Toronto East Rotary News
Justin Van Dette gave a presentation on the East York Hall of Fame starting with some history of East York as a borough. East York has one of the highest rates of volunteerism per capita. The East York Hall of Fame was formed after Justin attended the Leaside Sports Hall of Fame and started thinking about the number of former East Yorkers who are deserving of recognition.
Toronto East Rotary Club's Jeff Rayman speaks to our club about some of the atrocities in Guatemala by a Canadian mining company and how court proceedings have developed. This case has set a human rights precedent in being the first time a Canadian company has been tried in their domestic jurisdiction for corporate liability internationally. Jeff hopes to provide assistance for witnesses as they attempt to travel into Canada to provide their deposition.
The Toronto East Rotary Club was fortunate to hear Dr. Raffy Chouljian & Jennifer Boyd speak about their trek up Kilimanjaro and how they were able to raise over $500,000 to help conquer Polio. We thank and appreciate all the work they have done as Rotarians to help further our efforts to end polio.
Since July of 2015, this unusual music education project has given young people in mixed-income Toronto communities hands-on access to synthesis, beat programming and sampling. In February of 2016, in cooperation with the Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs, young Blackball participants performed live and un-automated before their peers and family members. To date, some 70 youth and children have taken part in the Blackball project. And there are more sites, more clients and more awe-inspiring electronic sounds yet to come.
As the first centre for abused women and children in Canada, they are leaders in the campaign for women’s empowerment, providing innovative, specialized services that help abused women and their children transform their lives and break the cycle of violence.
President Jim Cremidas (Toronto East Rotary), Katie Mosher (Interval House), Jim Anastasiadis (Toronto East Rotary)
Toronto East Rotary Opens the Market