Record runner roster at Tannenbaum 10 k

A record 984 runners and walkers raced the 10th annual Tannenbaum 10 k run on a relatively balmy Sunday, Dec. 6. Hosted by the Toronto Beaches Runners Club, all proceeds from the charity run support Community Centre 55’s Share-A-Christmas campaign. For a full list of results, visit the Tannenbaum 10 k website. [envira-gallery id=”18405″]  

Entertainment Beat

Scarborough Players present Parfumerie, by Miklos Laszlo, and adapted by E.P. Dowdall. Parfumerie tells the story of George Horvath and Amalia Balash, two employees at an upscale Budapest shop. While the two hardly get along in person, little do they know that they are, in fact, secret pen pals who share their frustrations, dreams, and […]

Neighbours helping neighbours for Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and for most it is a festive time. But for some this is not the case. As Community Centre 55 begins making plans to once again feed those in our neighbourhood who might otherwise go hungry at Christmas, I am reaching out to the community to make this possible. […]

Tannenbaum 10k hits 10 year mark

It grows every winter, and so do the gifts that surround it. As the Tannenbaum 10k nears its 10th anniversary on Dec. 6, local volunteers are thrilled that over 800 runners have warmed to the December race, and that the benefit run raises some $15,000 a year for Community Centre 55’s Share A Christmas campaign. […]

Share A Christmas campaign wrap up

Volunteers who joined this year’s Share A Christmas campaign say the charity drive is what makes their Christmas. Run by Community Centre 55, Share A Christmas delivered food and gifts to 775 families on Dec. 22, and 517 children’s toys the next day. Centre 55 also provided turkeys for Christmas dinners held at Calvary Baptist […]

Give where you live this Christmas season

It is with mixed feelings that I am appealing to our community for help with our 33rd annual Share A Christmas Program. I am glad Community Centre 55 is here to help so many families in need, and yet saddened that so many families need our help again. Whether we realize it or not, we […]

Ice storm can’t stop Christmas deliveries

Community Centre 55 director Debbie Visconti credits volunteers and staff who went above and beyond all expectations for saving Christmas for almost 800 East End families. Each year, the centre organizes its Share A Christmas campaign, which sees non-perishable food, fresh produce and a turkey or ham provided to hundreds of less fortunate families, along […]

News in Brief

The 6th annual DeClute Light Up The Beach event will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, when Christmas lights strung in trees along the boardwalk will be switched on at 7 p.m., illuminating the section between Leuty Avenue and Fernwood Park. It takes three weeks prior to the event to string 80,000 lights in 20 trees […]

Centre 55 needs your help to Share A Christmas

Yes, as hard as it is to believe, Christmas will be here and gone next week. Are you ready? Really! Have you bought the food, found the toys, baked the goodies, completed the shopping and wrapping, and decorated your home? Now what? Here at Community Centre 55 we have been planning for Christmas since January, […]