Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Community News Boards ~ January, 2016

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Variety Village is pleased to host exciting special events throughout the year. Our goal is to connect with our community and raise funds to support Variety Village by creating mutually beneficial events that support healthy, active lifestyles in an inclusive environment.

Some events are fundraising initiatives, others are dedicated to the recognition of outstanding community service and still others focus on development of future leaders. Over the years, many individuals and corporations have generously contributed to the overwhelming success and growth of these events, ensuring the delivery of vital community services and the promotion of a healthier tomorrow.

We invite you to get involved and make our special events even more special.

To see past events, check out our latest news page and check out our photo gallery.

Upcoming Events:

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Kid Development Camp Day!

No school? No Problem! Variety Village offers day camps on the days the schools hold PA Days. For more info visit our KDD Camp page.


Family Day

Variety Village is open on Monday, February 15 for Family Day from 9am – 5pm.

Come and spend the day with us!


 31st Annual Lieutenant Governor Games

Friday, February 26, 2016

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Hosted by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

These 31st Annual Games will be Her Honour’s second year attending this long standing event. Her Honour interacts with all of children with disabilities from GTA schools by visiting each activity station and then presents each child with a medal recognizing his/her participation. The Games are a great way to show that children of all abilities can and should participate in sports and recreational activities together. Many of the participants continue their involvement in sports through community sport and recreation leagues and some even go on to represent Canada in the Paralympics and Special Olympics.

Contact  Maria Markle Executive & Events Administrator

416-699-7167 ext. 270

Experience Variety Village for yourself!

Host an Event for Variety Village!

Get A Free Pass

For more information, on the programs and events  ~ Please contact ~


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March of Dimes



Spiking for Dimes London​

Rock for Dimes


Rock for Dimes Winnipeg The West End Cultural Centre February 12

All Things Hot & Spicy


February 11, 2016 at the Fifth Social Club 2

25 Richmond St W, Toronto 

Mingling with the Celebs, Live Auction, Appetizers,

Q&A, DJ and Dancing!


  Hosted by: Steve Anthony, CP24 Breakfast




Join our Hot & Spicy celebs to date:

Yan Joseph, Sean Carrigan, Tye Evans, Rainbow Sun Francks and Daniel Kelly.

Plus more to come …  Watch February’s New Board for more information.


For More information  ~ Please visit ~

Event Coordinator Linda Yielding Manager, Special Events & Fundraising

Tel: (416) 425-3463 Ext. 7290

Technical Web Support Shauna Arrington Internet Marketing and Web Specialist.

MODC Mailing Address:

March of Dimes Canada National Office 10 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON M4H 1A4 Canada


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Mission Statement:


Autism Village’s mission is to apply Internet and Mobile technologies to provide a globally accessible platform which helps the autism community to manage practical day to day problems. Our goal is to improve the futures of all people with autism by making daily life more navigable.

There are a myriad of educational apps on the internet for parents of autistic children, but Autism Village is different. Autism Village is producing apps which are especially designed to be useful for managing life with autism and which are based on their community of autism “Villagers”.

For more information on Autism Village Go to their home page to share and view the video:

Call us: (610) 296.2726
Contact Us

Autism Village


P.O. Box 14 Chester Springs PA 19425 USA







Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~ Variety Village News Board ~ 7th July, 2014



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Variety Village is pleased to partner once again with the LCBO Coin Box Program. This year from June 22 to July 19, Variety Village is one of two featured charities that receive the proceeds of the coin boxes found in 26 LCBO stores throughout the greater Toronto area. Proceeds given to Variety Village go to support Fitness Friends, now in its 14th year and about to expand to the Toronto District School Board.Please encourage family, friends and staff to donate their loose change to Variety Village when they are at the LCBO picking up some BBQ or Picnic refreshments!


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Professor Owl’s Book Corner ~Variety Village ~ News Board September 7th, 2013



Tucked neatly on the edge of Scarborough stands Variety Village a unique fitness centre that offers more than just recreation and leisure activities.

‘The Village’ as it is fondly referred to offers classes and programs for everyone at any skill level.

It takes a Village to raise a child. Please support Variety Village, the sport, fitness and life skills facility for people of all abilities. Everyone welcomed!


 Join Variety Village for the second annual Variety Village Fall Luncheon at the Arcadian Court on Oct. 9, from noon until 2pm. 


 Only 21 Days left to Register! Run for a reason, Register today! Walk Roll Run 

LINKS BBQ Lunch! Come join us outside October 19 11:30am -1:30pm 

Join Variety Village  on Nov. 1 for the 17th Annual Active Living Conference

Variety Village is a world recognized authority providing integrated sports, life skills and Visit the Variety Village Channel on the Disability Today Network!

For more information please visit




The mission of Professor Owl’s Book Corner is to provide specialized information to young adults with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges.

Professor Owl’s Book Corner is a hub of resources for young adults (13+) with special needs, chronic illness and learning challenges. Each month we produce a complimentary newsletter to showcase special activities, news and crafts for those who are ill or have needs out of the ordinary.

These activities include reading challenges, games, safe web surfing, prizes and a special page; where we feature monthly heroes from the Variety Foundation.

Professor Owl will also give monthly book reviews and news on the latest YA books that have been released.