|Monday, May 13, 2013|
|Right To Play is excited to announce that Corporate Travel Management Solutions (ctms) will once again be a Corporate Partner this year, providing important funds for our programs around the world. This partnership allows us to focus our resources in areas of most need, while working with an organization with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to maintaining the highest standard of integrity and customer service in travel management.|
ctms has supported Right To Play since 2009. They continue to waive all service fees related to flights booked by Right To Play – a tremendous savings for an organization like ours with programs in over 20 countries around the world! Over the past several years, ctms has been the Official Travel Partner of the Right To Play University Club Summit, an opportunity for youth from across Canada to meet and engage in a week-long leadership conference on sport for development and peace. In addition, ctms has generously committed to donate $10,000 to Right To Play for every $1 million a company referred by Right To Play spends on travel with them.
It’s with help from companies like ctms that we’re able to reach one million children facing adversity on a weekly basis. We thank ctms for the constant support and continued generosity.
|Thursday, April 11, 2013|
Right To Play is grateful for our partnership with GoodLife Fitness, a company that gives every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. Owned and operated in Canada, GoodLife has been educating, inspiring and helping members reach their fitness goals since 1979. Right To Play and GoodLife share a vision of making lasting change in peoples’ lives.
For several years, GoodLife has donated club memberships to all Right To Play staff in Canada, giving us the chance to live out our mission of promoting healthy activity. Right To Play encourages our staff to take advantage of these generous memberships with a monthly “Get Moving” campaign to promote an active lifestyle. If staff have completed at least one hour of exercise per week, they’ll be entered into a draw for a chance to win a healthy lifestyle-focused prize. In addition to the memberships, Right To Play is one of the selected charities for a number of GoodLife-related events this summer, including City Chase Powered By GoodLife Fitness, Hockey Night In Canada’s Play On! street hockey tournaments and the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon.
We thank GoodLife Fitness for their continued support toward our common goal of encouraging positive change within ourselves and within others.
|Wednesday, April 03, 2013|
From March 25-28 youth from 91 First Nations communities gathered in Thunder Bay, Ontario for the Feathers of Hope Youth Forum which was hosted by the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in partnership with the Inter-Governmental Network (IGN) and federal and provincial levels of government. The Feathers of Hope Youth Forum looked to address the lack of timely and comprehensive action on issues relating to health, education, culture, identity and suicide. The forum was built on the work that started with Horizons of Hope - a report created in 1996 that made recommendations to address the sense of hopelessness amongst Aboriginal youth, and youth suicide in Nishnawbe-Aski-Nation communities.
Right To Play supported this important event by coordinating the involvement of Community Mentors from six different PLAY partner communities. The Community Mentors acted as team leaders who helped youth participants prepare presentations for various government officials and key decision makers from across Ontario. The presentations highlighted issues the youth felt were pressing and needed to be addressed. Catherine Cheechoo was in attendance and felt, “It was an amazing experience and opportunity for the youth involved. It provided the youth with an opportunity to understand the importance of speaking up, and the change that can come about from it.”
|Thursday, March 28, 2013|
With spring in bloom and race season just around the corner, Right To Play is proud to announce its involvement as a charitable partner for six marathons across the country, and we’re inviting runners of all ages and stages to join “Team Right To Play” to help raise funds and awareness for our programs!
To become part of the team, simply register online for one of the following races nearest you:
When completing the online registration, be sure to select Right To Play as your charitable affiliation. By doing so, not only you will join our team as a fundraiser, but you will also be eligible for a charitable discount.
As a special thank you to our supporters, we also have free race registrations to distribute. Contact us at email@example.com for more information. Hurry, though, limited space is available!
We’re excited to welcome all interested runners to Team Right To Play, and help you “fund-race” as you train for the big event! Get started today.
|Tuesday, March 26, 2013|
On Monday, March 4th, Bullion Boxing Promotions in association with IAMGOLD Corporation hosted Bullion Belts Boxing in support of Right To Play. The Ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Toronto was a stunning venue to host guests from the mining and investment industries. They enjoyed a cocktail reception, mingled, and snapped plenty of photos with boxing legends George Chuvalo, Micky Ward and Azumah Nelson before settling in for a delicious dinner and four exhilarating boxing matches.
Thank you to everyone who made the evening a tremendous success, including Joanna Longo, Todd Brady and Nicky Shieh for all their hard work in organizing the event, our amazing Right To Play volunteers, and of course, IAMGOLD for their support as the Title Sponsor!
Soon afterwards, a victory party celebrating Denton Daley’s NABF Cruiserweight Title win was held on Sunday, March 17th. Not only did Denton express his support of Right To Play, his victory party raised additional funds for the organization. We would like to thank Denton’s Trainer and Manager, Syd Vanderpool, and co-manager, Joe Phillips, for including Right To Play in his celebration. Click here to read more about the victory party.
For more pictures of the event, please click here.
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