A Board Gaming & Mascot Weekend!

A few weekends ago, I attended two very exciting events.  On Saturday October 25th I attended Extra Life Markham, hosted by WoodForSheep Hobbies.  On Sunday October 26th I volunteered for the Toronto West Halloween Fest in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation.

Extra Life Markham was an event which was part of the Extra Life campaign where it encourages people to play games for 24 hours, in order to raise money for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.  This year, the campaign has raised over $5.6 million and I am so glad I was able to be a part of it!  Extra Life Markham was in support of SickKids Foundation, and participants paid a minimum donation of $7 where they were able to play a vast variety of games that WoodForSheep provided.

Great t-shirts!

Great t-shirts!

I had the opportunity to play many games like Dix It, Crokinole, Bamboleo and Sushi Go.  WoodForSheep provided a great selection of games and I was able to play my favorite games.

Bamboleo

Bamboleo

Crokinole

Crokinole

The event was great, and my friends and I had an amazing time.  I would definitely attend another Extra Life event!  Extra Life is a great initiative that is truly making a difference!  For more information about Extra Life, visit http://www.extra-life.org.

The Toronto West Halloween Fest was in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation and it was hosted on Bloor Street West between Jane and Runnymede.  The street was closed off for mini events for the kids and a costume parade.  It was another great experience volunteering with St.Joe’s.  My friend and I were in charge of managing the mascot area, so we had the opportunity to see many fun mascots such as Carleton the Bear and Pachi from the Pan Am Games.

Carleton the Bear!

Carleton the Bear!

The event has raised over $28,000 and I am happy that I got the opportunity to volunteer for the event.  More information about the event can be found here.

Overall, this weekend was awesome being able to participate in different events that supported great causes.  I’m on the hunt for the next charity event to attend or volunteer for!

Until the next volunteer opportunity…all the best!

❤Amanda

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Volunteering with St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation!

Recently my friend asked me to help her with the St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation booth at the Ukrainian Festival.  The 19th annual Ukrainian Festival took place in the Bloor West Village from September 12th – 14th 2014.

Here are a few photos I took during the festival:
Festival Photo

The St. Joe’s booth was set up in the heart of the festival, which generated great awareness for the booth.  The booth’s purpose was to raise awareness of the foundation and the upcoming community events organized by the foundation.  We were helping to promote their Cycle 4 St. Joe’s event and the Toronto West Halloween Fest.  Many people approached the booth to share their experiences with St.Joe’s.  It was extremely heart warming to see how St. Joe’s has had such a large impact on the people in the community.  From stories about the birth of their children at St. Joe’s to the stories of how impactful the doctors were, it truly made me understand the bond that this hospital had with its community.

Overall, I had a great time volunteering with St. Joe’s and I definitely would do it again.  My friends and I had an awesome time speaking to people in the community and I’m happy to support such a great foundation!

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For more information, visit these links St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation & Toronto Ukrainian Festival!

Until the next volunteer opportunity…all the best!

❤Amanda