CYC, Dixon Hall offer up eats and fun at gala fundraisers

Community Mar 22, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

Having provided programming for youth in Cabbagetown, St. James Town and Regent Park for decades, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) is looking to the community to pitch in and give back.

The CYC is hosting a Spring Fling gala event with a sparkling wine reception, dinner, drinks, live entertainment and more to bring in funds for its various sports, recreational and educational programs. Given the breadth of its programming, such fundraisers are vital to the downtown youth centre.

“As with any non-profit, obviously funding is a huge issue for us,” said Lindsay Marshall of the CYC. “We serve over 1,500 kids in the neighbourhood, so funding for programming is key, and the building could use floor repairs, door repairs and other work.”

The Spring Fling was once an annual fundraiser for the downtown youth centre and is now returning after a few years’ hiatus. It promises to bring an infusion of cash to the organization to help it continue to provide valuable services to youngsters, particularly those from underserved areas such as Regent Park and St. James Town whose families might not be able to afford subsidized sports and recreational play.

The Spring Fling will take place at the CYC at 2 Lancaster Avenue starting with a sparkling wine reception in the Cabbagetown Boxing Club at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. That will be followed by dinner and a party in the CYC gymnasium kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the CYC.

Fellow downtown agency Dixon Hall, meanwhile, is set to host its signature Dixonlicious event to support its various food service programs, including Meals on Wheels, shelter supports and more. Dixon Hall’s various programs serve more than 200,000 meals each year to vulnerable communities, including seniors, newcomers and the homeless.

That event, slated to take place at Daniels Spectrum from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, will feature guest chefs from some of Toronto’s top restaurants serving up food that will be paired with complimentary wine and craft beer pairings.

For tickets to Dixonlicious, visit www.dixonhall.org

CYC, Dixon Hall offer up eats and fun at gala fundraisers

Cabbagetown Youth Centre, Dixon Hall both hosting fundraising events

Community Mar 22, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

Having provided programming for youth in Cabbagetown, St. James Town and Regent Park for decades, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) is looking to the community to pitch in and give back.

The CYC is hosting a Spring Fling gala event with a sparkling wine reception, dinner, drinks, live entertainment and more to bring in funds for its various sports, recreational and educational programs. Given the breadth of its programming, such fundraisers are vital to the downtown youth centre.

“As with any non-profit, obviously funding is a huge issue for us,” said Lindsay Marshall of the CYC. “We serve over 1,500 kids in the neighbourhood, so funding for programming is key, and the building could use floor repairs, door repairs and other work.”

The Spring Fling was once an annual fundraiser for the downtown youth centre and is now returning after a few years’ hiatus. It promises to bring an infusion of cash to the organization to help it continue to provide valuable services to youngsters, particularly those from underserved areas such as Regent Park and St. James Town whose families might not be able to afford subsidized sports and recreational play.

The Spring Fling will take place at the CYC at 2 Lancaster Avenue starting with a sparkling wine reception in the Cabbagetown Boxing Club at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. That will be followed by dinner and a party in the CYC gymnasium kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the CYC.

Fellow downtown agency Dixon Hall, meanwhile, is set to host its signature Dixonlicious event to support its various food service programs, including Meals on Wheels, shelter supports and more. Dixon Hall’s various programs serve more than 200,000 meals each year to vulnerable communities, including seniors, newcomers and the homeless.

That event, slated to take place at Daniels Spectrum from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, will feature guest chefs from some of Toronto’s top restaurants serving up food that will be paired with complimentary wine and craft beer pairings.

For tickets to Dixonlicious, visit www.dixonhall.org

CYC, Dixon Hall offer up eats and fun at gala fundraisers

Cabbagetown Youth Centre, Dixon Hall both hosting fundraising events

Community Mar 22, 2017 by Justin Skinner City Centre Mirror

Having provided programming for youth in Cabbagetown, St. James Town and Regent Park for decades, the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) is looking to the community to pitch in and give back.

The CYC is hosting a Spring Fling gala event with a sparkling wine reception, dinner, drinks, live entertainment and more to bring in funds for its various sports, recreational and educational programs. Given the breadth of its programming, such fundraisers are vital to the downtown youth centre.

“As with any non-profit, obviously funding is a huge issue for us,” said Lindsay Marshall of the CYC. “We serve over 1,500 kids in the neighbourhood, so funding for programming is key, and the building could use floor repairs, door repairs and other work.”

The Spring Fling was once an annual fundraiser for the downtown youth centre and is now returning after a few years’ hiatus. It promises to bring an infusion of cash to the organization to help it continue to provide valuable services to youngsters, particularly those from underserved areas such as Regent Park and St. James Town whose families might not be able to afford subsidized sports and recreational play.

The Spring Fling will take place at the CYC at 2 Lancaster Avenue starting with a sparkling wine reception in the Cabbagetown Boxing Club at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. That will be followed by dinner and a party in the CYC gymnasium kicking off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased at the CYC.

Fellow downtown agency Dixon Hall, meanwhile, is set to host its signature Dixonlicious event to support its various food service programs, including Meals on Wheels, shelter supports and more. Dixon Hall’s various programs serve more than 200,000 meals each year to vulnerable communities, including seniors, newcomers and the homeless.

That event, slated to take place at Daniels Spectrum from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, will feature guest chefs from some of Toronto’s top restaurants serving up food that will be paired with complimentary wine and craft beer pairings.

For tickets to Dixonlicious, visit www.dixonhall.org