Kylemore Kares News
Kylemore Kares Supports Hockey Helps The Homeless York Region
More than 245 players, 27 retired pros, almost 100 volunteers, 40 sponsors and more than 2,200 donors came together recently to help the homeless in York Region. As a result, Hockey Helps the Homeless (HHtH) York Region was able to grant more than $200,000 to its partner beneficiaries.
Kylemore Communities was one of 24 teams entered to play in York Region at this year’s Hockey Helps the Homeless Tournament held in Markham. Registered teams were assigned one or two former professional players, taking to the ice for three games during the day-long tournament held at Angus Glen Community Centre and Centennial Community Centre.
“It’s such an important event to raise awareness for the plight of people who are homeless and the charities that support them,” says Frank Spaziani, Kylemore’s vice-president and team captain. “Congratulations to the organizers for such a well-run and fun event. With the annual support of our consultants, trades and suppliers, Kylemore has been a donor to Hockey Helps the Homeless for many years.”
Funds raised from 2019 benefit 360°kids to give homeless and at-risk youth in York Region the safe homes needed to get back on their feet. Learn more 360kids.ca.
KYLEMORE'S 12th ANNUAL CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT ANOTHER 'ABOVE PAR' EXPERIENCE
Kylemore Communities held its 12th Annual Kylemore Kares Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, August 13 in Markham. The invitational tournament reserved Angus Glen Golf Club’s two 18-hole championship courses and the company’s trades people, consultants and suppliers enjoyed an early morning start. To date, approximately $1,750,000 in total has been raised and distributed to a variety of charities.
At the lunch celebration following the tournament, Kylemore’s CEO Cailey Stollery and Vice-President Frank Spaziani thanked everyone for their continued support. In their remarks they emphasized the importance of private donations in providing a much-needed boost to funding, enabling charities to continue to deliver the services and programs they offer.
A recipient organization of this year’s fundraising, Evergreen Hospice, was represented at the lunch by Lerryn Pitcher, Community Hospice Manager and Caroline Allen, Fundraiser. In her remarks Ms. Pitcher described the organization’s programs and support services, many of which would benefit from the $15,000 donation.
Evergreen Hospice provides community based supportive services to individuals and their families in Markham, Stouffville and Thornhill who are living with life-threatening illness or coping with the death of a loved one.
In previous years the tournament has supported over 200 charities, including Canadian Mental Health, Sick Kids Foundation, Yellow Brick House, United Way, Children’s Wish, Hockey Helps the Homeless, Flato Markham Theatre, Unionville Home Society, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, as well as organizations serving seniors.
For twenty-two years, Kylemore Communities has been building luxury homes of lasting value in some of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. From boutique resort-style condominiums, to executive townhomes, exquisite detached residences and magnificent custom homes, Kylemore delivers quality craftsmanship, innovative design and superior architecture to their valued homeowners. kylemorecommunities.com
Golfers Enjoy Fun and Fundraising at Kylemore's Annual Tournament
Industry trades people, consultants and suppliers swapped their office attire for golf gear to participate in Kylemore Communities/Angus Glen Developments annual invitational tournament. The 11th Annual Kylemore Kares Charity Golf Tournament was held on both 18-hole championship courses at Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham, on Friday, August 24. To date, almost $1.5 million dollars has been raised and distributed to a variety of charities.
At the lunch following the tournament, CEO Cailey Stollery and family joined with Kylemore’s Vice-President Frank Spaziani to thank participants for their ongoing support over 11 years.
“There are so many charities and non-profit organizations who need assistance to continue to do what they do. Our approach has always been to provide support to as many as possible each year, and together we ensure this happens” said Frank Spaziani.
This year, Eric Lariviere, General Manager of Flato Markham Theatre attended the lunch. On behalf of all contributors, Kylemore presented Lariviere with a donation of $15,000 towards the Theatre’s foundation and Discovery Education Program and the Every Child, Every Year initiative. Every Child, Every Year offers students from grades one to six, enrolled in a Markham school, the opportunity to attend one performance free of charge.
Left to right: Frank Spaziani, Cailey Stollery, Eric Lariviere, Tori Stollery, Lindsay Stollery Jephcott.
In the past, funds raised have supported Canadian Mental Health, Sick Kids Foundation, Yellow Brick House, United Way, Children’s Wish, Unionville Home Society, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation, as well as seniors, community and grief-based organizations.
For two decades, Kylemore Communities has been creating homes of lasting value in some of the most desirable neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area. From boutique- and resort-style condominiums, to executive townhomes, exquisite detached residences and magnificent custom homes, Kylemore delivers quality craftsmanship, innovative design and superior architecture to their valued, and loyal, homeowners.
11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Thank you to our many trades, suppliers and consultants who supported the 11th Annual Kylemore Kares Charity Golf Tournament. Together we continue in our commitment to give back to many organizations in the community. Our sincerest appreciation for making this annual event a huge success.
Kylemore Kares Donates $100,000 to Ryerson University's Center of Urban Research and Development
Kylemore Communities is pleased to announce a new donation to Ryerson University’s Center of Urban Research and Development in the amount of $100,000.00. This donation is being made by Kylemore in recognition of Patrick O’Hanlon’s many years of service to residential development in the City of Markham while working in leadership positions with Kylemore. Kylemore plans to arrange for an appropriate plaque at Ryerson. Mr. O’Hanlon served as President of Kylemore Communities until his resignation in July of 2017. He has been active in his support of Ryerson advancement initiatives and he is a recipient of Ryerson’s prestigious Alumni Award of Distinction. The Centre of Urban Research and Development is an independent voice that provides advice and research results to government, business and citizens interested in the land development industry. With this donation, Kylemore continues to demonstrate its leadership and forward thinking in the residential development community.
SUPPLIERS AND TRADES
FILL SANTA’S SLEIGH FOR STARLIGHT
Back row, centre, Trudy Rudolph flanked by Kylemore head office team. Front row, at left, Suzanne Raheb beside Mariam Aboutaam, Kylemore’s marketing director.
As an integral part of its corporate philosophy, Markham-based new home and community builder Kylemore Communities is committed to lending a hand to charities and non-profit organizations in areas in which it builds. Throughout the year, the company hosts events that reflect this spirit. On Nov. 30, Kylemore held its annual Holiday Season Celebration at The School Fine Dining to show its appreciation to its dedicated trades, suppliers, employees and supporters. Guests were invited to join Kylemore in support of the Starlight Children’s Foundation Toy Drive by bringing children’s gifts, and the response was extremely generous.
“This annual gathering is our way of thanking our suppliers for their ongoing support which enables us to continue to provide top quality homes and neighbourhoods to new home buyers,” says Patrick O’Hanlon, Kylemore’s president. “I’m pleased but not surprised by the many donations we collected this year; these are some of the most generous people I know.”
Following the party, Trudy Rudolph and Suzanne Raheb of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada met with some of Kylemore’s team to collect the toys, books and games. “We are so grateful to Kylemore for including us in their holiday program,” says Trudy Rudolph, Hospital program coordinator for Starlight. “This year we have close to 70 Starlight families who will benefit from our Toy Drive. This donation represents a huge boost to our campaign.”
For more than 20 years, Starlight Children’s Foundation has been dedicated to improving the quality of life for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses and life-altering injuries.
Through a broad array of in-patient, out-patient and online resources, Starlight works hard to support seriously ill children and their families from diagnosis through the entire course of medical treatment and beyond. Whether it’s a trip to the zoo, a toy-filled playroom or an exciting sporting event, Starlight’s mission is to bring fun, joy and giggles right where they are needed the most. To learn more visit starlightcanada.org
Since 1997, Kylemore Communities has been creating some of the Greater Toronto Area’s most desirable communities and homes of lasting value. From magnificent custom homes, to exquisite detached residences, executive townhomes and luxurious boutique resort-style condominiums, Kylemore delivers superior architecture, innovative design and quality craftsmanship to their valued homeowners. For an overview of Kylemore Communities visit kylemorecommunities.com
The 5th Annual Kylemore Kares Charity Golf Tournament
EXCITING FUND-RAISING EVENT ANNOUNCED FOR 6-YEAR OLD JULIA MORREALE
Six-year old Julia Morreale, already a recipient of a heart transplant at the age of 8 months, is in further need of medical attention since being diagnosed with a third recurrence of Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD), a rare form of cancer which only affects transplant patients. Friends, family and supporters have rallied together to organize a special evening entitled “Kylemore Kares presents An Evening with Brian Roman in support of Julia Morreale.”
The event is being held on Thursday, October 20 starting at 7:30pm at the Markham Theatre. Ticket prices are $50 and $75 each and are available to purchase at the Box Office online at www.markhamtheatre.ca or by calling 905-305-7469. Well known entertainer Brian Roman has donated his time to assist with organizing the event as well as his extraordinary musical talent as the headline entertainment for the evening.
“Our ultimate goal is to raise enough funds to cover all costs for the procedures which will provide Julia with the T-cell infusion treatment her Doctors at Sick Kids have recommended is her best chance for remission. This is only available at the Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre in New York or in Europe. The treatment is not covered by OHIP,” says event sponsor Kylemore Communities President Patrick O’Hanlon. “We hope to raise community awareness as well as kick-start assistance for the family by raising $25,000 from this fabulous event. Every penny from ticket sales will go towards Julia’s treatment,” he adds.
Event sponsors include Kylemore Communities, The Village Grocer Hockey with Heart, and Markham Economist & Sun. “Community is all about making a difference when and where we can. The Village Grocer and Hockey with Heart, my colleagues and partners, want everyone to be involved in giving Julia her chance and making a difference for her,” says Evan MacDonald of The Village Grocer and spokesperson for Hockey with Heart. “Join us on October 20 or participate in any way you can, for Julia’s sake,” he adds.
To learn more about how you can help to make a difference for Julia, call Bill Dawson at 647-300-4891 or Sandra Bratty at 416-271-1737.
The Morreale family have two other children and are extremely grateful to everyone who has given them support and encouragement during the past 5 1/2 years, while Julia has been in and out of hospital. To learn more visit helpjulia.blogspot.com
TD Canada Trust branches in Markham/Unionville are also accepting ‘in trust’ donations for the family.
KYLEMORE COMMUNITIES HOCKEY WITH HEART EVENT CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $100,000
In August, Kylemore Communities Hockey with Heart Charity Golf Event and Gala, held at Angus Glen Golf Club, raised $100,000 for community organizations including Children’s Wish, B-Strong, Pathways for Children, Youth and Families, Yellow Brick House, and Markham Food bank.
“It was a phenomenal success,” said Patrick O’Hanlon, President of Kylemore Communities. “The event brought together our Kylemore trades and suppliers, plus many local families and community partners to help a wonderful cause. This year’s success sets a benchmark we can build on with even more community participation in the future.” The event kicked-off with registration and lunch for 200 keen golfers who teed off at 1:30pm. The evening’s entertainment included a mouth-watering dinner and live performance by Northern Harbour – Canada’s ultimate Jimmy Buffet tribute band. Great prizes and a silent auction wrapped up the event.
“We will be contributing over $100,000 to satisfy identified needs and provide support to our community organizations,” said Bill Dawson, Chair of Hockey with Heart.
Hockey with Heart was started by Unionville Men’s Hockey League.
KYLEMORE COMMUNITIES HOCKEY WITH HEART FUNDRAISER PROMISES A FUN-PACKED EXPERIENCE
If you hurry, there’s still time to join in the fun at the entertainment event of the summer! Tickets are going quickly for the Kylemore Communities Hockey with Heart tapas-style dinner and summer concert overlooking the fairways, featuring Unionville’s own, Brian Neale and Northern Harbour, the ultimate Jimmy Buffett tribute band. The fabulous evening will be held at the Angus Glen Golf Club on Wednesday, August 3rd, and will provide an exciting culmination to the sold-out annual golf tournament. The Charity Golf Event is hoping to raise $125,000 for local Community In Need initiatives including B-Strong, Children’s Wish, Pathways for Children, Youth and Families, Markham Food Bank, Yellow Brick House and others. Tickets for the evening are $100 each.
“Together with our Presenting Sponsors Cicso and Angus Glen Golf Club, we are excited and proud to offer this opportunity to individuals, families, and anyone wanting to host a corporate or neighbourhood group and help community causes,” says Kylemore Communities president, Patrick O’Hanlon. “Hockey with Heart is an offshoot of the Unionville Men’s Hockey League - a special brand of people who give selflessly to help others. We were holding similar community fundraising events, so we decided to collaborate on this Golf Tournament.”
“Hockey with Heart and Kylemore Communities have community giving philosophies and objectives that are aligned so much that our collaborative partnership in this event and others to follow only makes sense,” says Bill Dawson, chair of Hockey with Heart. “We felt that reaching out to our community supporters together was more effective and that our collective contribution from our efforts would be more impactful in making a difference.”
“Cisco Canada is pleased to have the opportunity to support the Kylemore Communities Hockey with Heart Golf and Entertainment Event,” adds Ron McDougall, Senior VP, Business Networks at Cisco Canada. “Cisco believes we have an obligation to support the Communities where we live, work and play. We are aware of the many causes Kylemore and Hockey with Heart supports and it is our privilege to participate.”
Cailey Stollery, President of Angus Glen Golf Club, says, “We are proud to be a Presenting Sponsor for this event, which brings together wonderful people who are dedicated to the common cause of helping others. The golf tournament and spectacular dinner and concert are THE place to be on August 3rd!”
The evening festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. For tickets or information on how you can contribute, contact Mariam Aboutaam at firstname.lastname@example.org/905 887 5799 Ext 418 or Bill Dawson at email@example.com/647 300 4891.