Calling all fairy godmothers! The Corsage Project is looking for some energetic volunteers who are ready to make a difference in the lives of some very deserving young people.

The 2016 Boutique Ball is being held on Sunday, April 17 and The Corsage Project is putting out the call for volunteers to help with the big day. You’ll lend a helping hand in a number of ways as people gather together to celebrate the achievements of Boutique Ball participants.

On this special day, an event space is transformed into a giant shopping bazaar with hundreds of new dresses, shoes, purses, pashminas and jewellery.

Corsage Girls shop the various wares with their own personal shopper to complete their prom look and are treated to a mini makeover and goodie bags filled with gifts from generous sponsors.

Ready to get involved? You can register to volunteer now by heading to The Corsage Project’s volunteer registration form.

What is The Corsage Project?
The Corsage Project, working in partnership with the Children’s Aid Foundation, is a non-profit program in Toronto dedicated to giving the authentic prom experience to young women and men who would not otherwise have the opportunity to celebrate with their peers due to the high cost of formal wear.

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On Saturday, March 19, Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park families gathered to celebrate (with another two billion fans worldwide!) the arch rivalry between the national cricket teams of India and Pakistan in the 2016 International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup, thanks to the Crazy for Cricket event sponsored in part by Greenwin Inc.

“We are very excited to watch this match and cheer for Pakistan,” said Ifthikhar Safi, head youth coach for the Go Green Cricket & Sports Field, the not-for-profit organization hosting what is becoming a particularly special, memorable and riveting neighbourhood event. “India is a strong team and we know it will be fun to watch.”

The majority of Thorncliffe Park and Flemingdon Park families are of South Asian origin with roughly one-third of the new immigrant community hailing from either India or Pakistan. The rivalry between the two countries’ cricket teams is legendary and goes back to the two countries first One Day International (ODI) match in 1978. Most recently, the match itself was moved by the ICC from Dharamsala, India to Kolkata to ensure greater security for the Pakistani team.

This is the third Crazy for Cricket event held by Go Green in the past five years, with the first celebrating the ICC World Cup finals between India and Sri Lanka in 2011. This particular T20 event starts at 9:00 am for breakfast when the game will be projected in HD on the back of the Valley Park Middle School cafetorium wall at 130 Overlea Blvd.

Formal speeches will also begin at 9:00 am and dignitaries will include DVW MP Rob Oliphant and the Pakistan Consul General- Toronto Asghar Ali Golo. Ongoing festivities will also include a light lunch while families will be treated to sports and entertainment in the gym and pony rides and a petting zoo outdoors.

“This event is a favorite for me,” observed Nick Stefanoff, former VPMS principal and Co-chair of the Go Green Cricket and Sports Field project. “It is always heartening to see families of such diverse backgrounds come together to cheer on their team in the spirit of friendship despite the arch rivalry that exists.”

About the Go Green Cricket and Sports Field:

Go Green Cricket and Sports Field is a grassroots not-for-profit organization which successfully completed construction of a $1.55 million multi-purpose cricket field in June 2015. Its in-house trained and qualified team of 22 local youth coaches now run subsidized youth programs in cricket, soccer, basketball, badminton and other sports as well as ecological activities.

Go Green is grateful to the Ontario Sport & Recreation Communities Fund, MLSE Foundation, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Greenwin Inc., the Canada Summer Jobs program and the Toronto District School Board for enabling it to successfully run its year-round programs.

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At Cursive, we know that taking the time to submit yourself or your company for award considerations can be an overwhelming task. For some, simply being presented with the opportunity to talk about themselves and their successes can be daunting. That’s where we come in.

Cursive has a proven track record of award submission success. We have secured recognition and honours for businesses and individuals in a wide array of industries, from property management to fashion to promotional products.

Don’t know where to begin? Let us help you discover the awards most suitable for your business. From there, we will work with you to determine the overall theme of your award submission. After that, we’ll perfect and refine your submission so you can put your best foot forward. The only thing you will need to worry about is what you’ll wear when you go on stage to accept your award.

Submitting yourself and your business for awards gives you more than just one night of glory. You will have highly-sought after recognition from a group of your peers that will help propel your business to the next level. The award submission itself can be used as a compelling story of achievement that can help to promote your company elsewhere. Additionally, award winners are given extra publicity that money simply cannot buy.

Award submissions are also a fantastic way to show your appreciation and admiration for your hard-working employees. What better way to show them how much their dedication and commitment means to you than by submitting them for award consideration?

So what are you waiting for? Contact Cursive today and we’ll help you and your business shine bright on the award stage and beyond.

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