At Parliament Ave. & Front St. E., at 40k
Live music! Join the Cabbagetown Youth cheering squad and help raise extra funds for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.
10:45am to 3:15pm
As a relatively new resident of Cabbagetown I am thrilled to participate in this half marathon and to help the Cabbagetown Youth Centre, such a great local institution that is doing so much to help our community.
I have been running seriously for several years now, having completed 9 full marathons, including Boston, New York, Chicago and Berlin. In April 2013 I will be running the London (England) Marathon, the last of the "Big Five" Marathons to add to my trophy case.
As a former teacher and current elementary school vice principal I have always placed great value on helping and encouraging the young people in our community, and I encourage everyone to come out and support this wonderful cause!
I've taken up running to put some direction to my normal course of action: running around in circles. Hailing from the thriving metropolis of Cottam, Ontario (population: 300), you'll note that I'm prone to things like puns, holding doors open for people, laughing easily, and anything that glitters. I often waste too much time thinking about politics and my next running route. I currently have ten marathons under my belt and will be running the Boston Marathon in April 2014. I'm looking forward to running my 11th marathon this Fall for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre.
Heather Hopkins is a competitive amateur boxer, Provincial gold medalist 2013 and silver medalist at the 2010 Canadian Elite Championships, coach at the Cabbagetown Boxing Club and an aspiring competitive runner. She is extremely proud to run in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon as a local champion for the Cabbagetown Youth Centre for a fourth time. For Heather, running started as part of boxing training, a homework assignment that felt like punishment. Today, it is a passion as she embarks on her eighth marathon on October 20th.
When she is not boxing or running, she is at her day job at St. John's Music, providing music resources to educational music programs.
The community of Cabbagetown is near and dear to Heather. Seeing first hand how many people benefit from the CYC programs is inspiring. A pledge in any amount will go a long way and make Heather's feet a little lighter. Thank you.
On October 20, 2013, I will be running in my second Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon. This year I'm thrilled to be part of the team for Cabbagetown Youth Centre. In a city as prosperous as Toronto we sometimes forget that there are kids less fortunate than ourselves. The staff and volunteers of the Cabbagetown Youth Centre provides a range of activities including sports, performing arts, and after school programs to over 2500 youth in this unique Toronto Neighbourhood. Please be generous in your contribution for this great organization. I invite you to come down to the race on October 20 to cheer on the runners or get in touch with me to see how you can get involved with helping the CYC year round.
Theodore "Ted" Manziaris (born in Toronto, Ontario on November 1st, 1968). Is of Greek heritage; his family immigrated to Canada from Kastoria, Greece in the early 60's.
His education is in Environmental Studies with a BA from the University of Western Ontario. He also has Honorary Doctorate from Assumption University of Windsor.
Ted Manziaris' undeniable entrepreneurial spirit showed from the first steps of his career when he tried all kinds of professions. However, it wasn't until Turtle Island Recycling, when his spirit really thrived.
Today, Ted Manziaris and Louis Anagnostakos (his partner) run one of the coolest companies in Toronto, as they are helping the community and environment and at the same time making a profit. He is the President & Co-Founder of Turtle Island Recycling Corp. He co-founded the company in the early 1990s with his partner Louis Anagnostakos.
They started in the 90's before "green business" was chic, using Manziaris' family station wagon and a 10-foot by 10-foot room to collect garbage throughout Toronto. Back then, recycling wasn't the big business it is today and the two young Greek-Canadian founders of Turtle Island Recycling were struggling.
Their luck changed in one night when Manziaris' phone rang. It was a call from Maple Leafs Arena that wanted Manziaris to go and clean the stadium after a concert and do it in one night. Manziaris went and worked non-stopped overnight to clean the stadium. This resulted in a contract that kept the company open and made it successful.
Today, Turtle Island Recycling employs six hundred people and offers all kinds of recycling services for all types of waste. Ted and his partner are still working hard and plan to grow the company internationally.
Ted is also the founder of the Greek Film Retrospective, a three day festival with free admission that brought Greek cinema to /Toronto.
Ted sits on many business and charity boards. Ted has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money and time to various charitable organizations. He is a supporter of the Hellenic Hope Foundation and Hellenic Hope Centre. Ted has for the last five years been involved in building 15 homes with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans for Hurricane Katrina victims.
When Ted is not at work he likes to offer back to the community.
The staff and volunteers at the Cabbagetown Youth Centre (CYC) make the impossible possible, everyday!
Founded as the Cabbage Boxing Club in 1972, the CYC began providing social programs for Youth in Toronto's eastern, inner city core. Perhaps its most-famous graduate is 1984 Olympic, Light Middleweight Silver Medallist, Shawn O'Sullivan.
Developed in response to a need for community resources and preventative services, CYC programs form the largest community facility available to a diverse and under-serviced population.
Today the CYC has evolved and provides a full range of recreational, social and skill development programs, continuing to identify and respond to the unique and changing needs of the communities it serves. The CYC offers programs for all ages, from pre-school to seniors, that build leadership skills and promote self-esteem and positive family relations.
The CYC provides a variety of services and programs from three locations and operates summer residential and day camps.
HELP us raise pledges on our MARATHON CHAMPIONS, and WIN the Neighbourhood Challenge for Cabbagetown — every $$ will go to sustain our programs!
For more information, see www.cabbagetownyouth.ca.
The Toronto Police Service Coppertones was formed in 1974. The focus of the group was to give back to the community by representing the Police Service through music by performing at various community events and public venues throughout the city. All band members are active, full-time Toronto Police Service members and accomplished musicians. The TPS Coppertones has received the prestigious Chief of Police Award for outstanding community service.
The current line up of the TPS Coppertones is Const. Kevin Grant on guitar and vocals, Sp. Const. Kevin Campbell on drums and vocals, Const. Mark Rebello on keyboards and vocals, Const. Tyler Rowles on bass and vocals.
The band plays a combination of contemporary, R&B and rock music.
NCE11 is supported by Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28)