2019 – Eat, Play, Love – A Family Fun Day

What can I say, but THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for making our Eat, Play, Love – A Family Fun Day Fundraising Event so successful. As a result of all your support, generosity and participation, we were able to raise $5300 for the “Canadian Cancer Society.

There were so many people who contributed to the success of this event, but let me first acknowledge TEAM BRAMPTON, who hosted the event and did an outstanding job. You should all be so proud of yourselves!

We also wouldn’t have accomplished this without all our sponsors, vendors and amazing people who support Mini-Skool in various capacities. We THANK them for their generosity and continued support. Let’s not forget the flyers and tickets which were once again, graciously donated by DANICE, the numerous gifts donated for the silent auction by parents, employees, our vendors and online donations were fantastic and way more than we expected.

We are so THANKFUL to all our clients, the many families, friends and volunteers that came out to support this event. It’s wonderful to see the participation of employee’s children and grandchildren, as you are teaching them to pay it forward by supporting our communities and organizations that require much needed assistance. I truly appreciate that you took away from your personal time to support this event. The activities you organized provided lots of engagement and fun for the children and adults too!

I always have to take a moment to offer a very special THANK YOU to Tasnim Bhujwalla Mirasol, (a past Mini-Skool employee), who brought this pay it forward initiative to Mini-Skool and inspired us to give back to those in need, our community and other organizations in need of support. Through this initiative, we’ve been able to raise $6,200 in 2016 in support of Sick Kids, $7,500 in 2017 in support of Help Athena 2 Walk, $5,000 in 2018 for Autism Ontario and now$5,300 for the Canadian Cancer Society totalling $24,000 in the past four years. I applaud all of you and your efforts in attaining this result. I also want to thank Tasnim for bringing her sons Xavier and Khalil to participate in these events, as I know she wants to teach them to pay it forward too.

I’d like to also extend a very heartfelt THANKS to Ms Teen Galaxy – Sore Sanni, who took the time from her busy schedule to volunteer for our event. She showed off her face painting talents and certainly didn’t disappoint, all those who took part in that activity. I commend her for the wonderful work she does to support the various communities. I wish her all the best in all her future endeavours.

Most importantly, I would like to acknowledge our Mini-Skool Team Participants and our wonderful volunteers which are as follows: From our Head Office – Tracy-Ann Brown-Chung, Dave Diaz and Mark V; from our Richmond Hill Mini-Skool – Christine Halliday, Sabrina Campacci, Sheila Alicandro, Lida Saberi Rah, Yan Zheng and Marzieh Ziasaeidi,; from our Bromsgrove Mini-Skool – Sue Holder and her son Tony and his family Julie and Brooklyn, Betty Simas, Kayla Bellerose and Alesia Terrana ; from our Cawthra Mini-Skool – Alliana Hancott, her husband Jason and their children Nathan, Mackenzie and Myles, Jag Jarmana, Paras Gupta,Iti Bansal, Riyaan Gupta and Aimee Durcharme; from our Brampton Mini-Skool – Tina Gnanapragasam, Ruby Hathaway, her husband David, their children Zack and Hannah, their niece Lorelei, grandson Lucas and Zack’s fiancé Latacha, Jason Garbutt and his fiancé Grace, Jessie Frietas and her daughter Emily and son Nathan, Christine Figueredo, Kayla Bell and her son Matthias and daughter Shaynee, Sylvie Isaac, Vicky Girdharry, Nishka Raicharian, Ednita Farje, Shirley Aplin, hers sons James and Greg, daughter-in-law Jenna and grandsons Shayne and Riley, Suzie DeGooyer, Abyra Suthendran, Patricia Goncalves, Sandra Somon- Morgan and Gaganjot Mehay ; from our Bramalea Mini-Skool – Ntsiki Mitchell, Renise McLeod and Rosa Palumbo and Jerry DaSilva from our maintenance crew.

Please accept my sincere and humble THANKS to each and every one of YOU, for your gift of time, your generosity, your kindness, your support, your love, your passion, your patience, your guidance, your talents and so much more that contributed to the success of this event. Your hard work and efforts are acknowledged and appreciated more than words could express and thank you is not enough suffice to say. Congratulations, as you paid it forward in such a big way and I know that you and your families will be blessed in life for the simple gift of giving back. To all the Mini-Skool employees that participated, I am truly proud and humbled to have you on the Mini-Skool Team and for all the friends and family volunteers, I feel so honoured and thankful that you dedicated your time to this fabulous event. I especially want to thank the employees and volunteers who
brought their children to support this event. What wonderful role models you all are to your children, as you’ve shown them the importance of giving back and supporting the community. I applaud you and your children, as you all did an outstanding job of providing some joy, fun and educational experiences to our guests. You should be proud of yourselves!

I will end by wishing you and your families the best of health and much happiness and THANK YOU one last time for your contribution that made our event so successful, as we couldn’t have done it without YOU!

Gillian D’Souza
General Manager