She is a writer, podcaster, ardent crafter and green mom, who believes strongly in the power of the Internet to connect and empower. You can follow her on her personal blog at Strocel.com.

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