You could win Leafs tickets if you purchase tickets in October!

Purchase your Corks’n Kegs tickets online in October and your ticket number(s) will be entered into a draw. You could win two tickets to a Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre! Tickets are $60 each. Purchase must be between October 1-31, 2016. Get your tickets now!

Date set for Corks’n Kegs 2016!

Friday, November 4 is the date for the next Corks’n Kegs… right in time for holiday shopping at our excellent Silent Auction!

We will again be featuring selected beers and wines along with food bites from local restaurants.Interested in getting involved? Send us a note!

TD Canada Trust Sponsors Youth Project

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TD Canada Trust (the Queen & Lee branch) is now a major sponsor of Toronto Beach Rotary’s youth activities in the Beach.

This year’s winner of the club’s annual Youth Project Competition is the Beach Community Edible Garden, and TD requested that their sponsorship funds be used to help support that project. We’re pleased to bring a supportive member of our local business community in touch with such an inspiring project that affects children, teenagers, and their families in so many ways.

Corks’n Kegs 2015, to be held Friday, October 2, will build on this healthy start to the club’s 2015 fundraising efforts, to ensure we can continue to make a difference in our community, and beyond.

For information about how to become a sponsor of Toronto Beach Rotary, download our Sponsorship Brochure.

A lovely time was had by all!

We are thrilled with the comments we’re hearing! Guests attending the first annual Corks’n Kegs event tell us they loved the venue, the format, the friendly service, and all the great beverages and food that was served. Here are a few photos, to whet your appetite for next year!

TheRoomWhat a great place for an event… the New Beach United Church sanctuary is a multi-purpose room with a wonderful atmosphere.

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A few of the friendly servers with delicious curry rolls on bean bread from Lalibela on the Danforth.

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Huff Estates, just one of the wine and beer vendors offering up their best for our guests.

GuestsJoshHappy patrons, including Josh Korman (on the left) from DeClute Realty, one of our Gold Sponsors.

TacosBest. Fish. Tacos. Ever! From the Gull & Firkin on Queen East in the Beach.

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A happy Silent Auction winner with Jay “MadDog” Michaels, our MC for the night!

ChequeRotary Club president Roger Cecchetto presenting the cheque to Community Centre 55 for their Self Defense for Young Girls project, with (from left) Centre director Deb Visconti , board member Donna Kellway, and course instructor Marilyn Walsh. This is what it’s all about!

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Shenanigans from the great guys at Hogtown Brewery.

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Toronto Beach Rotary Club President Roger Cecchetto with  District Governor Brian Thompson and Jay “MadDog” Michaels from Virgin Radio.

For more photos, please check out our Facebook page. A big thanks to our photographer, JoJo Taylor!

Silent Auction is heating up!

Check out the amazing list of Silent Auction items available at Corks’n Kegs!

We’ve just added a new item worth more than $1000: a hockey weekend for two in Ottawa!

The package includes:

  • 2 tickets for lower bowl seats at the Ottawa Senators vs St. Louis Blues game at 3 pm on Saturday, November 22
  • 1 night’s accommodation at the Brook Street Hotel & Spa (10 minutes from the Canadian Tire Centre)
  • A $200 credit for food and beverages at the Canadian Tire Centre
  • 2 VIA Rail tickets Toronto-Ottawa return

Only those who have a ticket to Corks’n Kegs next Friday can participate in the Silent Auction. Get your tickets today!

Centre 55 Wins Project Competition

July 15, 2014 — Toronto Beach Rotary is very pleased to announce that Community Centre 55 is the winner of the Club’s project competition! We received 7 submissions to our first annual competition, which awards $5000 to one worthy project in the Beach. A portion of the funds raised at Corks’n Kegs 2014 will fund this grant.

Centre 55 will use the grant to fund a Self Defence Course for Girls. This dynamic 15-hour course provides hands-on training for girls aged 12 to 19 and covers a variety of physical and verbal self-defense techniques. Awareness and avoidance of threatening situations, and discussions of psychological, social, and legal issues involved in self defence are also included.

Held over two weekends, the course will run three times this fall and winter, allowing up to 60 girls to participate.

Centre 55’s Director, Deb Visconti, says: “Studies confirm that the earlier someone responds to attack, the better chance they have to get away”.

“Active verbal and physical resistance are the most successful methods to prevent assault,” she adds.

The courses will take place at Centre 55, 97 Main Street, Toronto and are open to anyone within the age group. Watch Centre 55’s web site for details.

Project Applications Due June 30, 2014

April 2014 — The Toronto Beach Rotary Club will sponsor one local youth project in the Beach area using $5000 raised at Corks’n Kegs in September 2014. Local organizations are invited to apply for the grant if they have an inspiring project that meets the following critieria:

  • Focused on youth (ages birth to 18 years)
  • Benefits a quantity of people rather than an individual or small group
  • Self-contained (not part of a larger project)
  • Identifiable as a Rotary-sponsored project (eg. signage, logo placement)
  • Completed before May 1, 2015

Projects that affect at-risk or vulnerable youth will be reviewed favourably. Other criteria taken into consideration will include:

  • Inspirational and meaningul to Beach residents
  • Potential for sustainability/growth
  • Record of project stewardship capability

For more information, download the application for this competitive grant.