2016 marks the 20th anniversary since Black History Month was first officially celebrated by the Government of Canada. The month-long celebration was formally recognized following a motion introduced in the House of Commons by the first black Canadian woman elected to Parliament, the Honourable Jean Augustine. Black History month is intended to recognize and remember the ways in which black Canadian’s have played defining roles in Canada’s history.
In honor of Black History Month, we are having a Children’s drawing contest. First prize receives…
Kids Get Crafty With Help From Top Design Firms!
Teams from leading design firms around the city help children create family friendly crafts at the free We Care event hosted by University Settlement.
We Care takes place on Wednesday February 10th from 4 pm to 6 pm. School age children; (grades 1 to 8) are invited to participate in the fun craft making extravaganza!
Free pizza is provided at…
On October 22, 2015, we hosted our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at Bombay Palace. It was great to have the chance to honor the work that our amazing volunteers do. We are already looking forward to next year’s celebration!
Congratulations to Volunteer Award winners Yook Yew Cheung, Penny Ning, Michelle Cummings, Calum Gillespie, and John Middleton and Volunteer Scholarship recipient Kevin Fellows.
Thank you all for your hard work and dedication!
The wall is coming down in our current fitness room and we are quadrupling the size of the fitness facilities. We are purchasing the latest in treadmills, ellipticals, spin bikes, circuit machines, free weights, squat racks, heavy bags, bench presses and more. The new Grange Fitness Centre will open in January 2016!
Membership includes unlimited access to the new fitness room, heated indoor pool, yoga, aqua fit, circuit training and much more.
Adults: $34 / month; Youth (18-25) and Seniors (60+) $24 / month
Pre-Registration: For those whose children were in programs this Fall OR for those who were in the Spring or Summer 2015 Swim classes; Winter registration begins Saturday Dec 5, at 9 am. (although some parents arrive before 9 am to hold their spot).
For first time participants: Winter registration begins on Tuesday Dec 8, at 10 am.
Winter registration includes Red Cross Swim Programs (both group and private classes), After School Enrichment, March Break Camp, March 14-18 & PA Days, Jan 22 & Feb 12
The Winter session of programs will…
What: Enrollment for winter term music lessons (January to March 2016)
When: Returning Student registration runs November 30th through December 7th. Openings for new students available starting Tuesday, December 8th.
Music lessons make a great holiday gift! If you are the type to think ahead, we have space to welcome a few more students to the following programs:
Private piano lessons, early weekday afternoon times available. Perfect for an adult or senior!
Private drum lessons, Monday evenings with Nick Shao. Only 3 openings left: Snag your spot soon!
Private voice lessons, Saturday mornings and early afternoons…
Join us for these upcoming Music & Arts Events:
Student Scholarship Winner’s Concert
What: University Settlement’s top music students perform in concert.
Where: St. George the Martyr Church
When: Sunday, November 8th at 4:00 pm
Student Lobby Concert
What: Music School students of all ages perform their favourite pieces. An informal casual musical treat for University Settlement clients!
Where: 23 Grange Road location lobby
When: Wednesday, November 18th between 5:00 and 6:00 pm
Chamber Music Student Concert
What: Each term, students in University Settlement Chamber Music program presents the pieces they’ve collaborated on. Classical, contemporary and jazz music.
Where: St. George the Martyr Church
CBC News visited University Settlement and Grange Park for their profile on the Spadina-Fort York riding. One of our board members, Marcia Mclung, and our Tai Chi Kung Fu Fan Students made an appearance! Watch the clip here.