vivian risi chair of the major individual giving cabinet for united way york region
08 Aug 2014

Setting the Bar – Vivian Risi

There’s nothing Vivian Risi does that is done the ordinary way. Her manner of philanthropy especially goes beyond the commonplace, motioning a special kind of collective awe from the public and her peers. From raising millions for society’s most vulnerable,...
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06 Aug 2014

Woodbridge Art School and Gallery

Twenty years ago, Catherine Sgro began teaching art classes from her home in Vaughan as a side project. Today, her Woodbridge Art School has grown not only into an award-winning fine arts academy, but York Region’s largest and most renowned....
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Released in early 2014 by Dolce Book Publishing Inc., A Note of Hope by members and friends of the Concord West Seniors Club reveals a collection of heart-warming stories that reflect how an appreciation for the past makes way to a bright future
09 Jun 2014

A Note of Hope

The Story of Rebecca and John Chandy The first time I saw my husband was at the altar. It was the age of arranged marriages, when the bride’s parents anxiously looked around for eligible bachelors in the community. Eligibility meant...
By Mary Kuriyan
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11 Apr 2014

Pushing Forward – Stephen Mariano

Stephen Mariano was 19 when his father, Joe, was diagnosed with brain cancer. It was a difficult time, but despite the emotional roller coaster, Mariano and his family found that focusing on a goal helped with the process. Joe was...
By Michael Hill
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11 Apr 2014

The Art of Touching the Sky – Jonathan Wener

There’s a rainbow-hued collage hanging in the lobby of Canderel, one of the most influential real estate companies in the country, and I can’t stop looking at it. It’s not until I sit down for my interview with Jonathan Wener,...
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07 Feb 2014

Margaret Atwood – A Life Shaped By Words

Margaret Atwood doesn’t like being put on a pedestal, but that’s where she seems to always find herself. Seated in the consul general’s office in the back of the Greek consulate in Toronto, away from the last remnants of a...
By Michael Hill
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05 Feb 2014

10 People Who Will Change Your Life

Haven’t yet lost that dreadful muffin top or made amends with your latest friend-turned-foe? Nowhere near achieving the relationship or career you so desperately want, need? We called upon the experts to crank up our happy-o-meter with motivational tips that...
By Amanda Storey
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20 Dec 2013

Elena Lobsanova – Dancing On Air

For the past 18 years, The National Ballet of Canada has entertained audiences both young and old with the dreamy and poignant version of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s Christmas tale, The Nutcracker. Playing the role of the Sugar Plum Fairy is ballerina...
By Rosanna Bonura
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13 Dec 2013

From Humble Beginnings to Chef Stardom-Susur Lee

From Humble Beginnings to Chef Stardom A chance to meet internationally acclaimed Susur Lee Known for his creative fusion of flavours, superchef Susur Lee has earned a plethora of knowledge and experience that he’s ready to share — so he’s...
By Rebecca Alberico
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