2015 Scholarship & Spirit of Friendship

November 13th, 2015

James Raymond Cowling Scholarship
High School- Steven Tomlinson
University- Katie McKay

Spirit of Friendship Award Winners
Mia Belluz and Mackenzie Stewart

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High School Transition

August 4th, 2015

Best Buddies Canada can help students become more involved in their high school transition process by working to identify their goals and for buddy pairs to support one another in developing a game-plan based on individual interests.

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Etobicoke local donates $144,000

October 28th, 2014

Local Etobicoke residents Kim and Terry Duffy donated $216, 000 from the sale of their 2008 Mercedes SLR McLaren to Best Buddies Canada and WaterStone Foundation Inc.

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The 20th Anniversary Best Buddies Gala

September 10th, 2014

Best Buddies was delighted to announce Goldie Hawn as the award recipient at the 20th Annual Best Buddies Gala at the Carlu on September 10th, 2014. The event was a huge success raising $1,425,000.

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Read All About It – Thank You!

August 21st, 2014

On Sunday, March 1st from 1 pm until 3 pm, Best Buddies and Chapters Indigo stores hosted the 7th Annual Best Buddies ‘Read All About It’ volunteer appreciation event at 19 locations across the country, involving nearly 100 Best Buddies chapters and over 1500 Best Buddies participants from Victoria, BC to St. John’s, Newfoundland.

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Grand Prize winners announced for National Free-Throw Competition!

June 17th, 2014

TORONTO, June 9 – The third annual ‘Hooping It Up with Best Buddies’ free throw competitions took place during the months of March and April with 75 schools from across Canada participating to benefit students with intellectual disabilities.

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Leadership and Development Conference 2014 Tickets

May 30th, 2014

The Best Buddies team is excited to announce that tickets to our 20th Annual Leadership and Development Conference are now available for purchase! Click to find out more about this incredible opportunity for all chapter members!

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The 8th Annual Thrill of Ascot at Woodbine Racetrack!

May 2nd, 2014

Best Buddies' homage to the Royal Ascot allows guests to experience royal flare in fascinators and fedoras. Wear your most fabulous hat and join us on June 7th at noon to enjoy a thrilling day at the races in support of people with intellectual disabilities!

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Hooping It Up at St. Francis Xavier University!

September 24th, 2013

On Saturday March 15, 2014 the St. Francis Xavier Best Buddies Chapter held their Hooping It Up Fundraiser. The event was a huge success and they were able to raise money for their chapter. Not only were they successful, the group was able to raise awareness and promote inclusion. The best part about it was that CTV was there to catch it all!

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Matt Stajan and Mike Cammalleri Support Best Buddies

February 17th, 2012

Calgary Flames Centres Matt Stajan and Mike Cammallari show their support for Best Buddies Canada and their Buddy, Andrew Smith, in Best Buddies' newest Public Service Announcement featuring the two star hockey players, Smith and members of Best Buddies Chapters at Bishop O'Byrne High School and the University of Calgary. The PSA will be aired at over 1300 Ciniplex Theatre screens across the country during the month of March to celebrate Best Buddies Month.

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