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Canada’s East Coast music community will gather Sunday April 7 at an all-day benefit concert celebrating the memory of Matt Mays guitarist Jay Smith, with proceeds going to a trust fund for his...
FreeHand, an art auction benefitting War Child, features 50 works from established and emerging contemporary artists, along with another six created by children from War Child’s...
Fundraisers don’t come more worthwhile than one planned next month for four-year-old Tristen Silva. Just days before Christmas 2012, Tristen was diagnosed acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)...
We all face mortality, but Ilana Pekar and her son Arie face it more keenly than most. Pekar suffers from Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). Though rarely name-checked in the evil pantheon of life-...
“Not worth anything? We beg to differ” says a new ad by The Salvation Army asking Canadians to donate their unwanted pennies to support the organizations social services programs. Since...
In lieu of flowers, the family of Stompin’ Tom Connors has asked that donations be made to your local food bank or homeless shelter in his name. Connors knew what it was like to go without bare...
Most would agree the problems facing Africa are many and complex. They are also interdependent which means solving one crisis invariably impacts another, hopefully in a positive way. The trick is...
Much of the public discourse surrounding breast cancer focuses on the battle against it, but not the battle that comes after surviving it. Without the financial resources or access to private...
The Canadian government is suggesting that Canadians wanting to help victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami should give money, not clothing or food. The web site for Department of Foreign...
It’s so simple it sounds almost trite, and yet it’s true: something as everyday as a bicycle can, in the right circumstances, actually change a life. That’s the take-away from a new...

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